Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks
University of Alaska regents approve faculty pay increases. But the union says negotiations aren’t over.
“This a very puzzling action by President Pitney and the Board of Regents,” said Tony Rickard, chief negotiator for United Academics.
Some Manley Hot Springs residents are frustrated by a lack of guidance and assistance as they begin recovering from last weekend’s major ice jam flood.
As of Sunday, the community’s power, phone lines and cell service were still down.
State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Gerlach says the Mat-Su case confirms that migrating birds have brought avian influenza to Alaska.
Researchers estimate that the moon’s poles could contain about as much water as Lake Huron.
“It was really sobering to arrive on scene and see that 40-foot cliff on that eastern side of the slump this year,” said the Denali National Park acting superintendent.
More wood bison have been imported from Canada to Alaska as part of a decades-long effort to restore the animal’s population in the state.
A Fairbanks photographer captured video of a foggy ball of light that was far larger than a full moon and moved slowly from the northeast to the southwest.
There are no microreactors operating anywhere in the United States, but a few pilot projects are planned, including one at Eielson Air Force Base.
The Army has confirmed that 11 Alaska-based soldiers died by suicide in 2021. The deaths of another six Alaska soldiers are under investigation.
Pat Pitney is the first woman to lead the public university system.
Vicky Persinger and teammate Chris Plys lost their final four matches in round-robin play, finishing with a 3-and-6 record, and placing 8th out of 10 teams
The three schools that will close are Joy and Nordale elementary schools in Fairbanks and Anderson Elementary School on Eielson Air Force Base. Students will be moved to nearby elementary schools.
Among 33 mushers on the roster as of Thursday night were defending fur-time champion Nicolas Petit, and fellow past CB 300 winners Martin Buser, Matt Hall and Mitch Seavey.
Another foot of snow fell in Fairbanks Tuesday into Wednesday and the community continues to deal with rough road conditions and power outages caused by falling trees.
Department of Transportation crews are battling a thick coating of ice on roads, and the local utility, Golden Valley Electric, continues working to restore electricity to pockets of customers.
Weather experts are advising that residents of Interior Alaska to monitor snow load on roofs after a powerful storm moved through the region, coating buildings with snow and ice.