In a campaign won by most donations, two campaigns are heating up for the title of President of the Alaska Zoo. 3, 1033 Aurora Drive – Map The pressure is 1002.6 mb and the humidity is 85%. The federal government has approved the Willow oil project in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, allowing construction near a prized conservation area in a largely undeveloped region. All members of the Fairbanks Fire Department will respect the value of the City’s trust and will act as good stewards of the community’s financial contributions. Business Office Phone: (907) 450-6600. The community of Salcha is around 30 miles outside of Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway. An evacuation order was issued for two neighborhoods near Fairbanks. This represents a significant increase over yesterday’s total count of 242 new cases. A multi-year project to expand University Avenue is moving into the next phase as crews assemble a temporary pedestrian bridge as they prepare to demolish the current bridge over the Chena River. The Alaska Center for UAS Integration (ACUASI) has been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to take part in a new UAS research program called BEYOND. The Voice of the Interior Three Alaska Division of Forestry managed Type 2 Emergency Firefighting (EFF) crews from rural Alaska mobilized to Colorado today, Aug. 28 to help with the busy fire season. Halloween is quickly approaching and the North Pole Police Department is going to be hosting their version of drive-thru trick-or-treating. We offer our humble condolences to his family and friends in this difficult time.”. Success! High around -10F. Mayfield was found deceased in his home after a welfare check was requested by Fairbanks Fire Department after Mayfield did not show up for work. If you have an event you'd like to list on the site, submit it now! By Jan Wesner Childs June 30, 2019. It is just one of dozens of blazes burning in the interior and south-central Alaska as the state's summer tourist season gets into full swing and the Fourth of July holiday approaches. Alaska Wildlife Troopers are warning of bad weather conditions and residents worry about how hunters will treat the land in the area. The events going on in the world add an extra layer of stress on all public safety employees, and we are asking for the community’s support while we deal with the tragic loss of our valued employee.”, Acting Chief Tod Chambers stated, “The untimely passing of Ken Mayfield is deeply felt by the fire service family here at Fairbanks Fire Department, across the Interior, and around the state. Residents in Fairbanks received phishing scam text messages pretending to be Alaska USA credit union. Inmates have voiced concerns about correctional officers not wearing masks, not getting the results of their Covid-19 tests, not having enough access to soap, and not being able to communicate with family members. A woman died in a fire at 232 Princess Drive on Friday afternoon. O'Neall said she and other neighbors became concerned about the woman's well-being after she began exhibiting marked behavioral changes about six months ago. “The untimely passing of Ken Mayfield is deeply felt by the fire service family here at Fairbanks Fire Department, across the Interior, and around the state," said Acting Chief Tod Chambers. A fire south of Anchorage has snarled traffic and clouded scenic views on the Sterling Highway, along the western side of the Kenai Peninsula. All rights reserved. BC Mayfield served 22 years with the City of Fairbanks as a member of the Fairbanks Fire Department. 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SEATTLE (AP) — The owners of a Seattle-managed crab boat have reached a settlement of more than $9 million with two survivors and the families of four crew members who died last year when the Scandies Rose went down in the Gulf of Alaska. Winds light and variable. The BLM AFS Chena Hotshot… Read More ›. Fairbanks, Alaska (KINY) - The City of Fairbanks has announced the death of one of their firefighters, Battalion Chief Kenneth Mayfield. Residents of two neighborhoods about 20 miles northwest of Fairbanks were ordered to evacuate just after midnight Sunday. Let us know what you're seeing and hearing around the community. How Winter Fashion Has Changed in 100 Years (PHOTOS), Eerie Vintage Photos of People Battling the Flu. Union Bay, Alaska (KINY) - A man on board the fishing vessel Irony, fell into the water and was found clinging to a piece of debris by the US Coast Guard Sunday. An Airman assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing was found dead off base at approximately 9:55 a.m., Nov. 2. News. FAIRBANKS, Alaska. The first fire of the season in Denali National Park was also sparked by lightning last week, the National Park Service said. https://home.army.mil/alaska/index.php/fort-wainwright/NEPA/HEU-EIS, Notice of Availability for a Draft Environmental Impact Statement Addressing Heat and Electrical Upgrades at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, Limited Edition: An Open Exhibition of Small Works, Kids Night In at Fairbanks Children's Museum, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Winds are Calm. "I would like to offer my deepest sympathy, as well as my support, to Ken’s family and to all who worked with him and called him a friend. Recently searched locations will be displayed if there is no search query. Candidate Profiles & Election Information. State and local agencies have issued air quality advisories for several regions. © 2020 Juneau Alaska Communications, LLC. A Fairbanks woman died Friday afternoon in a Lemeta neighborhood house fire. By BLM Alaska Fire Service on October 22, 2020 Signs of Smoke No Cause for Alarm to Tanacross, Tok or motorists FAIRBANKS – The Bureau of Land Management personnel will burn woody debris piles on land it manages near Tanacross Oct. 26-31 … Dozens of wildfires burning in Alaska have prompted evacuation orders and air quality alerts, including in the Anchorage and Fairbanks areas. Powered by Aiir. Having qualified and capable medical first responders among initial attack firefighters directly on the fireline is crucial to treating trauma in the field, especially in Alaska. Last Updated on Nov 3 2020, 10:53 am AKST. The couple called 911 at 1:23 p.m. and were treated by Fairbanks Fire Department personnel at the scene for non-life-threatening wounds. An order denying the request for a temporary guardian or conservator was denied Sept. 17. According to charging documents, the victim called 911 reporting that Jess Lee Antonich Eakin was attempting to rape and physically assault her. Fairbanks Fire Department Battalion Chief Kenneth Mayfield. 3, 1033 Aurora Drive – Map An Alaska man was required to learn about the Holocaust and read books about overcoming extremist beliefs as part of a federal sentence for illegally owning a machine gun and silencers. The fire appears to have started in the same room in which the woman was found, according to a news release issued by the city. Fairbanks Battalion Fire Chief found dead at home. The Literacy Council of Alaska has been hard at work helping people get their GED and COVID-19 has forced them to make adjustments and overcome obstacles. These crews are mostly made up with firefighters from remote communities in Southwest and Eastern Interior Alaska. That’s the name of the Alaska Division of Forestry’s new wildland fire prevention mascot as decided by a recent public vote. 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