Archives for 2018
Greenhouse Heat Workshop
Friday June 29, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
FREE hands-on workshop in ESTER, Alaska
Learn to construct a wood-fired thermal mass heater and incubator that can be used to extend the growing season this fall and start seedlings early next spring.
Art Nash, UAF Cooperative Extension Service Energy Specialist, will teach about combustion, thermal storage, wood gasification, heat distribution and other techniques to extend the growing season.
Spend the day in Ester building a thermal mass heater.
For details & workshop location contact Art at (907)474-6366 or email@example.com
How to control bird vetch, the purple-flowered monster
Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
UAF Cooperative Extension Service
University Park Building, 1000 University Avenue, Room 158
Learn what it takes to out-smart this plant so commonly seen along roadsides, on public property and in yards and gardens. Control techniques and timing for pesticide application and mowing will be covered. Learn if there are situations where pulling can make a difference. Class will include identification of similar species, including native plants, that are not invasive.
Registration: There is no fee.
Please contact the Cooperative Extension Service to get on the list, (907)474-1530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Glenn Mollette
Lots of outrage has been seen and heard around America over the treatment of families illegally entering the United States. President Trump has signed an executive order to keep the families together.
I’m not sure where Americans want to keep these families who took a great risk to enter our country hoping to gain entrance quickly and illegally. It did not work out for them. I know quite a few people who live in our country who have moved here from Mexico, Myanmar and other parts of the world. They are working very hard and are very supportive of the laws of America.
Breaking the law always has some penalty or repercussions. I’m all for keeping border families together. I would never want to see children ripped away from a mother or father. Those crossing the border for the most part are very desperate people in search of a better place.
Every day people fill out the necessary paper work, go through the proper channels and enter our country. Millions of them are now working a job that many Americans no longer want to work which is very sad for our country. However, it’s good for those who want to work it seems.
What do we do with these border families now? Do we keep them in full service hotels or house them at a resort property in Disney World? They have left third world countries where conditions apparently were not very good. How much can we be expected to do for people showing up demanding entrance to America? What would you do for people showing up at your front door demanding lodging and meals and even health care? It’s hard for most people when family shows up unannounced.
I found in interesting watching the outcry of demonstrators and different media personalities. I have wondered where are the daily cries over how America treats our children and unborn children? Right now while I am writing this there will be about 3000 legalized abortions in America. Add that number times 365 days in our country. There were 652, 639 legalized abortions in 2014 according for the Center for Disease Control.
Seven thousand children are abandoned each year in the United States. China is said to have over twenty million orphans.
How many babies and children spend their first five years in daycare and then are raised essentially by the school? It’s a tough day for America’s families who are trying to financially survive. However, money, things and attainments never take the place of time with children and families. It’s easy to see this looking back.
I’m glad there are Americans who have verbalized their pain concerning the importance of children and parents being together. It’s important. Maybe there will be some outrage down the road on the state of America’s families who enjoy the privileges daily afforded to our families but for different reasons don’t treat their children very well.
Dr. Glenn Mollette is the author of 12 books. His syndicated column is read in all 50 states.
Books By Glenn Mollette
Contact him at GMollette@aol.com. Learn more at www.glennmollette.com Like his facebook page at www.facebook.com/glennmollette
ANCHORAGE, Alaska. June 21, 2018. AAA projects a record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles to celebrate Independence Day this summer, the highest total since AAA began tracking holiday travel 18 years ago. That’s 5 percent more than the 44 million Americans who traveled for the patriotic celebration in 2017, which was the previous national record.
“Fourth of July is typically the busiest summer travel holiday, but this year is an all-time whopper,” said Michelle Donati, spokesperson for AAA Alaska. “Despite the highest gas prices in four years, more travelers will be taking to the road and the skies next month to celebrate America’s birthday than ever.”
The Independence Day holiday period is defined as Tuesday, July 3, to Sunday, July 8.
By the Numbers: AAA Independence Day Travel Forecast
•Nearly 47 million Americans are projected to travel this holiday, nearly 2.5 million more than last year.
•Higher fuel prices aren’t slowing drivers down. The average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in Alaska is 55 cents higher than in 2017, but more than 80 percent of travelers are expected to drive to their destination.
•Travelers will pay less for airfare in 2018, but more for car rentals and hotels. According to AAA’s Leisure Travel Index, travelers taking to the skies will pay an average $171 for a round-trip flight along the top 40 domestic routes. That is the lowest Independence Day airfare in five years, and 9 percent less than last year.
“The current economic landscape including strong employment, rising incomes and consumer confidence is helping to boost the number of planned getaways over the second three-day weekend of the summer,” Donati said.
AAA expects to rescue more than 362,000 motorists across the country over Independence Day weekend, with the primary reasons being lockouts, flat tires and battery-related issues. Before heading out of town, AAA recommends drivers take their vehicle to a trusted repair facility for a thorough inspection and perform needed maintenance.
AAA offers a variety of mobile travel resources including AAA Mobile, a free app for Smartphone users. The app uses GPS navigation to help travelers map a route, locate nearby discounts, summon roadside assistance, find current gas prices and more. Travelers can learn more about this resource at AAA.com/mobile.
AAA’s projections are based on economic forecasting and research by IHS Markit. The London-based business information provider teamed with AAA in 2009 to jointly analyze travel trends during major holidays. AAA has been reporting on holiday travel trends for more than two decades.
AAA has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers since it was founded more than 100 years ago. Visit AAA.com.
21 – Russ & Jeannie Pinkelman
21 – Bruce & Janet Reiter
25 – Ed & Karla Giese
25 – Brett & Debbie Phillips
To send your anniversary wishes click here