Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks
Community leaders from around the state are gathered in Fairbanks this week for the Alaska Municipal League’s Local Government Conference. The annual gathering is a chance to talk about shared issues, and two are at the top of everyone’s agenda.
Fairbanks Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins has told members of the Occupy Fairbanks group they can’t camp out in Veteran’s Memorial Park. Members of the local group have been staying at the downtown park for more than a week in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
The Alaska Railroad is selling firewood at a discount in Salcha. It’s the first of several wood sales planned over the next three years during construction of new Tanana River bridge.
Alaska’s congressional delegation has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to drop a fine against Eielson Air Force Base.
A memorial service and potlatch are happening in Fairbanks today to honor and Hannah Solomon. The Athabascan elder, who grew up in the bush and went on to promote and preserve Alaska Native culture and traditions, died last week at the age of 102.
Fort Wainwright will pay a fine of more $79,000 to settle a complaint by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the post failed to shut down three facilities that violated the federal Clean Drinking...
Delta-Greely School District staff have fired-up a new alternative-energy heating system at the high school. As KUAC’s Tim Ellis reports the new heating technology will cut fuel costs and burn clean.
Governor Sean Parnell and Senator Lisa Murkowski are among the top state and federal leaders who’ve been invited to Fairbanks for a meeting on how Alaska could provide minerals that are essential to industry and national security.
There a good chance those of us around the state may be in for more wet weather, before September rains begin in earnest. If all the recent rain is getting you down, it might help to know the moisture is good for blueberries and cranberries in the interior.
A Delta Junction grain farmer is building what will be the state’s only commercial flour mill. The mill will process Alaska wheat and barley for sale to customers statewide. As KUAC’s Tim Ellis reports...