To help combat the financial strain of the COVID-19 pandemic on Alaskan families, the Alaska Foodbank is offering a Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer program to provide families with additional money for food for their school age children. The problem is, the Fairbanks Community Foodbank is receiving calls about this service when they are not involved in distributing it.
The U.S. Census Bureau has announced that the timeline for the census has been shortened.Initially, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for filling out the census was extended to October 31st. That deadline has been moved to September 30th.
Alaska State Troopers, Fairbanks Police and Fairbanks City Council, and North Police Police and City Council received foggers from the Fairbanks Chapter of the International Karate Association. The foggers are designed to help disinfect public buildings and keep first responders and government employees safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
With so many events cancelled this year, some small businesses who make money on face to face interactions are hurting. Sarah Hollister stopped by the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds to visit with some of the vendors working booths during the IABA Home Show and A Woman’s Affair.
After sitting in the Alaskan wilderness for nearly 50 years, Fairbanks City Transit bus 142, better known as the “Magic Bus” or the “Into the Wild Bus” may have found a new home. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources announced yesterday that the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum of the North will likely be the new home of the bus.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s Central Recycling Facility located on 1855 Marika Road is closed until further notice. The facility closed unexpectedly due to a confirmed positive COVID-19 test of a contract worker.
Wednesday mayors from the Fairbanks North Star Borough, the City of Fairbanks, and the City of North Pole have issued a proclamation encouraging borough residents to wear masks and continue to take precautions to curb the spread of disease in the community.
Earlier this week, the Fairbanks North Star Borough announced they are closing the Salcha Transfer Site at 8121 Richardson Highway for five weeks for major renovations. Salcha residents wish the transfer site closures in the area were handled differently.
Recent events across the country have started a discussion about police training. Even before this, the Fairbanks Police Department had planned to do verbal jujitsu training as well as additional crisis intervention team training. However, COVID-19 has delayed plans.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough Solid Waste facility announces the closure of the Salcha Transfer Site located at 8121 Richardson Highway, beginning Tuesday, July 14th, through Tuesday, August 18th, 2020.