Sometimes the best way to make predictions about the future is to look to the past. For this Sci-Friday we take a look at what prompted a seismologist to track down details on some shaking that happened on a nice fall day over a hundred and twenty years ago.
With the snow finally melting, wildland firefighters are training for the upcoming fire season. Members of the Bureau of Land Management Fire Service Alaska Smoke Jumpers are conducting jump training this month.
U.S. Army Alaska is conducting live fire training exercises outside of Fairbanks with Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters. The exercise involves over 100 people as soldiers simulate establishing a refueling and reloading area for the helicopters and pilots practicing with their weapons.
The FDA has issued Emergency Use Authorizations for a number of monoclonal antibodies, an IV administered treatment that could help the immune system recognize and respond more effectively to the virus. Coleman Cutchins, Clinical Pharmacist with the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services discussed antibody treatments, and the Covid-19 variants that create concern for their continued efficacy.
Dr. Arleigh Reynolds, Director of UAF’s Center for One Health research discussed the utility of the One Health scientific approach in confronting modern scientific problems, such as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
This morning the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District School Board deliberated over how to proceed in the search for a new district superintendent. The board ultimately has decided to move forward hiring an interim superintendent, either a certified superintendent, or a chief school administrator to serve and lead the district for the next year.
Each spring migratory birds from around the world congregate on Fairbanks and land at Creamers Field. However, after a winter of snowfall, the observatory is completely buried leaving no where for the birds to land. Fortunately for birds and bird watchers alike, crews from the Fairbanks International Airport Field Maintenance plow the land each spring.
When Hunter Elementary principal Jane Bedford arrived at the school this morning, she noticed what appeared to be damage on the roof of the school’s library caused by heavy snow load. The district office was contacted, and maintenance crews were sent to Hunter, to assess the situation.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough Board of Education unanimously voted to suspend the search for a new district superintendent. They will no longer be moving forward with finalists Justin Barnes, Vickie Cartwright, or Corey Weiss.
After a unseasonably mild winter, the cold weather in Fairbanks has decided to stick around for a while longer. According to Karen Endres, a hydrologist with the national weather service, the record snow and cold temperatures for April means that ice thickness in many places is above average.
The attorney for a Galena man convicted of second degree sexual assault of a minor has filed a motion for a new trial. The motion came after a friend of the defendant reported being able to listen to deliberations over the phone.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District School Board will soon convene to select a new superintendent. As the district's budget declines in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, each candidate talked about how they would work to manage this situation.
Heavy snow load caused the roof of Ester Volunteer Fire Department to collapse early Sunday Morning. According to Chief Jeff Conner, the four people in building at the time. All made it out safely and without injury.
The Alaska Department of Transportation which is tasked with maintaining many roads around Fairbanks has been working ‘round the clock to clear snow from a record breaking storm. The storm which dumped around 14 inches of snow left many people stuck at home and roads nearly impassible.