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  • • Two NAB VPSOs Graduate from DARE Training
    Local VPSOs graduate for DARE training Photographed L to R:
    VPSO McCary, Public Services Director Wendie Schaeffer and VPSO Gagilano (holding his son, Mike Jr)
    Photo Credit: Chantee Barker

    The Alaska Department of Public Safety, Alaska State Troopers hosted the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) Training on JBER this fall. VPSO Jack McCary from Noorvik and VPSO Mike Gagilano from Noatak attended and the intensive 80-hour training, culminating in a graduation ceremony on September 8, 2014. The DARE curriculum is designed to be taught by law enforcement officers whose training and experience gives them the background needed to answer the sophisticated questions often posed by young students about drugs and crime. The 80 hours of training covered specialized areas such as child development, classroom management, teaching techniques and communication skills. VPSOs McCary and Gagalino will now implement a DARE program in the schools in Noovik and Noatak. NAB is very proud of the accomplishments of VPSOs McCary and Gagalino and we look forward to updates regarding the DARE program in the school.

  • Kotzebue Fishermen on YouTube.
  • • Working drafts of the Northwest Arctic Regional Energy Plan are now available. Click on the following links:
  • • Mayor Joule is pleased to accept the appointment by President Obama to the Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. Mayor Joule is the only Alaskan to serve on the task force and is excited about contributing and bringing an Alaskan perspective to the dialogue. To learn more about the appointment click here.
  • • Mayor Joule also participated in an interview with the Internation Polar Foundation available here.
  • • The University of Alaska, Fairbanks is putting out a call for abstracts for their conference, Science of a Cold Place in a Warming World to take place Apr. 24-25, 2014. For more information see the flyer here.
  • • The University of Alaska, Fairbanks is also travel grants to help undergraduates attend the conference in April. For information about how to apply, see here.
  • A Message from Mayor Joule (also available from The Arctic Sounder here).

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