Fairbanks

Mike Powers, chief executive officer of Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, plans to retire July 1, the hospital announced Friday.

Alaska Dispatch News
The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority board expressed support Tuesday for a proposed purchase of a Fairbanks natural gas company, but held off on making a final decision until a purchase agreement is finished.Dermot Cole
A state plan aimed at speeding delivery of natural gas service to Fairbanks reaches a key decision point Tuesday, with the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority scheduled to consider a sizeable investment to move the project forward.Dermot Cole
Alaska State Troopers said Thursday that the human remains found by Chena River boaters last weekend are those of a Wisconsin man missing in the Fairbanks area since last August. His death is believed to be a suicide.Alaska Dispatch News
Alaska State Troopers are investigating a report from boaters who said they found human remains in a remote part of the Chena River State Recreation Area Saturday.Associated Press
Alaska State Troopers said a 58-year-old Nenana woman was found dead in the woods near Fairbanks. Alaska Dispatch News
An Alaska Labor Relations Agency hearing officer has found "probable cause" that the city of Fairbanks bargained in bad faith with its police union last year when the city council approved a contract in August and reversed that decision in November.Dermot Cole
The University of Alaska Fairbanks says its drinking water is safe, but recent tests showed it exceeds federal limits for chemicals formed when chlorine interacts with organic material in the water, known as "trihalomethanes," by 19 percent.Dermot Cole
Eielson Air Force Base will be testing private wells in the Moose Creek area for groundwater contamination.Associated Press
Federal prosecutors say a Bellingham, Washington, man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for distributing heroin in Fairbanks, partly to support his own drug habit.Jerzy Shedlock