A journalist observes life in the far north.
It got me thinking about what 2010 stories I would highlight if I were in charge, so I offer you my list of weird Fairbanks news of 2010.
Some of the stories are flat-out funny and some are just plain sad.
The author of most, if not all, of the stories is police beat report Chris Freiberg, who is fleeing Alaska in the coming weeks for warmer weather in Arkansas. He’ll be missed owing to his appreciation of the bizarre. He says he looks forward to spending less time writing about oddballs and their antics, but I suspect he’ll be bored if he doesn’t get to write about the occasional weird event.