Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks
The Yukon River fall chum run is coming in stronger than forecast. Alaska Department of Fish and Game manager Jeff Estensen says 490,000 chums had passed a state sonar counter near the mouth of the river as of Aug. 8. Estensen says that’s better than the historic average of 340,000 chums for that date, and bodes well for the overall return.
Fairbanks faces major costs to convert to natural gas for space heating. That was one of the messages from an Enstar gas official from Anchorage, in an address to the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.
The case challenging the Alaska Redistricting Board re-map of legislative districts is slowly proceeding.
The power utility and the local refinery in the Fairbanks area are teaming up on a liquified natural gas project. The gas will be liqufied on the North Slope and trucked down the Haul Road.
A steady stream of king salmon moving up the Yukon River past Eagle in recent days, means Canadian border passage objectives will likely be met.
It’s not a pipeline, but a project announced Thursday will get North Slope natural gas to Fairbanks.
An unusually large North Slope wildfire released a massive amount of carbon into the atmosphere.
It’s looking like escapement of Yukon River king salmon into Canada will not meet objectives. Alaska Department of Fish and Game Yukon River summer season manager Steve Hayes says Chinook passage measured near the Alaska Canada border at Eagle is below the season goal.
The Kentucky family, who pedaled a five-person bicycle into Fairbanks nearly a year ago, is heading out of town in a vintage bus.
The international waters over the high arctic are a new horizon for human activity. That was the driving force behind an Arctic Ocean Policy workshop this week in Fairbanks.
The Fairbanks borough assembly has approved spending half a million in state grant money to fund studies to assess trucking in natural gas from the North Slope and distributing it in Fairbanks.
A new state law banning synthetic marijuana has Fairbanks police taking action. The law making synthetic canabinoids, which sell under brands names like Spice and K2, went into effect July 1.