A Happy Valentine’s Day wish to you. I hope you’re spending today with loved ones. This week has been a busy one at the Capitol, with many issues being discussed that affect our state and our neighborhoods, with review of bills on health care access, the Alaska LNG project, and a report from our military leaders.Read more
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
First – a New Year’s wish to you. It’s a little different. You’ve all done something good for someone, maybe lots of things. Maybe more than lots, but I don’t know the word for “more than lots”. Take a moment and think about what you’ve done. Who you’ve helped. How you’ve lent a hand. I think you owe that to yourself.Read more
Alaska’s Fiscal Cliff is Avoidable
In the last month, the release of the revenue forecast and the budget from the governor’s administration have shown just how much of a toll the oil wealth giveaway will take on the state’s economic future. But it doesn’t have to be that way and hopefully in the next year, the Legislature and the voters can turn it around.Read more
Merry Christmas Neighbor!
This time of year in Fairbanks is beautiful, if cold. I hope the warmth of the season reaches you as you spend time with family and loved ones. The interim has gone by quickly and I have been busy preparing for the upcoming Legislative session in January. I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of you who are doing great work for our community and I can’t wait to support these efforts down in Juneau.Read more
I hope you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend, and aren’t still suffering from your overdose of tryptophan and butter. I lost 3 pounds before Thanksgiving, and it just came back and found me.
Help A Foster Youth Non-Profit By Watching A Movie and Eating At the Bear Tooth Today or Tomorrow!Read more
Thanksgiving Day is tomorrow and I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I often write about the warmth and generosity of our community and believe that we live up to our title of “The Golden Heart City”. There are dozens of worthy charitable organizations, churches and groups that help those in need. They need our support year round and especially during the holiday season.Read more
This is a great time for home cooks (and enthusiastic eaters). But it’s also a time to reflect on, and give thanks for, our blessings.
One hundred and fifty years before America was founded, European Christians set sail to search for religious freedom. Landing at Plymouth Rock they suffered death, disease, starvation and terrible accidents. Fewer than half survived their first winter.Read more
November 1st is the first Friday of the month and that means Fairbanks is bursting with fun and exciting things to do. Check out the Co-op Market’s “Autumn in Fairbanks” photography show with Fairbanks artist Saryn Walsh from 5-7pm. Or view local artwork by Klara Maisch and try some refreshments. There is a whole list of wonderful activities to fill up your Friday, click on this link to see more and remember when you’re looking for something to do, ALL ROADS LEAD DOWNTOWN!Read more