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US Coast Guard cutter helps Diomede by taking recyclables

...recyclables from throughout the western Alaska region and ships it to Seattle.Opik Ahkinga is the village's environmental coordinator and has been working for four years to improve waste management on Little Diomede Island.She is now focusing on electronic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-25/us-coast-guard-cutter-helps-diomede-tak
State
UAF 'outreach' reindeer a charmer

...a decade away, she moved back to Fairbanks in August to finish her degree and work as the Reindeer Research Program's coordinator. She's glad to work with reindeer again. At the Experiment Farm, she said she sometimes breaks up her office work by...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-25/uaf-outreach-reindeer-charmer
State
When athletes race who has their back?

...mind you.Finish line photographer - This volunteer gets to take pictures of the runners as they cross the line. Event coordinators have a camera but it would be great if the photographer had one they were familiar with as well.Timers - This usually starts...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-24/when-athletes-race-who-has-their-back
Sports
Growth through gardening

...wooden planters lining the roof, all while talking about his love for endangered languages and tales of vikings. Outreach coordinator Kathleen Nyssen hands out printed documents detailing how to grow potatoes and about their nutritional value - Kearny could...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-23/growth-through-gardening
Local
Photos: Oysterfest

Alana Peterson, economic development coordinator of Haa Aani and organizer of OysterFest, left, stands with Lissa James Monberg as they watch over the grilled oysters at the third annual Haa Aani OysterFest at the Sealaska Plaza on Saturday.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-20/photos-oysterfest
Local
Uses for spill planning tool expanding

...the geology together is a robust data set," said ShoreZone's Darren Stewart, who works for The Nature Conservancy as a coordinator among the various partners.In addition to oil and gas uses, the database is valuable for Coast Guard search and rescue...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-21/uses-spill-planning-tool-expanding
State
Companies file export application for gas project

...Energy Regulatory Commission. And, of course, there would have to be proven market interest.Larry Persily, federal coordinator for Alaska gas-pipeline projects, said approval of an export license would be a good sign for the market. Given that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-22/companies-file-export-application-gas-p
State
Explosion rattles Petersburg

...additional comments and calls from any media to the Petersburg Police Department," Kevin Donavan, the FBI's Anchorage media coordinator, told the Empire. Donavan specified two of the FBI agents were from Juneau and the third from Anchorage.It's not known...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-16/explosion-rattles-petersburg
Local
Good Reads: Summer vacation edition

...All absorbing reads for different reasons but all with good writing in common. Ariel Rolfe, Individual Artist Programs Coordinator, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council: I just took "Shop Class as Soulcraft" by Matthew Crawford to Skagway for the weekend...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-07-17/good-reads-summer-vacation-edition
Art
City workers shouldering more after job cuts

...of 2.25 full-time jobs; one of those is a recreation coordinator. Without this position, the department had to cut its adult...department director Brent Fischer said.Two department recreation coordinators remain, but with one-third less manpower, something had...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-09/city-workers-shouldering-more-after-job
Local

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