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Firefighters heading home from Tanana

FAIRBANKS — Fire crews expect to wrap up work in the next few days on a massive complex of blazes near Tanana, which are fully contained after a damp week in the Interior.

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North Pole man picked to polish up Air Force One

FAIRBANKS — A North Pole automotive detailer was among an elite team of detailers to help bring back the shine to a prominent symbol of the American presidency last month.

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"Sun-kissed fireweed" taken by Tom Birklid during the UAF Botanical Garden summer concert!

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21 mushers sign up for 2016 Yukon Quest
Updated: August 01, 2015 - 5:27 pm

FAIRBANKS - The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race office in downtown Fairbanks had the feeling of a family reunion on Saturday, with the first day of signups for the 2016 race.

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Phase 1 of Interior Gas Utility's natural gas pipeline well underway
Updated: August 02, 2015 - 8:51 am

FAIRBANKS — Kayla Parsons, a pipeline welder with Central Environmental Inc., carefully lined up two 100-foot sections of 8-inch polyethylene pipeline Wednesday afternoon with the help of fellow crew members.

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Yukon Quest confirms $115,000 purse, vet team
Updated: August 01, 2015 - 3:31 pm

FAIRBANKS - The purse for the 2016 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will be at least $115,000, race officials announced Friday.

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With protest over, Shell prepares for Arctic Ocean drilling
Updated: July 31, 2015 - 3:47 pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Hours after a repaired Shell icebreaker eased past protesters in Oregon to join an Arctic drilling operation, the oil giant used other vessels in its flotilla to begin excavating off the coast of Alaska in hopes of confirming the presence of billions of barrels of crude below the ocean floor.

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Watch for eye strain in digitally inclined kids

FAIRBANKS — Kids are spending more and more time in front of digital screens, according to a study released by the American Optometric Association.

Field Notes: Program helps girls get excited about science

Kjerstan Matson was one of nine high school girls from Alaska and the lower 48 who spent over week exploring an Alaska glacier as part of the free Girls on Ice program. Erin Pettit, a glaciologist from the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ College of Natural Science and Mathematics, created the program “to share the inspiration, self confidence, self awareness, and love of science that I have gained from field science expeditions and my own personal trips exploring the mountains and wilderness areas.” Here’s what Matson said about her own experience:

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