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.
For the first time in the history of Alaska the position of Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court is held by someone born in the state. Daniel Winfree was born in Fairbanks in the 1953, six years before the territory became a state. His family had been in the area for years. His grandparents were in Dawson, Yukon Territory and Alaska at the turn of the century looking for gold.
After an unprecedented year studying in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, 10 students from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College Paramedic Program have graduated from the Academy's intensive three-semester program.
Just east of Fairbanks, Alaska are the communities of Two Rivers and Pleasant Valley. Over the last few months, life has been anything but pleasant for residents of the area as a serial arsonist has tormented them. The Alaska State Troopers have identified five fires as arsons and are investigating others. Just this weekend there were two fires in the community.
The Fairbanks community can advantage of the warm weather this Thursday and lend a hand in the protection of our local ecosystem by joining the Invasive Species Rapid Response Team in a bird vetch pull to protect the Cripple Creek wildlife restoration project.
After a period of cooler weather, temperatures have risen again in the interior, causing the Munson Creek Fire outside of Fairbanks to grow more active. The fire, burning at the end of Chena Hot Springs Road is currently estimated at nearly 37,000 acres.
A state court judge is scheduled to hear arguments Monday in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a voter-approved initiative that would end party primaries in Alaska and institute ranked-choice voting in general elections.