| May 23, 2011
| 1:26 PM
Greenup -- the great, silent collective explosion of freed tree buds that had been frozen all winter like a clenched fist -- happened last week in Interior Alaska. I know this because it’s a phenomenon that’s easy to notice here in Fairbanks,...
| May 29, 2011
| 12:12 PM
A Fairbanks man died after falling out of a canoe at Olnes Pond Saturday evening, that's according to Alaska State Troopers. 30-year-old Ryan Stratton was intoxicated when his canoe flipped and he was not wearing a personal flotation device, said...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 7:06 PM
Sid Cutter, who staged a hot-air balloon rally nearly 40 years ago that evolved into an annual fall festival and helped transform Albuquerque into a capital of ballooning, has died. He was 77.
Cutter died May 21 in the New Mexico city after a long battle...
| May 31, 2011
| 1:19 PM
UPDATED: 12:20 p.m.
Fairbanks Area Forestry is working to contain the fire, which broke out north of Murphy Dome Monday afternoon.
The Hastings Fire, as it's being called, has grown to approximately 600-acres, according to the AK Division of Forestry....
| Jun 2, 2011
| 8:41 AM
The value of the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline has increased.
A state panel now values the pipeline at $8.6 billion - up from $7.9 billion.
The previous value of $7.9 billion was determined by the Alaska Department of Revenue. But the Fairbanks North Star...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 5:41 PM
Alaska forestry officials on Monday advised residents of the subdivision closest to a 19-square-mile wildfire northwest of Fairbanks to move pets and valuables out of harm's way.
The Alaska Interagency Coordination Center said the Hastings Fire grew by...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 2:31 PM
A fire in the Interior grew by 5,000 acres overnight Tuesday after the wind shifted. The Hastings fire is now burning about 17,000-18,000 acres north of the Chatanika River, northwest of Fairbanks.
Wednesday, the weather is looking more favorable; it&...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 6:18 PM
The three teenagers breeze through the cavernous Dimond Center mall, past Orange Julius and kiosks that sell hair extensions and “healing magnets,” as confidently as professional mallrats who could navigate the place in their sleep.
| Jun 10, 2011
| 9:04 AM
The Fairbanks North Star Borough awarded a million dollars in federal funds to develop more geothermal power at Chena Hot Springs.
The owner of the resort, Bernie Karl, says he’ll use the money to build a five megawatt power plant, which would...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 3:14 PM
Rain this past weekend helped fire crews as gain ground on the Hastings fire, northwest of Fairbanks, but officials aren't in control of the blaze just yet.
The Hastings fire is estimated at about 36 square miles and 18 percent contained.
| Jul 22, 2011
| 6:14 AM
Recent satellite images of a remote Alaska volcano along a flight route for major airlines show it may be poised for its first big eruption in 10 years, scientists said.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory has issued an eruption advisory for the 5,676 foot-...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 12:17 PM
An Alaska college professor was not surprised when the lights went out over the northern tier of the U.S. and southeast Canada about 10 years ago.
David Newman studies the workings of complex, chaotic systems as part of his research at the University...