Tuesday, March 23, 2010

LeNora Conkle Honored by Legislature

Photo taken by Harold Tillison
Last Friday Senator Coghill presented to LeNora Conkle a legislative citation at the Fairbanks Pioneer's Home in recognition of her volunteerism and dedication to North Pole.

As volunteer historian of Santa's Senior Center, LeNora has been instrumental in documenting and archiving the history of the senior center in North Pole.

LeNora, who celebrated her 100th birthday last August, is also a recognized author of books about the life in bush Alaska managing hunting and fishing camps, most notably Wind in the Water and Bush Pilot's Wives.

The Pioneer's Home had a reception for LeNora to celebrate the legislature's recognition of her volunteerism and her contributions as a pioneer of Alaska. In the photo above are (L to R): Senator John Coghill, LeNora Conkle, granddaughter Corri Conkle, and Ardena Morway.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Senator Coghill With Newest Grandson

Senator Coghill and his newest grandchild, Joshua Synott Greene, get acquainted with one another while Senator Coghill was in Fairbanks and North Pole this last weekend. Joshua was born February 26th and weighed 9lbs 7 oz.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Meet Our UAF Intern

Our UAF Intern this session is Brenda Hannah from Fairbanks. She has been having quite an experience here in Juneau performing duties of a legislative staffer, interviewing people for her class papers, and learning the process first hand.

Yesterday was a full day for Brenda. First she interviewed Governor Parnell in his office and asked questions about managing the exectutive branch of state government.

Later in the day Brenda sat in on a meeting with Chief of Staff Rynnieva Moss and Judge Niesje Steinkruger discussing legislation in the Senate Judiciary Committee and the separation of powers between the executive and judicial branches of state government.