February 19, 2011
Welcome to Fairbanks everyone! OK, well maybe not everyone, hopefully some of you will be out on Big Lake tomorrow morning to witness the start of the race, but I'll welcome you here anyway. I'm at the Marriott Spring Hill Suites, which sits right on the river in downtown Fairbanks, where the Iron Dog racers will finish the race. Fairbanks, you say -- isn't it cold there? Well, thankfully for me, the weather is nothing like what it was last week when Sports guy Charlie Sokaitis was up here for the Yukon Quest (Think constant 40 below zero)
August 16, 2008
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008 A busy Fairbanks street got caught in the crossfire of feuding gang members Friday. Fairbanks police say at least three vehicles began shooting at each other Friday afternoon catching two bystander vehicles in the crossfire and forcing a bicyclist to dive for cover. Police say one of the vehicles that was hit had a two-month-old baby in the back seat. Officers took seven people in for questioning and are still searching for others.
March 2, 2010
by The Associated Press Monday, March 1, 2010 FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- A committee in Fairbanks will meet to review whether fluoride in local drinking water is a good idea. The city of Fairbanks has been putting fluoride in the public water supply for 50 years but critics have frequently complained to city council members about its long-term health effects. Supporters said fluoride in drinking water is a time-tested way to combat tooth decay. Councilman Jerry Cleworth says city leaders aren't sure who to believe.
February 21, 2010
by The Associated Press Saturday, February 20, 2010 FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- An agreement has been reached on a new route for railroad tracks in Fairbanks, the latest step in the long process to reroute the railroad. The Fairbanks News-Miner reports that the Alaska Railroad Corp. and a private railroad safety group agreed on a route that would move the track south toward the Tanana River. Up next, the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly will consider asking the state Legislature for $10 million to conduct an environmental impact study.
April 6, 2010
by The Associated Press Monday, April 5, 2010 FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- The Fairbanks North Star Borough is taking steps to improve a trail popular with skiers, snowmobilers and four-wheelers. The borough is using geotextile fabric and gravel to harden a one-mile section of trail in the Isberg Recreation Area. The area is in the Cripple Creek subdivision 10 miles south of Fairbanks. The condition of the path has deteriorated with increasing ATV traffic and no maintenance.
February 8, 2010
by The Associated Press Sunday, February 7, 2010 FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- A jury has convicted a Fairbanks businessman of tax evasion following a five-day federal trial. Roger Lee Shoffstall was found guilty of a single count of felony tax evasion after two days of deliberations. The 59-year-old owns Summit Telephone and Telegraph Company of Alaska, which provides rural telephone service north of Fairbanks. Prosecutors presented evidence that Shoffstall failed to pay income taxes between 1996 and 2003.
March 9, 2010
by The Associated Press Tuesday, March 9, 2010 FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- A Fairbanks police officer has shot and killed a man who pointed a handgun at him. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the officer early Tuesday morning spotted a vehicle reported stolen and attempted make a stop. Two people were inside. The car pulled over and the driver fled on foot. Deputy Chief Brad Johnson says the passenger tried to run but fell down, pulled a handgun and pointed it at the officer.
May 20, 2011
Firefighters in Fairbanks were battling two wildfires this afternoon and this evening that have burned hundreds of acres and caused concern across the city. The first fire burned a four-block area south of Fairbanks, near 23rd Avenue and Gillam Street. The AK. Division of of Foresty says it is now under control, but burned some out-buildings. A second fire about 15 miles north of downtown Fairbanks was burning Friday evening at a rapid rate, according to officials. Pete Buist, a spokesman for the Division of Forestry, said "nothing is in imminent danger there have been no official evacuations, but there have been some people who are voluntarily leaving.
April 18, 2010
by Channel 2 News staff Saturday, April 17, 2010 ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- State troopers say a Fairbanks man wanted for first-degree murder was arrested early Saturday morning in Fairview. Authorities had been searching for David Pfalmer, 26, in connection with the shooting death of Bryan Richardson, 20, outside Ivory Jack's Bar and Restaurant near Fairbanks. Pfalmer has been booked into the Anchorage jail.
July 4, 2010
by The Associated Press Saturday, July 3, 2010 FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- IMAX has its second screen in Alaska, and Fairbanks film fans are flocking to it. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that a local multiscreen theater has been selling out of IMAX tickets since Tuesday, when the screen went into operation. The state's first IMAX screen was in Anchorage. The paper says IMAX tickets for adults are $17.25, a $6 premium above the price for shows at regular screens.