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  • Wildfire along Parks Highway burns “at least” 50 structures August 19, 2019
    Update 11:38 p.m.: Fifty or more structures burned Sunday in a fast-moving wildfire in the Susitna Valley north of Willow, a Division of Forestry official said.“At least 50 structures have burned,” said Tim Mowry, a spokesman with the Division of Forestry at 11:25 p.m. on Sunday.Mowry said he didn’t immediately have any information on which […]
  • Wasilla store contends with ‘large-scale’ rodent problem August 19, 2019
    WASILLA — The first complaint about rodents skittering through the aisles at Wasilla’s Fred Meyer store came in late May.Now it appears the critters — probably field mice — thrived in the store through this unusually warm summer, drawn to favorites like bird seed and baked goods in the store’s cavernous, air-conditioned interior.By last week, […]
  • Photos: North wind blows Swan Lake fire into high gear August 19, 2019
    Pushed by strong winds, the Swan Lake fire on the Kenai Peninsula spread rapidly Saturday night, crossing the Sterling Highway and prompting a highway closure and evacuation notice, authorities said Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019.[Related: Swan Lake fire closes Sterling Highway; Cooper Landing under “be ready” evacuation notice]
  • Photos: Residents evacuate as fires near Parks Highway escalate August 19, 2019
    The McKinley Fire, a fast-moving wildfire north of Willow whipped up by a dry north wind, prompted evacuations and a road closure on the Parks Highway Sunday Aug. 18, 2019.[Related: Wildfire crosses Parks Highway north of Willow; area residents urged to evacuate]
  • Parks Highway Wildfire August 19, 2019

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  • Fairbanks expo had hundreds thinking ink August 18, 2019
    The ballroom at the Westmark Hotel was transformed into an ink-lover’s paradise Saturday as tattoo artists from across the country plied their trade at the Fairbanks Tattoo Expo.
  • Denali Park Road expected to open today August 18, 2019
    Heavy rain also curtailed Alaska Railroad service to and from Denali after the failure of a retaining wall supporting railroad tracks in the Healy Canyon north of the park, according to an Alaska Railroad news release Saturday. Both passenger and…
  • Judge sets bail in Sophie Sergie case August 17, 2019
    Fairbanks Superior Court Judge Earl Peterson set Downs’ bail Friday morning after a lengthy hearing that included comments from the victim’s brother and arguments from Downs’ attorneys and state prosecutors.
  • Sen. Dan Sullivan, EPA administrator to host PM 2.5 session August 17, 2019
    The community listening session begins at 10 a.m. Monday.
  • Public Safety Report: Aug. 17, 2019 August 17, 2019
    The Public Safety Report is compiled from criminal complaints filed in state and federal courts, as well as some police blotter information, trooper dispatches, fire department reports and interviews with public safety officials. Individuals named as arrested and/or charged with…