Bulletin Board November 11, 2001



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The U.S. Postal Service is scheduled to open a new post office at 1484 Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway in Bethel Nov. 13. The new 20,836-square-foot post office replaces the old post office, a leased 5,600-square-foot building, and the Bethel Mail Processing Annex, a postal-owned building of 10,443 square feet. The site for the new office measures 93,841 square feet. The facility’s construction cost totaled $5,778,913. Osborne Construction Co. built the structure which was designed by Koonce Pfeffer Bettis Inc.

Limner Press of Anchorage has expanded the Wendy Shaft Block Printed Images line to include a Quilt Journal. The journal features cover weight, pH neutral pages for detailing the quilt-making process. The cover incorporates a block printed image. The new journals are available at Killer Designs Studio and Gallery, The Quilt Tree, Heritage Art and Frames and the Anchorage Museum of History and Art Gift Shop, or by contacting The Roger Thompson Co. at 907-563-3082.

The Hilton Anchorage Hotel has established an in-house professional massage therapy service, Just for Health, for hotel guests and Anchorage residents. The service is available until 9 p.m. seven days a week on the fifth floor of the hotel. Mary Ann Gambs, a certified massage therapist, owns and operates the service. The staff has specialized training in Swedish, deep tissue, injury treatment and trigger point massage. For additional information, call 907-265-7678.

Locator

The law firm of De Young, Freeman & Watts of Anchorage has changed the firm’s name to Freeman & Watts. The firm will continue to emphasize its practice areas of construction litigation and claims, labor and employment law, business and commercial law, personal injury, real estate and military law. The firm’s name change reflects the retirement of R.R. De Young from the firm.

Scientific Fishery Systems Inc. unveiled its new Web site Nov. 1. The Web site provides current company information such as new product releases, product distributors, contract awards and product development milestones. In addition to regular news items, the Web site provides links to current information for products such as the SciFish 2000 Broadband Sonar, the FishTrek mapping and planning application, bathymetric soundings and the Electronic Fish Catch Logbook. The Web site was programmed by three University of Alaska interns who work part time at SciFish: George Dowding, Yuliya Kopylova and Weston Smith.

Grants

The Alaska Congressional Delegation recently announced a series of grants totaling nearly $16.5 million awarded to state entities. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game received a Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant for $9,499,000 to support the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Program. The City of Haines received a $2 million Economic Development Administration grant to rehabilitate the Lutak Dock. The Department of Health and Human Services awarded $305,535 to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. of Bethel, $300,000 to Chugachimut and $708,875 to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. The Department of Housing and Urban Development granted the University of Alaska Anchorage $2,494,500 to acquire a pilot training simulator. Department of Justice grants awarded the Alaska Native Women’s Coalition $380,215; Chugachimut, $100,000; Women in Safe Homes in Ketchikan, $93,485; the Alaska Council of School Administrators in Douglas, $100,000; and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, $88,274. The Hoonah Indian Association and the Emmonak Tribal Council received Justice Department’s STOP Violence Against Women Grants for $75,000 and $50,000, respectively. The Small Business Administration awarded the University of Alaska Small Business Development Center $100,000. Rural Alaska Investment and Finance received a Department of Treasury $200,000 grant under the fiscal year 2001 Technical Assistance Component of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program.

Sundries

Alaska Pacific University is holding the first induction ceremony of Sigma Beta Delta, an international honor society in business, management and administration, at 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Atwood Center on the APU campus. The society will initiate 39 undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated excellence in their studies. Robert B. Gillam, APU trustee and chief information officer of McKinley Capital Management, is the keynote speaker and will also be inducted into the society. For more information, contact Sandra Guthrie, at 907-564-8215.

The 23rd annual Arts & Crafts Emporium is slated for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 17 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Egan Civic & Convention Center and the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts in Anchorage. Admission is free. The event features one of Alaska’s largest gatherings of quality artisans from around the state showcasing thousands of unique hand-made works. For additional details, contact Rick Miller at 907-563-8310.

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