FYI News briefs & announcements – Feb. 6

Don’t get fooled by records scam

The Consumer Protection Unit of the Alaska Attorney General’s Office has received reports that an entity calling itself “Corporate Records Service” with an address in Ketchikan, has mailed solicitations to commercial fishermen and others in Alaska. The solicitation, entitled “Annual Minutes Records Form,” states that Alaska businesses are required to complete the statement and return it by Feb. 13 with a payment of $125. 
Although the solicitation contains a statement that Corporate Records Service is not a government agency and does not provide services on behalf of any government agency, people may misinterpret the official-looking documents. 
Alaska businesses are not required to do business with Corporate Records Service, and the forms provided by Corporate Records Service are not required by the State of Alaska, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing. Any official statement or request from the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing will clearly indicate its origin by displaying the State seal and the name of Gov. Sean Parnell. All forms required by the division can be found at  
For more information, or to file a complaint, please contact the Consumer Protection Unit at 269-5200, or visit or

Nominations due for volunteerism

First Lady Sandy Parnell has opened the nomination period for the First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards. The First Lady invites all Alaskans to help recognize fellow citizens by nominating them for consideration. The awards recognize those who have shown extraordinary volunteer service and made a positive impact on their community. The program began with First Lady Bella Hammond and has continued throughout the years.
Nominations are due by March 1. For more information, go to

Film fest

The Backcountry Film Festival takes place 7 p.m., Feb. 21 at The Homer Family Theatre.
The festival is sponsored locally by The Kachemak Nordic Ski Club and The Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition. All proceeds will go to support these two organizations. The festival features seven very dynamic short films focusing on backcountry skiing and snowboarding.
Tickets are $10 at the door. Door prizes will be awarded at intermission and tickets include a chance to win a Black Diamond backcountry ski package.

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