2017 Chili Cookoff Thursday, January 26th at American Legion Hall


Come Show Off Your Beans  
4th Annual Chili Cookoff! 

Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.Plus Grand Prize.Thursday January 26th Starts At 5:30 -- 6PM American Legion in Glennallen Free to those who bring a pot of chili, cornbread or dessert. Only $15 for everybody else who just wants to stuff themselves and learn about the State’s Copper River Basin Plan & give the state some input.

Call 822-5555

Guest Speaker: Tyler Fanning from the 
Alaska Department of Natural Resources 

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2017 Copper Basin 300 To Bypass Much Of Northern Route

2017 Race To Start 
Saturday, January 14th  
In Glennallen 
At 10 am  

This Year Marks The Largest Deviation -- Ever --
 From The Longtime CB 300 Route.

Here's the official rundown & photo direct from the Copper Basin 300 website.

Heads Up for 2017 CB300 Race Teams & Fans: As of late December, the race is on, but the course has changed. The race will stay on trails west of the Richardson Highway. Red Eagle Lodge in Chistochina has been dropped as a checkpoint and Tolsona Lake and Mendeltna Creek Lodge in Mendeltna have been added. Details are on race info link.  Watch for more updates between now and race day on our facebook page as well. 

Thanks for your flexibility in this year’s race!

Interested in sponsoring a mile of the race? Only $30, email your mile selection to, pay for your mile under Sponsor a Mile link
            If you’d like to volunteer for the race- send an email to our web
              site,, or  to Bob Sloma, our Volunteer Coordinator, at
       Bob can also be reached at (907)320-0288.

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Attention: Alaska Minimum Wage Is On Its Way Up

Alaska Minimum Wage to Increase to $9.80

…A Nickel Increase To Cover Inflation

JUNEAU, Alaska—The Alaska minimum wage will increase from $9.75 to $9.80 in 2017. Alaska voters approved a ballot initiative in 2014 that increased the minimum wage from $8.75 to $9.75 in 2016 and requires the Alaska minimum wage to be adjusted annually for inflation.

“Alaskan workers deserve a fair process to ensure Alaska’s minimum wage keeps up with inflation, and this is the first year the new law requires it to be adjusted,” said Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas. “This modest increase will protect low wage workers and their families against inflation over time.”

Alaska Statute 23.10.065(a) requires the Alaska minimum wage to be adjusted using the Consumer Price Index for urban consumers in the Anchorage metropolitan area (Anchorage CPI-U) for the preceding calendar year. The Anchorage CPI-U increased 0.5 percent in 2015, rising from 215.805 to 216.909. As a result, the minimum wage will rise from $9.75 to $9.80 effective January 1, 2017.

The Alaska minimum wage applies to all hours worked in a pay period regardless of how the employee is paid: whether by time, piece, commission, or otherwise. All actual hours worked in a pay period multiplied by the Alaska minimum wage is the very least an employee can be compensated by an employer. Tips do not count toward the minimum wage.

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