Pete Kelly represents the Fairbanks Economic Development Corp. He’ll also be doing work for clients of the Mulder Co., run by lobbyist Eldon Mulder.
The University of Alaska system is extending spring break, moving classes online and canceling gatherings in response to the spread of coronavirus.
With temperatures plunging deep into the negatives on Tuesday, mushers and dogs sported a coating of frost when they pulled into Nikolai, a small village about a quarter of the way into the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
The Coalition for Education Equity of Alaska asked the governor to reverse a veto last July, and now is asking legislators to add the funds back into the budget.
Officials say they rescued five Italian tourists from “the Bus” — that’s the old Fairbanks city bus made infamous by Christopher McCandless.
The ice road on the frozen Kuskokwim River is longer than most traditional highways in Alaska. It allows for snowmachine and vehicle traffic in a region that otherwise relies on unpredictable airplane travel in the winter.
Mike Prax is a former Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly member and Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. worker. He was the Interior Alaska coordinator for the election campaign of Gov. Mike Dunleavy.
“I kind of like spicy things, like chile relleno and some lasagna with a little zip in it, that sort of thing,” says Iditarod musher Linwood Fiedler.
The state once said Alaska Native tribes didn’t have jurisdiction over adoptions, like tribes had elsewhere in the United States. The state later changed that position, but this inconsistent history has left tribes with uncertainty about the future.
The Red Devil mercury mine permanently closed in 1971 after the price of ore fell and the owners walked away, leaving it up to the state and federal governments to clean up the site.