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Police: ‘Equipment accident’ killed 36-year-old Alaska oil field worker
The North Slope Borough Police Department on Thursday released the name of the 36-year-old man who died last week at a North Slope oil field, and said a preliminary investigation has determined an “equipment accident" was to blame.
This Alaska Restaurant Is 240 Miles From Civilization But It’s So Worth The Journey
Driving a long way to get somewhere we’d like to go is all part of living in Alaska. However, there’s one restaurant in our state that takes it to the next level. This place is 240 miles from the nearest stoplight, and it’s definitely not the type of restaurant you swing by on a whim. However, if yo
Southeast Alaska man faces sexual assault charges over accusations spanning years
A Gustavus man was arrested on multiple charges Tuesday over accusations he sexually assaulted two people over a 19-year span. John M. Scott, 58, was indicted last week over accusations he groped and performed sexual acts on two people without their consent between 1999 and 2018. One of the victims
Alaska high court rules against Dodge request in recount materials
The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled against a Democratic candidate's request to consider materials in a Fairbanks race which could sway control of the state House to a GOP majority.
How Two Times Reporters Covered the Hunt for Oil in Alaska
Times Insider delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how news, features and opinion come together at The New York Times. The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, 19 million acres of pristine land in northeast Alaska, may soon be open to oil drilling. Last December, Congress approved a measure to open
This Beautiful Bar In Alaska Is Made Of Over 1,000 Tons Of Crystal Clear Ice
What could be a more magical Alaskan adventure than having an icy drink in a glittering ice palace? Head to Chena Hot Springs resort for a once-in-a-lifetime experience: the Aurora Ice Bar! Visit the resort, an hour drive outside of the interior town of Fairbanks, for this beautiful experience. The
Home camera captures the moment the earthquake hit
Eric Nelius's home camera caught the earthquake on film as it hit his home in Fairbanks, Alaska — almost 350 miles from the earthquake's epicenter in Anchorage. In the video, Nelius' wife rushes to grab her children and dogs as the walls begin shaking and a loud rumbling fills the air.
The Race for Alaskan Oil: 6 Key Takeaways
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most pristine landscapes in the United States. But that may soon change as the Trump administration seeks to exploit an untapped trove of oil beneath its coastal plain.
Fairbanks man charged with first degree murder in suspicious death investigation
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A Fairbanks man was arrested in Anchorage and charged with first degree murder in the Nov. 21 death of 56 year old Jose Raul Santiago in Fairbanks. On Tuesday, Alaska State Troopers released surveillance video showing a white Volvo SUV pulling a rolled up piece of carpeting down
In the Blink of an Eye, a Hunt for Oil Threatens Pristine Alaska
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — It is the last great stretch of nothingness in the United States, a vast landscape of mosses, sedges and shrubs that is home to migrating caribou and the winter dens of polar bears.
Dragged carpet roll investigated in Alaska man’s death
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — A video showing a car pulling a rolled-up carpet down a snowy Alaska road may be linked to the death of a man found dead in the vehicle later that night. Alaska State Troopers initially reported the death last month of Jose Santiago, 56, as a fatality in a car crash west of Fairb
Kids in Alabama and Alaska Connect to Pray the Rosary
Heidi Doudna is a facilitator of the Children’s Rosary group for homeschoolers at Immaculate Conception Church in Fairbanks, Alaska. Children’s Rosary was launched by Blythe Kaufman of West Hartford, Connecticut, in 2011 in an effort begun by her pastor to stave off her parish from being merged with
Bettye Davis, first black woman elected to Alaska House, Senate, dies at 80
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Bettye Davis, the first black woman in Alaska to be elected to the State House and Senate, has died at the age of 80. According to her family, Davis died Monday morning.
Alaska Senate organization takes shape, one month from start of session
JUNEAU — The situation in the Alaska House of Representatives remains unclear, but the organization of the 20-member Alaska Senate is coming together after November’s elections.
Santa’s Helpers ready to help families in need
Currently, Santa’s Helpers is staging out of Fairbanks Nissan at 2610 S. Cushman St., but there are drop-off points throughout the Fairbanks North Star Borough if anyone wants to help by donating gifts.
Troopers’ Nenana investigation could take years
The documents, obtained by the Daily News-Miner, also revealed that investigators with Alaska State Troopers Financial Crimes Unit removed 16 banker boxes of documents from city offices and cloned computer hard drives when they executed a search warrant on June 7.
What's happening — Nov. 15-22
Art Class, with Tom Nixon, 7-9 p.m., Mojo Studios, 819 First Ave., in the recital hall, class fee is $35, contact Patti at 378-5920 for more information.
Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Manley Hot Springs in Alaska
A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 18 km SSW of Manley Hot Springs, Alaska (11 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: ak20357980. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: ak20357980. Glob
City of Nenana holding open house
FAIRBANKS — The city of Nenana invites the public to attend an open house from 1-5 p.m. Friday at the city’s new offices, 726 A St., as announced on the city’s Facebook page.
Outsiders are trying to tell Alaskans what's best for our state with Ballot Measure 1
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