Anchorage Update
 February 2012

New Snow Removal Report Launched


It just keeps snowing in Anchorage and there is more in the forecast. To keep you informed on how we are dealing with all this snow, we have launched an online Snow Removal Report.   It is updated every afternoon, with information on what streets were plowed overnight, and what is being worked on that day. Read more about what information is in the report here.


Please continue to be patient, crews are working 24/7 and are doing a great job. We have had 119.6 inches of snow so far this winter; normally at this point we have 50 inches. MOA has spent over $3 million more than last winter on snow removal.


We are only 13.2 inches away from hitting the record for the all time snowiest winter on record.  Do you think we will hit it this year?  Tell me on my Facebook page.



Mayor Sullivan with the Fur Rondy Royalty on February 15, 2012.

Municipality to Host April 3 Election Central


Election Central is back. When the polls close at 8 p.m. on April 3, citizens will have a place to gather and watch the results as a community.


Where: Kahtnu Rooms, 2nd Floor, Dena'ina Center

When: 8 p.m to 11 p.m., April 3, 2012

What: Municipal Election Central


Come out with your family and friends and watch the votes come rolling in.  


Don't Let Winter Stop You from Enjoying Our Parks


We live in a winter city, but sometimes we forget about the great outdoor activities available to us in the city. Snow on the ground doesn't stop our Parks and Recreation Department from maintaining

Enjoy Family Skate Saturdays thru March 10 at Westchester Lagoon.

our facilities and planning great family friendly programs. Skiing, skating and sledding are the obvious ones. There are also other ways to utilize Anchorage's recreation facilities in the winter. Pools are open year round, and health and fitness classes are offered at community centers around town. One of the longest running and best winter Parks and Rec winter activities is Family Skate on Saturday's at Westchester Lagoon. Read more here...


Also follow Parks & Rec on Twitter: @ANCgreenparks

Or Like them on Facebook: Anchorage Parks and Recreation 

Fur Rondy Gives Anchorage a Reason to Celebrate


Anchorage's Fur Rondy was recently named the #1 winter carnival in the world by National Geographic. Festivities began last weekend but continue through this Sunday. If you missed Snow Shoe Softball last weekend, don't worry, there are plenty of fun things to do this weekend. You can Run with the Reindeer on Saturday or watch the Youth Pond Hockey Tournament at Cuddy Park. Find out about all the events at  


Many City Departments are heavily involved in making Fur Rondy a success each year, from AFD and APD to Street Maintenance and Traffic, it takes a team to get the city ready for the world's #1 winter carnival. MOA employees will be around the events, and doing prep work behind the scenes.


Read more about the city's involvement in Fur Rondy and this weekend's events here.  


Connect with the Mayor


If you haven't already, follow me on Twitter (@MayorSullivan ) and like my page on Facebook (Dan Sullivan, Mayor of Anchorage) to get updates from me on what's happening in Anchorage.

Issue: 34
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In This Issue
Snow Removal Report
April 3 Election Central
Parks in Winter
Fur Rondy

Mayor's Calendar

  • March 1
    The Bridge to Somewhere Luncheon
  • March 3
    Iditarod Start
  • March 5
    Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
  • March 6 - Romig Middle School Scoreboard Dedication
  • March 8 - AJOC Top 40 Under 40 Luncheon 
  • March 9 - Special Olympics Winter Games Opening Ceremonies
  • March 10 - Southcentral Foundation's 30th Anniversary Gathering 
  • March 13 - Assembly Meeting
  • March 15 - MOA Employee of the Year Event

Mayor's Photo Contest

Please submit your best Anchorage photos to my Facebook Page to be featured in the Newsletter. 

This week's winner is: Lauretta Pepperworth   


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