In one of the most remote areas in North America, the Northwestern Alaska Career and Technical Center is equipping teens with the education and skills they need to thrive.
Nome is one of the last signs of city life in Alaska before everything becomes rural. Alaska Natives have lived in remote communities throughout the Bering Straits region for at least 10,000 years, sustaining themselves with a subsistence lifestyle of Arctic and sub-Arctic animals and plants. But those same communities, with an average population of 425, lack the resources to train young Alaskans with the job and life skills they need to keep their communities strong.
Wells Fargo's Nili Sundown travels thousands of miles each year — via plane, boat, and even snowmobile — to ensure her customers have the financial resources they need to survive the wilderness of rural Alaska.
The summer season in Alaska offers a small window of time for rural communities to restock the supplies they need to survive the long, harsh winter ahead. With the rivers no longer choked with ice and daylight lasting nearly 24 hours, barges bring these remote towns everything from raw building materials to oil for heating homes and fueling vehicles. Watch the video at Wells Fargo Stories.
Find out how creating a lemonade stand teaches kids about profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors — and giving back to their communities
Charlotte Bittner, 9, wants to be a veterinarian and own an animal clinic when she grows up. Bella Mercedes Ahgupuk, 14, wants to be a health aide. They both agree that participating in Lemonade Day has helped start them on the path toward their future careers.
“It gives kids a chance to do business when they’re kids, and learn how to do it early on,” said Charlotte, who lives in Anchorage, Alaska.
United States Senator Lisa Murkowski among distinguished attendees
Guests on Holland America Line’s award-winning Alaska Land+Sea Journeys can now experience new dining, entertainment and amenities at the Denali Square complex located in the heart of the company’s McKinley Chalet Resort at the gates of Denali National Park. To celebrate today’s grand opening, Holland America Line presented the Denali Borough School District with a $20,000 check that will be spent on modernizing interactive classroom technology.
The United States has a diverse climate and the ability to grow all kinds of crops throughout the country. And while farmers in most of the United States grow a lot of corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton (these crops, called “commodity” or “row” crops, account for almost 240 million acres of the 325 million acres planted to crops), farmers also grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from apples to lettuce to pumpkins, and everything in between.
SEATTLE, June 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ — While in the vicinity of Jaw Point at Glacier Bay, Alaska, Holland America Line’s ms Noordam assisted 41 persons on a disabled sightseeing boat Wednesday, June 10. Noordamresponded to a call for aid at approximately 12:35 p.m. local time to assist the 79-foot sightseeing vesselBaranof Wind, which was experiencing mechanical troubles near Johns Hopkins Glacier.
The ship lowered a tender, which collected 40 tourists and one Glacier Bay National Park ranger and returned to Noordam.
CLEVELAND, May 11, 2015 /3BL Media /– On May 13, more than 6,000 KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) employees will participate in the bank’s 25th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day, a day of volunteerism supported by paid time off. Employees will spend the afternoon volunteering for more than 700 service projects in 13 states across the nation, from Maine to Alaska.
The debate over climate change, unlike climate change itself, seems to be stuck. Let's see if we can get it moving.
The arguments are mainly over three issues: whether climate change exists, what casuses it, and what to do about it.
The first two questions are controversial but shouldn't be. And the third would generate honest debate even if there were agreement about the first two. But viable solutions to the crisis aren't hard to find.