Category: 907 Updates

Alaska Info

The new Duldida Park is almost ready. Almost.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony is tentatively set to take place during a park fix-it event Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon — five days before the end of summer.

Mt. View Duldida Park

Indoor Riding Arena Groundbreaking and End of Year BBQ is 6 PM August 18, 2016

Groundbreaking Ceremony & End of Summer BBQ
Equine Assisted Therapy Alaska (EATA) is excited to announce the following events occurring over the next few weeks! Construction on the long awaited Indoor Riding Arena (Cover-All) for EATA’s therapeutic riding program benefiting children, adults, and veterans with differing abilities begins August 18, 2016. Together with the Anchorage Park Foundation, EATA will host a Ground-Breaking Ceremony and end of summer BBQ on Monday, August 15, 2016 from 6 PM – 8 PM.

Equine Assisted Therapy Alaska

Margaret Stock

Vote Margaret Stock for U.S. Senate and Vote Lisa Murkowski out.

Margaret Stock

Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Margaret Stock (born 1962) is an immigration attorney based in Anchorage, Alaska. She is running for United States Senate as an Independent candidate in the 2016 Senate Election in Alaska.

Stock is a 2013 recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Award. She has served in the US Army Reserve, and has taught law at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.

Margaret Stock for U.S. Senate!

South Anchorage Saturday Farmer’s Market

Saturdays

May 7 – Oct 8, 2016

9 am – 2 pm

@ Subway/Cellular One Sports Centre

(the corner of Old Seward and O’Malley)

South Anchorage Farmers Market

Albert Loop Trail Bear Alert Eagle River

Albert Loop Trail at Eagle River Nature Center closing for season

August 11, 2016 (Anchorage, AK) – Spawning salmon have returned to waters at the Eagle River Nature Center and so have the bears that feed on them. As a result, Alaska State Parks is closing the Albert Loop Trail and its vicinity, effective at noon today (Thursday, Aug. 11). At this time of year, black and brown bears and their cubs use the bridges and beaver dams as fishing platforms and adjacent brush and trees for cover.

Today’s closure does not affect the Iditarod/Crow Pass trail, the Rodak Loop and viewing platforms, or the Dew Mound Trail. Reopening of the Albert Loop trail will be announced and most likely will happen at freeze-up when the majority of bears go into hibernation. The trails seasonal closures have occurred since 1997.

Anyone recreating on an Alaska trail is encouraged to take appropriate precautions. Be prepared to encounter a bear, and be knowledgeable in recognizing bear behavior and responding to an encounter.

CONTACT: Tom Harrison, Chugach State Park Superintendent, 907-345-5014, csp@alaska.gov

A River Runs Rampant Through It

Who did not know, does to understand that rivers change course?

This is not something new. This river has always been a problem for those who deliberately choose to build on it. When home owners did their research, how did they not find out that flooding and erosion has been an on-going issue for years? Home owners had the opportunity years ago to pay for flood and erosion control and they refused to. Why is it someone else’s responsibility?

Borough raises alarm as Matanuska River quickly consumes land

Alex DeMarban: A contractor will be paid $800,000 to look for efficiencies, opportunities at 3 state lending agencies

Comments on biggest fiscal fiasco’s and could you perform this work and implement savings for less than $800,000?

 

Contractor will be paid $800,000

Suzanna Caldwell: With board fees about to triple, some midwives worry about future of practice in Alaska

Comments on Midwives, home births and other options?

Fee Increase for Midwives

Board of Certified Direct Entry Midwives

Therefore, the license fee for a midwife licenses is proposed at:
$4,700 per biennium
 $2,700 of this amount is the license fee to cover the biennial expenses
$2,000 is the increase in license fee cover deficit reduction
Public comments are open until 5pm on August 22, 2016
Submit online at:

 

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Anchorage Krispy Kreme

Calorie count for each flavor?

 

Anchorage Krispy Kreme

Grand Opening

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 – 5:00 a.m.
7710 Grass Creek Road, Anchorage, AK 99504
The first 100 guests receive free doughnuts for one year!*

In – Shop Prizes
*The first guest through the door receives a punch card for one free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts each week for one year. The next 99 guests through the door will receive a punch card for one free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts each month for one year. First 150 guests in line will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

Camping out to ensure your place in line?
Join us for a pre-opening celebration in the Krispy Kreme parking lot on Monday, August 29.
Enjoy music, food, and fun from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. We’ll make camping out fun!

*Registration for the line for the prizes above begins at 3 PM on 8/29/16. Registrants must remain in the line and on the Krispy Kreme property from the time of registration until the shop opens at 5 AM on 8/30/16 to claim their prize. Must be 10 years of age or older to receive door prizes. Door prizes exclude drive-thru guests.

 

See the link below for more information

Grand Opening Rules and Regulations

 

Katmai National Park & Preserve, AK

Katmai Bear Cam

Best hours:
5:00am – 12:00am

Time zone:
Alaska Daylight Time

Links:
Bearcam FAQ
KSU Brown Bear Survey
Bears of Brooks River eBook
Katmai National Park and Preserve