Cushman Street Reconstruction-Pardon Our Progress!

Cushman Street is still open for business!  The purple raven signs are there to remind everyone that our local businesses are there for you.   Don’t let a little challenge like construction get in your way to find the goods and services you need.  Cushman Street is getting an amazing make-over, please “Pardon Our Dust.”  We hope you will come and look at all that is going on this First Friday.  Raven artwork by Sue Sprinkle-Fifth Avenue Design.

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Walgreens Grand Opening

Mayor Eberhart and his wife, Sylvia, attended the Grand Opening of Walgreens earlier this month. Mayor Eberhart gave a speech welcoming them to our community. Economic development has been an important part of Mayor Eberhart’s efforts in our community and he supports growth in our business sector. Thank you for coming to Fairbanks, Walgreens!

Photo: Mayor Luke Hopkins, Sylvia Eberhart, Mayor John Eberhart. Courtesy of the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce.

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Council Action Notice – 06/22/15

To view the City Council Action from the Regular Meeting of June 22, 2015 click the below link.

Council Action Notice – 06/22/2015

Council Agenda Packet – 06/22/15

To view the City Council Agenda Packet for the Regular Meeting of June 22, 2015, click the below link.

Council Agenda Packet – 06/22/2015

Council Action Notice – 06/08/15

To view the City Council Action from the Regular Meeting of June 8, 2015, click the below link.

Council Action Notice – 06/08/2015

Council Agenda Packet – 06/08/15

To view the City Council Agenda for the Regular Meeting of June 8, 2015, click the below link.

Council Agenda Packet – June 8, 2015

FPD Community Assistance – Kavairlook Video


Fairbanks Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying four people police would like to question regarding the homicide of John D. Kavairlook, Jr., on May 17, 2015. New video and photos are being released of the individuals detectives are attempting to locate.

FPD has released a segment of the surveillance video which shows the front parking lot of Walgreens on May 17, 2015, with the four subjects walking toward Rock n’ Rodeo. FPD also obtained additional surveillance video from a local business showing four subjects walking through a business in the Bentley Mall on Saturday May 16, 2015, at about 2:00 p.m., approximately 12 hours prior to the shooting. These subjects appear to match the original description of the four individuals being sought. All three videos were captured within a 24 hour period.

Information from the prior press release:
Mr. Kavairlook Jr., DOB 2/13/92, was fatally shot in the parking lot in front of the Walgreens adjacent to the Rock n Rodeo bar on the Old Steese Highway. The shooting occurred following an altercation with a black male adult inside the bar. Police seek the identity of the male involved in the altercation. He is described as dark complected, 5’8” to 5’11” 200-230 pounds with a stocky build and closely cut short hair. Police also seek the identities of the three other black adult males, one of whom fired multiple shots at the victim. Mr. Kavairlook was struck several times and died at the scene. It is believed all four black males left in a vehicle together.

Footage and still photos are available for viewing on the Fairbanks Police Department Facebook page: and the City of Fairbanks website: Members of the media can contact Amber Courtney at 907.459.6793 for the FTP site, name, and password to upload the video.

If you are able to identify the individuals seen in this footage, please contact Detective Malloy at, or 907.450.6557, 907.450.6550 or 907.459.6800. Business owners are encouraged to check their surveillance video for these individuals and contact Detective Malloy with any identifying information, such as receipts or other documents. If you were at the Rock n’ Rodeo during the early morning hours of 5/17/15 when the shooting occurred, and you have not spoken with Detective Malloy, please call right away.

Media Contact: Amber Courtney 907.459.6793

Welcome to Courtney Sheen: Our New Public Works Dispatcher

Welcome, Courtney!  Courtney became a permanent City of Fairbanks employee on June 1, 2015.

My name is Courtney Sheen. I am very excited to work for the City of Fairbanks. I previously worked for a wonderful local attorney, but left due to having my son and wanting to stay home for a short time. I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to work at Public Works and get back into the workforce. I was born in Germany, and although I moved around quite a bit, I spent the majority of my early years here in this wonderful state. I met my husband in middle school in Delta Junction and we now have an amazing son that we welcomed to the world July 27, 2014. My family and pets are extremely important to me so that is where most of my time is spent outside of work. I enjoy all things family oriented and I love helping others any way that I can.Courtney Sheen

Welcome Emily Braniff!

Emily started today with the City Clerk’s Office:   My name is Emily Braniff, I was born and raised in Fairbanks.   I attended college in Michigan and did my student teaching in Colorado but like so many others, I found my way back to this beautiful place.   I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, cooking and travel.  I believe summertime in Fairbanks is one of the most beautiful places in the world….  Unless it’s raining nonstop. 

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The Clay Street Cemetery Commission Needs YOUR Help!

Clay Street Cemetery Ad

The Clay Street Cemetery Commission is looking for old photographs, burial records and historical information regarding the Clay Street Cemetery.  If you have information you would like to share, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (907) 459-6774 or by email at  If you would like to meet with the Commission, they invite you to attend their regular meetings at City Hall, City Council Chambers, 800 Cushman Street, Fairbanks, AK on the first Wednesday of every month starting at 5:00 P.M.