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North Pole Refinery tax assessment cut by more than half

FAIRBANKS - The North Pole Refinery has been assessed at less than...larger-than-expected tax hit for the city of North Pole.The city of 2,200 just south of Fairbanks...certified and could be appealed.North Pole has had annual tax revenues of about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/north-pole-refinery-tax-assessment-cut-
State
North Pole Refinery tax assessment cut by more than half

...proposed property assessment for the idle oil refinery at North Pole is valuing the land and buildings at less than half of what they...lower assessment will mean sharply reduced tax revenue for North Pole.In the past, taxes on the property accounted for about 40...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-26/north-pole-refinery-tax-assessment-cut-
State
Fairbanks borough allows pot smoking on private property

...their property.The assembly on Thursday approved most general guidelines set by the state and the cities of Fairbanks and North Pole.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported those governments prohibit public smoking at schools, parks, highways, bus stops...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-27/fairbanks-borough-allows-pot-smoking-pr
State
Sports on TV for Friday, Feb. 27

...Series, final practice for Hyundai Construction Equipment 200, at Hampton, Ga.1:30 p.m., FS1 - NASCAR, Sprint Cup, pole qualifying for QuikTrip 500, at Hampton, Ga.BOXING5 p.m., ESPN2 - Junior welterweights, Johnny Garcia (19-2-1...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-27/sports-tv
Sports
Saxman obtains $825K grant for carving center expansion

...center was built in the 1980s.Project consultant Max Mercer says a major reason to expand the center is because local totem poles are aging and need to be restored or replaced.Mercer says another reason for expansion is that budding carvers need to learn...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/saxman-obtains-825k-grant-carving-cente
State
Across Alaska, legalization comes quietly

...Police Chief Mark Mew warned people against smoking on their porches if they live next to a park. But far to the north, in North Pole, smoking outdoors on private property will be OK as long as it doesn't create a nuisance, officials there said.In some...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/across-alaska-legalization-comes-quietl
State | AK legislature
Walker budget cuts 55 Juneau jobs

...holds a law degree and was trained as a judge, and last year she served on the staff of former Rep. Doug Isaacson, R-North Pole.She said she wants to use her diverse background to work for all Alaska communities - cities, tribes and villages - and to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-25/walker-budget-cuts-55-juneau-jobs
Local
Salmon program moves onto the ice

...bringing along their own gear and tackle. For those without gear of their own, Fish and Game staff and volunteers provided poles, hooks, and shrimp for bait, as well as a safety talk and instruction in fishing technique, before allowing students onto...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-22/salmon-program-moves-ice
State
Lawmakers feast, dance with Juneau's Filipino community

...Senators and representatives - including Juneau's delegation; Sen. Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage; Sen. John Coghill, R-North Pole; and Rep. Adam Wool, D-Fairbanks - gathered with their families and staffs for a night away from the Capitol and a shared...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-23/lawmakers-feast-dance-juneaus-filipino-
Local
Today in sports history for Tuesday, Feb. 24

...Hutcheson's record of 4,106.2002 - Svetlana Feofanova breaks the pole vault indoor world record for the fourth time this month, clearing...to finish second. Danica Patrick, the first woman to win the pole, becomes the first woman to lead the race as she ran inside...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-02-24/today-sports-history
Sports

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