The USDA Forest Service – Alaska Region, Wildlife Forever and Bass Pro Shops are proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Alaska Fish Art Contest®. The 2020 National Fish Art Contest received over 5,000 entries from 47 states and 32 international countries. Seventeen entries were submitted …

Anchorage community members and organizations such as Native Movement and Native Peoples Action stand together to call for the protection of Black & Brown lives. We are calling for solidarity of our diverse communities to stand together in saying Enough is Enough, police brutality is una…

The Municipality of Anchorage Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is grateful to announce another personal protective equipment (PPE) donation to the Municipality of Anchorage from the Alaska Chinese Association (ACA). The donation included 8000 surgical masks and 2000 KN95 masks.

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska (RCA) has conditionally approved the acquisition of Municipal Light & Power (ML&P) by Chugach Electric Association. The 152-page order was issued late Thursday night, May 28.

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The Municipality of Anchorage and Cook Inlet Lending Center (CILC) announced the recipients of the $1 million COVID-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Relief Grant program today. These grants will provide support and stabilization during a challenging time when too many small businesses and non…

ZYNLO Bank (ZYNLO), a digital-only startup powered by PeoplesBank, has launched in Anchorage, Alaska. As a comprehensive digital bank offering, ZYNLO provides a wide range of online and mobile banking, P2P, and mobile pay service, as well as a 24/7 call center. It also offers security as all…

Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance announce a $10,000 donation to Food Bank of Alaska (FBA) – nominated by Abbie Bonney of Parker, Smith & Feek, Paul Houston of Conrad-Houston Insurance, Jesse Dewar of Dewar Insurance Agency and Lori Stark of USI Insurance Services - as part of an Emerg…

Mayor Ethan Berkowitz’s Economic Resiliency Task Force (ERTF) and the Anchorage Innovation Team (i-team) released a new text-messaging tool to keep Anchorage business owners informed during the pandemic. The texting service, called ANC Small Biz Alerts, sends texts to subscribers to keep the…

This April and May, just under 800 Alaska commercial fishermen participated in a survey conducted by SalmonState’s Salmon Habitat Information Program (SHIP). Chief among their concerns were loss of income due to the Covid-19 crisis, preventing its spread in coastal communities and habitat de…

Today, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz signed Emergency Order EO-10, which extends precautions to preserve the health and safety of our community, while taking the next step to open the economy. This order is the third phase in a phased reopening and continues a process that has prevented a surge of n…

Ravn Air Group has been conditionally approved by the U.S. Treasury to move forward and seek payroll grants under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Payroll Support Program (PSP). This assistance will help pave the way for buyers who are seeking to purchase th…

JUNEAU – The Alaska Legislature today voted to provide over $1 billion to Alaska communities, small businesses, K-12 schools, fisheries, airports and more from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.“Today’s vote provides assurance that this money will get int…

More than 250 national outdoor sporting businesses and organizations, representing millions of hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts who value and depend on the highly productive Bristol Bay region of Alaska, have urged President Donald J. Trump to safeguard American jobs and industry by …

The University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center has released Homicide in Alaska: 1976 – 2016, a new report that compiles 41 years of data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Supplementary Homicide Report. While the FBI publishes annual data on homicides in each U.S. state, this is t…

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released an updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Report detailing total data from both rounds of PPP funding through May 16.  

Pope Francis has merged the Archdiocese of Anchorage and the Diocese of Juneau and has erected the new ecclesiastical circumscription of the Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau. At the same time, he named the current bishop of Juneau and apostolic administrator for Anchorage, Andrew E. Bellisari…

COVID-19 testing for select critical infrastructure workers will begin at both the Anchorage and Fairbanks airports this week. Testing collection sites will be set up at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport near the arrival gates and at Fairbanks International Airport near Baggage Claim 2.

Legislators in the Alaska House of Representatives adjourned sine die Tuesday morning, ending the 2020 legislative session with the ratification of the CARES Act and sending economic relief to Alaskans.

The Anchorage Chamber Music Festival has cancelled its 8th Season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the message below from Artistic Directors Christine Harada Li and Nathaniel Pierce.

The University of Alaska Anchorage has established a local chapter of a national honorary for student-athletes, Chi Alpha Sigma, UAA faculty athletics representative Deborah Narang announced recently.

Anchorage gas prices have risen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.01/g today, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 86 stations. Gas prices in Anchorage are 3.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 137.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called for the resignation of an Alaska lawmaker who claimed Hitler was not white supremacist and compared COVID-19 safety measures to Nazi rule.

On Monday night, Alaskans can tune into a virtual Dolly Parton concert while supporting Covenant House Alaska, all from the comfort of their own living rooms.

Nightingale College Offers Free Online Courses on Ventilators and Personal Wellness for Nurses, Healthcare Professionals and the Public

On 5/14/20 at around 1:40 AM, Officers with the Patrol Division responded to the Holiday Station at 4627 Mountain View Dr. in reference to reports of a shooting with one male victim.

Missing Juvenile

The Municipality of Anchorage dedicated $1 million for grants to small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Too many small businesses and nonprofits are bearing the cost of responding to the public health crisis, and this fund will provide some support as Anchorage moves through t…

A second round of funding from an Alaska healthcare partnership includes two projects specific to the COVID-19 pandemic and others that will improve access to healthcare across Alaska.

The state Legislative Budget & Audit Committee today delivered $1 billion to Alaska communities, small businesses, fisheries, and airports from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The Municipality of Anchorage received a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from its Sister City, Harbin, China. The donation includes 10,000 medical masks and 1,000 surgical gowns.

Today is Provider Appreciation Day, a national day of recognition for early childhood educators, and to celebrate, thread, Alaska’s Child Care Resource and Referral Network, is excited to launch its COVID-19 Quality Initiative (QI), allocating $350,000 in support to Alaska’s early childhood …

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) took part in a Senate HELP Committee hearing entitled “Shark Tank: New Tests for COVID-19.” The hearing focused on the current status of testing for the COVID-19 virus and how the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and …

Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance announce a $10,000 donation to Bean's Cafe – nominated by Abbie Bonney of Parker, Smith & Feek, Julia Niziolek of Alaska USA Insurance Brokers and Cori Cook of Integrity Insurance Agency, LLC- as part of an Emergency Community Support Grant to help ind…

Today the College Board awarded $1 million to recipients of its first ever Complete Your Journey Opportunity Scholarship. Twenty-five student winners from across the country earned a $40,000 scholarship for completing all 6 college planning steps laid out in the College Board Opportunity Sch…

Stantec—a global architecture, engineering, and design firm—was recognized by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) as one of the Top 50 STEM Workplaces for Indigenous STEM Professionals. AISES released its listing in the Spring 2020 issue of Winds of Change, the organi…

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen has named Matthew Cooper as the university’s next General Counsel. Cooper’s appointment will follow the retirement of UA’s current General Counsel Michael Hostina in June. The General Counsel serves as the chief legal officer to the Board of Regents…

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, this week wrote a letter urging the Department of the Interior to finalize the supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for ConocoPhillips’ Willow Master Development Plan in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A).

The Alaska Association for Historic Preservation, Inc. (AAHP) announced their 2020 Ten Most Endangered Historic Properties on Sunday, May 3rd to kick of Historic Preservation Month. The annual list was announced on the organization’s Facebook page and can be found on their website.

Today, hundreds of independent fishermen along with small and mid-sized seafood businesses across the country and their allies sent a letter to the Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Agriculture, and Congress urging for increased federal support for America’s fish…

To honor the outstanding accomplishments of its 2020 high school and college graduates, the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program will host virtual graduation ceremonies this month.

The Clean Air Challenge was scheduled for the traditional Mother’s Day weekend in Talkeetna, on May 9th. Due to concerns about potential spread of COVID-19, that event has been postponed to Saturday, September 19, 2020, at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, and the new Virtual Clean Air Challenge …

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that they will award over $102 million in airport and infrastructure grants to Alaska’s airports. The total includes approximately $72.2 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants and …

Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall today announced that it will reopen May 1. As part of the reopening process, the mall published its comprehensive COVID-19 Exposure Control Policy, developed in conjunction with a team of leading experts in the fields of Epidemiology and Environmental Health and Saf…

The state Legislative Budget & Audit Committee today authorized $125 million for education, child nutrition programs, public safety and public transportation from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Spirit of Youth is offering $1,500 grants for COVID-19 messaging, specifically intended to support youth led projects for middle and high school students. Youth can create their own media, including but not limited to pictures, memes and videos, and post it to their own social media channels. 

Due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is suspending the Adopt-A-Highway program in most locations until further notice.

McCarthy Road is now open to public travel for the summer season and will be regularly maintained until October 1.Conditions on the unpaved, 60-mile road, which runs between the communities of Chitina and McCarthy, will remain fair to difficult throughout the summer season. Drivers can expec…