Solid Waste Services comprises two utilities, one handling trash collection and the other operating the Anchorage Regional Landfill and two waste transfer stations. The administration is looking at selling only the trash collection side of the operation.
In the wake of a spike of violent crime, eight volunteers who make up the recently formed community action group We Are Anchorage gathered Monday to encourage others to help foster safety in the city.Jerzy Shedlock
For two decades, a liquor store in Anchorage's Fairview neighborhood has drawn the ire of some residents and business owners, who say it stokes problems associated with street alcoholics and drug dealers. Michelle Theriault Boots
Every year at the Fur Rendezvous Hide and Horn auction in Anchorage, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game auctions items confiscated from hunters, recovered from road kills or taken in defense of life and property.
Instead of hauling snow, city maintenance workers are out fixing potholes, patching roadways and repairing guardrails, and the city managed to save about $1 million on snow removal in 2014 thanks to low snowfall totals in recent winters.Devin Kelly
The most recent campaign finance reports in the April 7 mayoral election show a wide fundraising gap among the front-runners, with Dan Coffey, a former Assembly member who’s been running for 16 months, reporting by far the largest campaign war chest. Devin Kelly
Anchorage police identified the woman found dead at a homeless camp in the University-Medical District on Feb. 9 as 31-year-old Maria M. Fairbanks. There is no evidence of foul play, police said. Jerzy Shedlock
For 40 or so Anchorage-area artists, growers and fishermen, the annual Spenard Farmers Market meant selling to a crowd that on a good day numbered in the thousands. Now the market is ending, at least in its current incarnation.Michelle Theriault Boots