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Texan flees cubicle farm, starts web design business in Fairbanks

She went professional a few years later, and now Warren is making her living designing websites. The 41-year-old owns Warweb Designs. She can build a pretty website, create logos, do website maintenance and help companies tap into e-commerce. Consultations are free.

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-08-19 08:00:00

Firefighters knock down fire at site of future Fairbanks Costco

Construction crews were at the site, but had not noticed the smoke until fire crews arrived. It was reported that some welding took place earlier in the day underneath the area where the fire started, according to a news release from the City of Fairbanks.

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-08-18 18:15:00

Officials OK license for Fairbanks marijuana testing site

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -The Alaska marijuana control board has approved the license for the first cannabis testing facility in Interior Alaska, expected to open next month.

KTUU - 2018-08-18 11:49:00

Pollution solution group gets earful about Fairbanks’ smoke problem

Recommendations for new smoke pollution control measures are expected to come out of the task force, known as the Air Quality Stakeholders Group, later this year.


Fairbanks City Council considers public comment revamp

The first ordinance, introduced by Councilman Jerry Cleworth, proposes sweeping updates to Fairbanks General Code chapter 42, which covers labor relations and negotiations.

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-08-19 08:00:00

Fairbanks fire department responds to fire at soon-to-be Costco facility

According to a release by the FFD, a Fairbanks police officer was driving by the building, currently under renovation by Costco on College Road when they noticed black smoke coming out of the roof around 10:00 p.m.

KTUU - 2018-08-18 12:07:00

A nice memoir with an all-too familiar Alaska

A white lady from Outside (Adrienne Lindholm) who craved a connection with Nature™ once moved to Alaska on what was supposed to be a short-term job (back-country ranger in Denali) and wound up staying for decades. She explored the untamed lands, encountered awe-inspiring wildlife, learned about the

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-08-19 07:15:00

Barry Jackson, who suggested Native corporation model, dies at 88

In addition to reworking Winston Churchill’s famous dictum on democracy that way, attorney Barry Jackson also liked to say that the 1971 law was a political miracle, not a perfect solution, but an acceptable deal made possible by a unique set of circumstances at an important moment in Alaska history

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-08-19 08:00:00

Alaska Man to be Imprisoned for Multiple Life Sentences

Santiago, an Iraq war veteran, pleaded guilty to the charges after the court agreed to not pursue the death penalty.


Fairbanks violates federal air quality standard, looking for solutions

FAIRBANKS, Alaska -Fairbanks has violated the federal air quality standard, and now community stakeholders are looking for solutions. Friday at UAF, 30 to 40 people discussed the current air issue, and then brainstormed ideas. They're trying to achieve a consensus by narrowing down suggestions to fi


Primary voting numbers much lower than 2016 in Fairbanks

As of 4:51 p.m Thursday, only 441 voters had cast their primary ballots, according to Johnson.

FAIRBANKS DAILY NEWS-MINER - 2018-08-18 08:00:00

Fairbanks mayor not backing down in appointment of Wilken to gas board

Matherly nominated Wilken to replace Frank Abegg on the board's city-designated seat. Abegg resigned Aug. 7 in protest of IGU's purchase of Pentex Natural Gas. The roughly $60 million deal closed in June and gave IGU control of Pentex, Fairbanks Natural Gas, Titan LNG and Arctic Energy Transportatio


Marijuana board OKs license for Fairbanks testing business

The new Fairbanks lab is fully operational, according to the owners, but will need to get a final inspection in the coming weeks before the Alaska Marijuana Control Office issues the license.


Public Transportation Gaining Speed In Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS, Alaska -Our public transportation system stretches from North Pole, all across Fairbanks, and up to the University campus. There are several different routes you can take to get to where you are going, and whether you are riding with a bike, or on foot the bus is always a great way to get


Fairbanks spins for suicide prevention

Fairbanks, AlaskaLast evening, downtown Fairbanks was full of cyclists pedaling for a cause.The annual 'Spin for A Cause' is F&H Fitness Studio's fundraiser where stationary cyclists spin for those in need.Last year, the fitness studio and Lavelle's Tap House held a 'Spin For Quinn' event to help ou


Fairbanks police warn public of missing 'dangerous' man

Fairbanks police issued a public safety alert Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2018, for a missing 20-year-old Fairbanks man who may be dangerous to himself and others. Michael Tleitez is Hispanic, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds, according to the alert.Fairbanks Police Depar


Missing Man Found At Fairbanks Correctional Center

After noticing on an Alaska State Trooper Dispatch that a man of the same name was remanded to the Fairbanks Correctional Center, it came to light that Pleitez had been incarcerated the entire time the NIXLE alert was active. Pleitez was arrested in North Pole for burglary in the first degree, crimi


Traffic Accident on the Parks Highway

Trooper Barry Cebulski explained the importance of yielding to oncoming traffic, “When you're entering the roadway from other road you actually have to yield to oncoming traffic. It's you're responsibility to make sure that there's enough distance between you and the oncoming traffic who has the rig


Man arrested after reportedly destroying kitchen

Michael R. Pleitez, 20, reportedly destroyed a kitchen in the shop building and lit an appliance on fire before troopers apprehended him. Pleitez told troopers he ran away from the group home and destroyed property at the construction shop because he was “scared,” according to a criminal complaint f


Second Alaska cannabis event fined over public consumption

Two attendees of the 2018 Hempfest, held on private property in Wasilla, are inside a tent designated by organizers for the consumption of marijuana by people over the age of 21 area.Gary Black/News-Miner