Mark L. James, 47 of Arctic Village, was last seen on his ATV sometime during the evening hours of September 12, 2020. Local searchers located James' body in a lake near Arctic Village. On September 15, 2020 AST returned to Arctic Village and recovered the body.
Frank Minano Jr of Nenana was reported missing to the Alaska State Troopers on August 17th, 2020. Search efforts began in the evening on the 17th with K9 units, aircraft, as well as searchers on the ground. His last known location is on or near Standard Creek Road off of the Old Nenana Highway on August 17th, 2020.
Volunteer firefighters from Salcha Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a wildfire at milepost 311 of the Richardson Highway on Tuesday afternoon. Around 17 volunteers and four engines were able to get a perimeter around the fire and stop it from spreading toward nearby structures.
The city of North Pole, Alaska has candy canes, Santas and around 2,000 people. The North Pole Fire Department is tasked with providing fire protection to the four square mile area and it’s homes and business.
The community of Salcha is around 30 miles outside of Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway. The roughly 1,000 residents like to keep to themselves and do things differently. According to Fire Chief Tim Biggane, the Salcha Fire and Rescue is no different.