Fairbanks North Star Borough

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Fairbanks North Star Borough’s administrative center remains shut down due to what officials describe as threatening communications. The Juanita Helms Administrative Center was closed Thursday night, just as the assembly was to begin meeting. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, no threat suspect has been publicly identified, but a local man suspects the situation is the result of his questioning borough authority.

F-35 Plan Released

Jun 28, 2018
Airman 1st Class Isaac Johnson / Eielson AFB

The Fairbanks-North Pole area is at the start of a mini-boom, as the region prepares for the basing of 2 squadrons of F-35 fighter jets at Eielson Air Force Base. Challenges and opportunities presented by the F-35 basing are the focus of a draft plan released this week by the Fairbanks North Star Borough. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Assembly Delays Final Decision On School Funding

May 19, 2017
Fairbanks North Star Borough

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly passed a roughly 161 million dollar budget last night. The spending plan does not include a one million dollar funding boost requested by the school district. As KUAC’s Robert Hannon reports, the assembly is waiting to see what state lawmakers provide, before taking action.

Borough Restores Animal Cruelty Code

Jan 27, 2017
Fairbanks North Star Borough

The Fairbanks North Star Borough has restored animal cruelty laws to its books. The action came in response to several recent dog shootings. As KUAC’s Robert Hannon reports, the assembly at its meeting last night heard from many residents who had pets shot or had witnessed animal abuse.

(Fairbanks, AK.) The Fairbanks North Star Borough is holding a public meeting tonight (Weds.) on proposed rules for marijuana businesses. Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins administration will be laying out a zoning ordinance governing what types of marijuana operations will be permitted, and where.

”Trying to lay down our idea of where the commercialization aspects; the growing, the manufacturing, testing and sales can be in our community, before people select the wrong piece of property where we say that’s not going to be allowed.”  

Elbasan Appeal Denied

May 1, 2013
Dan Bross

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Planning Commission has voted down an appeal of a new subdivision in North Pole.  The Elbasan Acres development stems from a public nomination back in the 1990’s, and calls for about 120 homes on 1 plus acre lots, and an elementary school site. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

New LNG Player

Nov 6, 2012

There’s another company looking at producing liquefied natural gas on the North Slope. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, that could present an opportunity for Fairbanks to access the cheaper cleaner burning fuel.