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Midnight Sun Festival expands in downtown Fairbanks with more entertainment, vendors, food
The annual event is on the Sunday closest to summer solstice and packs more than 30,000 visitors into the city’s downtown core. The festival runs noon to midnight and features food and drink, artisans and craftspeople and their wares, and live music and performances from local musicians and entertai
Fairbanks 49ers roll, Wild fall in Midnight Sun Tournament
FAIRBANKS — Andrew Troppmann drove in two runs and pitched a complete game to help the Fairbanks 49ers beat Bartlett, 14-4, in five innings, during the AA Midnight Sun Tournament on Friday at Marlin Field.
Suspect in matricide denied bail
Travis James Reed, right, confers with his public defender, Jonathan Biderman, at his bail hearing Thursday afternoon, June 21, 2018.Dorothy Chomicz/News-MinerDorothy Chomicz
C-SPAN bus visits Fairbanks in tour
The bus, a coordinated project between GCI and national public affairs network C-SPAN, is visiting Alaska as part of its 14-month 50 capitals tour during which the broadcast team will visit local attractions in addition to producing segments for their ongoing C-SPAN Cities Tour programming.
Fairbanks man arraigned on multiple charges, including Kidnapping
Alaska State Troopers received a report on May 25th from a woman saying Micah Whitaker had been stalking and harassing her for months. She told troopers Whitaker had kicked her out of his home, then began accusing her of stealing his wallet, and starting to threaten her. The victim said she agreed t
Alaska Calls On FBX-Based Utility Companies To Share Federal Savings With Patrons
Anchorage, AK – The 49thState is vying for two Fairbanks utility companies Golden Heart Utilities and College Utilities Corporation, to share an approximated $1-million-dollars with its patrons, that is sourced from the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and reported by the Fairbanks Daily News-Mine
Three cut programs to return to KUAC
However, according to a KUAC news release, the local station and Alaska Public Media were able to reach a “mutually acceptable agreement” to return the programming to KUAC with minimal impact to the station’s budget.
Bartos steps down; Ice Alaska holds elections
“I’ve got too many things I’m doing anyway, and I don’t need to be doing all that stuff too,” he said. “They’re shifting gears and it’s time for new blood.”
Second Red Flag Exercise Comes to an End
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -Allies from Japan and Singapore were in Alaska for the past few weeks as a part of 'Red Flag Alaska,' a military exercise to train on combat scenarios. This was the second Red Flag of the summer. The exercise is so large that it essentially doubles the number of personnel at Eiels
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Cut 4Joe Biagini liked a Blue Jays fan's sign so much, he asked her to take a photo of him holding itHe kept it, too.
First Hand Look at Aerial Refueling
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -During the Red Flag exercise this week at Eielson, pilots got to practice another technique, in-air refueling.One of our reporters Sara Tewksbury experienced the technique first hand. She joined a crew of four on a KC-135 tanker to see how exactly aerial refueling or 'AR', works."
Former Goldpanner Billy Bean returns with Major League Baseball
Now he’s back in Fairbanks with Major League Baseball, joining the league during MLB’s 24 Hours of Play Ball campaign, which culminated with the 113th annual Midnight Sun Game at Growden Memorial Park.
State wants utilities to share federal tax-cut savings with customers
“The customers are receiving the benefit of the Tax Act right now due to the fact that we did not need to file a rate case this year,” said Anna Merrill, regulatory affairs manager for the utilities, which are owned by Corix, a company owned by the British Columbia Investment Management Corp.
Walker signs oil credit payment bill amid lawsuit controversy
Gov. Bill Walker signs House Bill 176, allowing EMS providers statewide to collect underfunded costs incurred when providing emergency medical transport services to Medicaid beneficiaries, at the Ester Volunteer Fire Department Wednesday afternoon, June 20, 2018. Walker also signed House Bill 331 in
"24 Hours of Play Ball" set to make history for Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -The Alaska Goldpanners are set to host many games at Growden Park this year, as a matter of fact, they are set to host Four different opponents in Seven-Game Series. However, all eyes are going to be on one event in particular, the Annual Midnight Sun Game. This 113 year old Solst
Mount Healy was too gusty for hiking last Friday
Access:Bison Gulch Trailhead, Parks Highway milepost 243.8, between Healy and Glitter Gulch; 1 hour 50 minutes south of Fairbanks.
Potentially dangerous pathogen found in Alaska moose, caribou
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -Officials say a respiratory pathogen previously believed to be restricted to sheep and goats has been detected in Alaska moose and caribou. Scientists have identified Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae, known as Movi, in other animal species for the first time, including a bison in Montana
Thank you, Credit Union 1
Fairbanks Youth Advocates would like to extend a huge-thank you to Credit Union 1, its staff, members and friends for raising $10,000 for The Door youth shelter at the #CU1LUV event last week. We are humbled by the generosity. This will go a long way in continuing to provide safety for young people.
What's Happening — June 21-28
Resilience Film Festival, day 1 of 2, 6 p.m., UAF Murie Auditorium, tickets available by $5 donation, with “Paper Tigers,” following a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students. Hosted by Fairbanks Wellness Coalition and UAF D
Familiar sky drawing appears in Alaska
FacebookAccording to Task and Purpose, an airman shared a snapshot to the popular Air Force amn/nco/snco Facebook group on Wednesday of what appears to be a half-finished, phallus above Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.