Neighbors Digest

Staff Reports

Posted: Friday, December 02, 2005

Cancer wellness program

Fitness Essentials is offering a free eight-week session for cancer patients and cancer survivors as part of the Cancer Wellness Program.

Students will meet with a certified fitness trainer once a week and be able to workout at the gym throughout the week.

The next class begins in January. Space is limited. For more information, contact Debbie at 586-6666.

Salmon Creek Trail closure

The Salmon Creek Trail has temporarily closed after recent heavy rains washed out approximately 100 feet of roadbed that begins the trail.

The trail is now hazardous to hikers and will remain closed until repairs can be made next summer. A "No Trespassing" sign has been posted at the trail entrance.

AEL&P recognizes the importance of this popular recreational area and asks the public to avoid using the Salmon Creek trail until further notice.

Nick Begich scholarships available

The Nick Begich Scholarship Intern Fund is accepting scholarship, internship and fellowship applications for the 2006-2007 school year. One $2,000 scholarship, renewable for up to three years, will be awarded to the highest-scoring applicant. Three $1,000-1,500 scholarships will also be awarded. Any Alaska resident pursuing a degree in education, government or public service is eligible to apply.

The fund will also appoint up to two 6-month intern/fellows. The appointments are available to Alaska residents over the age of 21 seeking to experience direct service in the fields of education, government or public service. The internships may be located in Alaska or Washington, D.C.

Scholarship and internship applications may be requested by writing cwrecord@alaska.net or Nick Begich Scholarship Intern Fund, Tom Begich, executive director, P.O. Box 142711, Anchorage, 99514-2711. Applications will be accepted by e-mail or U.S. mail and must be sent and postmarked no later than Feb. 10, 2006. Applications received after that date will not be considered.

Award winners will be announced April 6.



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