JEFF RICHARDSON

Festival Fairbanks removes state flags from bridge

FAIRBANKS - Watchful passers-by may notice something different about the Cushman Street bridge this week. The 50 state flags lining the bridge were removed Monday morning. Read more

79 makeshift riverboats take on final Red Green Regatta

FAIRBANKS - After watching the last Red Green Regatta come to a close, Steve Smith couldn't help but smile as he described the fiasco he'd just witnessed on the Chena River. Read more

Alaskan shares knowledge of cross-country skiing

FAIRBANKS — More than four decades ago, Tim Buckley laced up a pair of old bunny boots, strapped them to a rudimentary pair of Army White Rocket... Read more

Fairbanks teacher blends genres for play

FAIRBANKS - Michael Shaeffer has a lot on his mind. He can talk about Aquaman being an overlooked comic book superhero, recite poetry about breaking into Sea World and discuss the unlikely fusion of Shakespeare and kung fu movies. Read more

Strong salmon runs recorded in Yukon River

FAIRBANKS - The Yukon River is having strong runs of silver and chum salmon this fall, giving a boost to fishermen after another tepid summer for king salmon. Sonar counts on the Lower Yukon at Pilot Station had tallied 233,000 silver salmon by Sept. Read more

Expert: Impact of climate changes likely mixed for moose

FAIRBANKS - The decades ahead could be chaotic ones for Alaska's moose population, with the potential for shifting habitat, warmer temperatures and the introduction of deadly new parasites, according to University of Alaska Fairbanks analysis. Read more

Fairgrounds offers shelter to evacuated pets

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A steady stream of evacuees headed westward down Chena Hot Springs Road on Sunday - some with two legs, some with four - fleeing an advancing wildfire that threatened hundreds of homes. Read more

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