The Assembly made a variety of appointments to local boards during a special meeting on Wednesday.
Jerry Godkin was reappointed to another three-year term on the Airport Board. But another open seat was left unfilled because Assemblymembers could not reach a consensus on a selection. More applications will be solicited for that open seat.
Dr. Carlton Heine and Alexis Howard were appointed to three-year terms on the Eaglecrest Ski Area Board. Bruce Garrison was appointed to a two-year term. They fill the seats previously held by Norm Gorsuch, Barbara Murray and Steven Handy.
Tom Donek was returned to the Docks and Harbors Board for another three-years. David Logan and Scott Spickler start new terms on the board, replacing Don Etheridge and Wayne Wilson.
- The Army National Guard has announced the start of a three-year pilot program that gives waivers to Alaska Natives who might be trying to join the Guard,
- Clean up garden debris and start mixing compost into your soil before covering garden beds with plastic.
- The federal government instituted a near-total ban on the domestic commercial trade of African elephant ivory, but many Alaskans are concerned the backlash from this ban is affecting other ivories. St. Lawrence Islander Susie Silook is the author of a petition to protect walrus ivory and other marine mammal by-products from various states’ legislation that would see it banned as a response to the federal ban.
- Ancient microbes, unusual ice structures, mammoth bones - there's a lot happening below the surface in the Fairbanks Permafrost Tunnel Research Facility.