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  • Municipality of Anchorage to Distribute Masks to Community Jul 5, 2020
      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 […]
  • Alaska Pacific University Releases Campus Reopening Plan Jul 5, 2020
      Anchorage, Alaska – Alaska Pacific University (APU) has released its Return to Campus 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 […]
  • Northern Lights Boulevard 30-day closure for creek culvert replacement project Jul 5, 2020
      WHAT: Full closure of Northern Lights Boulevard between Lake Otis Parkway and UAA Drive for 30 days will begin July 5 for a creek culvert replacement project. More information and project updates are available at the project website: bit.ly/NLB2020.  WHEN: Starting the evening of July 5, 2020, lasting 30 days. WHERE: Northern Lights Boulevard […]
  • Confirmed Anchorage COVID-19 Exposure Locations Jul 5, 2020
      Anchorage, Alaska – The Anchorage Health Department (AHD) has confirmed that persons who were infectious with COVID-19 spent extended time in the following businesses:   Business Name Location Case Visits Identified Exposure Period Anchorage Moose Lodge #1534 Anchorage 8 6/23-6/28 Panhandle Bar Anchorage 6 6/16-6/24 JJ’s Lounge Anchorage 6 6/15-6/18 The Gaslight Bar Anchorage […]
  • Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Denali   Jul 5, 2020
      DENALI PARK, Alaska – On Thursday, July 2, at approximately 11:00 a.m. (AKT), personnel from Alaska Regional Communications Center (ARCC), located in Denali National Park and Preserve (Denali), received notification from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center (IERCC) that a distress signal from a satellite emergency notification device had been activated from within the park. The IERCC confirmed that a Cessna 180 with two passengers had conducted an emergency landing southeast of the Eielson Visitor Center. The passengers were able […]
  • Paddle-Alutiiq Word of the Week-July 5th Jul 5, 2020
      ANGUAQ – PADDLE ANGUAQ TAISGU. – GIVE ME THE PADDLE. Alutiiq hunters propelled their skin-covered kayaks through coastal waters with narrow wooden paddles. Unlike the double-bladed paddles of neighboring peoples, these paddles had a long, spear-shaped, single blade and a short T-shaped handle, much like a modern canoe paddle. Craftsmen carved these paddles from hard […]
  • July 5th, 1869 Jul 5, 2020
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  • As America Celebrates Independence Day, Is Discord Embedded in the Country’s DNA? Jul 4, 2020
      Americans mark this Independence Day during a time of turmoil in the United States.  While many debate whether to wear a mask in public, the COVID-19 pandemic is surging in most U.S. states. Outraged Black Lives Matter protesters have taken to the streets after the death of George Floyd while in police custody.   A staggering 42.6 million people have filed for unemployment benefits […]
  • New Tools Track Freshwater Fish in Changing Climate Jul 4, 2020
      Three new research tools will help scientists and the public better understand the effects of climate change on freshwater fish. A stream classification tool, a searchable database of research papers, and a salmon life cycle model, funded by agencies and public dollars, will all be accessible online. “Freshwater aquatic ecosystem data are relatively scarce […]
  • July 4th, 1884 Jul 4, 2020
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