Climb aboard the Alaska Railroad’s special event trains this fall

Fall is here and so are the Alaska Railroad’s many special event trains. It’s the perfect time of year to ride along the Railbelt and see the vibrant colors of the fall season, where passengers can experience the great views outside and the good times inside. Bring the whole family aboard for a scary good time on the Kid’s Halloween Train.

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Properly Disposing of Unused Medications Saves Lives

The B.P.O. Elks official motto is “Elks Care, Elks Share”, but as it pertains to opioid medications it is “Elks Care, so we DON’T Share”. The CDC’s newest data indicates 90% of heroin addicts began by using prescription pain medications: Oxycodone (Percocet, OxyContin, Percodan), hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lorcet), Lomotil, morphine (Kadian, Avinza, MS Contin), codeine, meperidine (Demerol), propoxyphene (Darvon) and fentanyl (Duragesic) to name a few common ones.

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NSAA’s season begins October 1 with improved Junior Nordic and Ski Train programs

A new and exciting season of events, activities and healthy outdoor opportunities for Southcentral Alaska residents of all ages begins Sunday, October 1, when the Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage (NSAA) kicks off its 2017-18 season programming. NSAA opens the season by introducing new leadership and details for two of its most popular community programs: Junior Nordic and Ski Train.

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Alaska, California rescue squadrons unite to save lives in Southeast Texas

Vidor, Texas—Air National Guardsmen from Alaska’s Chugach Mountains and the heart of California’s Silicon Valley spent last week in the flooded cities of Southeast Texas, with one mission—to save lives. Aircrews, combat rescue officers, pararescuemen and support personnel from the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Wing and members of the California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing joined more than 18,000 National Guard personnel who responded to the call to assist with Hurricane Harvey humanitarian disaster relief operations. The Airmen left home Aug. 28 to help their neighbors in Texas still needing relief and evacuation.

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Alaska National Guard supports hurricane disaster relief operations in Texas

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska—The Alaska Air National Guard is assisting with Hurricane Harvey humanitarian disaster relief operations in Texas this week, taking to the skies and the waters to search for victims needing to be evacuated. The 176th Wing deployed 14 pararescuemen and combat rescue officers from the 212th Rescue Squadron, who have teamed up with PJs from the California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing, to respond to mission taskings in Vidor, Texas today.

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Alaska Air National Guard deploys in support of hurricane disaster relief operations

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska-The Alaska Air National Guard is stepping up to assist with Hurricane Harvey humanitarian disaster relief operations. The 176th Wing deployed 21 Airmen in one of their C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft, en route to Fort Hood, Texas this morning.

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Advisory: Wildlife Sighting Calls Increase; Here’s What You Need To Know

Advisory from the Anchorage Police Department and Alaska Department of Fish and Game - Reporting all wildlife sightings to 911 not necessary.

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Independent Alaskan Movie Kicks Off Kickstarter Campaign

It is being funded through a combination of a Kickstarter campaign and hundreds of individual volunteers as well as dozens of supporting businesses.

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Baseball Bond Carries Over to Stanford Softball for Frost Family

“There were opportunities for her to go play baseball at smaller schools after high school, but this is where she belongs,” Gregg said.

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REAL ID Bill Passes Senate

Without Real ID compliant ID cards or licenses, Alaskans can't access military and federal facilities or pass through TSA checkpoints at airports.

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