Breaking News. Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly spoke about Governor Mike Dunleavy's new COVID-19 order encouraging vigilance from residents when making plans for the holidays. Traditionally there are ceremonies and other events to show appreciation for those who signed the dotted line and were willing to give all. While many people struggle to make ends meet during the pandemic, the relief of those getting aid from the CARES Act to help pay rent is about to be gone unless another stimulus package is announced in Washington, D.C. Since then, Rick Sweet has been serving as the acting chief at the department while they look to hire a replacement. Alaska election officials plan to begin counting more than 155,000 absentee and other ballots Tuesday, a week after Election Day. Keep informed of everything you need to know about the coronavirus (Covid-19), the stats, breaking news, latest updates, and etc. They recommend... FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) -2020 has been a tumultuous year for California as more than 4% of the state’s roughly 100 million acres of land have have been burned in the largest wildfire season recorded in modern history. An initiative that would significantly alter Alaska’s election process is on track to become law, with the “yes” vote for Ballot Measure 2 picking up a narrow lead on Thursday that has continued to increase in the latest round of election results released on Friday. 948 likes. receiving CARES act funds, Fire Wire: Fort Wainwright Fire Department, a civilian department on a military post, Sci-Friday: Meteorite explodes over western Alaska, What Fairbanks residents can do to help keep PM2.5 emissions down, Galvin concedes to Young in Alaska U.S. House race, Al Gross concedes Senate race to Dan Sullivan, Fairbanks school district going back to fully remote learning after governor issues COVID alert, Representative Don Young of Alaska tests positive for coronavirus, Alaska elections officials prepare for absentee ballot count, Two men arrested in Fairbanks for allegedly selling oxycodone, cocaine, Fairbanks man arrested for allegedly beating, strangling female victim, Fairbanks restaurant charged with illegally selling clams, Public File Custodian - - (907) 374-1523. Chancellor White will host a forum on shared services Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 1-2 p.m. Panelists will discuss the January rollout of shared services for travel and procurement as well as current discussions towards a shared service for proposal development. Executive Order 20-99 states, “all in-person organized youth and adult sports activities--including practices, workouts, games, tournaments and competitions-- are paused and not allowed during the four weeks from Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. through Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, at 11:59 p.m.”. FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Thanksgiving is only a few days away, but for many, this year will look different. The purpose of reopening is to reduce feelings of loneliness, helplessness and boredom that elders are experiencing, the state said. FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The City of Fairbanks has decided to appeal to the U.S. Supreme court to reverse a ruling allowing the ‘Fairbanks Four’ to sue the City. The facility expects to provide around 2,500 homes with Thanksgiving meals this year despite the challenges of COVID-19. After settling into their temporary home, the Ice Dogs were four games into the season before the Minnesota Department of Health and Governor Tim Walz implemented new COVID-19 restrictions this week. By the time they reach 75, the risk increases to three times and quadruples at age 85. Anyone with information is asked to call the Alaska State Troopers 24-hour tip line at (907) 371-9989. The AK Buffet, a restaurant in Fairbanks, Alaska was named in a criminal complaint filed by the State of Alaska that alleges the restaurant purchased illegally caught clams and cockles and sold them to customers. Dan White outlines UAFs COVID safety plans for students traveling for Thanksgiving. The spot was left vacant after the previous chief, Nancy Reeder, left the position suddenly in August. Originally from Huslia, Willis Derendoff works seasonally for Taiga Mining Company and is a performing musician. Alaska’s U.S. Representative Don Young announced Thursday, November 12th via Twitter that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Over 200 miles northeast of Anchorage, on Mt. We were 2,000 short on pies, 2,000 short on so many things. Topics include: O’Connor Hospital in Delhi is hosting a drive-through parade for families to visit Santa, Mrs. Claus, and other friends from the North Pole on Saturday, December 5, from 11 a.m. to noon. FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) -For those looking to travel for the holiday season, Fairbanks International Airport would like to share their COVID-19 travel guidelines in the TSA’s “Do’s and Don’ts of Holiday Travel”. Latest coronavirus News: Alaska tourism industry supports governor’s action on COVID-19 Troopers said Dustin R. Baxter's body was found Sunday morning in Harding Lake off the Richardson Highway. The Alaska Division of Elections released the final results of the 2020 election on Wednesday, November 18th. A number of players attended an off-campus party on Aug. 22, school administrators said. The City of Fairbanks has decided to appeal to the U.S. Supreme court to reverse a ruling allowing the ‘Fairbanks Four’ to sue the City. ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The North American Hockey Leagues Kenai River Brown Bears and Fairbanks Ice Dogs put their season on pause due to Minnesota’s new COVID-19 restrictions that order amateur sports take a four-week break beginning Friday. The Fort Wainwright Fire Department is tasked with protecting and serving the Army Post in Fairbanks Alaska. Fairbanks, AK Local News, Information Articles, Stories & Announcements. On November 6th Josh Revak attended a birthday party at a south Anchorage Restaurant for a political consultant. Of the new cases at the home announced on Tuesday, nine were in residents there and 19 were in staff members. “We were still working out some of the kinks in our process,” said Tessa Walker Linderman, a state official, acknowledging that there had been “significant delays” during the first few weeks of the new travel policy. The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host a free Blackout Backup Summit Dec. 4 with more than a dozen half-hour sessions on different aspects of handling power outages. The Nanooks outshot the Eagles in both the smallbore and air rifle relays to win by 114 points, while having the top seven shooters on the overall leaderboard. His family is pleading for his safe return home. Derendoff was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, red sleeper fleece pants and a possible beanie. While most of those they serve are in the military, none of the members of the department are currently enlisted. The concert film will include guest appearances from Jack Antonoff, Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver — acts who all appear on Swift’s “folklore” album. The spot was left vacant after the previous chief, Nancy Reeder, left the position suddenly in August. George Frese, Marvin Roberts, Eugene Vent and Kevin Pease filed a lawsuit against the city to allow them to sue for wrongful conviction. The bus was airlifted last month from its previous location near the boundary of Denali National Park. Fairbanks, AK Breaking News provided by The Emergency Email and Wireless Network Breaking News Service. Breaking Fairbanks News. Andre Brown, 47, and Christopher Kearney, 26, were contacted after a police officer observed a vehicle that was reported stolen from Anchorage in a driveway in Fairbanks. Since August four Alaska natives have gone missing in and around the Fairbanks area. Willis Derendoff, 34, is between 5′7″ and 5′10″ tall, weighs 160 pounds and has black-brown hair and brown eyes. FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) -Willis Derendoff, 34, has been missing in Fairbanks since November 10. He was last seen wearing a black leather... FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - A Fairbanks man is planning to surprise some local families in need with a magical Christmas as he works with the community to gather gifts. Fairbanks, Alaska, news, sports and weather. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan and U.S. He traveled from Huslia to Fairbanks and had a room at the Extended Stay America Hotel. The Brown Bears and Ice Dogs relocated to Minnesota to play their... “On winter mornings, just as the sun’s uncertain light slopes across the Tanana Flats, ravens fly over my log cabin on their daily commute to town.