Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks
An Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority decision to lease more than 10,000 acres north of Ester and near Fox to an Australia-based gold-mining company has alarmed people who live in the area and many others who go there to enjoy hiking, biking and other forms of recreation and subsistence.
A group of University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers and students that spent six weeks at an archeological site just west of the city are compiling reports on what they found in the area, where the gold-mining town of Chena boomed more than a century ago before going bust.
An ambitious plan to build a 1,600-mile railroad that would link the Alaskan and Canadian rail systems is on hold and appears to be in jeopardy.
Some Fairbanks residents are questioning why Sgt. Daniel Perry was stationed at an Alaska military base when he was facing charges of murder in Texas.
Installation officials say the name-change won’t affect Clear’s main mission, which is to scan the horizon for incoming enemy missiles and alerting the U.S. missile defense system, including the base at Fort Greely, to the threat.
Preliminary work began last week on a project to create a museum exhibit featuring the old bus where the central character in the book and movie “Into the Wild” spent his last days.
In her complaint and letter of resignation filed Monday, Alana Malloy alleges that she has “endured repeated sexual harassment and retaliation,” by her supervisor and other Fairbanks Police officials. The police chief denies those allegations.
An Anchorage man who was arrested last weekend for refusing to leave a checkpoint on the Alaska side of the U.S.-Canada border remains at Fairbanks Correctional Center. Authorities say 61-year-old Terry Sharkey now refusing to leave the jail.
According to authorities, a 61-year-old man was arrested after being denied entry into Canada. After being sent back to a U.S. border station, he refused to leave and was taken to a Fairbanks Jail for trespassing.
This year's Northern Edge will be the most widely dispersed, with operations on the ground and in the skies in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Juneau, King Salmon and Cold Bay, to name a few.
On Monday, the Fairbanks-based organization donated 800 surplus doses to Eielson Air Force Base to help protect servicemembers and their families and the civilian employees who work there.
Nearly 50 years after it was shut down, Army releases plan to get rid of Alaska’s first and only nuclear power plant
The Army Corps of Engineers has issued a document that outlines plans to decommission and dismantle Alaska’s first and only nuclear power plant — the old SM-1A at Fort Greely.
After Nenana’s water-treatment plant froze up Monday, leaving about 150 homes without water, city workers and volunteers got the system back up and running in about 12 hours.
One official said that since the Cold War, the U.S. military's Arctic training has 'atrophied,' but recent warming and military activity in Russia has renewed efforts at training America's armed forces for cold weather fighting.
Echohawk, a Pawnee Indian, was raised in Delta Junction and showed an early interest in Alaska Native issues.
The state's only electric powered school bus has in use since mid-October, and it was put to the test earlier this month, when it transported students without any problem after the temperature had dropped to 35 below.
The 75-year-old woman says she switched from an N95 to a respirator helmet once she was on board the plane. Alaska Airlines officials say they are investigating the incident.
The study is based on a chemical analysis of tissue samples.
Five cases of COVID-19 were reported last week.
1,600-mile rail line from Alberta to Alaska would move potash, sulfur, bitumen, and other products from Canada to Alaska where it could be exported overseas.