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Top beer makers Budweiser, Miller join forces to battle craft brewery challenges

BRUSSELS — The world's biggest beer maker clinched a deal Tuesday to take over its nearest rival in a bid to stave off the megabrewers' most serious problems: the surge in popularity of craft brews and weakening sales in the rich markets of the U.S. and Europe.

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Births: Oct. 12, 2015
Posted: October 11, 2015

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital

What will this winter cost you?
Updated: October 12, 2015 - 11:52 am

FAIRBANKS — With the recent snow, many of us are looking ahead to winter and planning our budgets. If you’ve wondered how to plan when you don’t know how cold it will be or what the price of fuel will be, take a minute to review this information prepared by Art Nash, UAF Cooperative Extension Service energy specialist.

When’s ‘ain’t’ OK? When you ain’t lookin’ for a date
Updated: October 12, 2015 - 11:57 am

FAIRBANKS- “Change is inevitable,” as Benjamin Disraeli pointed out. “Change is constant.” Ain’t it though? Once, for example, “ain’t” was considered proper grammar. The American Heritage Dictionary’s marvelous “Usage Notes” for “ain’t,” which read in part, “ain’t has a long history of controversy. It first appeared in 1778, evolving from an earlier ‘an’t,’ which arose almost a century earlier as a contraction of ‘are not’ and ‘am not.’

Nenana woman to walk 40 miles in New York City to raise breast cancer awareness
Posted: October 11, 2015

FAIRBANKS—October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and everywhere organizations, groups and individuals are donning pink to raise money and attention for the disease in a variety of ways.

Thanks for supporting BCDC
Posted: October 10, 2015

The Breast Cancer Detection Center of Alaska (BCDC) held their 11th Annual Gala Affair dinner at the Westmark Hotel with more than 400 attendees on Oct. 3, 2015. Traci Gatewood, executive director for the Fairbanks North Star Borough School district, served as the master of ceremonies, and retired educator and breast cancer survivor Darlene Bishop was the key note speaker.

The pioneering merchant of Talkeetna
Posted: October 10, 2015

FAIRBANKS — Horace Nagley (1875-1966) was a pioneer merchant in the Susitna Basin. He first came to Alaska in 1905, working summers on a freighter plying Alaska waters and spending winters in Seattle. In 1907, with the financial backing of two partners, he opened a general store at Susitna Station, a Dena’ina Athabascan village on the east side of the Susitna River, about 1.5 miles below the confluence of the Susitna and Yentna rivers.

The strange, inviting world of Night Vale
Posted: October 10, 2015

FAIRBANKS — Spun off from the popular podcast of the same name, “Welcome to Night Vale” ushers the reader into the titular small, strange desert town for a new adventure in which the lives of two women become inextricably intertwined as they each pursue their own mysteries.

Bald eagles and eaglets and dive-bombing the Bush
Posted: October 10, 2015

Lake Minchumina — “EEE-AAAH-EH!”

Straight to the point of Chinese swordsmanship
Posted: October 10, 2015

FAIRBANKS — Scott M. Rodell says he comes from a sword family. Rodell is an internationally-known laoshi, or teacher, of historical Chinese swordsmanship based in Virginia. His son is a fencing national champion.

Pioneer Alaska songbird meets an early snowstorm
Posted: October 10, 2015

FAIRBANKS — As piles of wet snow fell, an unexpected guest rapped at the window.

Anchorage library loans out skulls, furs and mounted animals
Updated: October 09, 2015 - 1:04 pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Need to borrow a polar bear fur? Or a walrus skull complete with tusks? Or how about a beluga whale vertebrae or piece of baleen?

Midnight Sun Flycasters to meet Thursday
Posted: October 09, 2015

FAIRBANKS — The Midnight Sun Flycasters hold their first meeting of the year Thursday night at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge. 

Annual Forest Fest to take place at UAF
Posted: October 09, 2015

FAIRBANKS — Competitions in the lumberjack sports of logrolling, crosscut sawing, ax throwing and others take place Saturday in the annual Forest Fest on University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. 

TVSA fall gun show set this weekend
Posted: October 09, 2015

FAIRBANKS — The Tanana Valley Sportsman’s Association holds its fall gun show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this weekend.

The Lord is always there, it’s never late to begin a relationship with him
Posted: October 08, 2015

FAIRBANKS—Like many other churches, we Lutherans have a specific time of instruction for young folk to learn about their faith, and at a church service confess it as their own.

The harmonic cultural embrace of Martha Redbone
Posted: October 07, 2015

FAIRBANKS — For the past week, Martha Redbone has been crisscrossing Alaska, sharing her view on culture and harmony, all wrapped in the embrace of her powerful music.

New venture makes road tripping for Fairbanks concerts easier
Posted: October 07, 2015

FAIRBANKS — Here’s a road trip that rural residents in Interior Alaska can get excited about.

Music review: Ray Troll's music is as vibrant as his art
Posted: October 07, 2015

FAIRBANKS — “Fish Worship” is the title of the latest Ratfish Wranglers album, and hardcore Ray Troll freaks will immediately know the follow up question: “Is it wrong?”

What's Happening — Oct. 8-19
Posted: October 07, 2015

Thursday - 8

TV’s new anti-hero? Just your regular, everyday jerk
Posted: October 07, 2015

Think about some of TV’s most sinister, twisted, deeply flawed characters. They might be sociopaths, but at least they have skills.

Madden Real Estate with Wes Madden - Barbara Corcoran

Shark Tank's Barbra Corcoran endorsing Madden Real Estate

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