Bulletin Board February 11, 2001
Kronos Incorporated, a developer of labor management hardware and software, has opened an office at Pacific Office Center, 310 K St., Suite 200, Anchorage. The telephone number is 907-264-6674, and the fax number is 907-264-6602. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Kronos offers time and attendance products and services for Windows, AS/400 and client-server platforms. Chris Thompson, a Kronos account executive for six years, will serve as labor management specialist for the Alaska region.
A new Veterans Administration community-based medical clinic is scheduled to open within nine months on the Kenai Peninsula. The clinic will serve nearly 1,000 area veterans. Currently, there are no federal health care facility partners on the Kenai Peninsula to cover veterans’ care. The Kenai outpatient clinic will be the second in Alaska with the Alaska Veterans Healthcare System and Regional Office in Anchorage serving as the two clinics’ parent facility. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, included language in an appropriations bill last year directing the Veterans Administration to open the clinic.
The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska chose seven contest winners in its Earth Science Distance Learning Mission sponsored by Tesoro Petroleum. Winning schools were Unalakleet, Sterling Elementary School, Seldovia, Central Middle School of Science in Anchorage, King Cove, Finger Lake Elementary School in Palmer and Aniak. The missions included a two-day teacher training session, four weeks of classroom curriculum and a two-hour mission via the Internet from the center to the classrooms.
The Alaska Hotel & Motel Association recently presented 2001 Stars of the Industry Awards to four Alyeska Resort employees at its annual banquet held at The Westin Alyeska Prince Hotel. Award winners included: Fred Luecker, front desk supervisor; Mary Whalen, sales coordinator; Ian Kingston, bell captain; and Cella Baker, marketing manager. The award recognizes individuals with outstanding accomplishments in Alaska’s hospitality industry.
Seven official judges for the Alaska Symphony of Seafood, a new products contest for retail, food service and smoked products made from Alaska seafood, announced contest winners at the Gala Soiree and Awards Ceremony Jan. 27. Maserculiq Fish Processors of Marshall won grand prize as well as first place and the People’s Choice awards in the smoked products category for its Yukon King Seafoods Traditional Salmon Strips. Salmon Sausage Pizza Topping from Kake Foods won the food service category. Icicle Seafoods of Seattle with Ship Ahoy¨ Teriyaki Salmon topped the retail category. People’s Choice awards also went to Captain Red’s Krab Salad from So-Cal Seafood of Whittier, Calif. and Trident Seafoods’ SeaLegs¨ ExtremersTM Seafood and Crab Bites.
Epicenter Press has published "Cold River Spirits: The Legacy of an Athabascan-Irish Family from Alaska’s Yukon River." Written by Jan Harper-Haines who was born in Sitka of Koyukon Athabascan and French-Dutch descent, the book explores a Native Alaskan family’s cultural transition in their search for a better life. The hardbound book measures 6-by-9 inches, contains 224 pages, has 50 black-and-white photographs and costs $19.95.
The Foundation of the Arc of Anchorage recently approved 70 mini-grants totaling $46,000 to children and adults experiencing developmental disabilities. The program provides up to $1,000 per grantee for products and services not supported by public funding for Anchorage and Matanuska-Susitna area residents. A top priority has been medical, dental, hearing and vision expenses not covered by Medicaid or private insurers. Therapeutic equipment is the largest category both in terms of number of applications and total amount requested.
The Advocates of Victims of Violence raised more than $40,000 at its Space Odyssey 2001 Gala held recently. The event was underwritten in part by Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. Employees of Alyeska and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System also provided volunteer support for the fund-raiser designed to eliminate the remaining debt on AVV’s new shelter.
The World Heritage International Student Exchange Program is seeking host families for high school exchange students for the 2001-2002 academic school year. Couples, single parents and families with no children also are encouraged to apply. For details, contact Angeline Fowler at 800-888-9040.