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Shuttle buses poised to begin running at Denali for season

JUNEAU, Alaska - Shuttle buses are scheduled to begin running in Denali Park and Preserve later this month.

Alaska Aerial Media gets FAA approval to fly commercial drones

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Drones are flying commercially in Alaska under hobbyist-turned-businessman Ryan Marlow.

Teen pleads guilty to Anchorage cyclist's hit-and-run death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Anchorage teen is facing a three-year sentence instead of the decade possible in exchange for pleading guilty to driving under the influence last summer and killing popular local cyclist Jeff Dusenbury.

Army says man fatally stabbed in Anchorage was soldier

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 33-year-old man stabbed to death in a home in east Anchorage was an Army soldier originally from Italy.

Body found in Kuskokwim River may be missing ATV rider

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A body believed to be that of an Akiak woman missing since December on an all-terrain vehicle trip has been recovered from the Kuskokwim River.

Forest Service chief expects busy firefighting season; snow melts early in Fairbanks

WASHINGTON — The head of the U.S. Forest Service warned Tuesday of an "above average" fire season that could cost the agency more than $1 billion and require shifting funds from programs designed to prevent wildfires.

Fairbanks Looking Back — May 5, 2015


Meeting planned for boat launch at Rika's Roadhouse

FAIRBANKS — House Representative Jim Colver and multiple state agencies are hosting a community meeting to garner public comment and input regarding future plans for the boat launch and parking lot at Rika’s Roadhouse in Delta Junction. The meeting is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. May 7 at Rika’s Roadhouse and Landing, 275 Mile Richardson Highway. 

Clay Street Cemetery Commission seeks photos

FAIRBANKS — The Clay Street Cemetery Commission is seeking old photos of the cemetery and grave markers, burial records and historical information. The goal is to update incomplete or missing burial records and replace old grave markers. 

Fairbanks school board may turn to salary freeze

FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks North Star Borough School Board has the right to ignore its contracts with staff unions and implement a salary freeze if needed, according to advice from the borough attorney’s office.

Alaska crews preparing for start to wildfire season

ANCHORAGE — Alaska fire crews are back at work for a summer wildfire season that follows a winter of below-average snow and exposed, drying combustibles on the ground in parts of the state.

Anchorage man charged with murder in weekend stabbing death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Anchorage man was charged Monday in a weekend stabbing attack that left a man dead and the suspect's former girlfriend critically injured in her mobile home, authorities said.

Lockdown lifted at Fort Wainwright elementary school

FAIRBANKS - A lockdown at Arctic Light Elementary School on Fort Wainwright has been lifted and students are being released to parents or designated emergency contacts.

Fox man who appeared on 'Ultimate Survival Alaska' killed in shooting

FAIRBANKS - Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a 69-year-old man who was shot at his home in Fox on Sunday afternoon.

Alaska health officials confirm case of shellfish poisoning

KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Officials have confirmed a case of paralytic shellfish poisoning from a mixture of clams harvested from a beach north of Ketchikan.

Seattle mayor: Port needs new permit for Arctic oil fleet

SEATTLE — Mayor Ed Murray threw a wrench into plans for a 400-foot oil-drilling rig to arrive in Seattle when he announced Monday that the Port of Seattle can't host Shell's offshore Arctic fleet until it gets a new land-use permit.

Fire damages Fairbanks saloon

FAIRBANKS - A fire broke out and damaged the Goldrush Saloon on Peger Road Monday morning, according to the Fairbanks Fire Department.

Woman dies after crashing 4-wheeler in Alaska village

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers say a 34-year-old woman has died after crashing a four-wheeler in the village of Upper Kalskag.

Body of Nenana woman found in Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS - Alaska State Troopers are investigating the death of a Nenana woman whose body was found outside in Fairbanks on Sunday.

Wasilla man dies after vehicle rollover

WASILLA, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers say a 38-year-old Wasilla man has died after a single-vehicle rollover.

Police locate man as part of probe into death in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage police say they've located a man they were looking for in connection with a death at an east-side residence.

All revved up: Interior Alaska race car drivers ready for 2015 season

FAIRBANKS — From the tiny quarter-midget racers to the mighty drag racers, Fairbanks drivers are ready for the 2015 season. 

Looking Back in Fairbanks: May 4


Fairbanksan reaches top spot at Mt. McKinley Bank

FAIRBANKS — When Sandy Simon recommended her sister, Patty Mongold, for a teller job at Mt. McKinley Bank in 1976, little did she know she had recruited a future bank president.

Alaska Air jet makes emergency landing at Vancouver airport

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - A U.S. passenger flight has made an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport.

Report: Boaters find human remains in Chena River rec area

Updated 10:45 a.m.: Troopers have recovered a body and are sending it to the State Medical Examiner, spokesman Tim Despain said Monday morning. The body has not yet been identified. It "appears to be male" and "had been in the river for a while," Despain said.

4-time Iditarod champ to speak at dinner cruise fundraiser

JUNEAU, Alaska - Martin Buser is best known for his prowess on the Iditarod Trail, but the champion musher is also an author and advocate for literacy. Buser is the guest speaker on a dinner and cruise hosted by the United Way of Southeast Alaska on May 5.

After earthquake, snow swept down from Everest as climbers watched in fear

At base camp, it was lunchtime. Climbers and their guides ate bowls of thuppa noodle soup and garbanzo beans, plates of buffalo meat, green beans, sponge cake for dessert. The cooks didn't skimp on food, even three miles above the sea in remote Nepal. It was still early in the two-month window for summiting the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest. People played cards, checked email, talked. No one was in a rush.

Man dies after falling from truck at gas pump

FAIRBANKS - A 56-year-old man died Friday after falling from the bed of his truck, which was parked at a gas pump at Meier's Lake Roadhouse.

Kenai Peninsula goat-sharing program grows in Alaska

KENAI, Alaska — At feeding time Monday morning on Karluk Acres, a gang of Nigerian Dwarf and Nubian goats darted over gravel to claim scattered corn and grains.

Touching, funny, messages in obituaries getting wide audience

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.  - Take a friend fishing. Don't vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Buy a lottery ticket. And keep Mom away from my ashes.

Temporary water filtration system installed at Alatna

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A water filtration system has been installed in a tiny interior Alaska village where a fire damaged infrastructure last month.

Police seek 'person of interest' in Anchorage homicide

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Anchorage police say they're searching for a "person of interest" in the Sunday morning homicide of a man in an east-side home.

Fort Wainwright soldiers sweep state contest

Two Fairbanks-based soldiers won Alaska’s soldier of the year competitions this week at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Anchorage, according to an Army news release. 

Controlled burn planned in Delta Junction today

The U.S Army Alaska plans a controlled burn in the Delta Junction area today.

Fairbanks Looking Back — May 3, 2015


Alaska Game Board, aviation group clash on new sheep hunting rules

FAIRBANKS — A new regulation to limit aerial sheep spotting has riled both hunters who use planes to find sheep and Alaska’s general aviation community.

Business brings pot and questions to Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS — David Hodge pulled his Ford Focus into a downtown Fairbanks driveway Wednesday afternoon, double-checked the address, then walked down narrow stairs to a basement apartment. 

Fairbanks Borough Assembly members propose mail-in ballots in elections

FAIRBANKS — Voting in Fairbanks North Star Borough elections would happen at the kitchen table instead of the voting booth if the assembly adopts a new proposal next month.

Fairbanks Concert Association announces its 2015-2016 season

FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks Concert Association has announced its lineup for the 2015-16 season, and it includes a hit list of music, comedy, spoken word and theatrical performance. 

Kodiak man sentenced after sex-assault case guilty plea

KODIAK, Alaska - A judge has sent a man he called "one of the most dangerous people to come to Kodiak" to prison for attempted assault and coercion.

Mallott to discuss Alaska-Canada trans-boundary issues

JUNEAU, Alaska - Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott plans to meet with Canadian officials, tribal leaders and Canadian mining interests during a trip focused on trans-boundary resource issues.

Plans advancing to raze properties acquired for Knik Arm Bridge project

JUNEAU, Alaska - The state transportation department plans to move ahead with demolishing three Anchorage properties acquired as part of the idled Knik Arm bridge project.

Community thanks military at annual banquet in Fairbanks

FAIRBANKS — The normally utilitarian Carlson Center was transformed into an elegant banquet room Friday night for the 47th Annual Military Appreciation Banquet.

Sen. Murkowski confirms Apache helicopter fleet moving to Fort Wainwright

FAIRBANKS — The U.S. Army is sending 24 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters to Fort Wainwright as part of an aviation restructuring initiative, according to Sen. Lisa Murkowski. 

New UAF alumni association board members announced

FAIRBANKS — Three new members have been elected to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumni Association board of directors.

Fairbanks Looking Back — May 2, 2015


Marijuana advisory panel discusses buffer zones with pot businesses

FAIRBANKS — Should churches have buffer zones preventing marijuana-related businesses from establishing nearby?

Minto woman sentenced to 20 years for 2013 murder

FAIRBANKS — A Minto woman got a 20-year sentence Friday for stabbing a man to death in 2013 and trying to pin the murder on someone else. 

Musical honors life, history of ‘samurai musher’ Jujiro Wada

FAIRBANKS — A storied part of Alaska history is getting it theatrical moment this weekend with a musical tribute celebrating the life of Jujiro Wada.

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