With temperatures in the upper 80′s, Fairbanks is seeing record hot weather. According to the National Weather Service, Monday had a high of 88 that broke an over 100 year old record from 1919. Tuesday once again broke the record with an official high of 90, three degrees higher than the previous record.
Juneau will reintroduce a face mask mandate for those indoor in public, regardless of vaccination status, at midday on Friday. Masks are also required for people outdoors where social distancing is not possible.
For the first time ever, the Blue Angels will be flying over the skies of Fairbanks. The US Navy Blue Angels are in the Golden Heart City for the ‘Arctic Lightning Airshow’ being held at Eielson Air Force Base this weekend. This is the 75th anniversary of the Navy demo team.
According to Alaska State Troopers a fire in the community of Two River/Pleasant Valley over the weekend has been determined to be an arson. Grange Hall on Grange Hall Road burned to the ground in the early morning hours of Saturday.
The U.S. Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin was in Alaska on Saturday visiting Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base. He also flew over other military installations in the Interior as part of his tour. While at Eielson he gave a press conference.
On Thursday, Fort Wainwright welcomed a new commander to the post. Colonel Nate Surrey took the title of U.S. Army Garrison Alaska Commander from the previous commander Colonel Chris Ruga during a change of command ceremony. Ruga had served as the commander for two years prior to Surrey taking the position.
With Golden Days celebrations right around the corner, we spoke with the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce to learn a little more about the event, and how recent history has changed the festivities offered by the celebration this year.
The Fairbanks Airport Police and Fire Department has a new chief. Roger Stevener took over as chief earlier this month after serving as the deputy chief since 2018. He has been with the department since 2008.
Sockeye salmon catches in Bristol Bay have been off the charts this season. In the Nushagak District, it’s going to be their second largest run and harvest according to Tim Sands, an area management biologist for commercial fisheries in Bristol Bay.
Motivated by police killings and protests against police brutality across the state and country in the summer of 2020, an Anchorage lawmaker sponsored a legislation package aimed at improving public safety policy in Alaska.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough, City of Fairbanks and City of North Pole have opened candidate filing for anyone who wishes to run for office. Filing opened on July 15, and will close on July 29, at 5:00 p.m.