...from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2009. She is employed as the Home-ownership Coordinator for Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. She wore an ivory gown and carried a bouquet of light pink peonies, ivory garden roses and gardenias...
With an extra boost from 100 World Changers volunteers, the eight single-family houses being built in Sterling as part of a federal low-income housing program are taking shape and their owners hope to be in them by Christmas.
Building a home can be a stressful experience that has the future owner often figuratively asking if it'll ever be done, but for several local families involved in a self-help owner-built home program in Kenai and Sterling, this question is a literal one.
I hit a nerve last week with the portion of my column about stray dogs. I got no less than a dozen phone calls and e-mails from folks who had problems with dogs. About half of the people were complaining about stray dogs causing problems on their property or killing livestock. The other half of the calls were from folks that had their dogs shot by neighbors. Unfortunately, I have no great advice to give on the subject.
...families move into their own homes by Thanksgiving. Donna Shassetz, Self-Help housing coordinator for the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, a nonprofit community action organization based in Anchorage, said this is her agency?s first year working...
Very late at night, nearly every Wednesday for the past 17 years, I have written the lead for this column. Putting fingers and thoughts to computer keyboard has always been preceded by communication with many individuals and organizations in and around our fair city through the years. I've put a zillion miles on my car just looking around town for new changes to tell you about. You have been generous with your phone calls, e-mails, newsletters and chats in public places. While I have gathered items I hoped would be of interest to all of you, we have become friends and you helped to make this home to me and my family.
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