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Community Voices

Adventure Within Range

Adventure Within Range

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Alaska Teen Media producers Barae and Aviva Hirsch explored Hope with U.S. Olympic Skier Holly Brooks. Brooks explains why she loves to train in the Chugach National Forest.

September 4, 2014

Barrow Youth Study Lemmings And Endangered Species

Young Barrow scientists study lemmings and endangered species. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

There is an increasing effort in Alaska to engage youth in hands-on scientific activities.

One group of teens is collecting data way up in Barrow.

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July 17, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities with Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska

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Every day, an average of 2,975 youth attend a Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska Clubhouse in one of 32 communities across the state.

One of the most important components in allowing these organizations to run smoothly and effectively is participation from community volunteers.

Learn more.

July 11, 2014

Salmon: The Hidden Migration

Juvenile salmon spend important parts of their lives in stream habitat, but this part of their lives is often hidden from our eyes.

Go into the forest with Richard Nelson to discover the amazing terrestrial lifecycle of Alaska’s salmon species.

July 2, 2014

Preserving Our Homestead on Dandy Lake

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We found the property by accident in 1971. An ad in the paper offered a plane ride to view a 120-acre parcel of land outside Palmer.

We’d been in Alaska five weeks to teach at a local elementary school and had just begun exploring the area.

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June 20, 2014

Innovation Lab at Loussac Public Library

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Innovation is a word quickly gaining in popularity.

You’ve probably heard the word. Or see the word in Forbes or Entrepreneur magazine. The company you work for may have innovation in their mission statement.

Read more.

May 21, 2014

2014 Summer of Heroes Program to Honor Local Youth

Alaska Communications and Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska are coming together again for the fourth annual Summer of Heroes program to recognize local youth making a difference in their local communities.

The search is on for five young Alaskan heroes, plus one from the Employee Program, who are going above and beyond to make an impact in the lives of others.

Read more.

May 20, 2014

Confessions of a Book Addict & Moose The Movie

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Popular “Tundra” cartoonist Chad Carpenter is going to be at the Loussac Library to talk about cartooning and about his latest project: “Moose,” a creepy and funny, family film.

And, oh yeah, it’s important to know this film is NOT animated – it is live action.

Read more.

April 15, 2014

Community Food Security: Angoon Garden Assistance Program

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The only permanent settlement on Admiralty Island, 55 miles Southwest of Juneau and 41 miles North of Sitka, Angoon is a small community of about 570 residents.

Because of the community’s remote location, produce available in town is very expensive and has often traveled hundreds if not thousands of miles before reaching the consumer.

April 9, 2014

Trails Bring Communities Out and Together

Photo by Steve Cleary.

It’s been a tough year for snow, with warm temperatures across the state making trails conditions less than ideal. No one knows that better than the 1,300 skiers that hit the trails for the Tour of Anchorage.

But trails, even in this not-so-wintery winter, bring people together to get outside and have some fun.

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March 20, 2014

40 Tons of Dog Waste A Day

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Anchorage citizens – breaking news! There is no “Poop Fairy”.

Anchorage has some caring people who not only clean up after their own pets, but they actually pick up other dog’s poop. Unfortunately they are few and far between, yet I applaud them.

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February 25, 2014

Breath of Fresh Air

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Thanks to the Lower 48 taking on our Polar Vortex – winter here in Fairbanks has been perfect: mostly warm, with plenty of snow for skiing and other winter recreating. It’s been good for chickens too.

Maybe not for outside frolicking, but they haven’t reached that level of coop-fever that drives them out into the snowy yard.

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February 20, 2014

Slow Down Like a Spaniard: with Cake

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The hardest thing to get used while studying abroad in Spain was the timing of Spanish meals. Spaniards eat a light breakfast, their largest meal of the day at 2 in the afternoon and a light dinner around 9 at night.

Inevitably, I would find myself with my stomach grumbling around 6.

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February 19, 2014

Mountain View Community Plan Process

Last year, the Anchorage Community Land Trust, in partnership with the Mountain View Community Council, began the process of creating a 2014 Mountain View Neighborhood Plan.

Focus groups were held with Clark Middle School students, program participants, business owners, and residents to hear their thoughts on land use in Mountain View.

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January 30, 2014

Capacity Building Grants For Sustainability

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Learning to run an effective and efficient charitable organization does not happen overnight. As previously relied upon funding streams disappear, it’s imperative the nonprofit community finds innovative and sustainable ways to continue providing our much needed and relied upon services.

For many of us, writing a grant for $3,000 dollars isn’t worth the effort.

Read more.

January 29, 2014

Alaskan Wishes Granted by the Alaskan Community

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Meet three-year-old Owen from Salcha, Alaska. Owen is battling Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH), a life-threatening blood disorder.

During treatment, his port for chemotherapy prevented him from taking baths at his grandparents’ house—something he once loved to do.

Read more.

January 28, 2014

thread welcomes Meghan Johnson as Quality Rating and Improvement Director

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thread, Alaska‘s statewide Child Care Resource and Referral agency, has announced that Meghan Johnson has been named the first ever Quality Rating and Improvement System Director.

Johnson will be collaborating with a statewide team to oversee the development of a new quality system to advance the quality of early care and education in Alaska.

Read more.

January 17, 2014

Kastle’s Kreations Award-Winning Cupcake Recipe

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Eagle River’s Kastle’s Kreations, purveyor of quality cupcakes, recently won big on TV’s Cupcake Wars with their Lemon Rosemary Smoked Salmon cupcake.

Here is the recipe, direct from Kastle’s Kreations – in case you’re adventurous enough to try it yourself!

See the recipe.

December 20, 2013

Sitka Teen Speaks Out About Rebuilding Her Culture

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Mt. Edgecumbe High School student Shanelle Afcan delivered a powerful commentary last week on Sitka’s KCAW Raven Radio about the disappearance of her Alaska Native culture.

The club hosts a youth-led, hour-long monthly radio show on the local public radio station. The show connects the Sitka community to the student community by breaking down youth stereotypes.

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December 5, 2013

Grant Funding to Promote Success Toward Higher Education

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The Youth Action Committee (YAC), of the Juneau Community Foundation, requests proposals from Juneau non-profit organizations and schools to promote success in high school by increasing awareness of the range of Post Secondary opportunities available for high school graduates.

With the help of the Juneau Community Foundation and local organizations, YAC members strive to improve the lives of their peers.

Read more.

December 4, 2013