Explore our Sister City – Fanano, Italy!

Did you know we have a Sister City in Fanano, Italy? Fanano lays claim to Felix Pedro, the explorer who discovered gold in Fairbanks. Felice Pedroni (Felix Pedro’s real name) was born in Trignano, Italy, a small village very close to Fanano. Mayor Eberhart recently visited both Fanano and Trignano, and a Fanano Sister City Workgroup has formed to bolster our relationship and exchanges. Please click on this link to see pictures and learn more:


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Snow Plowing Estimated Schedule

Snow Plowing Schedule

The City of Fairbanks Public Works Department will be addressing the clearing of roadways within the City limits on a rotating schedule as noted below.  This is an approximate 3-week turn around.  If there is significant additional snowfall before the rotation ends, we will address the *emergency areas and main thoroughfares immediately and then return to the residential rotation where we left off.  The night shift will address the Downtown Core Area weekly.

Below is the projected rotating snow removal schedule for RESIDENTIAL areas (day shift):







1 Weeks Field Memorial Park, Mooreland Acres Nov 10-11 COMPLETED
2 Island Home, East of Noble (Townsite Subdivision), Walden Estates Nov 12-13 COMPLETED
3 Lemeta, Royal Court, Dead Ends North of College Road Nov 16-17 COMPLETED
4 Rickert, Gateway, Bjerremark Nov 18-20 IN PROGRESS
5 EM Jones, South Westgate, Executive Park, Hilton Park, Westgate, Taku and Doyon Estates Nov 3-Dec 10 Estimated
6 Hamilton Acres South, Hamilton Acres North, Shannon Park Dec 7 – Dec 10 Estimated
7 Aurora, Johnston, Brant, Slaterville and Graehl Subdivisions Dec 14-Dec 17 Estimated



When areas are posted we require all vehicles, motorhomes, trailers, etc be removed from the roadway to allow our crews to remove all the snow.


*Safety Zones:  Schools, Hospitals, Fire and Police access

*Main Corridors:  Cushman, Noble, Barnette, Cowles, Lacey, Old Steese (Night Shift only)


Please note: The transfer of snow from private property/driveways into the street, City right of way, or drainage ditches is prohibited per FGC Sec. 70-321(b) and FGC Sec. 82-336B, and could result in a $200.00 fine.

We respectfully request the public’s cooperation in assisting our crews, as we endeavor to do the best possible job clearing the streets in a timely manner.

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 For Immediate Release



Three persons have been arrested in connection with the John D. Kavairlook, Jr. homicide. Early on the morning of May 17th, Mr. Kavairlook was shot multiple times in a parking lot after an altercation at the Rock N Rodeo nightclub. Mr. Kavairlook died at the scene.


Joel Roland Joseph, DOB 10/2/89, formerly of Anchorage, was arrested on Tuesday in Selma, Texas, by U.S. Marshals and New Braunfels Police Department Detectives, on a warrant for Murder in the First Degree. Joseph had relocated to New Braunfels, Texas, two days after the homicide of Mr. Kavairlook.


Joseph’s brother, David Gregory Joseph, DOB 12/9/80, was arrested in Anchorage and has been indicted on charges of Hindering Prosecution in the First Degree. David Gregory Joseph was not present the morning of the homicide.


Demarius William Hinson, DOB 12/29/89, was arrested on Wednesday in Orlando, Florida, on a $500,000 warrant for Hindering Prosecution in the First Degree. Hinson, formerly of Anchorage, had fled the country after the homicide and returned to the United States a month ago.


Investigators are declining to disclose the specific roles of suspects until all persons involved have been apprehended. Additional arrests are expected.


“Investigators have spent well over 3,000 hours working on this case,” Mayor Eberhart stated. “Chief Aragon and I have worked to ensure that the resources needed are available to investigators, and we will continue to support their work in solving this heinous crime. The perpetrators must be brought to justice and there must be closure for Mr. Kavairlook, the families, and our community.”


Police continue to investigate and ask that anyone with information about the shooting contact the Fairbanks Police Department, Detective Peyton Merideth at 907.450.6592 or via email at lpmerideth@ci.fairbanks.ak.us.


Contact:           Amber Courtney 907.459.6793 abcourtney@ci.fairbanks.ak.us



Officer Preparation Seminar

The Fairbanks Police Department will hold an interested person/applicant pre-test clinic to help those interested in becoming in Fairbanks Police Officers familiarize themselves with the testing, field training and employment process.  The initial clinic will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Patty Center located on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus at 410 Tanana Loop, UAF, Alaska. Pre-registration is preferred but not required. To pre-register for this seminar, call: Lt. Matt Soden at 907.450.6487 or mlsoden@ci.fairbanks.ak.us or Yumi McCulloch at 907.450.6510 or ydmcculloch@ci.fairbanks.ak.us to provide your name and contact information.


The topics to be covered include:


  • Overview of the applicant written test, to include examples of the questions on the test
  • Overview of the oral board and areas that applicants are scored on, to include examples of the questions asked and examples of quality answers
  • Presentation on the background process and information on the types of questions asked; applicants will be provided with the APSC standards that would cause disqualification
  • Overall introduction to the Police Department and City of Fairbanks, to include benefit packages, the Field Training Officer (FTO) process, and a question and answer period about employment at the Department.  Police Officer Paul Dick will be available to answer questions from attendees from the perspective of a newly hired officer who has recently completed the process.
  • An opportunity to try the physical agility test to see how they would perform and what areas they need to improve on prior to the testing date.


Police Chief Aragon and Mayor Eberhart encourage anyone interested in a career in law enforcement to attend to find out more about employment with the Fairbanks Police Department.


Anyone with questions should please contact the program coordinator, Lieutenant Matt Soden, at 907.450.6487 or mlsoden@ci.fairbanks.ak.us.


Interior Energy Project: Town Hall Meeting 11/4/15

Interior Energy Project 11 4 INVITE

Payment System Up and Running!

Mayor Eberhart and Chief Aragon Arrested!

Mayor John Eberhart and Police Chief Randall Aragon were arrested by the Golden Days Jailers yesterday! Mayor Eberhart did have his Golden Days pin on, and both he and Chief Aragon were released on their own recognizance.
Happy Golden Days from the Staff at the City of Fairbanks!

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Payment System Down: Blame the New Guy

This is Caleb.  Caleb is the new IT guy.  The payment system for the City of Fairbanks is temporarily down.  We are blaming the new guy, not because he broke it, but because… well, we can.  Thanks, Caleb.  We will update this site when the payment system is working again.  Thank you!


Press Release: Pearl Watson Proclaimed City of Fairbanks “City Hostess”




Pearl Watson Proclaimed City of Fairbanks “City Hostess”


Fairbanks, AK: At the Fairbanks City Council meeting on Monday, July 20, 2015, Mayor Eberhart read a City of Fairbanks proclamation making Pearl Watson the official City of Fairbanks City Hostess.


The City of Fairbanks Hostess/Host is an honorific title given to an individual to represent the City of Fairbanks in a gracious, diplomatic, and hospitable manner at community events.  The City Hostess or Host may attend any community events of their choosing as the City of Fairbanks representative.  Each City Hostess or Host may select the events they wish to attend. There are no mandatory duties that the Hostess or Host must perform.


Pearl Watson has been active in our community for almost 70 years.  Pearl graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and worked to transcribe Alaska Native history for the UAF museum.


Pearl is currently the President of the Interior Alaska Sourdoughs, a member of the Elks, and the American Legion Auxiliary.  Pearl is also active at the Senior Center, the Pioneer’s Home, in her church, and with activities with friends and family.


Photo – Mayor John Eberhart and Pearl Watson

Permission is given to any news agency to use the photo courtesy of the City.

Amber Courtney, Communications Director/PIO 907.459.6793 abcourtney@ci.fairbanks.ak.us