The program is funded by CARES Act funding distributed to the municipality and will provide three tiers of grants: $10,000, $25,000, or $50,000.
While nothing can be certain, projections are that by the second half of the year most of the city’s major industries will see some growth.
Formerly known as Western Peterbilt and now operating as Peterbilt of Alaska, the assets include branch locations in Anchorage and Fairbanks, equipment, and approximately forty employees.
“Today’s lease sale was a historic event and decades in the making… While the results may not have been as robust as we might have expected, industry still supports future access to this area,” says AOGA President and CEO Kara Moriarty.
Chena Power and Ounalashka Corporation provide and update on their Makushin Geothermal Power Project, which is anticipated to provide geothermal power to the City of Unalaska in 2023.
“I saw a lot of opportunity to grow it, even though it was an established business, and it was one of those feel-good businesses where the public really embraces it and everyone feels like it’s theirs: it belongs to them, it’s their Bagoy’s,” says Chanda Mines, who owns the florist shop with her husband Randy.
Set Free Alaska is a local nonprofit focused on helping Alaskans overcome substance abuse and get back on their feet, and while other organizations may have taken a step back in 2020, Set Free Alaska took several leaps forward.
After decades of effort to open the 1002 Area of ANWR, an oil and gas lease sale is scheduled; bids will be opened and read via video livestreaming on January 6, 2021.
“This is not an easy decision. I have been working for weeks with our community partners to find alternatives to issuing this type of emergency order. But I must protect our community, and that requires issuance of this EO,” says Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson.
Blood Bank of Alaska has an urgent need for convalescent plasma from those who have tested positive for COVID-19.