FAIRBANKS - An Alaska wood stove repair and replacement program is taking applications in Fairbanks.
Qualifying Fairbanks residents will receive government assistance replacing outdoor wood boilers and old wood stoves for cleaner-burning models approved by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Cash payouts and tax credits are available to those who switch to gas or oil heat.
Officials say the repair and replacement program applies to residents in the borough's non-attainment area, a wide swath of the municipality from North Pole to Ester that includes about 80 percent of its population.
Applications are available at the borough air quality office with plans to also make them available on the borough website.