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ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The popular Catch the Train Photo Contest is back, and this year lets Alaskans share their images of what they capture onboard the Alaska Railroad with the chance to win cash and prizes. To participate, passengers can submit a photo to the contest via the Alaska Railroad Facebook page or by using the hashtag #CatchTheTrainAK on Twitter or Instagram. The deadline for submissions in the photo contest closes on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. Following the submission period, 12 finalists will be
Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska Pacific University (APU) has released its Campus Reopening Plan, which outlines protective measures against COVID-19 transmission. The plan allows for both in-person and distance learning when the semester begins August 24. “Our Campus Reopening planning document details new policies and expectations for the year,” said APU President Valerie Nurr’araaluk Davidson. “I am confident that our comprehensive planning and a shared commitment to safety will help our community overcome
Plan Your Visit or just Drop In starting July 1 Starting in July, museum visitors can purchase tickets upon arrival (credit card transactions preferred). The exception: The Discovery Center, which reopens July 8 with advanced/timed tickets required to ensure visitors have plenty of room for physical distancing in this popular space. Discovery Center visitors will be limited to approximately 10 people, or 3 family groups, at a time. This high-touchpoint area gets a cleaning after each visitor group. We
Anchorage, Alaska: The Municipality of Anchorage has partnered with community organizations and internal Municipal departments to assist distributing masks to residents of Anchorage. “When Mayor Berkowitz released Emergency Order 13, mandating face coverings in public buildings, we wanted to be sure as many Municipal residents as possible had access to a mask,” said Bill Falsey, Incident Commander of the Emergency Operations Center. “We strategically partnered with community groups and other Municipal
Hilcorp takes over Prudhoe Bay operatorship July 1, 2020 – Anchorage, Alaska – After receiving regulatory approvals, Hilcorp Alaska (Hilcorp) has completed the upstream portion of its acquisition of BP Alaska. Hilcorp immediately acquires BP’s interests in the Prudhoe Bay, Milne Point, and Point Thomson fields, as well as the operatorship at Prudhoe Bay. The midstream component of the transaction is expected to close in Q3 2020, pending regulatory approval. “Today we are significantly growing and
Support the industries that support Alaskans.Tourism & TransportationAchievement in Business is all about recognizing the awesome people who live and work in our community - it is our way of saying thank you. Our 3rd Quarter Series will be highlighting those in the Tourism & Transportation industries. In these trying times on these two extremely important Alaskan industries, we want to ask for your support in recognizing those who are doing great things in their career as well as in our community. A
Alaska Communications Brings Locally Hosted Microsoft Azure Services to Alaska, Increasing Security and Improving Latency
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) will bring locally-hosted Microsoft Azure Stack Hub cloud services to Alaska. Alaska Communications, one of Alaska’s leading broadband and IT solutions providers, has utilized Azure Stack Hub to enhance computing by offering greater flexibility and reliability. Now the team will bring local cloud solutions to the state of Alaska, which will lower the latency users experience.“We listened to our customers’ concerns about data storage, which led to
Payments sent to landlords and lenders starting mid-July Anchorage, Alaska, June 30, 2020 – Up to $1,200 in mortgage and rent relief was made available to eligible Alaskans through the federal CARES Act in response to COVID-19 hardship. Applications were accepted by Alaska Housing Finance Corporation from across the state for a two-week period from June 15-26, 2020. “When I directed Alaska Housing Finance Corporation to create a $10 million program to help prevent homelessness, we didn’t know what kind
As community transmission of COVID-19 surges in Anchorage, members of the business community are pressing business owners, employees, and customers to follow best practices to promote public health and safety. According to the Anchorage Health Department, nearly thirty recent Anchorage-area cases of COVID-19 have presented to local businesses during the source period and/or infectious period. While specifics are still emerging, case investigations have tied COVID-19 cases to several bars and restaurants,
In partnership with the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA), Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. (ADP) announces “Open Streets ANC”, a long-term road closure initiative to stimulate economic activity, encourage physical distancing, and provide opportunities for community connection downtown. Street closures (G St. between 3rd & 4th Ave, and F St. between 6th & 7th Ave) will provide pedestrians more space to spread out. “As we navigate through these uncertain times it's more important than ever to provide
PORTLAND, Oregon—June 29, 2020 — Debra Pellati CFP®, CTFA, has joined the Key Private Bank Oregon and Alaska team as senior client experience manager.In this role, Pellati will collaborate with the Key Private Bank team to ensure an exemplary client experience by providing goal-based planning solutions to high net-worth clients in both the KeyBank Oregon and Alaska teams. She will leverage relationships throughout KeyBank to benefit clients and support the delivery of distinctive client service across the
ANCHORAGE, AK (June 26, 2020) – For the ninth consecutive year, Cornerstone General Contractors (Cornerstone) has been awarded the Alaska Governor’s Safety Award of Excellence. The Governor’s Safety Award of Excellence is presented to organizations that demonstrate distinction in protecting the safety and health of their personnel, the environment, company assets, and reputation. The Award also recognizes companies that demonstrate and promote corporate citizenship excellence. Over the past ten years,
Bettisworth North is pleased to introduce their new principals:Leah Boltz, CPSM, Principal Leah Boltz leads marketing, branding, communications, community outreach, business development, and client service for Bettisworth North Architects and Planners Inc. Her role as principal will emphasize deepening client relationships and enhancing the client experience. She excels at public speaking, networking, and writing and works with executive teams on strategic visioning, innovation initiatives, staff
Northrim Bank is proud to announce that it was named Best-In-State Bank by Forbes for the second year in a row. The global media company conducted its annual survey with market research firm Statista. More than 25,000 people in the US responded about their banking relationship. Consumers were asked 20 questions about their financial dealings. Banks and credit unions were rated on overall recommendations and satisfaction, as well as five sub-dimensions (trust, terms and conditions, branch services, digital
Who’s Your Hero? Do you know an amazing youth in your community? Nominate them for the Summer of Heroes scholarship program. Fifteen minutes of your time may result in a scholarship for a well-deserving youth. Alaska Communications and Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska are looking for heroes ages 6-18 who are making a positive difference in their local communities. Five outstanding heroes, plus one from our Employee Program, will each receive a $1,500 scholarship and special recognition in their local
ANCHORAGE — Today, the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce announced it is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a national initiative to address inequality of opportunity. The Anchorage Chamber will join the U.S. Chamber’s national townhall event on June 25 where business and community leaders will discuss concrete actions that can be taken by government and the private sector to address inequality through education, employment, entrepreneurship, and criminal justice reform. As a partner on this
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Today, applications open for the Municipality of Anchorage’s $1 million COVID-19 Rent and Mortgage Assistance Pilot Program, which will provide rent and mortgage support for individuals economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Municipality is partnering with United Way of Anchorage’s 2-1-1 to process and distribute the funds. “Many Anchorage families are paying the price for the public health response to COVID. This program bridges this tough time,” said Mayor Berkowitz. Anchorage residents are
Anchorage, Alaska: The Municipality of Anchorage, in partnership with Providence Health & Services Alaska and the State of Alaska, will continue COVID-19 testing services at the drive-through testing site at 4115 Lake Otis Parkway beyond June 12, 2020. “The Municipality was concerned when our partners at Providence told us they would need to close the drive-through testing site,” said Bill Falsey, Incident Commander of the Emergency Operations Center “We knew we needed a solution to keep this very
Longtime Alaska Miner Leads the State’s Largest Gold Development Project ANCHORAGE, Alaska (June 5, 2020) – Donlin Gold announced today that longtime Alaska miner Dan Graham will lead Donlin Gold as the project’s new general manager, succeeding Andy Cole, who is retiring June 16, 2020. As general manager, Dan will be responsible for progressing the project, working closely with the Calista Corporation and The Kuskokwim Corporation – the Alaska Native Corporations which own the subsurface mineral rights
Residents receive 30% discount on hotel rooms; spa, bike park and aerial tram big draws for staycation splurge GIRDWOOD, Alaska – Alyeska Resort reopens to the public on June 12, providing Alaskans the opportunity to enjoy a true resort experience and world-class dining on the border of the northernmost rainforest in the world – all without having to leave the state. At the resort, visitors will be treated to sushi at Sakura Asian Bistro, Kaladi Brothers coffee at the Tramway Café, snacks and drinks at
For 17 of its 19-year history, Gonzalez Marketing LLC and clients have enjoyed the dedication and hard work of Jennifer Thomasson. Jennifer started as a part-time marketing assistant in 2002 while attending college and was the company’s first employee. In short order, Jennifer demonstrated intelligence, work ethic, technical abilities, organizational skills, media knowledge and creativity that led to more responsibilities and duties being placed upon her, and ultimately the development of her current
Anchorage, Alaska – People helping people, the credit union philosophy, has never wavered as Alaska USA Federal Credit Union puts its members, employees and the markets it serves as top priority during the COVID-19 pandemic. From implementing an informative website and support services to members, to providing flexible remote work and/or paid leave options to meet the needs of employees, Alaska USA is committed to ensuring members and employees receive the same level of service, value and convenience during
Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall is the newest member of The Alaska Club board of directors. Randall is a longtime member of The Alaska Club and her deep knowledge of Alaska and its people, along with her commitment to family, is a perfect fit with The Alaska Club’s core values. Kikkan will bring her unique and extensive perspective on training, physical fitness and personal health to The Alaska Club’s management team.“I’m excited to begin working with The Alaska Club board of directors,” said Randall.