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web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
A certified food protection manager training will be offered Feb. 4 in Fairbanks and Palmer and by videoconference in Kodiak, Unalaska and Craig.
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
SITKA - SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital has announced the recent hiring of Hospital Administrator Jeff Prater. He began work at the Consortium on Jan. 13. Prater fills a position held by Interim Administrator Noel Rea who has been an integral part in the management of Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital over the past 18 months.
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Huna Heritage Foundation, the non-profit arm of Huna Totem Corporation, has announced that Sarah Dybdahl will become the group's new executive director on Feb. 9.
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
A new animated film produced by the University of Alaska Museum of the North explores the annual migration of bowhead whales across the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort seas. "Arctic Currents: A Year in the Life of the Bowhead Whale" takes its narrative and title from the 2013 calendar edited by University of Alaska Fairbanks oceanographer Steve Okkonen.
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Tongass Historical Museum is currently seeking farming and food production artifacts for their upcoming exhibit, "Grown on the Rock," opening March 27. They are seeking objects from early homesteads, food gardens, local orchards, dairies, poultry farms and more to illustrate the history and challenges of producing fresh food in Ketchikan.
When minutes matter
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
For about 25 years, Paul Coffey kept fire-resistant clothing in his pickup truck so he could be the first to arrive at Craig's burning buildings. When he got there, he'd check to make sure no one was trapped. He'd see where the nearest hydrants were. He'd figure out what equipment his fellow firefighters would need. By then, at least one of the fire engines would be en route, and he'd fill them in, over the radio, on what he knew.
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The sixth annual Sound and Motion arts and culture series at the University of Alaska Southeast kicks off this week with a presentation by writer and English faculty member Ernestine Hayes at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, at the Egan Lecture Hall on the UAS Auke Lake campus. In her presentation, "Art of Life, Art of Place," Hayes will discuss the lecture series she developed, Art of Place, featuring Alaska Native artists and culture bearers. The series, now in its fifth year, begins Feb. 6.
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Equinox Project, a digital storytelling project sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage's Department of Journalism & Communication and the Alaska Humanities Forum, invites 10-19-year-olds from across Alaska to create a story from one day in their communities before the Spring Equinox, March 20.
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
In the 1980s, PBS aired yet another dramatization of Bram Stoker's "Dracula," and although it was pretty faithful to Stoker's original, there was one scene not in the book. The great vampire hunter Dr. Abraham Van Helsing suddenly finds himself face-to-face with Dracula in a small room. Quickly brandishing his ever-handy crucifix (drawn apparently from a shoulder holster), Van Helsing shouts at Dracula in good Church Latin: "Vade retro me satana!" (get thee behind me, Satan).
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
This week's US Forest Service's Fireside Lecture will feature Peter Murphy, Alaska Marine Debris Coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who will explain what the agency has learned about marine debris adrift on the Pacific Ocean.
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Alaskan Brewing Co. has announced the release of their newest beer, a rotating spring seasonal called Big Mountain Pale Ale.
'Hunger Through My Eyes'
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
"Hunger Through My Eyes," an exhibit of photographs taken by food pantry clients in Alaska that documents the experience of being hungry, will open for one night only in Juneau on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Three of the eight participating photographers will be present at the opening, which runs from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Hangar Ballroom.
Digital arts contest honors former teacher, Jan Neimeyer
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
More than 50 Juneau School District middle and high school students submitted photos and short videos to the Jan Neimeyer iDida Juneau Contest, organized by the TMHS Digital Arts Program, headed up by Janna Lelchuk, and the Juneau Community Foundation's Jan Neimeyer Memorial Fund.
Pat Roppel - Alaska historian, adventurer, author
web-posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Patricia Ann Roppel arrived in Ketchikan as a newlywed home economics teacher in 1959, the same year Alaska became a state - and she was quickly captivated by its history. Canneries, fishing, old mill sites, mining; for decades she, husband Frank Roppel, and, later, their children, John and Cindy, explored Southeast Alaska's beaches and its forests, looking for pieces of the past.
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