Fairbanks microbiologist mixes science and art

FAIRBANKS — A tall, willowy woman with the looks of a model, the grace of a dancer and the mind of a scientist, Mary Beth Leigh is so lovely and accomplished it would be tempting to be jealous of her, but she’s also so nice and down-to-earth one can’t help but take an instant liking to her. Read more

Permits approved for new Usibelli Alaska coal mine

FAIRBANKS - Usibelli Coal has received permitting from the Department of Natural Resources to open a new pit mine northeast of Healy. Jumbo Dome Mine will be about six miles from Two Bulls Mine, which Usibelli has operated for about 10 years. Read more

Family of 11 waits to start anew after Fairbanks fire destroys property

FAIRBANKS — Laurielynne Soule and Dave Hendrickson are a couple who can’t say no to someone in need. Throughout the... Read more

Logistics are the business of the people behind the fire crews in Alaska busy summer season

FAIRBANKS — Smoky air and the insistent “thwump, thwump, thwump” of helicopter blades have come to signal the... Read more

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