North Pole Refinery tax assessment cut by more than half

FAIRBANKS - The North Pole Refinery has been assessed at less than half of its 2014 value and the result will likely be a larger-than-expected tax hit for the city of North Pole.The city of 2,200 just south of Fairbanks was expecting the assessed...
Elizabeth B Hayes

...of Bogie's extraordinarily accepting and welcoming nature, there is also a large extended family all over the world. It consists of her Coast Guard family, a large exchange student family from Denmark and Australia, and many of her children's...
'Water Is Life' Film Fest kicks off March 4

...highlight the human communities that are threatened by multiple large scale, open pit mines in the headwaters of their sacred salmon rivers.The Water is Life event is part of a larger mission at the Inside Passage Waterkeeper to keep Southeast Alaska's...
On the Trails: Owl encounters

...reducing genetic interchange, and thus allowing each population to evolve independently and in slightly different ways. Larger owls have not differentiated so greatly over that area, for some unknown reason, but it is interesting to contemplate and...
Today in sports history for Friday, Feb. 27

...the seven-year history of the Match Play Championship, winning eight out of nine holes to put away Chris DiMarco with the largest margin of victory in the 36-hole final. The score 6 and 5, could have been much worse as Toms was 9 up at one point.2005...
Tobacco is target of new antismoking push in Legislature

...expected to face opposition from Alaskans concerned that the new legislation would infringe on their rights.Fairbanks is the largest Alaska city that does not ban smoking in bars and restaurants. In a Feb. 11 hearing about SB1, Sen. Pete Kelly, a Republican...
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My Turn: A unique approach to housing pioneers

...seniors on a limited income. We have to come up with a new way to increase monthly operating income.I sought advice from the largest institutional investors and financial advisors, professionals with safe track records, records without losses and reasonable...
Off the Beaten Path: To extinction and back, the shaggy saga of the muskox

...Fairbanks. This group was then transferred to Nunivak Island, a large island in the Bering Sea. The muskoxen thrived there and...stood just 30 yards away. A few moments later something very large crashed down the hillside. Much to our not so pleasant surprise...
City's weed minds worry about 'Club Fed'

...the priorities could not be discussed until further state guidance was received.Mead suggested that the major issue of the large amount of federal land in and around Juneau could be regulated by simply prohibiting use or possession of marijuana on private...
Budget proposal could ground some aircraft

...budget, said he's not thrilled about some of the proposed actions. But he said there also isn't much choice, given the large shortfall.House subcommittees have been closing out their work this week. Here are some other highlights:? On Tuesday...
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