July 8, 2010
by The Associated Press Wednesday, July 7, 2010 FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- Fairbanks police want the public's help in finding a 69-year-old man who has not been heard from in three weeks. Det. Peyton Merideth says cell phone records show Johnny Rogers had a brief conversation with a friend on June 16. Since then, there has been no word from Rogers, no activity on his credit cards and no sign of his blue Toyota pickup. The 2010 truck has the license plate FUH685.
February 21, 2011
In case you missed Sunday's Iron Dog start, or if you just want to relive the aciton, we've got you covered. Here's a collection of videos from our coverage. For more coverage, check out www.irondogblog.com for continuous race updates.
July 24, 2011
The Fairbanks 49ers finished the regular season with a 15 and 5 state record, and have shown no signs of slowing down in the state championship tournament. Fairbanks, the number two seed, defeated number three seed Service, 11-4 on Sunday to advance into the finals of the winner's bracket. The 49ers will next face either South or Dimond. That game was postponed due to rain. the 49ers racked up four runs in the second inning and scored three more times in the sixth to pull away from the Cougars early. Tanner Shoemaker went 4 for 4 and Thys Grogan also collected four hits for Fairbanks.
May 1, 2010
by The Associated Press Saturday, May 01, 2010 FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- More than 100 antlers from moose and caribou will soon be stacked and screwed together to decorate an entryway at a Fairbanks community center. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that managers at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center, which houses several organizations, decided to decorate a now-bare arch near the entrance. Antlers are flying in from the region, with the largest rack being 65 inches wide.
February 8, 2010
by The Associated Press Sunday, February 7, 2010 FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- A 26-year-old double homicide case is under review by a Fairbanks detective. Detective Peyton Merideth says he hopes to apply crime-solving techniques that didn't exist in October 1983. A maintenance worker found the bodies of 23-year-old Kathy Morris and 21-year-old Jerry Elrod Jr. at an east Fairbanks apartment. They had been stabbed to death. Police say there were no signs of a force entry but evidence indicates a violent struggle had taken place.
March 2, 2010
by The Associated Press Monday, March 1, 2010 FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- A group led by a North Pole legislator is putting together a ballot measure that would block Fairbanks from regulating wood or coal heating systems. Republican Rep. Tammie Wilson says the group called North Star Landowners doesn't like a proposed air pollution prevention plan. She says that the group has submitted forms to the Alaska Public Offices Commission and plans to have the final version of the measure completed by late March.
June 19, 2010
by The Associated Press Friday, June 18, 2010 FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- Camp Fire USA Alaska Council plans to close most of its Fairbanks operations in August, citing the economy and the loss of some private and corporate donors. Camp Fire has served Fairbanks since the 1960s, and parents have come to count on it for affordable, quality after-school child care and summer camp programs. Barbara Dubovich, CEO of the Alaska Council, said Camp Fire froze salaries, cut two jobs, stopped travel out of state and limited travel within Alaska, and management took a salary reduction.
August 3, 2010
by The Associated Press Monday, August 2, 2010 FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- An Alaska wood stove repair and replacement program is taking applications in Fairbanks. Qualifying Fairbanks residents will receive government assistance replacing outdoor wood boilers and old wood stoves for cleaner-burning models approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. Cash payouts and tax credits are available to those who switch to gas or oil heat. Officials say the repair and replacement program applies to residents in the borough's non-attainment area, a wide swath of the municipality from North Pole to Ester that includes about 80 percent of its population.
May 30, 2010
by The Associated Press Saturday, May 29, 2010 FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- Time to break out the fans in Fairbanks. Alaska's second-largest city recorded back-to-back 80-degree days Wednesday and Thursday and is poised to stay above that mark through the weekend. The temperature reached 82 degrees late Thursday afternoon, breaking the 20-year-old record for that date. The National Weather Service says it's doubtful any more records will be set this weekend.
September 5, 2010
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller has been found at fault in a three-car accident in Fairbanks last month. Alaska State Troopers say that on the morning of Aug. 27, Miller rear-ended a vehicle that struck the one ahead of it. No one was injured in the accident. According to The New York Times, nobody involved in the accident was initially cited, but last week Miller was issued a citation for failing to exercise due caution to avoid a collision. A Miller spokesperson did not respond to requests for comment.