Dozens of Ester residents and many others gathered in the community west of Fairbanks recently as part of an effort to raise money to build a library there.
The fall chum run on the Yukon River has surpassed expectations with a return in excess of average. State Management biologist Jeff Estensen says the run is approaching 900 thousand fish, better than the 700 thousand average for this point in the season.
The National Park Service is out with a final plan for managing off road vehicle use on popular trails in Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park. The plan and environmental impact statement cover trails in the northern part of the park and preserve, along the Nabesna Road, east of Glennallen.
A group in Delta Junction is working to establish a hospital to help area residents who currently have to travel to Fairbanks or Anchorage for treatment.
The power utility and the local refinery in the Fairbanks area are teaming up on a liquified natural gas project. The gas will be liqufied on the North Slope and trucked down the Haul Road.
Tuesday, State Natural Resources Commissioner Dan Sullivan told the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce the Parnell administration wants to get throughput on the Trans Alaska Pipeline up to a million barrels a day within a decade.
Police report that the individual was lying on the tracks in the Old Steese retail area Tuesday.
State managers saw a drop in kings passing by Eyak and ordered the restriction, according to state biologist Mark Sommerville.
The State Fish and Game department anticipates another weak king salmon return to the Yukon River, and this spring announced the complete closure of commercial fishing.
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