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Alexis Fernandez

I was born and raised in Fairbanks. I'm very happy to be back in Alaska!

Stories by Alexis Fernandez

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage leaders bury centennial time capsule

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 27, 7:57

    Anchorage is celebrating its centennial birthday with the help of a time capsule. Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz hosted a ceremony at Delaney Park Strip Wednesday to make sure future generations get a glimpse of what life is like today. The Anchorage Park Foundation collected items like posters, statements and artwork from the community that celebrate achievements […]

  • Obama in Alaska

    Gov. Walker prepares for presidential visit to Alaska

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 25, 20:43

    Alaska’s governor is hoping President Barack Obama will address more than just the issue of climate change during his trip to the state next week. On Tuesday, Gov. Bill Walker held a media availability where he talked about the president’s upcoming trip. The governor says he plans to talk to Obama about the status of […]

  • Alaska

    Consulate of Mexico in Anchorage to close in November

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 24, 11:26

    The Consulate of Mexico in Anchorage will be closing in November, according to Pablo Mendicuti, a spokesperson with the Consulate of Mexico in Seattle. Mendicuti says a representative will be traveling to Anchorage in September to help with the transition. The consulate blames lack of participation and economic reasons for the closure. Alaskans who use the […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Students in Girdwood start 1st day at renovated school

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 19, 21:31

    It’s back to school for most students across the Anchorage School District, which means summer break is over for the Hegna family in Girdwood. Kai, in sixth grade, and Paxson, in third grade, went back to school on Monday. “I was so excited that I packed my brother’s backpack,” said Paxson. Their school also looks […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Construction, lease delays first day of school at Anchorage’s Rilke Schule

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 19, 18:18

    Students at the Rilke Schule German School of Arts and Sciences will have to wait a little longer for school to start. The first day of school has been delayed to Sept. 1 because of the lease agreement on the new $12-million building and final construction. “That doesn’t affect anything else throughout the school year, […]

  • Health

    Southcentral Foundation kicks off Breastfeeding Awareness Month

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 05, 18:48

    Southcentral Foundation is joining a nationwide movement to encourage more mothers to breastfeed. On Wednesday, it kicked off National Breastfeeding Awareness Month with an educational fair at the Alaska Native Medical Center. Organizers say they’re encouraging mothers to feed their newborns breast milk because it provides the most nutrients, compared to baby formula. In 2014, […]

  • Local

    Public comment coming to a close on first set of pot regulations

    by Alexis Fernandez on Aug 04, 22:44

    The board in charge of writing marijuana regulations for Alaska is making progress. For the past month, the Marijuana Control Board has been taking feedback from the public on its first two sets of regulations, which address things like licensing, operating parameters, reporting and taxing. The last day to submit public comment for the first […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    AEDC releases 3-year outlook on Anchorage economy

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 29, 19:47

    The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation released its three-year economic outlook Wednesday to give residents a better idea of what’s ahead, especially as lower oil prices are at the forefront of many minds in Alaska. “We got a solid situation to build upon,” said Bill Popp, executive director of AEDC. Popp says most industries are healthy […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital opens in Anchorage

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 28, 20:40

    Active duty military service members and veterans in Alaska have a new hospital to turn to for help. On Tuesday, Universal Health Services — the second largest U.S. hospital chain — cut the ribbon to its new Chris Kyle Patriots Hospital at 1650 Bragaw Street in Anchorage. The 36-bed hospital will primarily focus on mental health services like […]

  • Alaska

    Mother of Iditarod musher DeeDee Jonrowe dies after battle with cancer

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 22, 21:10

    Veteran Iditarod musher DeeDee Jonrowe lost her mother Wednesday after a five-year battle with breast cancer. Throughout her life, Jonrowe has relied on family for strength — especially from her mother, Peggy Stout, who was 86 years old. After Jonrowe lost everything in the Willow fire in June, her mother was by her side as she […]

  • Alaska

    Economists consider how Iran deal will impact oil prices in Alaska

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 15, 22:09

    After long negotiations, Iran, the United States and five other world powers reached a historic agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear program. Some economists in Alaska are worried about the impact this will have on the already saturated global oil markets. When economic sanctions are lifted, Iran could flood the global oil market with up to […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    UAA Planetarium celebrates arrival to Pluto

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 14, 19:27

    Space fans in Anchorage celebrated the arrival of the New Horizons spacecraft to dwarf planet Pluto. “We’re one of the only places to go to learn astronomy, one of the resources in Alaska,” said Omega Smith, director for the University of Alaska Anchorage Planetarium. ”And, of course, we have to do something for the public — […]

  • Sci/Tech

    Scientists await Pluto snapshot

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 13, 21:48

    Many space fans are anxiously waiting a historic mission to Pluto. In less than 24 hours, planet Earth will get the first ever close-up look at the dwarf planet Pluto. “The images really are what this mission is all about, this is what captures everybody’s imagination,” said Peter Delamere, a space physicist with the University of […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Construction to improve safety begins on Seward Highway

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 07, 20:58

    It’s been called one of the most dangerous maintained roads in Alaska. Since the late 1970s, nearly 100 people have lost their lives on the Seward Highway between Anchorage and Girdwood, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. The DOT reports on average there are three deadly crashes every year on the highway. […]

  • State

    Governor urges lawmakers to revisit oil tax credits

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jul 01, 21:07

    Alaska’s governor says the state has a fiscal problem, and it’s partly because of oil tax credits. Gov. Bill Walker vetoed $200 million in oil tax credits on Monday from the state budget. The credits will be applied, but delayed by a couple of months. “We need a solution to the situation we’re in. Business […]

  • Local

    Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan reflects on his legacy

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jun 29, 20:08

    A cleaner, safer and stronger city — that’s the legacy Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan says he hopes to leave behind as he prepares to hand over the keys to the next mayor this week. Sullivan updated the public on the state of the city at the Make it Monday forum. He told the crowd he’s most […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    Anchorage fire crews ready for potential wildfire

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jun 17, 18:40

    As the hot and dry weather sticks around, the potential for a wildfire near Anchorage grows. “We’re nervous, we’re vigilant, more vigilant than we normally are,” said Jim Vignola, deputy fire chief with the Anchorage Fire Department. Vignola says crews are ready to respond if a wildfire breaks out in hot spots across the city. […]

  • Alaska

    Gov.’s Fairbanks conference continues dialogue about Alaska’s fiscal future

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jun 07, 11:43

    A group of leaders from across the state are meeting in Fairbanks to continue the conversation about Alaska’s fiscal future. Nearly 200 Alaskan leaders are taking part in Gov. Bill Walker’s “Building a Sustainable Future” conference this weekend at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. On Saturday, participants were split into groups to conduct exercises and […]

  • Anchorage/Mat-Su

    ASD turns to RV travelers to help prevent vandalism at schools

    by Alexis Fernandez on Jun 02, 22:24

    The Anchorage School District is turning to RV travelers to help prevent vandalism on school property. For the past several years, ASD has facilitated a camper host program. The program allows RV travelers to park for free at 43 schools in exchange for providing a presence during the summer months. Sharon Nicolaus is one of those […]

  • State

    Alaska lawmakers consider fully funding state budget using Permanent Fund

    by Alexis Fernandez on May 19, 23:18

    House Speaker Mike Chenault says Alaska lawmakers are considering all options to fully fund the state budget, including shifting money around the Permanent Fund. This maneuver allows the legislative majority to pull money from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve — which is where PFD checks come from — and put it into the Permanent Fund […]