Amy Mostafa, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage
An expanded program of Alaska's Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services is teaching new Alaskans how to grow food and run a farm business. They had their first farm-to-table pop up earlier this month. And they've got plenty more Alaska grown.
Anchorage-based H3’s been bringing a Hawaiian reggae vibe to live music in Southcentral Alaska for nearly two decades.
The city of Anchorage is offering a program that picks up your food scraps and yard waste and turns it into compost. And now a new company is trying out curbside composting.
The Alaska Railroad yard separates the Government Hill neighborhood from downtown Anchorage. But a century ago, trails connected the homes of federal workers to Ship Creek and the buildings below. Now neighborhood residents are teaming up with a local nonprofit to construct the West Bluff Trail, a path among several they say used to bring Government Hill residents together.
The project consists of 216 solar panels that are expected to power up to 9% of the center’s electricity needs for the year. The city next plans to install solar panels on Fire Station 10 and the Anchorage Regional Landfill building.
Normally, runners can defer only under very special circumstances. But this year marathon officials are granting all runners an option to defer their registration to 2020 due to the wildfire smoke expected to remain in the area.
As of Sunday, June 30 hikers reported difficult conditions where the trail crosses through the river, with water running waist high at the ford site and almost chest deep at Thunder Gorge.
Anchorage health care providers have seen more patients with respiratory problems in recent days because of poor air quality. Air quality advisories can be found on the DEC website.
It reached 82 degrees in Anchorage on Saturday. Hot by Southcentral Alaska standards, and three degrees shy of Anchorage's all-time heat record.
A new Anchorage art exhibit looks at conservation and ecological issues facing birds in the north and beyond.
A city proposal likely to be heard before the Planning and Zoning Commission in the fall aims to modify the downtown park’s physical design, programming and administration.
A new city program in Anchorage is training childcare providers and parents on what to look for in household products to avoid potentially harmful ingredients.
Two of Alaska’s rivers are now featured on their own postage stamps on sale across the country.