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New Fairbanks air monitoring location expected to drive numbers up

FAIRBANKS — The federal government is changing the official monitor whereby the air in the Fairbanks North Star Borough is judged for wintertime episodes of particulate pollution, according to an air quality planner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Warwick honored as UAF business leader of year

FAIRBANKS — As the latest University of Alaska Fairbanks business leader of the year, Andy Warwick is in good company. Based on the nominations he received for the honor, his fellow business leaders are happy to have him.

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Waiting in line to reach Prudhoe Bay

Trucking as usual, with unusual circumstances. Photo taken April 15 by Fred Bullock, Big Horn Enterprises, Fairbanks. Renee Bullock writes that Fred called to inform them his hot load was cooling off rapidly, as the water was rising and freezing the chains to his drive axles, It's now or never, he says. Within an hour, several others piled up behind him, waiting for entry to Prudhoe Bay.

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An Arctic Man 2015 recap
Updated: April 19, 2015 - 1:30 pm

FAIRBANKS — For a few days each spring, skiers, snowboarders and snowmachiners flock to Summit Lake in the picturesque Hoodoo Mountains to watch and participate in the Arctic Man Classic. The combination ski (or snowboard) and snowmachine race requires skiers to drop 1,700 feet from a 5,800-foot summit in less than two miles. Snowmachiners meet their skiers and pull them over another mountain to ski downhill to the finish line.

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Alaska governor pardons 5 Anchorage bears
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 8:23 pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The lives of a black bear and four cubs that have been feasting on garbage in an Anchorage neighborhood will be spared after the governor on Saturday asked the state's fish and game commissioner whether they could be moved rather than shot.

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Ice Classic manager thinks the tripod will stand for about another week
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 8:53 am

NENANA, Alaska — Even though staff were eating ice cream in the balmy Nenana Ice Classic office Friday afternoon, the lottery’s manager doesn’t expect the river ice outside is going to melt in time for a record early breakup this year. 

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Jury hears audio recordings on day 2 of Arvin Kangas trial
Updated: April 18, 2015 - 8:58 am

NENANA,Alaska — A Nenana jury heard audio recordings Friday of the shooting that claimed the lives of two Alaska State Troopers last May in the village of Tanana. 

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Fairbanks bow hunter bags polar bear in northeastern Canada

FAIRBANKS — Fairbanks hunter Anna Norris Vorisek stood 30 yards from a middle-aged male polar bear two weeks ago on a frozen sound in far northeastern Canada.

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Mother-daughter team teach students printmaking

Mother and daughter Mary and Klara Maisch have spent the last week at Pearl Creek Elementary School teaching students about printmaking. The pair were there through the Artists-in-Schools program.

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Study: Permafrost ‘carbon bomb’ unlikely

FAIRBANKS — A paper published by two University of Alaska Fairbanks’ scientists suggests the release of greenhouse gases from melting permafrost may be more gradual than previously thought.

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