Thayer named acting Administration commissioner

JUNEAU — Gov. Sean Parnell has named deputy Administration commissioner Curtis Thayer as acting commissioner of the department.

Thayer is filling the position left vacant by the resignation of Becky Hultberg, which was effective Wednesday.

Thayer’s responsibilities as deputy commissioner included the divisions of administrative services, general services, personnel and labor relations and motor vehicles. He helped oversee the implementation of new office space standards for state office buildings.

Parnell’s office says Thayer’s prior work includes serving as a deputy commissioner in the state commerce department, working for ENSTAR Natural Gas Co. and serving as a congressional aide.

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Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:25

Alaska nonprofit using online tool to share Yupik history

BETHEL — An Alaska nonprofit organization is encouraging residents of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to share stories about the region’s rich history as it works to ensure future generations have access to knowledge about the Yupik culture.

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Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:02

Fairbanks grand jury indicts 4 in theft of heavy safe

FAIRBANKS — Four people suspected of stealing a loaded 500-pound safe from a home in North Pole have been indicted on felony burglary and theft charges.

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