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.
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.
The days are getting longer and warmer and many Alaskan’s are pulling out their ATVs, side-by-sides and dirt bikes to enjoy the summer, but like everything there are rules involved with recreational vehicles.
Acting Mayor Austin Quinn-Davidson chose Deputy Chief of Police Kenneth McCoy to replace Police Chief Justin Doll while he is on leave before official retirement. The change will go into effect at 8 a.m. Monday.
The U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday suspended the search in waters off Alaska for an overdue helicopter piloted by the former head of Alaska’s largest tribal health care organization, who resigned last week after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against him.
Snowmachining is a popular winter activity in Alaska. Whether for fun or just to get you from one place to the next, many Alaskans spend their winter on the vehicles. However, they can be dangerous if used improperly.
Interior law enforcement is looking for a new place to train officers after the firing range they previously used was closed. They have identified 10 sites around the Fairbanks and North Pole area and are seeking public comment about the proposed locations.
The City of Fairbanks has announced it’s plans for hiring a new Police Chief for the Fairbanks Police Department. The spot was left vacant after the previous chief, Nancy Reeder, left the position suddenly in August. Since August, Rick Sweet has been serving as the acting chief at the department while they look to hire a new one.
The Fort Wainwright Fire Department is tasked with protecting and serving the Army Post in Fairbanks Alaska. While most of those they serve are in the military, none of the members of the department are currently enlisted.
On Tuesday Oct. 27 the Winter Fortymile hunt will open on the Steese and Taylor highways in Interior Alaska. Alaska Wildlife Troopers are warning of bad weather conditions and residents worry about how hunters will treat the land in the area.
Moose hunting season has started and thousands of Alaskans are out looking for a moose. The department of Fish and Game is encouraging hunters to take steps to keep themselves safe as well as know the rules to stay out of trouble.
The Wendell Avenue Bridge was closed Tuesday as crews begin work to replace the bridge. The closure will last over a year, impacting traffic patterns in the area. Fairbanks Police and Fire say that the closure will not affect their response times and they will still be able to provide service to residents during the closure.
Since coronavirus arrived in Alaska, hotel workers have been on the front lines of the pandemic as they take care of the people quarantining in their hotels upon arrival. However, some that belong to local union, Unite Here 878, don’t feel they’re prepared to do their jobs safely.