907 Updates April 29, 2022

Fairbanks News Webcenter 11: Last Frontier Honor Flight continues after veteran passes away on plane and more ->
KTUU Alaska’s News Source: Anchorage July Fourth event canceled indefinitely; Wasilla man credits Guide Dog Foundation for new best friend Bryan Gearry recently graduated from guide dog handling training in New York and more ->
KTOO Alaska’s Public Media: Juneau reentry program is helping justice-involved people get housing; Republican lawmakers remove Rep. David Eastman from Alaska House minority caucus and more ->
AlaskaNative News: Alaska Native Heritage Center, Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium form Naaxein Teaching Partnership to bring culture and technology together; Research Investigates Toxins in Arctic Food Webs and Marine Mammals; This Day In Alaska History April 29th, 1939 and more ->
KINY: Juneau man arrested for sexual abuse of a minor; Wildlife Troopers, Department of Fish and Game investigating shot bear and more ->
By Michael Armstrong, Homer News: It’s back: Writers’ Conference returns 20th Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference returns in new location in downtown Homer.
Fireside Books presents Shelf Awareness for Readers for Friday, April 29, 2022
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By Katie Stavick ,Frontiersman.com: Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame seeks nominations for Class of 2022

March was Women’s History Month, which was honored with stories about influential and historic women from around the Mat-Su Borough. Compiling profiles required finding inspiring, pioneering women to share stories about. Among the sites used for inspiration was the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame.

So what is the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame? It is dedicated to honoring women whose contributions have influenced the direction of Alaska. The women honored are as vast as the state, including women who in any field, including, but not limited to the arts, athletics, business, community service, conservation, education, government, health, the humanities, Native affairs, philanthropy, politics, theology and science, among others.

Read more and nominate someone ->

Anchorage Solid Waste Services Who is eligible for a free disposal pass?

Any adult resident of the Municipality of Anchorage may register for one free disposal pass. Passes are limited to one per adult age 18 and older per household​.

How can I get a free disposal pass?

Fill out the Eventbrite registration​ ​to have a pass emailed directly to you. One person may register for up to two passes at a time for a single address. If more than two adults reside at the address please contact SWS Customer Service for additional passes to be emailed to you.

If you are not able to access the form you may also email freedisposal@anchorageak.gov or call SWS Customer Service at (907) 343-6250 to have a pass mailed to you.

How do I use it?

Bring the free disposal pass to the Anchorage Regional Landfill along with your free load starting May 1. Present the emailed pass on your smart phone or printed out.

F​ree disposal passes WILL NOT be accepted at the Central Transfer Station in Midtown Anchorage. All free loads must go to the Anchorage Regional Landfill in Eagle River. Girdwood residents may use passes at the Girdwood Transfer Station.​

How many passes can I get?

Passes are limited to one per adult ages 18 and older.

How big can my load be?

Acceptable free loads must be less than 1,000 pounds and no larger than a standard pick-up truck. No oversized trailers or U-haul type vehicles allowed.

What waste will be excluded from free disposal?

Fees apply to any resident disposing of an appliance containing Freon (refrigerators, air conditioners, etc.​) or for the disposal of 40 pounds or more of household hazardous waste.

Will I still get a free pass with my municipal tax assessment?

Yes, free passes will still be distributed with municipal tax statements for eligible residential property owners. If you have questions about whether you are eligible for a pass​ please contact MOA Property Appraisal.

When does my pass expire?

Free Summer Disposal Passes ​expire July 30, 2022.​​