Josh Edge, APRN - Anchorage
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The demand for rental housing is on the rise, but because of a lack of university-level programs, there aren’t many people prepared to manage properties.
The U.S. Coast Guard opened up its forward operating location in Kotzebue last week as part of Arctic Shield 2013.
More than a million acres have burned in the 446 wildfires in Alaska this season. That’s an area larger than Rhode Island. Many of these fires are left to burn if they aren’t a danger to people or infrastructure, but the most dangerous of them are battled by hundreds of firefighters and other support personnel. Some fires even warrant their own “incident meteorologist” – or IMET.
The Russian River sanctuary will open to sockeye salmon sport fishing Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. and is expected to remain open until Sunday, July 14 at 11:59 p.m., according to an emergency order issued by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Special Olympics Alaska earlier this month hosted a ground breaking ceremony for a 20,000 square foot expansion for their Sports, Health and Wellness Center where Governor Sean Parnell also signed House Bill 88 into law.
Anchorage Republican Lesil McGuire announced her candidacy for Lieutenant Governor for the 2014 election on Wednesday.
A Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson soldier is competing this week in the Pacific Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition in Hawaii. The week-long competition began Saturday and will end with the awards ceremony Thursday.
Students, staff, coaches, politicians and other onlookers gathered at the construction site for the “topping out” ceremony at the Alaska Airlines Center at the University of Alaska Anchorage on Friday. Now, the final piece of steel for the structure has been hoisted into place.
A polar bear cub rescued on the North Slope in March has been cleared for flight and will head to the Buffalo Zoo in Buffalo, New York on Tuesday next week. The orphaned cub, Kali, has been at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage since his rescue. The final day to see Kali at the Alaska Zoo will be Monday, May 13, where he can be found out and about in his yard between 11 a.m. and noon and 3-4 p.m. each day until then.
The Anchorage School District has opted to dissolve its girls hockey program after 10 years, citing low participation numbers as the primary reason.
Alaska travelers haven’t experienced delays Lower 48 travelers are enduring because of air traffic controller furloughs. Sunday marked the first day of the furloughs which are part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s plan to cut 5 percent from their budget as a result of sequestration.
The Anchorage Municipal Clerk’s Office has released the unofficial results of the hand count for Assembly Seat D, where write-in candidate Nick Moe challenged Assembly Chair Ernie Hall.
The Municipality of Anchorage has denied a referendum petition to appeal AO37 submitted earlier this month.
The new sports complex currently under construction at the University of Alaska Anchorage now has a name – the Alaska Airlines Center. UAA and Alaska Airlines announced the $6.3 million partnership on Thursday.
The effects of concussions on football players and ideas on how to prevent them have become a prominent issue in recent years. One Anchorage-area school is taking steps in preventing more traumatic brain injuries in their student-athletes by purchasing new, high-tech helmets.
According to Anchorage Fire Department officials, 14 units are responding to a single-wide trailer fire in the Glacier Terrace Trailer Court at 4110 Debarr Road. There are no road closures reported due to the fire at this time.
Student loan debt is second only to mortgage debt in America, totaling out to about 1 trillion dollars. This is a serious financial hit for graduates, especially in a fairly weak economy. But, some Alaska legislators are working to reduce the burden on students.
An evacuation order for FedEx’s sorting facility on Postmark Drive in Anchorage was issued by the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Police and Fire Department at about 3 p.m. on Thursday after between one and three employees reported experiencing an unknown illness.
Registration for the 2013 Iditarod closes tonight. Sixty-eight mushers are on the docket so far. Mark Nordman, the Iditarod race director and race marshal, says the lineup likely won’t change much before tonight’s deadline.