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The public broadcasting stations in Fairbanks, faced with a $170,000 budget cut, plan to withdraw from the Alaska Public Radio Network at the end of August, KUAC Manager Keith Martin said.

Alaska Dispatch News
Fairbanks is home to a thriving community of dumpster divers. The borough's 14 transfer sites attract artists and opportunists, coupon clippers and hoarders, who say that that the sites provide an invaluable resource to the Interior community.   Laurel Andrews
Nearly four years after the death of Fairbanks banker Bill Stroecker, his estate, estimated at more than $23 million, has yet to be settled. The trustees of his foundation can’t agree on the need for an independent review of attorneys’ fees and all other settlement costs — estimated to total $750,000. Dermot Cole
A contractor needed 100 tons of gravel, sand and rock to fill a 75-foot hole in the ground that mysteriously opened up in the front yard of a hillside house after a deluge hit Fairbanks last week.Dermot Cole
For Fairbanks, flood protection consists of an unusual dam in which the flood gates are lowered at times of high water. It is only when a flood threatens the community that a temporary reservoir is created, all with the goal of keeping water off the streets of Fairbanks.Dermot Cole
ConocoPhillips and Doyon Drilling announced a five-year deal Monday morning for a new drill rig, construction of which is estimated at more than $100 million. The rig will operate in the Kuparuk oil field starting in 2016.Dermot Cole
A 41-year-old Fairbanks man was sentenced Monday in federal court to nearly five years in prison for possession and intent to distribute six ounces of cocaine, but another case involving drug sales statewide could earn him additional time.Jerzy Shedlock
The small private natural gas utility in Fairbanks, which has about 1,100 customers, “engaged in numerous highly irregular transactions” that warrant a state investigation, according to the Fairbanks North Star Borough.Dermot Cole
The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum bills itself as a world-class car museum nestled in the Interior community of Fairbanks.Laurel Andrews

The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks may be one of the most unique car collections in the country.

Marc Lester

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