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Friday, October 05, 2007

"Parklands Update: Alaska-Carlsbad connection" Newsclipping from Anchorage, Alaska newspaper

Anchorage (AK) Daily News
Thursday, October 4, 2007

RIM Architects Picked for Park

RIM Architects, in collaboration with Carlsbad Caverns Trading, has been selected to provide architectural design services for the National Park Service retail and food concessions at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. The park contains 113 caves and is home to millions of bats.

The project includes three main components: a restaurant in the visitor center, a 2,800-square-foot retail space in the visitor center and a small retail and food concession 800 feet below ground in the cavern itself. RIM
proposed a design that preserves the cavern's natural ambiance while substantially minimizing the impact of light, food smells, garbage, dust and noise to lessen disturbance to the bats flying overhead.

RIM operates in Anchorage, San Francisco, Honolulu, and Hagatna, Guam.

Tour firm's workplace noted Alaska Wildland Adventures Inc. has been selected as a 2007 Top Small Workplace by The Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces and was featured in Wall Street Journal print and online editions in the Journal Report on Small Business.

The Journal Report spotlights 15 small businesses that have built workplace environments that encourage collegiality and professional growth and provide an atmosphere and benefits that make their employees want to stay.

Alaska Wildland Adventures, based in Girdwood, has operated Alaska tours, lodges and wilderness adventure vacations since 1977.

Rick Smith
2 Roadrunner Trail
Placitas, NM 87043
Tel: 505-867-0047
Cell: 505-259-7161
Fax: 505-867-4175

Note: Rick Smith was the CAVE superintendent from March 1986 - May 1988

This is from a Google group named parklandwatch and was entitled
"Parklands Update: Alaska-Carlsbad connection"