Since 1952 Santa Clause House has been building a year-round home for Christmas in North Pole and exporting that spirit around the world.
A new mix-in-place technique for creating a columnar reinforced wall at Moose Creek Dam has allowed the Fairbanks-area project to move ahead more quickly than expected.
A UAF research team found a microbe in North Pole groundwater that eats sulfolane, an industrial solvent, but the organism by itself probably can’t remedy the area’s contamination.
Local livestock farmers will continue to have access to an Alaskan-owned, in-state slaughterhouse with the sale of Mt. McKinley Meat and Sausage to Todd and Sherrie Elsberry, who raise hogs in North Pole.