Volunteers offer help to the homeless in Anchorage

February 2, 2017 by  

Early last Wednesday, January 25, volunteers tried a new method for counting the city’s number of homeless people—they strapped on skis.

Starting at approximately 4:00 am, two [Read more]

First residents move to ‘cohousing’ community

January 3, 2017 by  

A new concept for living, called ‘cohousing’, has come into being in Anchorage as residents settle into Ravens’ Roost, the first cohousing community in the city.

The concept allows residents to [Read more]

Salvation Army volunteers deliver Thanksgiving meals

December 3, 2016 by  

Thanksgiving 2016 was a little brighter for Anchorage seniors, thanks to Salvation Army volunteers who got together to distribute food and bring greetings to older residents.

On the holiday, more than [Read more]

Anchorage institutes electronic system to review plans

November 4, 2016 by  

Anchorage has put an electronic system in place that will save city planners, project developers, and architects time and money. The so-called “e-plan” enables those concerned to review plans online, once they have been submitted and [Read more]

Anchorage working on a new way to help the homeless

October 2, 2016 by  

Several agencies are working with the city of Anchorage, looking at how sharing data could help those without homes in the area.

In the near future, a computer-generated list of [Read more]

Schools and police team up to find new employees

September 2, 2016 by  

Susan Schmidt works for the Anchorage School District and her brother Jason Schmidt is a cop, and the two have come up with an idea for finding workers for jobs in the city.

The duo, along with [Read more]

Agencies team up to improve city’s downtown

August 2, 2016 by  

The Anchorage Downtown Partnership (ADP) and the Anchorage Community Development Authority (ACDA) have teamed up to create a program they are [Read more]

Parking remains free on Saturdays in Anchorage

July 1, 2016 by  

The parking rates in downtown Anchorage haven’t increased in eight years, but that was set to change July 1, 2016.

According to an [Read more]

Anchorage hospital to get 13 more ER beds

June 2, 2016 by  

Alaska recently approved funding that will enable Providence Alaska Medical Center in anchorage to expand its emergency department. According to the Alaska Journal, the expansion is expected to cost approximately $12.8 million, and will add thirteen rooms to the facility, two of which will be [Read more]

Bouncers learn their craft

May 10, 2016 by  

Anchorage nightclub bouncers have a job that has the potential for serious confrontations, but rarely offers formal training. Last month, however, bouncers from [Read more]

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