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MRAK Almanac: State Fair Days

8/22: Alaska State Fair opens with Energy Day, which means the day is sponsored by Alaska Oil and Gas Association. Here’s the daily schedule.

8/22: Kenai River Classic Banquet and Auction at the Soldotna, at Soldotna Regional Sports Complex.

8/23: Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival in Fairbanks. Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge.

8/24: Youth Safety Day in Fairbanks at the Carlson Center. 11 am – 3 pm. First 100 kids to enter receive a $5 concession voucher. Safety tips for kids from police and fire personnel, bike rodeo, bike safety checks, helmet giveaway, and activities for the whole family.

8//24: Kenai Industry Appreciation Day, Kenai Park Strip, 12-4 pm, celebrates the industries and companies which define our community. Traditionally over 3,000 individuals attend this event including members of our federal and state delegations, local dignitaries and elected officials from oil and gas, commercial fishing, tourism, and the medical field. This longstanding tradition is free to all and includes a pig roast (purchased through our local 4H program), salmon bake (provided by our local commercial fishermen), hot dogs, burgers, chips, beverages (non-alcoholic), watermelon and more.

8/27: Fairbanks & North Pole City Council Candidates Forum.

8/28: The City and Borough of Juneau and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will offer information on revisions to the Juneau flood maps during an open house on Wednesday, August 28, 6-8 p.m. at Dzantik’I Heeni Middle School Commons.  The open house will have information on borough-wide flood zone maps, as well as areas specifically around Tee Harbor. The presentation will begin at 6:15 pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to update the public on the revisions, discuss how to provide comments or request a map change, provide a timeline for map completion, and to provide a forum for questions and answers. The open house is the public’s opportunity to ask questions about the risk to property, revisions to Flood Insurance Rate Maps, and next steps. The Tee Harbor flood map revision has a separate review process, comment period, and timeline from those of the borough-wide flood map revision.

Property owners are encouraged to review the revised flood map to identify their flood risk:


8/29: Scott Hawkins memorial, at the Petroleum Club in Anchorage, 5-7 pm. The family invites those who wish to honor Scott’s life to attend and share how he touched their lives. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to Covenant House Alaska, 755 A Street, Anchorage, AK 99501.

Donations Welcome


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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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