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Ice Alaska

For the first time in 29 years, Ice Alaska will not be hosting an ice-carving event. The nonprofit’s board of directors made it official Wednesday by canceling plans for a smaller youth carving event the organization had hoped to stage in March. The organization will instead focus on bringing back the World Ice Art Championships next year.


Ice Alaska

The World Ice Art Championships will not be held in Fairbanks this winter. But officials with the organization that’s been running the annual ice-carving competition for the past 28 years say they’ve reorganized and are working on a smaller event this year for young ice sculptors. Members of the Ice Art board of directors say they’ll announce next week whether the organization will be able to stage the event in March.


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A count of absentee and questioned ballots from last week’s local election has created a near-tie between the top two vote-getters in the race for a borough Assembly seat. The new tally of votes conducted Tuesday shows only five votes separating Aaron Lojewski and Leah Berman Williams in the race for borough Assembly seat H.


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More than a quarter of the borough’s registered voters turned out Tuesday to reject two ballot measures and elect a slate of local-government and school board candidates.

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The first candidate forum of the season drew 5 people running for Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly and 2 for Fairbanks city council. The annual Interior Taxpayers Association hosted forum focused on local government’s response to state funding cuts.