ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program is kicking off its 23rd year by hosting 54 Anchorage School District students for Middle School Academy as well as sharing the program’s proven methods with leaders visiting from education groups across the U.S. as part of its inaugural Dissemination Conference.
The Anchorage Municipal Clerk’s Office announces mailing of the Address Verification Postcard to 208,000 qualified registered voters in the municipality. Anchorage voters should receive their postcard delivered by the United States Postal Service this week. The Postcard requests voters to review their current mailing address information, which is listed on the mailer. Current information helps make sure a voter will receive their ballot package at the correct mailing address.
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – The Alaska Zoo’s female polar bear Ahpun passed away on Dec. 31, 2017. Originally arriving at the Alaska Zoo in March 1998 as a 31-pound cub after she was orphaned outside of Point Lay, Alaska, Ahpun lived to be 20 years old and grew to just over 700 pounds. The average lifespan for a polar bear in the wild is 15 to 18 years.
ANCHORAGE, AK – The top cross-country skiers from across Alaska and America will compete for more than prestigious national titles in the 2018 L.L.Bean U.S. Cross Country Championships, which begin Wednesday, January 3, and continue through Monday, January 8, at Kincaid Park.
The races will also be used as part of the selection process for Olympic berths as well as to determine roster spots on the FIS Junior World Championship, U23 Championship and U18 Scandinavian Cup teams.The competitions will feature two freestyle and two classic events for men and women. The top American in each race will be crowned national champion.
While primary selection for the 2018 Olympic Cross Country Team will come from World Cup races, some final spots can be determined from Nationals results. Olympic team nominations will be announced the week of January 23.
The Municipality of Anchorage is excited to help Anchorage voters understand Vote by Mail. The Clerk’s Office has trained members of its Stakeholders Group to give community presentations about Vote by Mail.
If your group would like a Vote by Mail presentation, please fill out and submit an online form. Someone will be in touch about your presentation request.
ANCHORAGE, Jan. 3, 2018 – The Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA), host of the 2018 U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships, is pleased to announce ConocoPhillips Alaska as the event’s premier sponsor.“These races are a chance to showcase Anchorage’s world-class trails, facilities and hospitality,” said Joey Caterinichio, Nationals race director and NSAA board president. “As one of the qualifying events for American skiers to make the Olympic ski team, this is a tremendous opportunity for them to inspire the next generation of Alaskan skiers. ConocoPhillips has been a valuable long-time supporter of cross country skiing in Alaska and we are excited to have them as the premier sponsor for the championships.”
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, December 28, 2017 - Nearly 2,400 Alaskans sought emergency shelter between July and September 2017, according to information collected from homeless providers and reported through the Alaska Homeless Information System.
Many of those would benefit from a supportive development that combines safe housing with services which address individual mental health or chronic illnesses. To meet this need, Alaska Housing Financing Corporation announces a competitive grant to fund supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness and with disabilities.