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Thoughts on the future of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska
FAIRBANKS — It has been a great privilege to spend time in the Western Arctic. It is a landscape of mountains, rivers, rolling tundra, wildlife and solitude. In short, a place unparalleled in wildness and beauty.
Emotional goodbye to Bob Harte as Heimo Korth remembers his pal on The Last Alaskans exclusive
On Sunday’s The last Alaskans, it’s a farewell to an old friend for patriarch and survivalist Heimo Korth, who takes us on a bit of a walk to recall his friend Bob Harte, a trapper who arrived in the area and befriended him back in the 1970s, and who has since passed on.
Clean-air groups demand EPA action on smoke pollution in Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS — Clean-air groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection agency Friday, concerned the agency is dragging its feet on enforcing the Clean Air Act in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, which has some of the highest particulate pollution spikes in the country.
Police officer shortage is pervasive: More men, women should consider law enforcement
News-Miner opinion: The Daily News-Miner has reported on the Fairbanks Police Department’s struggle to recruit and keep a fully staffed force in recent years. It is not just a Fairbanks problem though. Earlier this week, National Public Radio reported on the nationwide police officer shortage. There
Christmas in Ice opens in North Pole with ice sculptures, slides and more
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - With Christmas a little over a week away, Fairbanksans are out celebrating the holiday, taking advantage of the dark and cold. Julia Laude joined us from North Pole to tell us about the local attraction Christmas in Ice. Christmas in Ice will have displays for viewing until Janua
FPD responds to motor vehicle accident with borough bus
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks Police Department responded to several traffic accidents Thursday - including a car and borough bus collision outside of the Noel Wien Library.
The Blue Loon pending deal to be sold
FAIRBANKS — Adam Wool said he has entered into a deal to sell The Blue Loon, the popular night club, movie house, concert hall and restaurant owned by Wool for the past 21 years.
West Valley Basketball team victorious in first game under new head coach
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Basketball season officially tipped off last night at West Valley High School. The School is currently hosting the North Pole Patriots, Valdez Buccaneers, and South Anchorage Wolverines in their annual season-opening tournament.
Borough, school district reach agreement on fund balance
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Borough Assembly and the School District have reached an agreement about how much of a fund balance the school district is allowed to hold onto. At Thursday night's meeting, the Borough Assembly, after collaborating with the school district, passed a substitute ordinance that
Ft. Wainwrights soldiers organize winter clothing drive
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Two Fort Wainwright soldiers have partnered with the Fairbanks Rescue Mission, the Street Outreach and Advocacy Program also known as SOAP and the Door for a warm clothing drive.
Dunleavy visits White House, meets with President Trump
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A group of newly elected governors were at the white house Thursday meeting with President Donald Trump and his cabinet. Our washington bureau's Peter Zampa tookus inside the room where our Alaskan governor, Mike Dunleavy, spoke with the president.
Bob Harte’s death arrives on The Last Alaskans. How the show handles it—and his legacy.
“Oh, this is just the—I don’t know—close to the 15th time I should be dead. But God loves me and I love him and he knows it,” Bob Harte says in the second episode of The Last Alaskans season four.
What's Happening — Dec. 13-25
Medicinal Tea, a workshop teaching the making of it, 6-7:30 p.m., Alaska Center for Natural Medicine, 3039 Davis Road, $10, limited to 30 people. 452-3600 or www.alaskacenterfor naturalmedicine.com.
Local man charged with assault, robbery, burglary for Thanksgiving break in
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A local man was arraigned Wednesday in Superior Court on charges of assault, robbery, burglary, and weapons misconduct. Fairbanks police received a report of a home invasion in the Aurora Subdivision on November 21. When officers arrived on scene they found that Vent's alleged ac
Fairbanks police officer faces theft charges after stealing money
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - We have more information on former Fairbanks Police Officer Manuel Beza who is facing charges of fourth degree theft and official misconduct for stealing money from a citizen. The Fairbanks Police Department was contacted by a citizen on November 27 who reported they turned over
North Pole man in court for charging cars with a sledgehammer
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - In the same court room a North Pole man was arraigned on three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. According to charging documents, Troopers received reports on November 26 that a man, later identified as Sheldon Adams, had shown threatening behavior by nearly c
Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Dec. 13
Last month, Ruth Botstein argued Alaska’s case at the Supreme Court. This month she was fired. Nathaniel Herz, laska’s Energy Desk – Anchorage. Botstein is one of two prominent attorneys at the Alaska Department of Law who was fired by the new administration of Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, in a mo
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
Fairbanks City Council addresses equal rights, receives both positive and negative feedback
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Emotions filled the Fairbanks City Council chambers Monday night as an equal rights ordinance was up for debate. Over 70 Fairbanks residents and stakeholders spoke on Ordinance 6093 addressing equal rights - giving both positive and negative testimony.
Best Places to Retire in Alaska
Perhaps the generic portrait of a retiree lounging on a beach isn’t quite your thing. Instead, you might be considering going in the opposite direction and living in Alaska for retirement. In addition to the state’s abundant natural beauty, you’ll also enjoy a relatively low tax burden. We crunched