Fairbanks Daily News Miner in Fairbanks, Alaska 13 Dec 2012
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Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - December 13, 2012, Fairbanks, AlaskaA Greener Field Lathrop teen again representing Alaska at Florida soccer tournament sports Page d1 my v i Farban daily news Miner recycled recycled material is used in the making of our newsprint seventy five cent the voice of Interior Alaska since 1903 thursday december 13, 2012 playing catch up area sees Snow shortage shrink with weeks storms photos by Eric Engman news Miner Dylan Hardage 21, a lot technician at affordable used cars on South Cushman uses a Gas powered Blower to remove Snow from vehicles in the lot wednesday. A a it a not too bad a Hardage said of working outside in the Snow adding that relatively warm temperatures Are Nice. Top a Santa Claus Light sits buried in Snow in a Yard along 24th Avenue. By Jeff Richardson Richardson news Miner. Com Fairbanks Snow lovers your prayers have been More than answered. An ongoing Winter storm brought a Likely snowfall record to Fairbanks on wednesday with a steady accumulation of powder expiated to continue through this afternoon. By the time it s All Over the Overall Snow pack in the area will have been transformed from anaemic to nearly average a a we re rapidly eating into our below Normal snowfall and making it up in a hurry a said National weather service meteorologist Rick Thoman. Five inches of Snow had fallen at Fairbanks International Airport Between Midnight and mid afternoon wednesday making it Likely that the dec. 12 record of 5.7 inches for the Date would fall. Since the first flakes began appearing sunday 11 inches have fallen at the Airport nearly half the Overall total for the entire Winter. The average cumulative snowfall dec. 12 is 30.3 inches. The Snow pack figures to be the mid-20 Inch Range by the time the flakes Stop falling tonight. In response to the heavy snowfall the Alaska department of transportation and Public facilities boosted its blowing activity starting tuesday working around the clock and boosting Driver shifts from eight to 12 hours. Dot spokeswoman Meadow Bailey said Crews Are pushing it even harder than during a typical storm because of an anticipated cold snap moving in this weekend. Please see Snow Page a5 Man quits Job after Facebook Post Flap restaurant managers remarks about military prompt complaints by Jeff Richardson Richardson news Miner. Com a manager at the local Bostons the gourmet pizza franchise has quit after criticism of the military posted on his Facebook Page went viral tuesday. Dusty Westbrook posted an item complaining about frequent requests for military discounts saying its a a pathetic they expect a markdown while other professions a such As health care workers police officers and firefighters a done to get one. A a in a sorry you signed up for this Job you chose to take this filed sic you picked to work and defend the us in a sorry you done to deserve anything a the Post stated. Westbrook did no to mention Bostons in the Post but his Facebook profile listed him As a manager at the restaurant. A screen grab of the Post a his Facebook account has since been deleted a went viral among some local Facebook users being shared More than 300 times by Early wednesday afternoon. Emails of Westbrooks Post also were sent tuesday to Bostons corporate Headquarters in Dallas. By wednesday morning Westbrook said in an interview with the news Miner that he had a volunteered to quite but had not been pressured to do so. Westbrook said the Facebook Post was unrelated to his Job at Bostons and was triggered by something please see Post Page a6 soar Goffens state wont meet Epa deadline for air plan Mistr Hinn mme / a Hutchison overcomes Early deficit to beat Monroe Catholic. Page d1 sourdough Jack see 4 the dog got stuck in it to show yesterday 1 tnedt0,itiout�?T x w but ther i got stuck so the missus had to dig us both inside classified.c4 comics.c3 dear Abby. B3 Interior Alaska. B1 obituaries. B2 opinion.a4 our town. A3 sports. D1 Stock markets. D4 weather.a5 vol. Viii no. 345 by Matt Buxton the Alaska department of environmental conservation will not meet a Friday deadline to submit a plan to the flt Deral government proving the state will be Able to clean up Fairbanks air by 2014, state officials said on wednesday the missed deadline for the detailed plan of measures that will bring the Borough into attainment under the Federal clean air act Isnit a Surprise for Many a it was discussed in summer 2011 a but it leaves clean air advocates frustrated. The Epa has an 18-month window to submit a plan before sanctions like More stringent permitting at Industrial facilities or limitations on use of Federal Highway funds can be implemented dec air division director Alice Edwards said technical and political challenges have delayed the formulation of a plan which could include new regulations but said it will be please see air. Page a6 air Quality Tii feline 2006 Epa tightens air Quality standards for pm 2.5 to 35 micrograms per cubic meter for the 98th percentile for three Day averages. 2009 portions of the Fairbanks North Star Borough Are labelled As being in non attainment of the Federal standards. 2010 the Borough Assembly approves some measures but those Are repealed later that year by voter initiative. 2011 clean air advocates sponsor their own initiative to bring in regulations. Proposition 2 fails by a wide margin at the polls. 2012 the Assembly approves new measures that never go into effect when a stronger version of �?T10 proposition passes. Doc. 14 deadline to submit a state implementation plan to the Epa. Young warns about reducing military budget representative says fort Wainwright would be at risk if cuts occurred 920 4286 20 pages by Rod Boyce Royce news Mer. Com rep. Don Young on wednesday warned that fort Wainwright would be at risk of closing if military spending is reduced to Levels being talked about in budget negotiations. He said he wont vote for a budget Deal that reduces defense spending. A if they Cut defense like they re talking about cutting if follow me on fun editor it in a not going to vote for it. This is parochial. shut Down fort Wainwright in a heartbeat a Young said in an interview with the news Miner. A they will do that probably before Eielson air Force base a an aide to Young later clarified that Young has received no information to indicate the defense department has plans to close or reduce fort rep. Don Young on wednesday said he would not vote for a budget that cuts military spending. Wainwright. Youngs comments the aide also said Are in reference to cuts being talked about As part of budget talks Between president Obama and House please see Young. Page a6 sen. Murkowski fiscal Cliff talks a pretty grim by Rod Boyce Royce news Miner. Com sen. Lisa Murkowski on wednesday described As a pretty grim a the status of negotiations Between gop leaders and president Obama and his congressional allies to make a fiscal agreement before a dec. 31 deadline to avoid billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts and tax increases. Please see Murkowski. 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