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Filing opens Monday for local elections — Here's how you can get on the ballot

FAIRBANKS — The filing period opens Monday for people interested in running for local office.

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21 mushers sign up for 2016 Yukon Quest

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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Squirreling away the nuts

This red squirrel was stealing nuts from our picnic table at Quartz Lake, running over to the boat trailer and perching there to eat them. Photo by Faith Nava, Fairbanks

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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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Imprisoned Fairbanks man indicted for murder solicitation
Updated: July 31, 2015 - 7:40 am

FAIRBANKS — A Fairbanks man currently serving a three-year prison term was arraigned in federal court Thursday for soliciting the murder of a witness and four federal officers. 

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Fairbanks Concert Association announces 2015-16 season
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 1:37 pm

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

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American Life in Poetry — Aug. 2, 2015

The following is just one of three fine poems John Drury, who lives and teaches in Ohio, has written about the summer jobs he had when young. Many of us have thought, with him, “So this is experience,” though we might have added a question mark. His most recent book of poems is Sea Level Rising, published by Able Muse Press.

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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