Most Fairbanksans already have their gardens planted but some are still expanding. For this weeks gardening report, we went to greenhouses in Fairbanks and asked customers what they have planted and how their gardens are fairing.
Summertime provides opportunities for scientists in Alaska to study the melt rate of glaciers -- and sometimes these studies uncover unusual or unexplained findings. Ryan Osborne spoke with one of these glacier researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute to learn more.
The Fairbanks Police Department has announced a winner in it’s contest for a new police vehicle graphics design. Ryder Snow’s design featuring mountains, and the norther lights with a golden heart won.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ drone program is conducting testing to be able to fly unmanned and manned aircraft simultaneously. The Alaska Center for Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration, ACAUSI, is at Bradly Sky-Ranch Airport where they have three ground radars set up and one on a drone that is flying near the runway.
With more businesses and facilities in Fairbanks modifying their mask requirements and allowing COVID-19 vaccinated residents to not wear masks, health officials say that, for these vaccinated individuals, not only is the risk of infection low but so is the risk of transmission to others.
A new generation of professionals and employees is being made at Alaska Pacific University through the Alaska EXCEL program. During their two week programs, young people from rural communities are learning all the skills they need to not only find jobs, but succeed in the modern workforce.
According to a Facebook post put out by the Fairbanks Police Department (FPD), Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) residents have been receiving phone calls from an individual identifying themselves as a Fairbanks law enforcement officer.
The Fairbanks International Airport is cracking down on drivers parking on the concourse, in the arrival and departure areas in front of the airport. With a record number of passengers expected at the airport this year, the police department is stepping up enforcement of its no-parking rule.
A proposed 500-mile (804 kilometer) hiking trail from south-central Alaska to Fairbanks aimed at drawing more adventurers to the state has garnered support from the governor, tourism officials and others, and it could get a funding boost to help begin stitching it together.
The shaker left many people in Anchorage wondering if it was a result of the 2018 quake, but Alaska Earthquake Center Director Michael West said it was too far from the 2018 epicenter and is considered its own earthquake.
Civil Air Patrol cadets from around the country are in Alaska to take part in glider and powered flight academies. There are 18 cadets flying in the glider academy and 10 in the powered, plus 15 adults volunteering to help with the training.
Becoming a veterinarian is a long and difficult journey, especially for people living in Alaska. However, a collaborative program offered by UAF provides a dedicated avenue for prospective vet students.
A proposed gold mine in western Alaska has won a key approval, with a state official rejecting an administrative law judge’s findings that the state Department of Environmental Conservation lacked “reasonable assurance” the project would meet Alaska water quality standards.