Community News

Posted: Monday, January 22, 2001

Nominations requested for governors award

Nominations are being accepted for the third annual Governor's Trails and Recreational Access for Alaska (TRAAK) Awards for Excellence. The awards honor Alaska individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies working to develop or improve trails and recreational access and whose efforts have significantly benefited their community or the state.

The TRAAK board wants to recognize leaders who solve problems or seize opportunities, innovations and creative solutions to problems; cooperative actions benefited all involved, and involving those likely to be affected; and actions, ideas, policies, designs and practices that can be used as models.

For more information, call (907) 465-4070 or write to the TRAAK Citizens Advisory Board, c/o Alaska DOT&PF, 3132 Channel Drive, Suite 200, Juneau, AK, 99801-7898. Nomination letters must be postmarked by March 30. Gov. Tony Knowles will announce the award recipients on June 2, Alaska Trails Day.

Homer seeking events for carnival, parade entries

The Homer Winter Carnival Parade, held Feb. 10., is seeking entries for the parade. Cash prizes will be awarded and judges will be judging each entry on the following:

Use of theme "2001: Space Odyssey at the end of the road";

Effort devoted to float or display;

Presentation given 60 seconds before viewing.

Parade forms may be picked up at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. There is no deadline to register. Also, the chamber is looking for events for the carnival calender. For more information, contact Patty at (907) 235-7740.

Alumni of 1981 sought

Alumni from the classes of 1981 from Kenai and Soldotna are being sought for a class reunion, and volunteers are needed for planning the event. The next meeting will be at noon on Feb. 10 at Paradisos Restaurant in Kenai. The organizers are looking for contact information of classmates not living on the peninsula.

For more information, call 283-4580 or e-mail lbrown@alaska. net.

Nome all-school reunion slated

"Come home to Nome," an all-school reunion, will be held June 20-22. The event will celebrate 100 years of Nome school history. Anyone affiliated with the schools is invited, including students, teachers, janitors and school board members.

For registration forms or more information, contact Cussy Kauer, P.O. Box 715, Nome, AK 99762 or call (907) 443-6620 or 443-2083.

Challenger Center announces contest winners

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska announced seven contest winners of an Earth System Science Distance Learning Mission sponsored by Tesoro Petroleum.

Area winners are Sterling Elementary School and Susan B. English School in Seldovia.

Winners were selected based on the design of a mission patch that the students in the class created for their mission. The Earth System Science Distance Learning missions include a two-day teacher training session, four weeks of in-the-classroom curriculum and a two-hour mission that is flown via the Internet using video streaming from the Challenger Learning Center in Kenai into the classroom.



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