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Workshop: Starting a food specialty business. 

Enterpreneurs who want to start and operate a specialty food business in Alaska may get guidance through a live online workshop offered May 15-18.

Date: May 15 - May 18, 2017

Time: 6 PM  - 8:30 PM each night

Location: Offered online through Zoom, a computer[based videoconferencing program.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service and the Marine Advisory Program will host the workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each night via Zoom, a computer-based videoconferencing program. The course is available statewide from any computer with a reliable connection.

The instructors are Juneau Extension agent Sarah Lewis and Quentin Fong, a seafood marketing specialist with the Marine Advisory Program. Specialty foods are manufactured in limited quantity with high quality and often local ingredients. Examples include handmade chocolates, pickled vegetables and food truck items.

Topics will include business planning and marketing, financing and accounting, permitting, feasibility assessment, and promoting and pricing products. The workshop will also cover food labels, regulations and options to enter the market through direct sales, farmers markets, food trucks and other venues.

The class fee is $50. For more information about the class and online registration click here or on the website link below. 

To fully participate, individuals’ computers must have a microphone and camera.

For more information, contact Lewis at 907-523-3280, ext. 1, or

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Posted: Thu, 27 Apr. 2017
Expires: Wed, 17 May. 2017
Open for Registration

Assistive Technology in the Workplace now open for registration.

Register now, click here. Space is Limited. Cost $25.00

Session 1: May 2, 2017   10 am - 12pm

Session 2: May 4, 2017   10 am - 12pm

This is a 2 part series on using assistive technology to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilities with special guest presenters from the University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies and ATLA.

Special focus will be on selection of appropriate assistive technologies that can support individuals with developmental and co-occurring disabilities in the work environment. 


Who should attend: employment specialists, job coaches, job developers, case managers, care coordinators, and family members 


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Posted: Thu, 27 Apr. 2017
Expires: Fri, 5 May. 2017
Public Comments

State Board of Education Seeks Comments on Three Proposed Regulation Packages


The State Board of Education and Early Development has sent out for public comment three packages of proposed regulations. One package repeals regulations that mandated college and career readiness assessments; it also clarifies which holders of a certificate of achievement are eligible for a high school diploma. The second package repeals a state requirement that school district employees undergo a physical examination once every three years. Under the third package, only pre-elementary schools operated by school districts or Head Start agencies will be required to obtain department approval; the program will be more closely aligned with the department's statutory duty to supervise pre-elementary schools that receive direct state or federal funding.


For more details and information on how to comment go to 


The deadline for written comment is 4:30 p.m. May 12.

Posted: Fri, 21 Apr. 2017
Expires: Sat, 13 May. 2017
Name Two K9s

Sixth-grade Classrooms Invited to Submit Names for Two K9s


Alaska’s sixth-grade classes are invited to submit names for two new law enforcement K9s, whose tasks will include searching for illegal drugs. Use of heroin and other opioids is a growing problem across the United States. Governor Bill Walker, who recently declared a public health crisis in Alaska, signed Administrative Order 283 to outline the state’s next steps to address the drug epidemic. The dog-naming contest is an initiative of Safer Alaska Building Strong Communities, to engage students in illicit-drug prevention.


Each sixth-grade class can submit one name for each dog. Be sure to match each name to a specific dog.


K9A is a very friendly Belgian Malinois, one and a half years old, who prances like a horse when he walks. He is long and lanky.


K9B, also a Belgian Malinois of the same age, pounces on his toy when he retrieves it. His fur is black from his paws to his knees, so he looks like he’s wearing socks.


Some helpful hints: Avoid cute names like Fluffy; these K9s are professional law enforcement members. Avoid scary names or the names of drugs. The names should be easy to say, preferably of one or two syllables. Names with a connection to Alaska might be strong contenders.


Winning classes will receive acknowledgement from the Governor or Lt. Governor, a visit from the dog and his handler, and a plaque with a picture of the dog.


Submit your K9 names to Sharon Fishel at the Department of Education and Early Development at


The deadline is May 10. If you have questions, contact Ms. Fishel at 907-465-6523 or

Posted: Fri, 21 Apr. 2017
Expires: Thu, 11 May. 2017
Get Your Feet Wet

Online Event

Alaska Sea Grant is inviting teachers and environmental educators to arrange science field trips this spring, and to register the trips for the Get Your Feet Wet online event. Classes can visit a beach, stream, pond, marsh, the tundra, or any wet environment.

Get Your Feet Wet is part of the Alaska Seas and Watersheds K–12 curriculum. Register your classat the Alaska Seas and Watersheds website to receive instructions on how your students can post their photos and reflections and receive a certificate for participation in this statewide event.

Complete a class stewardship project and join the Alaska Seas and Watersheds program Honor Roll.

Every year, thousands of Alaska’s school children take field trips to local beaches, marshes, bogs, ponds, lakes, creeks, rivers, streams, tundra, or some other really, really wet area in their watershed. Sixty-two teachers in 29 Alaska communities registered their marine and aquatic field trips engaging more than 1,600 students during the 2016 event. Three classes submitted information about their stewardship projects and are now on the Alaska Sea Grant honor roll.

Alaska Sea Grant 2016 Honor Roll:

Teacher: Laura Hansen, 2nd grade class, Mt. Eccles Elementary School, Cordova, Alaska

Teacher: Bethany Nichols, Grades 1-6, Ya Ne Dah Ah School, Chickaloon, Alaska

Teacher: Susan Smith, Grades 4-6, St. Paul School, St. Paul, Alaska

For more information and resources, visit the Alaska Seas and Watersheds website.

Contact: Marilyn Sigman, • 907-274-9612

Posted: Fri, 21 Apr. 2017
Expires: Sun, 21 May. 2017
Looking for folks
The following named folks should make every effort to contact Ward Creek Mini Storage.
The contents of their units are subject to public auction.

Janet Grootonk
Tim Crawford
Marvin Williams

Posted: Fri, 21 Apr. 2017
Expires: Sun, 21 May. 2017


Recommended by the Divisions of Vocational Rehabilitation & Senior & Disability Services

Who should register for this training: This training is open to professionals who are talking with people with disabilities about employment. 

High School Transition Teachers

Case Managers

Representative Payees

Vocational Providers (CRP)

Employment Counselors

Space is limited so please register early! 

Start Date: Monday, April 24, 2017

End Date: Friday, June 16, 2017

Format: Web-based training divided into two sections. Section 1 is six weeks and Section 2 is two weeks for a total of eight weeks to complete the full certification. Trainers:  Molly Sullivan and Beth Keeton

Course Description: This web course provides practical information and tools needed to address basic questions and concerns people with disabilities have about their financial and benefits situation. During this training attendees will learn to identify the depth of work incentive and financial planning services needed, provide basic information in these areas, learn when and how to refer individuals to a deeper level of work incentive and financial planning services, and navigate the Alaska DB101 website. This course is very in-depth and is intended for professionals who dedicate a portion of their time to employment services or supports.

Course Structure: The lessons and assessments are web based and can be completed at your own pace within the class dates. The instructors are available for technical assistance during the course except for the assessments.

No CEU credits are available for this training. A Certificate of Completion will be provided upon successful completion of the class and the assessment(s).

Cost: FREE

Register: Those who wish to attend must register through the The Alaska Training Cooperative Learning Management System. Click Here or on the website link below to Register  

Contact: For more information, contact Larrisa Cummings,

Click here for information on other trainings sponsored by The Alaska Training Cooperative:

  The Alaska Training Cooperative (AKTC) is grant funded by the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority through the University of Alaska Anchorage Center for Human Development.

UAA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution.  

AKTC Refund Policy: A cancellation notice must be given two working days (48 hours) prior to the training, conference or event, to be issued a full refund of the registration fee.

Posted: Wed, 19 Apr. 2017
Expires: Fri, 19 May. 2017
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Diane Ferguson passed away April 13th.
She owned totem take out and personalized taxes and accounting, and she was a member of the Eagles, VFW, Elk and the Moose.

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HS Shipboard Culinary Training

High School Basic Shipboard Culinary Training, June 12-16 at AVTEC in Seward

This culinary course is geared toward those who want to acquire the basic safe food preparation skills for alternative cooking environments other than a commercial kitchen. Its focus is on cooking techniques used in ships’ galleys or in other remote areas without compromising good sanitation practices and nutritional cooking. This course also satisfies part two of the three-part AMAP Tier 1 training requirements for students who might be interested in applying for this apprenticeship after they graduate from high school and turn 18.

Course info and online registration:

This class is already filling up. Do not delay, if you are interested.


Posted: Wed, 29 Mar. 2017
Expires: Sun, 28 May. 2017
Be Alert to Scams...
Be Alert to Scams...
Common Frauds, Scams
Updated Post by Mary Kauffman, Editor SitNews

Fake Check Scams could cost you thousands of dollars!! These scams have been around for decades. Be educated, the responsibility is yours.

Shipping Scam: There is no legitimate reason for someone who is wanting to buy something you post in the classifieds to send you more than the item costs and ask you to send money back.

It is so EASY for crooks to create checks that look like real cashier's checks or checks from businesses that even bank employees can be fooled. 

Fake checks are used in a variety of scams, especially SHIPPPING SCAMS.

Scam artists make up elaborate stories to persuade you to deposit a check for more than the item costs, use some of the funds to ship the item and wire back the remainder of the funds to them. 

They don't really want your merchandise, they want your money and will get it by offering overpayments on items you advertise in the classifieds.....

Weeks later the bank informs you that the check was bogus, and the bank deducts the amount that was credited to your account. If there isn't enough to cover it, the bank may be able to take money from other accounts you have with the bank or sue you to recover the funds. 

If you receive a check from an unfamiliar person or business, be skeptical. There is no legitimate reason for someone who is giving you money to ask you to wire money back.

Learn more about Fake Check Scams at
This alert message has been posted numerous times over the years by Mary Kauffman, SitNews Editor

Posted: Sat, 13 Aug. 2016
Expires: Tue, 8 Aug. 2017



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