Ethics violations alleged against parks director

A group of former employees with the city's Dept. of Parks and Recreation are asking that the department's director and the recreation supervisor be placed on leave pending an investigation into...

Power pole wiped out during high water

The Lowe River moved its banks about 60 feet just after midnight Sunday morning, causing a power outage after it took out a Copper Valley Electric Association power pole. Ironically, the pole that...

Maverick red aspens in a world of gold leaf intrigue scientists

Will Lentz, a reader from Fairbanks, asks a question that flares every fall: why do some aspens turn red? A few scientists from Fort Collins, Colorado, pondered that subject in the late 1970s....

Fireworks get a holiday under city code revision

There were no sparks Monday night when the Valdez City Council approved updates and revisions to the Peace and Welfare section of the municipal code, which includes a section that allows private citizens to use fireworks around specified holidays....