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Fairbanks Choir Teacher Helps Students Find Their Voice  U.S. News & World Report

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Carolyn Soderlund has taught choir at Lathrop High School for 27 years and says her students are more like family now.

Carolyn Soderlund: Nearly 30 years dedicated to Fairbanks students through song  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Carolyn Soderlund has taught choir at Lathrop High School for 27 years and says her students are more like family now. “I refer to all my ...

Lathrop, West Valley atop latest football poll | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A pair of local high school football teams are gaining attention across the state after earning victories in their first two games of the season.

Malemutes manhandle Patriots in Mayors Bowl | High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — That one was for Coach Russell. The Lathrop High School football team took its home field with heavy hearts Saturday. The Malemutes weren't ...

Lathrop High School heads down the fabled yellow brick road to the land of Oz  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Lathrop is taking a stroll on the fabled yellow brick road. The Fairbanks high school is bringing the much-loved book and film to the stage this ...

Lathrop hangs on, beats West Valley in Dog Bowl  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — It came down to the final seconds, exactly the way a rivalry game should end.

Case manager, fiscal officer seek School Board Seat A  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Erin Morotti has a background in finance and volunteers in area elementary and middle schools teaching children about money.

Lathrop, West Valley merge hockey programs | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

High school hockey in the Fairbanks area has new looks, particularly two rival teams becoming teammates.

Lathrop Wrestling dominates in first home Dual Meet of the season  webcenter11

The Lathrop Wrestling Team hosted the West Valley Wolfpack in their first home Dual Meet of the year last night.

Lathrop falls, Barrow wins in football state semifinals  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Lathrop Malemutes seemed on the verge of advancing to their first Division II football state championship game.

Lathrop High School dance team makes memories, friends in Fiji  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Dancers with the Lathrop High School Ballroom Dance Team performed at Hering Auditorium over the weekend. But their most memorable ...

Lathrop football manhandles Dimond, improves to 2-0 | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Lathrop High School football team put on another show Saturday when it hosted the Dimond Lynx in a nonconference game at Lathrop High ...

Hawks hold off Malemutes, win Silent Night Game at Lathrop  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Hutchison boys basketball head coach Shane Johnston said the 2009 Hawks squad might have defeated Lathrop at some point during its run to ...

Lathrop football makes opening statement with dominant win over Kenai  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Lathrop Malemutes football squad started its 2018 campaign Saturday in just the fashion it was hoping. The Malemutes scored in every ...

Veteran, newcomer win at Lathrop cross country Invitational  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Kendall Kramer is no stranger to the Birch Hill Recreational Area, and it showed in the way the West Valley High School junior dominated the ...

Fairbanks students walk out of class, seek action on school gun violence  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—One of the student protesters held a sign that said “If I am old enough to get shot, I am old enough to have an opinion about it.” Another protester's.

Lathrop stays unbeaten as tennis winds down | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — This Mid Alaska Conference high school tennis season has experienced 13 rainouts.

Lathrop's scouting of West Valley flag football pays off in 6-0 win  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Lathrop High School flag football team took advantage of its time off and it contributed to a 6-0 victory over the West Valley Wolfpack in the ...

Chen, Wolfpack swimmers have big day at All Schools meet  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The West Valley High School swimming and diving teams combined for 10 victories Friday at the All Schools meet at Hamme Pool at Lathrop ...

Lathrop High School students stay home after shooting threat  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Almost half of Lathrop High School's 1006 students elected to stay home Tuesday after school officials notified parents of a school shooting ...

Music program boosting talents of Lathrop student Camden Kegley  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Seventeen-year-old Camden Kegley, a singer and senior at Lathrop High School, has no words for what it's like to be at Interlochen.

Lathrop boys soccer rolls Hutchison | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — It was as one-sided as one-sided games can be.

Fairbanks borough to post uniformed guard at Noel Wien Public Library  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Fairbanks borough is posting a part-time uniformed security guard at the Noel Wien Public Library to help address noise, property damage ...

The school within a school gives Fairbanks students more options  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — High school was not working for junior Derek Harris. “I was failing at every single class except for two,” he said. “I hate homework. I am smart ...

Malemutes take flag football win over Wolfpack | High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Lathrop produced both of its touchdowns in the first quarter and held on for a 13-6 victory over the West Valley Wolfpack in Tuesday night's Mid ...

Lathrop boys soccer inches closer to first state berth in 14 years  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Lathrop Malemutes boys soccer team have had their eyes set on one goal since the season kicked off: making an appearance in the state ...

Fairbanks students stage a walkout against gun violence at schools  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—A few hundred students from Lathrop, West Valley, Hutchison and Ben Eielson Junior/Senior high schools staged a walkout Tuesday to call for ...

Wendy Walker: Professional dancer falls in love with hometown  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — When Wendy Walker was a senior at Lathrop High School, she traveled the country to audition at ballet companies.

Monroe Catholic girls basketball overwhelms Glennallen | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A pair of freshmen made their high school basketball debuts by leading the Monroe Catholic Rams girls team to a 46-15 win over the Glennallen ...

No. 1 West Valley falls to No. 2 Soldotna | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The West Valley Wolfpack were ranked No. 1 among Division II and Division III teams this week in the Alaska Sports Broadcasting Network's ...

Lathrop wins championship; nine Interior wrestlers earn state titles  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — According to, the Lathrop High School wrestling team came home with the Division I team championship trophy from ...

Lathrop hosts regional robotics competition  webcenter11

Nine teams of Alaska students formed alliances to capture jewels and steal golden idols at Lathrop High school last Saturday.

Dimond Football Head Coach Bernardo Otero out; Derek Brewer returns to lead Lynx football

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) — The maelstrom that has engulfed the Dimond High School football team since the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year may ...

Three candidates vie for Assembly Seat G | Issues  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Two newcomers and one regularly elected candidate will complete for Borough Assembly Seat G, currently held by the term-limited Lance ...

Then and Now: Lathrop High School | Fairbanks Focus  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS - Fairbanks Focus is a weekly feature that explores the community. To view this and previous Fairbanks Focus installments, visit ...

Lathrop posts 12-0 win over Hutchison in first 2018 soccer matchup in the Interior  webcenter11

Not even the mounds of snow around the field could stop the Lathrop and Hutchison Soccer teams.

Lathrop's Reed takes advantage of his chances | Local/Community  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Chateau Reed's efforts this season has helped set him on a path toward the state high school track and field meet.

Wolfpack, Huskies raise region track trophies | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The West Valley High School girls track and field team was dominant during the weekend at the Region VI Championships at Lathrop High ...

Anchorage school officials release few new details in Dimond High ‘misconduct’ investigation  Anchorage Daily News

The Anchorage School District asked all Dimond High School football players Monday to fill out a questionnaire about "any knowledge of misconduct" during ...

Lathrop grappler signs to Northern Michigan | High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The 2017 Division I 160-pound state wrestling runner-up inked his National Letter of Intent to take his talents to the next level.

Walker signs education bills at teacher welcome back day  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Gov. Bill Walker signed four education bills Friday morning at Lathrop High School as part of the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District's ...

Lathrop's Class of 2017 graduates  webcenter11

156 Lathrop high school graduates received their diplomas while their families were cheering them on.

Ward wins four-way Fairbanks borough mayor's race  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—North Pole Mayor Bryce Ward held the lead all night and is the presumptive winner in the four-way race for Fairbanks North Star Borough mayor.

police, school district investigating threatening note | Local News |  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — An anonymous note was found at Lathrop High School threatening a school shooting, Fairbanks North Star Borough School District ...

Dimond Football program suspended amid sexual misconduct investigation  webcenter11

The Anchorage School District has taken action against the Dimond High School Football team while they are being investigated for alleged sexual misconduct ...

Dancing Fairbanks teens to bring gifts to orphanage in Fiji  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Teens from Lathrop High School's Ballroom Dance Team will travel to Fiji over spring break, and they are bringing more with them than a dance ...

UPDATE: No charges filed in standoff outside Fairbanks hospital

Fairbanks Police say a standoff situation in the parking lot of Fairbanks Memorial Hospital is over, and traffic in the area can return to normal.

Stacy sparks West Valley girls soccer past Lathrop  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Aubrey Stacy is occasionally bothered by a hamstring problem.

Public Safety Report: Dec. 13, 2018 | Public Safety Report  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The Public Safety Report is compiled from criminal complaints filed in state and federal courts, as well as some police blotter information, trooper dispatches, fire ...

Alleged sexual abuse shocks Dimond High football  KTVA

Anchorage police and school officials are investigating an incident of sexual abuse involving members of Dimond High School's football team, which reportedly ...

ASD: Dimond HS hazing incident being investigated

The mother of a Dimond High School football player says several senior team members took several freshman team members one-by-one into another room in ...

Delta boys spoil Lathrop's Silent Night | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Malemutes ended the silence, but the Huskies ended up making the most noise in the end.

Literacy Council of Alaska honors volunteers | Kris Capps  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Literacy Council of Alaska changes lives through literacy and it takes volunteers to make that happen.

17 months after launch, personalized learning affects all area schools  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Students in Jeannette Fortune's class at Ladd Elementary School spend one hour a week learning about a subject of their choosing.

West Valley, Eielson earn region boys track titles  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — On Saturday, West Valley celebrated the boys Class 4A team title in the Region VI Track and Field Championships for the second year in a row.

Thirty-three people seek municipal office | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A fourth candidate, former Assemblywoman Nadine Winters, filed for Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor on Monday, the last day of the ...

Nenana bridge project funded | Editorials  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Thumbs up: The Nanana Native Association was awarded $9.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to finish a bridge project in Nenana.

Auto body shop focused on clients, not insurance companies  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — When a then-teenaged Larry Fitzgerald decided to take a summer job sweeping floors and detailing vehicles in an auto body shop, it wasn't ...

Fairbanks swimmers worry about demolition of Mary Siah Recreation Center  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Users of the Mary Siah Recreation Center are raising questions about a plan to demolish the pool and the likelihood voters will approve a $35 ...

Fairbanks Borough Assembly plans to demolish Mary Siah rec center  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Mary Siah Recreation Center faces closure and demolition this year with borough officials saying it's too costly to keep pumping money into ...

At remote river camp, young Fairbanks grapplers learn about more than just wrestling  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A high school wrestler in Fairbanks has no shortage of wrestling camp options: from local clinics to competitive developmental camps in the ...

Pelayo, Lathrop volleyball rally for win at Monroe  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — For the first 10 matches of the season, there was nothing Lathrop High School junior Maya Pelayo could do to help the Malemutes volleyball ...

Farbanks Borough Assembly committee gets preview of potential bond projects  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Borough Mayor Karl Kassel provided an early look Thursday at the bond package he is hoping to put before the voters this fall.

Mayoral candidate Bryce Ward: North Pole mayor touts experience  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The city of North Pole fell on hard times when the Flint Hills Resources oil refinery shut down. The refinery was the biggest property taxpayer.

Vote Robert Shields for FNSB mayor | Community Perspectives  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — I humbly submit my name as the choice candidate for Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor in the Oct 2 election. I have worked tirelessly for the ...

Lathrop's Tyra Do signs with Pima College | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Tyra Do always hoped her basketball career would extend past the high school ranks.

Lathrop's Matheny signs with Midland wrestling | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — There was a time when Patrick Matheny could envision himself walking away from wrestling.

Tough opponents await Lathrop football | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Lathrop High School football team gets tested early this season.

Beaver Sports, HooDoo Brewing Co. to host Olympic siblings  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Beaver Sports is hosting a homecoming and HooDoo Brewery will have a social hour Thursday night for Fairbanks brothers Reese and Logan ...

Perfection in permanence: Evergreen Tattoo striving for the best  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS - Evergreen Tattoo Company opened in August 2017. Nine months later, the business won third place in the News-Miner Reader's Choice awards.

Monroe Catholic volleyball powers past Eielson | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The Monroe Catholic High School volleyball team is on a mission.

Court hearing Thursday for Fairbanks mother accused of killing her two children  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—Stephany Elizabeth Bilecki, the Fairbanks woman accused of killing her 4-month old daughter in 2015 and her 13-month-old daughter in 2017, ...

Oregon's opener is homecoming for Ruthy Hebard | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Kelly Graves, the University of Oregon women's basketball head coach, likes to start the season with a game in the hometown of a Ducks player ...

From race relations to police brutality, Fairbanks teen's film project captures a wide world view  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — When a Fairbanks teen decided on her school project, she took on acting, cinematography and politics all at once.

Meals on Wheels volunteer retires after 21 years | Kris Capps  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Every Monday for 21 years, Meals on Wheels volunteer Virgil Severns loaded up his four-wheel drive vehicle at the Fairbanks Senior Center and ...

Galena's Jacob Moos is Gatorade Alaska Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — On Thursday, Jacob Moos became the owner of a second Gatorade Alaska award in the same academic year.

Lathrop named for man who helped shape Fairbanks  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Since opening its doors in 1955, Lathrop High School has served as an academic and cultural hub — and even a safe haven from high waters ...

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival director focuses on availability, helping people  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The lime green walls of James Menaker's office in west Fairbanks are covered with whiteboards featuring extensive calendars, times, ...

Lathrop High School Career Fair | Kris Capps  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Lathrop High School students had a chance to begin following their dreams this week during the Lathrop High School Career Fair.

Leadership to change at four Fairbanks-area public schools  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Four schools will get new principals this fall. The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District announced that new principals have been ...

Dimond football program suspended for another week  Anchorage Daily News

The Lynx will forfeit Thursday's game against Palmer while Anchorage police continue their investigation into inappropriate behavior.

Giving a voice to the voiceless, Diane Benson elevates healing through art, teaching, politics  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Before #MeToo, Alaska had Diane Benson.

area graduation rate trending up | Local News |  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—The graduation rate at the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District is inching up, with students identifying as Alaska Native or American ...

Share your voice with GVEA | Letters To Editor  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

April 25. To the editor: Golden Valley Electric Association is a cooperative owned by its 35,000 members, who are consumers of the electricity GVEA provides in ...

Colony's first home game of the season canceled following suspension of Dimond football program  Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

PALMER — The Colony Knights were slated to host their first home game of the 2018 prep football season Friday night at Colony's Pride Field. But the contest ...

Lathrop football tops North Pole in Mayor's Bowl  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

NORTH POLE — Enough was enough. After suffering a 63-13 loss at Chugiak last weekend, the Lathrop High School football team was determined to earn its ...

Duo faces felonies for alleged robbery near Noel Wien library  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A 17-year-old Fairbanks boy and an 18-year-old Anchorage man face felony charges for reportedly robbing a man at the Noel Wien Public ...

Longtime Lathrop boys hoops coach Griffin retiring | High School  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS—For 28 out of the past 31 years, Milo Griffin has paced the sidelines as head coach of the Lathrop boys basketball team.

Anne Frank - A History for Today | Featured  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

(from left) Ashley Plys, Beth Boyce and Audrey Eikenberry assemble a panel while helping set up the "Anne Frank - A History for Today" exhibit in the Lathrop ...

Teens encourage teens to #BeYou | Kris Capps  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — A group of teens in Fairbanks is working to change the widespread impression that all teenagers are abusing alcohol and/or drugs.

Gymnastics Inc. grows students into coaches and co-owners  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The combined gymnastics and preschool business in the South Fairbanks industrial area is a family business in its second generation.

Enrollment is down in Fairbanks North Star Borough school district  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Public school enrollment is down from last year and is projected to decline again in 2018, according to the Fairbanks North Star Borough School ...

Fairbanksans join nationwide protest against gun violence | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — An estimated 200 people filled the Golden Heart Plaza on Saturday to rally against gun violence and show solidarity with hundreds of thousands ...

Fairbanks, North Pole students protest threatened education cuts  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS - Hundreds of Fairbanks area high school and middle school students walked out of class about 1:30 p.m. Friday in protest of proposed cuts to ...

Interior elections are today: here is what's on the local ballot  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Voters today will select new local leaders, including two mayors, and decide on ballot questions impacting air quality and property taxes.

Lathrop High School boasts a shop class for the 21st century  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The maker space at Lathrop High School is a hive of ingenuity, design and problem solving.

Lathrop grad Mckailah Salway signs with Northland | Sports  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — The day finally came for Mckailah Salway's dream to come true.

Kawasaki, Kelly get heated in Senate debate | Local News  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Rep. Scott Kawasaki, D-Fairbanks, and Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, met to discuss state issues in an at-times heated debate Wednesday ...

Perseverance highlights Lathrop Invitational track and field meet  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — It was a day of strong and stumbling finishes Saturday during the track events at the Lathrop Invitational on a warm, but moderately windy day at ...

West Valley volleyball captures Mid Alaska Conference title  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

FAIRBANKS — Another year, another Mid Alaska Conference title for the West Valley High School volleyball team.

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