The autumn equinox has passed but winter weather has already arrived in Interior Alaska, with about 2 inches of snow forecast in Fairbanks today.
Superintendent Debbe Landcaster said the decision was based in part upon Covid deaths in rural communities, including parents of children in the school district.
A Texas man died in a fatal collision on the Dalton Highway on Saturday.
Fort Wainwright's kennel has 11 dogs, which are used for force protection and law enforcement, including supporting overseas operations.
The average date for the first snowfall at Fairbanks International Airport is Sept. 22, so the snow event this week is right on schedule.
Fort Wainwright Deputy Fire Chief David Halbrooks speaks during the Great Alaskan Stair Climb on Saturday, September 11, 2021.