Fairbanks is a town founded on gold mining, but a recent project to search for gold in the area is causing alarm among some residents. Felix Gold and Milrock Resources are in a strategic partnership to explore for gold in the Fairbanks area.
A deadline for businesses to apply for COVID relief funding is quickly approaching. The City of Fairbanks American Rescue Plan Grant provides financial aid to businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry that lost revenue because of the pandemic.
On May 15 all vehicles operating in Fairbanks, and those of all Alaskans living above the 60 North Latitude line, will be required to remove any studded tires and replace them with their springtime counterparts.
Thirteen states sued the Biden administration Wednesday to end a suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal land and water and to reschedule canceled sales of leases in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska waters and western states.
The Fairbanks International Airport is expecting a record number passengers flying in over the summer. The increase comes as the airport will be welcoming new airlines and new flights from existing airlines that service Fairbanks.
A recent sale gave travelers between Fairbanks and Anchorage a chance to buy tickets for just under $60 one way. The sale was started by Ravn Alaska when they announced low airfares to various Alaskan destinations. A on-way ticket between Fairbanks and Anchorage was $59 during the sale. Alaska Airlines quickly responded by offering one-way airfare between Alaska’s two largest cities for $57.
Ravn Alaska is once again operating flights between Fairbanks and Anchorage. The company halted all service in the state after filing for bankruptcy earlier this year. After selling off many of their assets and returning under new ownership, the airline has began serving larger cities in the state.
All around Fairbanks early on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday shoppers huddled in the cold and dark parking lots of stores around town, some were Christmas shopping, others where trying to get their hands on electronics.
The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $46.5 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved rural areas in Alaska.
Ravn Alaska is in full restart mode under new ownership after Ravn Air Group filed for bankruptcy and laid off all staff back in April. With the sale finalized, Ravn Alaska is beginning the steps to resume service including re-hiring staff and training flight crews with hopes of getting back in the air as early as mid-September.