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“I always have this habit, ever since I was a kid, of seeing the wanted posters in the post office,” he said. “I started flipping through these posters, then all of a sudden, bingo, I recognized him immediately."

Three marimba groups from around the state converged in Denali on Saturday for Marimba Madness North. There, on the outside stage at Tonglen Lake Lodge, the musicians filled the air with music that soon had people dancing across the lawn.

Cooler weather and hard work by firefighters helped to contain the Kobe Fire on Saturday. The evacuation alert for the city of Anderson has been lifted, and the alert for the Kobe Agriculture and Anderson subdivisions has been reduced to a “Level 1: Ready,” which means residents should be aw…

This annual event is a popular attraction, featuring booths of more than 30 Alaska artists, plus a kids’ tent hosted by the Fairbanks Children’s Museum. Artists displayed everything from handmade jewelry to henna body art, pottery and paintings. Kathi Cameron played one of her flutes made from PVC pipe, while her dog Moose sang along.

Atkins lives in Cantwell, about 150 miles south of Fairbanks. He operates Atkins Guiding and Flying Service there. Why Cantwell? He got stuck there in a snowstorm all those years ago and he liked the people. So he stayed. Besides, he couldn’t think of a better place to live. Where else could he settle down just north of the biggest mountain in North America, and see it every day?