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Passing through: Adventure brings North Carolina man to Alaska

...truck is like "sleeping in a coffin," he said. More than 18 miles stretched out across flat country to the iconic Fairbanks city bus where Alaska State Troopers found Christopher McCandless more than two decades ago. Many see the bus at the end...
Soldotna council candidates weigh-in during sparsely attended forum

...public defender investigator and for the department of corrections during his career. He has been a councilman on the Fairbanks City Council, a member of the borough's planning commission and most recently a Soldotna City Council member since 2013...
Two contested races for Soldotna council; mayoral candidate to run unopposed

...Soldotna council since 2013 and the Kenai Peninsula Borough's planning commission since 2012. He served on the Fairbanks City Council for four years, according to his candidate biography. Whitney wrote in his bio that his time on Soldotna's...
Progress on natural gas delivery is gratifying

...and distribution to Interior communities.The Interior Gas Utility, which will serve the borough outside of the Fairbanks city limits, isn't far behind FNG in their planning for building out gas distribution. Yesterday, IGU released a request...
Fairbanks spent $7k defending mayor's $37.50 fine

...7,000 during appeals, city attorney Paul Ewers said. The funding comes out of the city's claims budget. The Fairbanks City Council held a closed-door executive session about the city's appeal strategy earlier this month. The city government...
What others say: Agreement between Fairbanks, railroad makes sense

It's back to work for the Fairbanks City Council on Monday, and one of the items on the agenda is introduction of an agreement with the Alaska Railroad that will lead...
Council greets 4 new members

...clerk. "I see this as an opportunity to continue to serve the community," she said.Whitney served as a member of Fairbanks City Council in the 1980s. He currently serves on the Soldotna Planning and Zoning Commission and the borough Planning...
Former Soldotna Mayor and political newbie file for council seats

...Seat E. Whitney has been an Alaskan resident for 38 years. He is a retired Alaska state employee. He served on Fairbanks City Council and the Fairbanks Municipal Utility System from 1983 ? 1987. Currently, he serves on the Soldotna Planning...
Fairbanks working to save historic documents

...campus. While the city appreciates being able to store them there, it would be better to have them all together, Fairbanks City Clerk Janey Hovenden said. "Your jaw would just drop to see the documents that are up at the Rasmuson Library...
Council approves annual public reading of Bill of Rights

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The Fairbanks City Council has approved a public display and annual recital of the Bill of Rights. The council passed a resolution Monday requiring...


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