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UAF outlines detailed budget cutting plan

FAIRBANKS—The University of Alaska Fairbanks on Wednesday released detailed plans for slashing $20 million from its budget during the upcoming academic year, including more than 150 position cuts, reduced campus services and widespread consolidation.

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Fairbanks Concert Association announces 2015-16 season

FAIRBANKS — One of the best things about late summer is that’s usually when arts groups announce their upcoming seasons.

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Wild brown bear in sedges at McNeil River State Game Sanctuary. Three Fairbanks and North Pole residents were lottery winners for the sanctuary in early July. Only 185 guided permits are awarded each summer by Alaska Fish and Game. Photo courtesy Jessica Matthews

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Chena, Salcha rivers make king salmon escapement goals
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 6:00 pm

FAIRBANKS—Enough king salmon have made it up the Chena and Salcha rivers to meet escapement goals this summer, but the fish counts remained below historic averages despite major sports and subsistence fishing restrictions.

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Fairbanks borough lifts fireworks ban
Updated: July 29, 2015 - 8:06 am

FAIRBANKS—A ban on fireworks in the Fairbanks North Star Borough was lifted Tuesday.

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Climate stress sets Fairbanks’ white spruce up for failure
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 1:10 pm

FAIRBANKS — Higher summer temperatures have brought about a decline in white spruce growth in Interior Alaska and a corresponding increase in growth in Western Alaska, according to researcher Glenn Juday. 

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Black bear sighted in Goldstream Valley
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 11:28 am

FAIRBANKS — Morris Palter was gardening at his Goldstream Valley home Saturday night when he got an unexpected visitor.

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Options abound for ground-source heat pump configurations

FAIRBANKS — The “Ask a Builder” series addresses some of the questions Fairbanks residents have about building, energy and the many other aspects of housing in the north.

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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Packrafting in the White Mountains with an aging adventure dog

WHITE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA - Echo followed along shore as I floated downriver. But when she went to jump from the low gravel bar to the upper bank, her tired legs just didn’t fire, and she didn’t make the jump. 

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