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Borough gifts snowmachines to local clubs, but withdraws all other support

FAIRBANKS — The borough ended its longstanding partnership with five ski and dog mushing clubs who groom trails used by the public.

  • icon Posted: July 31

Imprisoned Fairbanks man indicted for murder solicitation

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. 

  • icon Posted: July 31

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North Pole Class of 1995 reunion

A handful of North Pole High School Patriots pose for a photo at Chena Lakes Recreation Area at the 20-year reunion of the class of 1995 June 27-28. Recognize anyone? Photo courtesy of B. Illichman Grieme.

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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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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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What does it mean to be ‘salt of the earth’ of Scripture?

FAIRBANKS — I love reading scripture. Some verses provide me with comfort, others condemn my behaviors and some make me want to better myself. The other day the scripture that caught my attention was Matthew 5:13, “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.”

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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