“It’s really lucky that we’ve got this place right in the middle of town. Some people refer to it as the ‘Central Park’ of Fairbanks,” Hughes said. “There’s people walking their dogs, spending time with their families, reading, taking photographs. This is really the one place that I think connects all of Fairbanks.”
Soldiers began deploying as early as Aug. 18, but the majority will be flying out over the next several weeks. About half of the brigade will be based in Iraq for nine months.
The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration has been investigating the accident since it was reported, and miners are not currently allowed in the affected areas.
“Even though water might be going over the logs, the force itself is going under the log, and that’s where bodies, boats will be propelled or pushed,” said Joe McCullough, with the Department of Natural Resources Office of Boating Safety.
“The theme sets our convention’s tone and guides the agenda,” said AFN President Julie Kitka in a news release. “AFN is reaching out to all Alaskans to help build an Alaska we all want to live in. That’s going to be a big part of what we discuss this year.”
"Pogo Mine experienced a surface ground wall failure that restricted access to one of the underground access portals on Aug. 21, 2019," Pogo spokeswoman Wendie MacNaughton said in a statement sent Thursday to the Daily News-Miner. "There were no injuries as a result of the incident."
“This helps the kids who come in who are totally scared and traumatized to being in the hospital,” said Doris Casey, organizer of the benefit and a retired nurse of the hospital. “It’s a scary place for little kids and they like the stuffed animals. They know they can relate to that and snuggle with it, and they can take them home.”
The Pentagon decision, which went into effect Thursday, citing design problems with the Redesigned Kill Vehicle component that "were so significant as to be either insurmountable or too costly to correct."
Ryan Hinton, transportation director with the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, said bus company drivers and his department are “working hard to make sure we get everyone on the right bus and get them home safely.”
Dunleavy spokesman Matt Shuckerow posted a statement to social media Wednesday afternoon defending the dismissal on the basis of "differing views" between Cook and the governor.
“I always have this habit, ever since I was a kid, of seeing the wanted posters in the post office,” he said. “I started flipping through these posters, then all of a sudden, bingo, I recognized him immediately."
“It struck me as an idea that we could bring in some kind of boulder and encourage people to paint it, and therefore, they would have something to paint, and they could leave their message,” Carl Strange said.
Troopers received a report just after 1 p.m. Monday from Erin Brunquist, 69, of Palmer, that his son, Christien Brunquist, 42, was stuck on a logjam in the middle of the Tanana River after his kayak was pinned against it.
The University of Alaska Board of Regents voted unanimously Tuesday morning to terminate its previous declaration of financial exigency passed last month in the wake of a possible $135 million budget cut for the current fiscal year.
Frost was reported in low-lying areas overnight in the Fairbanks area this morning, while Tok and other communities to the east had temperatures in the 20s Monday morning.
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is reviewing the draft State Implementation Plan, or SIP, after a public comment period that ended last month.
A group of soldiers from the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division were escorted to Fairbanks International Airport on Sunday evening by the Fairbanks Police Department to deploy to Iraq.
From the time Ethan Troxel, 18, started playing recorders in the first grade, he loved music. That passion led to two performances at Carnegie Hall in New York City and a recent performance in Sydney, Australia, all during his high school years.
Gov. Mike Dunleavy is set to sign House Bill 2001, the Legislature’s attempt to restore about 80% of the governor’s more than $444 million in operating budget vetoes, today. But it remains unknown how many of the governor’s 182 original line-item vetoes he plans to maintain.
On Jan. 10, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., released “Wastebook: PORKémon Go,” a list of 50 examples of what he deemed “questionable expenditures” by the U.S. government.