Mayors March for Homeless Youth

This past Saturday the three local Mayors, John Eberhart from the City of Fairbanks, Karl Kassel from the Fairbanks North Star Borough,  and Bryce Ward from the City of North Pole walked over 14 miles to help raise money and bring awareness to the issue of homeless youth. Santa Claus wished them well on their […]

Appreciation from the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

Mayor Eberhart was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the World Eskimo-Olympics for the City’s support and participation in this year’s 2016 WEIO games held at the Carlson Center in July.  The first World Eskimo Olympics was held in Fairbanks in 1961.  In 1973 the name was changed to World Eskimo-Indian Olympics to more […]

Mayors March

On September 10, I’ll be walking 14 miles from North Pole to Fairbanks to support a local nonprofit that shelters homeless youth.  If homeless youth spend their days/nights walking, it is the least I can do. Joining me are Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Karl Kassel and North Pole Mayor Bryce Ward.  Together we hope […]

Press Release for Officer Involved Shooting

Welcome Andrew Ackerman and Peter Flint!

  Welcome Andrew Ackerman, Environmental Manager Andrew and his family have lived in Alaska for the last seven years. His three children, ages 7, 10, and 12, attend local Fairbanks schools and his wife is an elementary education tutor. They are very involved in local sports, community events, and outdoor activities all year. Most recently, […]

Military Appreciation and F-35 Day

With the exciting news that we are receiving two squadrons of F-35s in 2020, approximately $500 million in military construction before then and potentially 3,400 additional service men and women, it was cause for celebration. The City, the Fairbanks North Star Borough, and the Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation partnered with Pioneer Park to organize the […]

Welcome Tom Borce, Risk Manager

The City’s new Risk Manager, Tom Borce, started last week.  Tom was born and raised in San Diego, California.  He moved to Fairbanks in 1983, where he met his wife, Kari.  Tom and Kari raised two children in Fairbanks.  Their son, Haakon, is married and has started a family of his own.   Their daughter, Tessa, […]

COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVE

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner – 08/22/2016 Page : A06 COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVE Where are the alarm bells? By: City of Fairbanks Chief of Police-Randall Aragon Retired Police Chief Dan Hoffman’s June 28 article caught my attention. After assuming command of the Fairbanks Police Department, I met with him. We discussed issues during his tenure from 1989. He […]

Anchorage Kidnapping Suspect Arrested in Fairbanks

On 08/22/16 the City of Fairbanks Police Department received a report shortly after midnight of a wanted subject at the 1000 block of Kellum Street.  Officers responded and were able to locate William Doug Burgess, 18, of Fairbanks inside an apartment at that location.  A $250,000 warrant had been issued for Burgess in regards to […]

Clean Up the Streets

Please join your friends and neighbors for a Southside and Downtown neighborhood beautification project Saturday, August 27, 2016.  Cleanup will be from 10 – 1 PM.  There will be a BBQ for participants hosted by FNA Community Services from 12 – 2 PM. Meeting and check in locations are the Prospector parking lot or JP […]