Glacier City Gazette – September 13, 2017

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Polka Dan Enters Hall of Fame

By Marc Donadieu Glacier City Gazette Seventy-five years ago, at age seven, Polka Dan Zantek began playing the concertina. On Sept. 16, 2017 Zantek will be inducted to the World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame. After musical detours with other instruments, Zantek started regularly playing the concertina in Girdwood after the 1964 earthquake, and he … Continue reading “Polka Dan Enters Hall of Fame”

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The Power of Micro Turbines

By Marc Donadieu Glacier City Gazette Hotels, hospitals and buildings running 24/7 require a considerable amount of electricity and heat. Large equipment such as boilers eventually wear down and need replacing. But power generation technology has vastly improved since early days of boiler installation. Micro turbine generators now produce electricity and heat while offering significant … Continue reading “The Power of Micro Turbines”

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Valley Bike Group Blazes Ahead

Girdwood Mountain Bike Alliance Seeks Enhanced Valley Riding By P.M. Fadden Associate Editor Alaska’s Turnagain Arm, a region long recognized as Mecca for outdoor sport, sees summer 2017 conclude a breakout season for local organization, Girdwood Mountain Bike Alliance [MTB]. Founded September 2016, MTB’s primary goal of enabling valley trail projects springs from successful summer … Continue reading “Valley Bike Group Blazes Ahead”

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