Wednesday 28, Sep 2016

'Clean Air, Paths To Attainment' Air Quality Conference At Westmark

The Fairbanks North Star Borough Administration invited the public to the second day of the "Clear the Air, Paths to Attainment" Conference and Expo held at the Westmark Hotel.
There was a wood-burning demonstration and a presentation on new models of wood, propane and natural gas stoves.
News 13's David Spindler was there and files this report.

School District Superintendent Gives State Of The Schools Address

The Fairbanks business community heard from Superintendent of Schools Karen Gaborik as she discussed the state of the schools in the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.
Gaborik spoke about updates in the schools, including each school's budget and attendance.
This year, an estimated 14,000 students have enrolled within the North Star Borough.
This includes students enrolling in elementary, middle, and high schools.
Gaborik says many different programs have helped encourage student attendance, as well as build student/teacher relationships.

Man Allegedly Threatens To Throw Woman Out Of Vehicle

A Fairbanks man was arraigned in District Court yesterday for allegedly dumping a woman's belongings out of a window, assaulting her, and threatening to throw her out the window as well.
22-year-old Dylan Canoy is charged with assault and interfering with a report of a crime.
According to charging documents, late Sunday night, the Fairbanks Police Department received a report of an assault.
The caller told officers she was babysitting when Canoy and a woman came home.

Troopers Warn Public Of Fraudulent GoFundMe Accounts For Police K-9 Shot

The Alaska State Troopers are advising people not to donate to GoFundMe accounts or any fundraising efforts for the K-9 unit that was fatally shot near Palmer on Sunday.
GoFundMe is popular crowd funding website that collects donations.
Officials of the Department of Public Safety say they are not taking any monetary donations at this time, and warn that sites requesting funds regarding the deceased K-9 are not done in coordination with the Department, meaning they could be fraudulent.
25-year-old Almando Abarca is charged with killing the police dog.

Governor Walker Discusses LNG Opportunities With S. Korean Officials

Governor Bill Walker and members of his oil and gas team met in South Korea with the U. S. Ambassador and key government and company officials about potential investment and partnership opportunities in Alaska's liquefied natural gas project.
Korea spends as much as 10 billion dollars on LNG every year, importing it from the Gulf of Mexico and the Middle East.
Those shipments can take 25 days. It could get there from Alaska in 8 days.

UAF Holds 2016 Starvation Gulch

The University of Alaska Fairbanks held its annual Starvation Gulch celebration on Saturday.
The event brings student, faculty, and community members together for a day of teamwork, tradition, and festivity.
Sarah Dubowski reports.

'Foundation Health Partners' Will Transition Hospital Toward Local Health Care

The Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation is working towards a January first deadline to transition operation of FMH, Tanana Valley Clinic and the Denali Center away from the Banner Health System, to a local health care system under Foundation Health, LLC.
Last week, hospital foundation board of trustees' president Jeff Cook, in a letter to employees, announced the new organization's logo and corporate identity.
Beginning January first, FMH, TVC and Denali Center employees will all be part of Foundation Health Partners.

TCC And FNA Hold Suicide Prevention March

Tanana Chiefs Conference and Fairbanks Native Association teamed up to host the suicide prevention awareness march in downtown Fairbanks over the weekend.
News 13's David Spindler has the story on Saturday's event.