Alaska News October 13, 2017

What options do you use to stay safe?
By Lauren Maxwell: Police offer tips to help homeowners stay safe

 
 
 
 

By Sean Maguire: The State Central Committee of the Alaska Republican Party withdraws support for SB-91
 
 
 
 

John Tracy: Reality Check: SB 91 puts budget cuts before public safety
As legitimate as the goals of SB 91 were, there’s little doubt that many in Juneau also saw it as a good way to cut the budget. In a sideways nod to Chilkoot Charlie, they took the savings and passed the bill on to us. And now communities are paying the price.
 
 
 
 
Why are children playing on/in the street?
By Rebecca Palsha: Residents call for safety improvements on Silver Fox Lane
“There are kids everywhere on that street – they’re in the parking areas,” Price said. “They spill out onto the road year round, so it’s a scary problem. I think about that all the time, especially now that I’m a parent. There’s no safe place for kids to play outside on our street.”
 
 
 
 
By Leroy Polk: One shot, another held at gunpoint following failed car theft attempt
 
 
 
 
By Naomi Klouda: Elders & Youth speakers provide from one century to next
 
 
 
 
By Victoria Taylor: Anchorage Assemblyman backs initiative to get stolen bikes back to owners
 
 
 
 
By Mike Ross: Pride & patriotism: Service H.S. JROTC cadets give back to community
 
 
 
 
Congratulations Ben Walker!
By Sidney Sullivan: State announces 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year recipient
 
 
 
 
By KTVA Web Staff: Alaska Run for Women awards over $231,000 in grants
The 11 organizations awarded include:

YWCA Encore Plus — $65,000
American Cancer Society (ACS) — $4,500
Breast Cancer Center for Detection — $20,000
Norton Sound Health Corporation — $22,625
Let Every Women Know — $4,000
Alaska Community Action on Toxics (ACAT) — $19,500
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC) — $30,000
Affinityfilms — $6,250
Anchorage Young Cancer Coalition (AYCC) — $2,250
UAA Clinical Research — $15,000
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) — $42,000

At least 70 percent of the grants stay in Alaska.

 
 
 
 
By Bonney Bowman: Free flu shot clinics as season starts to pick up
Friday, Oct. 20
ASD Education Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 25
Clark Middle School from 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Fairview Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Service High School from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sand Lake Elementary School from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 26
Clark Middle School from 12:15 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Fairview Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sand Lake Elementary School from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
By Laurel Downing Bill: Story Time with Aunt Phil: The Alaska conspiracy myth

A Taste of Alaska: Tired

A Taste of Alaska: Tired

This is a long post, but I’ve been gone for about 6 months and want to explain…
 
 
I have been tired. Like hard to get out of bed, brain fog, making stupid mistakes, zoning in front of the t.v. even when the t.v. is off, kind of tired.
 
 
My husband tells me it is because we have never been this old. I struggled to get up in the morning and make it to work close to on-time, I wasn’t doing my share of the work around the house. I have never been an overly energetic person. Anyone who knows me I am in bed by 8:30-9:00 every night, but I used to open my eyes at 5:00 am, be rested and bounce out of bed and be cheerful and ready for the day. Not now.
 
 
So, I was looking for something to help me. I had noticed that I was getting a lot of stomach aches and heartburn. I cut out milk, I cut out eggs, I cut out wheat – BINGO! That really helped so I cut out all grains for three months and would add them back to see if I reacted to them. I also came across the Ketogenic diet and decided to try that for 6 weeks to see how I felt. I did start to feel more energetic so I purchased a couple cook books and made the switch. (Now, I am not advocating this for everyone, we all have our own opinions on what is healthy, what works for us, and our bodies are all different. This is just working for me right now. And, I still bake for my family and my across the street neighbors so no hating when you see a variety of things coming out of my kitchen).
 
 
I was feeling a bit better, I was up in the morning and ready to head back to 5:00 bootcamp (I never went back consistently after my hip surgery in 2015 and I miss it). So, it’s spring time and after travel season is when I take care of things like my yearly dr. appt., the dentist, the eye doctor. Well, my dr. asked when I had my last mammogram.
 
 
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Mat-Su Borough contaminated property public meeting August 21, 2017

The Mat-Su Borough is looking for public input on developing and prioritizing a list of contaminated or potentially contaminated properties that may be eligible for EPA assessment funding. They are holding a public meeting on Aug. 21 to present the current inventory of properties, develop a prioritization process for using assessment funding, and taking recommendations on properties ripe for redevelopment that may not be on the list.

Brownfields funding is used to determine the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant that may be inhibiting reuse or redevelopment at a site. Cleaning up and reinvesting in these properties protects the environment, reduces blight, and takes development pressures off greenspaces and working lands. For more information on the meeting see the attached public invitation.

The Mat-Su Borough point of contact is Christopher Cole at Christopher.Cole@matsugov.us the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Brownfield point of contact is Lisa Griswold at Lisa.Griswold@alaska.gov.

You can also learn more at the project website: Mat-Su Borough: Brownfield

Domestic Violence Help and Resources

Domestic Violence

Call 911
For immediate help

Safety Alert: computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are in danger: use a safer computer, call your local hotline, or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE.

Women’s Shelters
A nationwide directory of shelters for women.

 

The information below is not a complete listing of all agencies. (December, 2016)

Statewide

on-line @ RAINN
Counseling & Assistance in a shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Services include crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and support, legal advocacy, education/referrals for women and children.

Family Law Self Help Center 

For more information about protective orders, call the Family Law Self Help Center at
907- 264-0851 (in Anchorage) or toll-free (866) 279-0851 (outside Anchorage but in Alaska).

Your communications with the staff are not confidential and the staff is available to help both parties.

Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (ANDVSA)

ANDVSA Prevention Domestic Violence and Teen Dating

Communities & Programs 

ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Sex Offender/Child Kidnapper Registration Central Registry
Search the Database

ANCHORAGE

Abused Women Aid in Crisis AWAIC
24 hr Crisis Line: 907-272-0100
100 W. 13th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
907-279-9581
907-279-7244 Fax

Alaska dating and domestic violence prevention: Its Not Cool

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE

FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM: 907-580-5858
Domestic Violence Advocate: 24/7 907-551-2034
Sexual Assault Advocate: 24/7 907-551-SARC

Women’s Shelter – Will provide transportation if needed.
Call for counseling: groups/classes/services available

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) 907-264-1408

STAR (Standing Together Against Rape)
Crisis Line: 1-800-478-8999

Information and counseling for sexual assault victims.

Megans Law
Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center (PFML/CVC) provides national Helpline community support and assistance on issues related to Megan’s Law, sex offender management and sexual assault prevention.

We are a New York State Certified Rape Crisis Center and are funded by the U.S. Justice Department to staff the National Megan’s Law Helpline to support the community when sex offender notifications are implemented and to provide appropriate law enforcement referrals when registrants are failing to comply with registration requirements or are in positions of trust which may pose a risk to public safety.
You can contact PFML/CVC trained staff who are available to support you and your community at:
1 (888) 275-7365.

We would also request that you link to our website (www.parentsformeganslaw.org) to provide your community with up-to-date information regarding sex offender registration and notification laws and links to sex offender registries nationwide.

1057 West Fireweed Lane – Suite 101
Anchorage, AK 99503

BARROW

Arctic Women In Crisis (AWIC)
Toll Free Crisis Line: 1-800-478-0267
Services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child and vulnerable adult abuse. Crisis intervention, one-to-one counseling, groups,legal and medical advocacy provided.
Emergency shelter in Barrow, volunteer Safe Homes in seven outlying villages (Atqasuk, Barter Island (Kaktovik), Nuiqsut, Point Hope, Point Lay, Anaktuvuk Pass and Wainwright.) Emergency one way transportation to Barrow.

NSB Health Emergency
Crisis Line 1-800-478-0267
1-907-852-0267

Tribal Victim Assistance Program
Domestic Violence Intervention (DVIP)

BETHEL

Tundra Women’s Coalition
Crisis Line: 1-800- 478-7799
Tundra Women’s Coalition –Emergency shelter and crisis intervention for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the YK Delta.  Services include 24-hour crisis line, peer advocacy and support, community education, referrals, legal advocacy, women, children, and teen support groups, and parent education.

COPPER CENTER, GLENNALLEN and VALDEZ

1-800-835-4044Advocates for Victims of Violence, Inc.
Crisis Line: 907-822-5525

Copper River Native Association

CORDOVA

Cordova Family Resource Center
24 Hour Crisis Line 907-424-4357
Services provided are: Client Advocacy, 24 hour HelpLine, Safe Homes, Transport to shelters outside of Cordova, Child Advocacy, Educational Workshops, Crisis Intervention, Lending Library, Referrals to other agencies, SART, and Parenting Skills.

DILLINGHAM

Safe and Fear Free Environment, Inc. S.A.F.E
Crisis Line 1-800-478-2316
Services include: support groups for free childcare while the adults are attending aftercare, teen nights, women’s support craft night, sister support group for battered women coping with substance abuse and teen parenting. S.A.F.E. has a licensed clinical counselor. They do advocacy, provide transportation and have a receiving home.
Office Phone: 907-842-2320

FAIRBANKS

Interior Alaska Center for Non-Violent Living (IAC)
24 hour confidential support by phone: 907- 452-2293 or 1(800) 478-7273

FORT WAINWRIGHT

Victim Advocate: 353-4202
24/7 Hotline: 388-4203

JUNEAU

Aid to Women in Abuse and Rape Crisis (AWARE)
Crisis Line: 586 – 1090
Toll Free Crisis Line: 1-800-478-1090
Call for counseling/groups/classes/services available.
aware@alaska.com

HOMER

South Penninsula Haven House
Crisis Line: 1-800-478-7712
South Peninsula Haven House provides domestic violence/sexual assault advocacy, shelter, education and outreach to the southern Kenai Peninsula from Ninilchik to Homer and communities across Kachemak Bay.  Our service area includes Ninilchik, Anchor Point, Happy Valley,  Homer , Kachemak City, Fritz Creek, Miller’s Landing, Diamond Ridge, Fox River, and the Russian Old Believer Villages of Nikolaevsk, Kachemak Selo, and Voznesenka.  The SPHH service area also includes the Native Villages of Seldovia, Port Graham and Nanwalek.

Email us: SPHH

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART): 235-0287

KENAI

Leeshore Center:907-283-9479

24 hour crisis line: 907-283-7257
The Leeshore center is a 32-bed emergency shelter.

The LeeShore Center Mission Statement
To provide a safe haven for women and children who are victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault while promoting a safe, healthy, violence free community: by treating all people with respect, while empowering and supporting women; by creating an educated and aware public; by promoting healthy families; and by striving to eliminate domestic abuse, sexual assault, and associated societal oppression.

KETCHIKAN

Women in Safe Homes – W.I.S.H. Crisis Line
225-WISH (9474) or 1-800-478-9474
Children’s Program, Family Services, Education Department, Legal Advocacy W.I.S.H. Family Services
225-0722

Ketchikan Indian Community
228-4900 or 1-800-252-5158
I.C.W.A. provider, Youths Groups, Culture Camp. Counseling in Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence
2960 Tongass Ave.
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Ketchikan Indian Community 

CCTHITA – Saxman Social Services
225-2518, Fax 247-2504
Social Services/ Indian Child Welfare Act
Saxman City Hall
Rt. 2 Box 2
Ketchikan, AK 99901

KODIAK

Kodiak Women’s Resource & Crisis Center ( KWRCC)
Crisis Line: 486-3625 (KWRCC accepts collect calls from Kodiak Island Villages), Please call: 486-6171
KWRCC provides resources and crisis services to the community, as well as a shelter for women and their children who are victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

MAT – SU

The Children’s Place
357-5157; Fax 357 -5159
A child-friendly, neutral facility where professionals from many agencies involved in the evaluation, investigation and treatment of child abuse meet to coordinate and bring their services to the child and their families.

Alaska Family Services – (Domestic Violence)
746-4080 and 376-4000
(Alaska Family Services is the combined services of the former Family Resource Center with the services offered by the former Mat-Su Recovery Center.)

Help with Child Care Assistance, WIC Program, Family Violence Intervention Program, Child Care Food Program, Family Support Services, Services to Young Pregnant Women. Also serves youth, women and men for substance abuse and related problems.

NOME

Bering Sea Women’s Group (Nome)
443-5491; Fax: 443-3748
Provides shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence; crisis telephone; community education about domestic violence and sexual assault; village outreach and education; supervision of safe homes in villages.
P.O. Box 1596
Nome, AK 99762

SART (Sexual Assault Response Team)
443-3311 at Norton Sound Regional Hospital.
The team attempts to be the assessment team for any victim regionally of sexual abuse/assault.

Kawerak Children & Family Services
1-800-478-5153 Fax: 443-4457

Local ICWA Tribal Family Coordinator in Brevig Mission, Golovin, Mary’s Igloo & Teller, Shishmaref, Wales, King Island, White Mountain, Elim, Koyuk, Shaktoolik, Stebbins, St. Michael, Unalakleet.
email: cfsdir@kawerak.org

Kawerak Child Advocacy Center
443-4376, Fax 443-4474
Front St. Old Federal Bldg.
P. O. Box 948
Nome, Ak 99762

PETERSBURG

W.A.V.E. Women’s Aid in Violent Emergencies
907-518 – 0555, 1-800-478-9474
Regional shelter (in Ketchikan) for victims of domestic violence and
sexual assault and their children.

W.I.S.H has a children’s advocate to work with children who are victims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse. They provide both individual counseling and groups for children.

Tlingit-Haida Central Council Social Services
772-3636, 1-800-344-1432
For Tribal Members
PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND

Safe Home: 1-800-478-9474

St. Paul Island

The Aleut Community of St. Paul Tribal Government’s Health & Human Services Department incorporates the Rural Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program (RDV/SA Program). The RDV/SA Program provides community education & outreach, plus advocacy for victims experiencing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault & services for children experiencing domestic violence.

The RDV/SA Program collaborates with appropriate entities in the community through the Strategic Planning Advisory Board (SPAB) and Sexual Assault Response Team (SART). A “safe house” is also included in the program, the Parker House, which is a facility used to provide safety for women & children (if any) who have experienced victimization of domestic violence, sexual assault, or any other related acts of violence.

For questions related to the Tribal Government of St. Paul Rural Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Program, please contact:
Katiana Bourdukofsky,
Tribal Government RDV/SA Program Coordinator
Phone: 907-546-3222
Fax: 907-546-3254
Po Box 86
St. Paul Island, AK 99660

Sophia Zacharof,
Sexual Assault Advocate
Phone: 907-546-3224

Olga Krukoff,
Rural Domestic Violence & Child Victimization Advocate
907-546-3246

SEWARD

SeaView Community Services:
1-888-224-5257 or 224-5257

SITKA

Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV)
Crisis Line: 1-800-478-5511, 747-6511
Women’s shelter – Call for counseling/groups/classes/services available

SOLDOTNA

SART: Sexual Assault Response Team: 714-4547

UNALASKA

Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence (USAFV)
USAFV 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1- 800-478-7238 or 581-1500

VALDEZ

Advocates for Victims of Violence
Crisis Line: 835-2999
Regional shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and their children.

Other Statewide and National Resources:
Careline Hotline 24/7 1-877-266-4357

Violent Crimes Compensation Board
1-800-764-3040 or 1-907- 465-3040

The VCCB can provied money for couseling for victims and their families, transportation to safety, medical costs, lost wages, and other needed services for eligible victims and their families.(The Board does not pay for loss or damage to personal property or pain and suffering)

The Alaska Office of Victims Rights (OVR)
1-866-2784-2620
The OVR is an agency of the Alaska Legislature that provides free legal services to victims of crime to help them obtain the rights they are guaranteed under Alaska’s constitution and statutes with regard to their contacts with police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice agencies in this state.  The OVR also advances and protects those victims’ rights in court when necessary and authorized by law.

Safety Alert: computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are in danger, use a safer computer, call your local hotline, or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at
1-800-799-SAFE.

CHILD ABUSE
Abuse hotline: 1-800-478-444 or 911
If you suspect a child is abused or neglected call.
A child’s safety may depend on you.
State of Alaska, Children’s Justice
Children’s Just Act Task Force

If your children, or you suspect a child is being abused RID Alaska of Child Abuse is a statewide resource to use.

Go to RID Alaska of Child Abuse, hit local services then click on the nearest town to your home to find the resources in your area.

Below are listed the child advocacy centers across our state:

ANCHORAGE

Alaska CARES:
907/561-8301 or 1-877-561-8301
Alaska CARES (Child Abuse Response & Evaluation Services) is a Children’s dvocacy Center, established to make sure that children are not re-traumatized by the systems designed to help them. At our facility, the child remains the primary focus. Professionals from a variety of agencies come together at our facility to ensure a seamless and comprehensive evaluation and response to reports of child physical and sexual abuse. Children are referred to Alaska CARES through the police, the Office of Children’s Services, or medical or mental health practitioners.

BETHEL

YK Delta Children’s Advocacy Center
Business Line: 907/543-3144 or 1-888-543-3144
The YK Delta Children’s Advocacy Center is a child-focused place where child victims, non-offending caregivers, and multidisciplinary professionals meet to conduct interviews, examinations, discussions, and make decisions about investigation, treatment and prosecution of child sexual abuse cases. Children and non-offending family members receive intervention, support, and follow-up services through this program.

JUNEAU

S.A.F.E. Southeast Alaska Family Evaluations:
907/463-6157
The S.A.F.E. Child Advocacy Center is a child focused, protected place where child victims, non-offending adults and family members, and multidisciplinary professionals meet to conduct interviews, examinations, discussions, and make decisions about investigation, treatment and prosecution of child abuse cases.

MAT – SU

The Children’s Place:
907/357-5157 (phone) 907/357-5159 (fax)
A child-friendly, neutral facility where professionals from many agencies involved in the evaluation, investigation and treatment of child abuse meet to coordinate and bring their services to the child and their families.

NOME

Kawerak Child Advocacy Center:
907/443-4376

http://www.pickclickgive.org

 

 

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Domestic Violence Anchorage

Anchorage

Abused Women Aid in Crisis AWAIC
24 hr Crisis Line: 907-272-0100
100 W. 13th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
907-279-9581
907-279-7244 Fax

Alaska dating and domestic violence prevention: Its Not Cool

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE

FAMILY ADVOCACY PROGRAM: 907-580-5858
Domestic Violence Advocate: 24/7 907-551-2034
Sexual Assault Advocate: 24/7 907-551-SARC

Women’s Shelter – Will provide transportation if needed.
Call for counseling: groups/classes/services available

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) 907-264-1408

STAR (Standing Together Against Rape)
Crisis Line: 1-800-478-8999

Information and counseling for sexual assault victims.

Megans Law
Parents for Megan’s Law and the Crime Victims Center (PFML/CVC) provides national Helpline community support and assistance on issues related to Megan’s Law, sex offender management and sexual assault prevention.

We are a New York State Certified Rape Crisis Center and are funded by the U.S. Justice Department to staff the National Megan’s Law Helpline to support the community when sex offender notifications are implemented and to provide appropriate law enforcement referrals when registrants are failing to comply with registration requirements or are in positions of trust which may pose a risk to public safety.
You can contact PFML/CVC trained staff who are available to support you and your community at:
1 (888) 275-7365.

We would also request that you link to our website (www.parentsformeganslaw.org) to provide your community with up-to-date information regarding sex offender registration and notification laws and links to sex offender registries nationwide.

1057 West Fireweed Lane – Suite 101
Anchorage, AK 99503

 

 

AWN News for Women

June, 2017

Alaska Health Fair

 

 

 

Colleen Stymeist-Wood
With Heart Productions, LLC
907.888.6278

We know there are many great women storytellers out there! If you know anyone who might be interested in sharing a story for this show’s theme of Law Enforcement, Firefighter, First Responder, Active Military and Veteran stories, please forward them our information. Story auditions are Sunday, April 2nd or by appointment. We are looking for stories of approx. 8 min, 10 min max. Stories must involve Alaska and our theme. That’s it!

We will eventually be building on our footage of the storytelling show to make a series of short documentaries of selected stories. Ultimately, our stories will be kept safe in the UAF’s Film Archives for generations to come : )

Thank you and Have a great day!
Colleen Stymeist-Wood
With Heart Productions, LLC
907.888.6278

 

February,  2017

 

 

Congratulations Roxy Wright!
Stephan Wiebe: Wright wins 4th Fur Rondy sled dog title – her first in 24 years

 

Anchorage Z. J. Loussac Library
It’s time to plan on growing your personal library!

**Please note the Book Sale is occurring much earlier than in previous years.

Current Friends of the Library members can attend the Book Sale at the Z.J. Loussac Library on Friday, March 3, from 6-9PM, for a members-only shopping day. Be first to browse thousands of books, CDs, and DVDs for all ages while enjoying light refreshments.

If you’re not a member yet, but want to shop early – no worries! You can become a member at the door or click here to join online.

The Book Sale will be open to the public on Saturday, March 4, from 10AM-4PM, and on Sunday, March 5, from 12-4PM.

Follow signs to the event entrance on the northwest side of Loussac parallel to 36th Avenue. Parking is available in the Library’s south lot.

Pricing

This year, materials are priced low to go so there will not be a half-price Sunday. Prices depend upon the item but most range in the $1-$5 range. Rare Alaskan books may go for higher. Money raised at the Book Sale supports collections and programs throughout the Anchorage Public Library.

Volunteer at the Book Sale

Almost every person working the book sale is a volunteer. If you are interested in helping out with setup, working the sale, or the event tear-down – all on the first floor of the Library, contact Rick at hendersonra@muni.org for more information.

 

Avery Lill: Dillingham residents dance to raise awareness about violence against women

 

Charles Wohlforth: How Kay Brown’s toughness and ethics helped shape Alaska

 

Meet 2016 Individual Artist Award recipient Sarah Mitchell

 

Congratulations Andrea Cesar, Sioux Douglas, Kris Sell and Rena Sims!
By Juneau Empire: AWARE announces this year’s Women of Distinction honorees

 

Rachel Weingarten: Alaska’s Female Fishermen (Yes, That’s Really a Thing) On Gender Labels, Finding Zen and Weathering Life’s Storms

 

Congratulations Marjorie Tahbone!
Rue Kaladyte: Meet Alaska’s fastest woman with an ulu

 

Rue Kaladyte: Photos: 2017 Alaska Ski for Women

 

 

Annie Zak: New apprenticeship programs aim to train Alaska workers amid a tough job market

 

 

 

 

Nominate A Distinguished Artist

For Immediate Release
Contact: Aleesha Towns-Bain, 907-334-0509

Anchorage, Alaska – Rasmuson Foundation is seeking public nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Artist Award. The Award recognizes the significant artistic accomplishments of one Alaskan and culminates in a $40,000 grant.

“The Distinguished Artist Award is an opportunity to celebrate the talents and contributions of an extraordinary Alaska artist,” said Jeff Baird, program officer for the Foundation. “We welcome the participation of Alaskans in this process to make sure our best artists are identified and their impact on our state is validated through this award.”

The nomination deadline is March 1.

Eligible artists will have honed their craft for a minimum of 15 years, have an extensive independent body of work, and will have had a broad impact on arts and culture in Alaska.

Past Distinguished Artist Award recipients are Don Decker and Garry Kaulitz of Anchorage; Peggy Shumaker, Kes Woodward, John Luther Adams and John Haines of Fairbanks; Teri Rofkar of Sitka; Rie Munoz of Juneau; Ron Senungetuk of Homer; Sylvester Ayek of Nome; and Delores Elizabeth Churchill, Ray Troll and Nathan Jackson of Ketchikan.

Nominations may be submitted online.

 

Diana Marszalek Trio of Women Take Charge at Gray’s Alaska Stations

 

Charles Wohlforth : Alaska woman’s know-how could change how loans are made in Rwandan villages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January,  2017

Aleesha Towns-Bain to head Bristol Bay Native Corporation Education Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bristol Bay Native Corporation Contact Andria Agli, 907-278-3602 or aagli@bbnc.net
Rasmuson Foundation Contact: Courtney Brooke Smith, 907-334-0520

Aleesha Towns-BainAnchorage, AK— Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Aleesha Towns-Bain as the new Executive Director of the BBNC Education Foundation. As Executive Director, Towns-Bain will provide strategic leadership and effective management of the Foundation’s operations.

 

Chris Klint: Survey: Alaska women report ‘very high’ rate of stalking

 

Ingrid D. Johnson: Reject any normalization of sexual violence

 

By Angelique Fiske: Robert Kraft surprises Chief Master Sergeant from Alaska

 

Changes to the Individual Artist Awards Program

 

2017 Beginning Organic Gardening Classes

 

 

Mike Dunham: For Anchorage musician Laura Oden, dormant decade led to a musical revival

 

Mike Dunham: Wildflower wizard Verna Pratt dies in Anchorage

 

By Dan Carpenter: Pre-filed bill would change the way assault kits are handled

 

 

Eminent Domain
Devin Kelly: City of Anchorage poised to head to court with property owners on Spenard Road

 

 

Alice Rogoff: A New Year’s update from the publisher of Alaska Dispatch News

 

Artists Invited to Apply for Grants

 

Lisa Maloney: Now’s the ideal time to book a public-use cabin for a midsummer Alaska getaway

 

 

BP Teachers of Excellence
Nominations are now open!
Please submit by February 1, 2017.

 

 

Winter fun for the whole family: 5 ways to stay active in the cold
SPONSORED Presented by Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium: Don’t let short Alaska days give you and your kids a case of cabin fever.

 

Alaska Dispatch News: New Year’s Day fundraiser brings in $57,000 through the power of coffee

Mike Dunham: What Teri Rofkar taught us through her art

 

Mike Dunham: Nine Alaskans have been selected to receive the 2017 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities at a gala in Juneau on Jan. 26. They are:

-Robert Banghart of Juneau, for distinguished service to the humanities

-Marilyn Davidson of Kodiak, for arts education

-Charlotte Fox of Anchorage, for lifetime achievement in the arts

-Lani Hotch of Klukwan, for arts business leadership

-Kathleen Carlo Kendall of Fairbanks, for Alaska Native arts

-Heather Lende of Haines, for distinguished service to the humanities

-Lance Petersen of Homer, for individual artist

-Robert Sparks of Kenai, for Alaska studies educator of the year

-Shirley Mae Springer Staten of Anchorage, for distinguished service to the humanities

 

 

Congratulations Rosie Mancari!
Beth Bragg: Anchorage snowboarder ascends to her sport’s biggest stage

 

Mike Dunham: Ernestine Hayes named 2017 State Writer Laureate

 

Six nonprofit executives selected for Sabbatical Program

Congratulations:
Stephanie Berglund, thread (Anchorage)

Jason Hodges, Anchorage Concert Association (Anchorage)

Alison Kear, Covenant House (Anchorage)

Gerda Kosbruk, Native Village of Port Heiden (Port Heiden)

Jillian Lush, Sprout Family Services (Homer)

Susan Ohmer, Petersburg Mental Health Services (Petersburg)

The next deadline to apply for a Rasmuson Foundation Sabbatical is October 1, 2017. Details about the Sabbatical Program, guidelines for preparing a proposal, and application materials are available online.

 

Congratulations Eva Perry!
Suzanna Caldwell: With microloan help, Mountain View gets an espresso shop

 

 

Shannyn Moore: Sisters, there’s a war on women

 

 

Congratulations Bang-On Roulet!
Video: Halloween pumpkin carving tips from Anchorage master food sculptor

 

Congratulations Crystal Garrison!
Lisa Demer: Yup’ik speaker is 1st to be official court interpreter
Crystal Garrison, supervisor for Alaska Court System’s in-court clerks in Bethel, recently passed the National Center for State Courts’ written exam for court interpreters. She was tested on court terms, ethical standards for interpreters and her English proficiency. About half of the first-time test takers pass; Garrison scored 93.

 

 

 

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