Tag: Fairbanks

Snowshoeing Alaska: No Experience Required

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Got your hippety-hop on, this morning? You’ll sure need it to get anywhere in the 49th state, lately. There’s more snow than most of us have seen in a long time, and aside from shoveling it all into an enormous cone-shaped configuration in the front yard, one activity in particular comes to mind – snowshoeing. Way more fun, too.

AK: Finding Inspiration In Alaska

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Singer, songwriter Jeff Kanzler first came to Alaska a decade ago to visit a lovely Alaskan girl. They didn’t end up together, but he still considers her to be something of his angel in life for introducing him to the Last Frontier.

Copper Basin 300 Cancelled Due To Cold Temps, Impassable Trail

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Organizers of the Copper Basin 300 canceled the sled dog race on Sunday less than halfway through the course, after mushers encountered extreme cold and an impassable stretch of trail.

Legislative Session; and Oil Tax Ruling

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The topics up for discussion this week are: the upcoming legislative session; latest ruling on the TAPS oil tax case; the justice department must explain why the Young investigation documents aren’t public; lots of snow; Parnell’s oil meeting; reapportionment case proceeds in Fairbanks; cracking down on drunkenness in bars; Joe Miller sues the North Star Borough. KSKA: Friday, 1/13 at 2:00pm & Saturday, 1/14 at 6:00pm KAKM: Friday, 1/13 at 7:30pm & Saturday, 1/14 at 5:00pm

‘Occupy’ Protestors Maintaining Fairbanks Presence

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The Occupy movement has continued into the New Year in communities across the United States. In Fairbanks, a small but steadfast group of Occupy protestors has maintained a presence at a downtown park since mid October.

Boeing Will Continue To Operate Fort Greely Missile Defense System

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The 90 or so people who work for Boeing in the Interior got a late Christmas present Friday when the Pentagon awarded a seven year, $3.5 billion contract to the company to operate the Fort Greely based missile defense system.

Salvation Army Receives Unusual Donation

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The Salvation Army in Fairbanks received an unusual donation in its red collection kettles this holiday season. Salvation Army Fairbanks Major Kevin Bottjen says the anonymous gifts were dropped into several of its red collection kettles in local store fronts Dec. 23.

Adventurous Family Selling Book On Nomadic Lifestyle

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The family that road a five-person bike to Fairbanks in 2010, and drove an old bus out of town this past summer, is back home in Kentucky. The Harrsions, who go by the nickname Pedouins, are traveling the country selling a book about their nomadic lifestyle.

Jeff King Wins First Race Since Coming Out Of Retirement

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Mushing legend Jeff King is back in the game. In his first race since retiring following the 2010 Iditarod, the Denali Park musher posted a convincing come from behind victory in a big early season race this past weekend.

Fairbanks Awards Contract To Investigate Local LNG Distribution Expansion

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The Fairbanks North Star Borough has awarded a contract to investigate expansion of local natural gas distribution. The $430,000 bid award to Northern Economics is for a two-fold study.

Eight Charged In Death Of Stryker Brigade Soldier

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Eight Ft. Wainwright based soldiers are charged in connection with the death of a fellow Stryker Brigade member.

Strange Weather Expected To Give Way For Traditional Temperatures Soon

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The unusually warm weather is expected to give way to more seasonal temperatures. National Weather Service meteorologist Don Aycock in Fairbanks says an upper level low moving down from the North Pole is forecast to spread frigid air into the interior by the holiday weekend.

Ester Residents Approve Ultra-Efficient Library Design

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A group of Ester-area residents working to build a community library have approved a ultra energy-efficient design.

NPS Banned From Spending Money On Yukon Charley Law Enforcement

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A provision in an omnibus spending package passed by Congress last week bans the National Park Service from spending money on law enforcement on the Yukon River inside the Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve.

Dupre Back For Second Solo Denali Attempt

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Lonnie Dupre is back in Alaska for a second attempt at climbing Denali solo in the month of January.

Ft. Wainwright Losing 62 Civilian Jobs

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Fort Wainwright will lose up to 62 civilian jobs in the coming year as part of the Army’s share of cutbacks intended to reduce federal spending and the nation’s budget deficit.

Ft. Wainwright Aviation Unit Returns to Fairbanks

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A Ft. Wainwright based aviation unit that’s returned to Fairbanks was one of the last to leave Iraq, as the United States completes it pull out from the country.

UAF Union Organizing Hits Stumbling Block

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The union that’s trying to organize University of Alaska staff says that UAF’s refusal to deliver some 1,200 letters to UAF staff is just the latest of several obstacles that the university has thrown in the path of the organizing effort.

Fineberg Says Conservation Key To Reducing Foreign Oil Dependence

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Conservation is a better means to reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil than drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Fairbanks Residents Weigh In On Long-Term UAF Plan

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Fairbanks-area residents got a chance last week to add their voices to a planning process launched this fall by University of Alaska President Pat Gamble.