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314 thoughts on “Fairbanks Alaska Web Cam – Golden Heart Plaza

  1. Paul

    Why is it 12:14 PM mountain/10:14AM Alaska time and still pitch black on this shot but broad daylight on the other? They need to fix it.

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  2. Pam Read

    I look forward to seeing the lights on in the Golden Heart Plaza – guess that will be December. But for now we can see the stars!!

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    1. Wheatcakes

      Temps are higher up there than here in Buffalo, NY area. 67 degrees and raining! Global warming? I think not!

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    1. mark

      yes, the river is so high there is not much room underneath the bridges near down town. ordinarily small personal water craft traverse this part of the river. a few miles farther south a paddle wheeler boat about 50ft long sails from the chenal to the confluence of the tanana. a favorite tourist attraction here in fairbanks.

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  3. jes

    I watch the tropper show on tv and it would be nice to see them put out a show about something good about the great state of Alaska how bout it

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    1. Michael Winklehner

      I wish you a very good summertime in fairbanks.

      Today I became father for the thired time (it´s the third girl) and I think we´ll go to fairbanks sometimes!

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      1. Janie Gonzalez

        Congratulations Michael!!! You should go, Alaska is real pretty, it’s another world, Fairbanks it’s a dream, my kid (he’s 10) and me are gonna be there next year for the Ice Alaska at the North Pole

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  4. Mom

    My daughter plays in the Fairbanks Community Band– gotta love technology when I can sit at home thousands of miles away and watch her play in a concert on the plaza :O)

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  5. Reid

    Does anyone know when they put water back in the fountain? Sure is nice to see the leaves coming back on the trees. We visited a year ago and can’t wait to come again.

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    1. Jim

      When we visited the youngest a few years ago, we went down to the fountain and called her sister in Spokane. Told her to go online and look at the camera site. We got to talk to her while she watched us at the fountain.

      I still look at this camera every morning to check out what kind of weather the our girl is enjoying. Just another way to ‘stay in touch’ with her.

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  6. jes

    great new view I look at this sight every day and some times more iam not sure what I would do without it I sure would miss it my heart goes out to the troopers familes and friends and all good by for now jes

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    1. Diane

      Very sorry about 2 troopers may they rest in peace. We loved your city when we visited last July. One day hope to come again

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    1. val

      Still looking for the palms….
      I would like to know about the statue in courtyard.
      And, is that a restaurant To the left
      Someday mayve someone will wave to us
      Yes I enjoy seeing the season change,
      Ps pardin the spelling

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      1. Mary

        Hi Val, I was raised in Fairbanks. Here is a biography of the statue as well as Golden Heart Plaza, which is where the statue is located. My family’s name is included on the statue. To answer your other question, the building to the left is a Springhill Suites Hotel.

        “Golden Heart Plaza is located along the banks of the Chena River in the downtown region of Fairbanks, Alaska, making this statue and fountain a centerpiece for tourists. The statue in the middle of the fountain is known as “Unknown First Family” and was created by Malcolm Alexander. It has been dedicated to all the Families of the past, the present and the future as well as the courageous and brave spirit of the people of Alaska’s interior.”

        “The statue stands 18 feet high with water spouting from the base near the feet of the Inuit family and then cascades over the rockery into the pool surrounding the statue. Thousands of tourists photograph the statue and the fountain while local residents of Fairbanks come here to relax in the summer sun.
        Golden Heart Plaza was completed in 1987 and blossoms with colorful flowers in the summer months where many of the celebrations in Fairbanks, Alaska take place. During the winter, the plaza is adorned in twinkling lights which look amazing against the blanket of snow. Tourists enjoy the scenic fountain in the center of Golden Heart Plaza, located in the heart of downtown Fairbanks along the banks of the Chena River.”

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        1. val

          Hi Mary
          Thank you for your info on the Golden Heart Plaza
          Started to watch around Christmas and really enjoyed the decorations and the winter season. I also wondered what river? Till the snow melt.
          And Yes I was asking about the small building adjoining the plaza. Yes, Pam, the Yukon Quest headquarters. (Is it mowed sometime?) :)
          I visited AF son in 96 for 2 weeks, and he gave me the grand tour of Anchorage and as far north as Denali (spelling ?).
          Second time driving the Alaska Highway to OK. Wow… First snow, white outs, and white knuckles. Yes, when a flat bed semi passed us I wanted to hitch a ride. What an Adventure! What a Magnificent and Spectacular State!
          Would love to go visit one more time.
          Again, thank you. And anxious to see Fountain in operation.

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      2. Pam Read

        Hello Val. I cannot see the Springhill Suites Hotel in the webcam’s view and wonder if you are referring to the building on the left of the picture; the one with the turf roof. That is the Yukon Quest headquarters and so worth a visit if you are in Fairbanks. Thank you Mary for your interesting description of the Golden Heart Plaza. My husband and I will be visiting Alaska again next year and staying in Fairbanks for a few days. What a wonderful place.

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    1. George

      We were there in July last year. Then in Feb. this year from hot Florida!
      What a difference! But the warmth of the locals is “year round”

      We are going back again in Feb. love all that is Fairbanks!

      George
      Orlando FL

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  7. Pam Read

    Amazing that the river ice can break up within 24 hours. Yesterday it looked smooth and today is large chunks of ice moving slowly along.

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    1. Brad

      Yes, the road was put in to accommodate access for starting the Yukon Quest, the February sled dog race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse.

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    1. Jamie Lyons

      There is snow on the hills although the snow has been blown off the trees. However; it has been a very unusually warm winter not only for Fairbanks but, for ALL of Southcentral Alaska. I was in Fairbanks on the 1st through the 4th of March from Kenai, to see the Ice Art and hopefully Auroras for photography…… which I hit at the right time but; the weather and road conditions were no different than spring time….. that is, until you drop in elevation coming down the hill into Fairbanks. At that point, it again begins to look like winter in comparison to the entire drive up there from the Kenai Peninsula. Temps were in the mid 20s and lows in single digits. Very warm for Fairbanks standards for this time of year!!!

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  8. michael carter

    Have been viewing web cam with interest, for last couple weeks. Will be right here Sunday 2-2-14. Missing the Yukon Quest, unfortunately. Has recently been colder here in Bloomington, Indiana.

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  9. Paul

    Such a beautiful scene at night with the city lights in the background and Golden Heart Plaza all lit up. Question: What is the church in the center of the shot to the left of the office building?

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    1. Susan Yanish

      The lovely little white church is Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, founded in 1904 by Father Francis Monroe. The office building to the right was St. Joseph’s Hospital (1906), run by the Sisters of Charity. It served Fairbanks until Fairbanks Memorial Hospital was built in the 1970’s. Now it is the Denali State Bank building. It is almost 10 am, and the sun is starting to come up. We will have 5 hours and 53 minutes of daylight today! Yay!

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      1. Don Killough

        I worked at the old Fairbanks Community Hosp. for a couple of years and left just before the new hosp. opened. Have some good memories of that old building and the staff that worked there.

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      1. Brad Snow

        Yes, the power plant is always running, but during specific atmospheric conditions the hot gasses do not condense above the stack, but instead drift off and merge with the surrounding air. Now in deep cold, -50 and colder, no only does the hot gas become visible, but it can come down and blanket the town. Adding vehicle emissions creates the classic Fairbanks “ice fog”, When the temp stays below -50 for more than a few days, the town resembles London in a heavy fog; sometimes even the traffic lights are not visible. But at those times vehicles tires on the super-cool snow make a real racket, so you can tell by listening if someone is coming!

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        1. George

          My wife and I have been in AK 3 times last 3 years. First time, a teaser on a cruise. Last Summer on a 1,600 mi road trip…Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Seward, Homer. Then 2 weeks ago flew into Anchorage, flew to Fairbanks and then back to warm Orlando FL.
          We are in love with AK, specially Fairbanks. Love it in the heat and in the -27 weather we experienced. God willing we will return next Winter.
          Incredible sights wonderful people and northern lights….ahhhh!
          George
          Orlando, FL

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      1. Janie Gonzalez

        Hi George, probably like you and your family, my son and I are gonna be in Fairbanks next winter, we’re from Brownsville Texas so we usually look for the cold weather during this time (winter), seeing these scenes from there with a lot of snow, miss AK

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  10. Pam Read

    How beautiful the trees are when the sun shines on them! There cannot be a more beautiful place on earth than Alaska.

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  11. spiros

    what a wonderful place is this!!!Happy New Year to all of you in Alaska and especially in Fairbanks!!!Many greetings from the sunny Athens Greece!!!

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  12. Iowa Ron

    What’s the big steam emitter slightly to the left of the top-middle of the screen?
    Warmer today in Fairbanks than in Waukee, IA.

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    1. Tom

      Ron, that is Aurora Energy’s coal fired Chena Power Plant at 1204 First Ave in Fairbanks. You can get a good look at it with Google street view

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  13. Paulo Sérgio N. Rosa

    Eu gosto da sua webcam! Muito bela, essa vista da praza. Que todos vc tenham um feliz ano novo.

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    1. Boodrow Malone

      That is water vapor from the power plant. As it gets colder more vapor will be visible and will turn to ice fog at about -30F.

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  14. Travis Augustine

    It is my fondest dream to live in Fairbanks, hopefully some day soon I will get the chance to live where I have began to think of as home.

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  15. Reid

    What a glorious Christmas Eve. We visited the plaza in June when it was 90 degrees in Fairbanks.
    We’ve been enjoying this view since then. Glad to see the days getting longer even if it is by seconds a day.
    Merry Christmas to the hearty folks that make this a magic place, stay warm and well.

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  16. Mark

    What a beautiful site! Used to live on 4th street back in the 70’s. I miss the City and the people.
    Is there still an old barn out near the University with a bar on the lower level. We used to sit at the bar and eat peanuts and throw the shells on the floor.
    Wonder if Rita still goes there? Haha!

    Merry Christmas Fairbanks!

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  17. Claude CAMICAS

    Very happy everyday in France to watch with new web cam that place where I really never forgot my last enchanting visit to Fairbanks.

    Claude 75 years from Saint-Nazaire FRANCE

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  18. Derek B. miller

    Was in Fairbanks the end of October. I found this webcam while I was staying in town. I miss Fairbanks so much I now look at this cam daily and show my kids how cold it is there and the awesome views of the snow on the ground. Thank you for having this camera online. MERRY CHRISTMAS !!

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  19. CHRISTOPHER HOLMES

    Congratulations, Fairbanks!! You survived another winter solstice and the shortest day of the year. On Sun (22nd) you will gain 14 seconds of daylight from Dec 21.

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    1. Jorge Lanfranco

      I enjoying watching the snow and freezing whether. Watching that from a spring of Buenos Aires in Argentina with a 64 degress

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      1. Christopher Holmes

        Glasgow is farther south and nearer water than is Fairbanks. Inland Fairbanks is usually colder than Barrow, some 400 miles to the north.

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  20. Johnny from Dallas

    Dallas is expecting like a half of inch of ice this coming friday and everoyne is in panic mode… its will be 80 today and 32 tomororw.. You guys are a Frozen Wonderland and know extreme weather… I commend you guys …Star light winters and Sun filled Summers. I hope to make it up there in my life to experience what you guys go thru.. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas..

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    1. Russ from TX

      Enjoyed Fairbanks this past June. Do the Northern Lights ever show up on the webcam? If they do when is a good time to watch for them?

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  21. Rosemarie

    In summer I spent a marvellous time in Alaska, also in Fairbanks. Now I’d really like to come back to enjoy that wonderful nature again.

    Best regards from Germany
    Rosemarie

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    1. Jim Webster

      We were RIGHT THERE in the end of May. The temperature was 93 on the bank clock just down the street… My what a difference!

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    2. Heather

      I can’t believe I will be there in a couple weeks!!! I am so excited!!! I’m a southern gal, so this will be a hec of an experience! This will be my first white Christmas ever!!! Also I get to ring in the New Years in Fairbanks! Great holiday memories with someone very special!

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  22. Bec

    It was lovely to log in this morning and see the Christmas lights going up. We are visiting Fairbanks from New Zealand in a weeks time and are VERY excited!

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    1. Richard

      Hi Bee, You will love the place, wife and I were there Sept 2013, go to Coldfoot if you can—keep warm
      Richard
      Napier
      New Zealand

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  23. Pam Read

    Great time during our visit to Fairbanks in June and love to view this webcam daily to watch the seasons change. Can anybody tell us what produces the smoke/steam from the chimney in the view?

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    1. John

      That is steam. Any type of moisture that is expelled from buildings immediately condenses because it is so cold. Cold air holds exponentially less moisture than air that was room temperature, so as air from indoors is send outside the air rapidly cools to its dewpoint and is forced to condense its moisture.

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    2. Christopher Holmes

      We were there in June also. Went to the Midnight Sun Baseball game. Amazingly, if you think about it, the temperature this morning in Fairbanks was 120 degrees colder than it was in June during their mid-80s heat wave.

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    1. Mech

      I cannot believe this temp! and now it’s -29…..they will need the heat from Florida. My son and his family are goin to be stationed there in January at Ft. WainWright. They are coming from Louisiana….THEY WILL NEVER SURVIVE! lol

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  24. Russ

    Looks like a problem with the webcam, it hasn’t updated since Monday 11/11/13.
    We were in Fairbanks in June during the heat wave, had a great time.

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    1. NPcrafter

      It has been updating the last day or so. I live here and it’s been running. Right now it’s probably covered with freezing rain. We are experiencing alternating snow, freezing rain, and freezing drizzle and it’s expected to continue through Thursday.

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  25. Jonathan Voges

    My goodness that beautiful city, my dream is to one day live there in Alaska, I live in Brazil, as I wanted to work there, sorry that I can not risk, do not know but I love Alaska. Happy you guys live in a place as beautiful as this.
    If errors in typing’m using google translator.

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    1. Christopher Holmes

      Only Arizona and Hawaii do not change their times. Because Arizona does not change they switch between Mountain Time and Pacific Time and they are now on Mountain time because California, Oregon, and Washington (where I live) went back one hour.

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    2. Shawn

      Unfortunately we have Daylight Saving time as well (I live in Anchorage). It looks like the computer clock didn’t update.

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      1. Patty

        Thank you Shawn !! since you live in AK , I have another question about heating issue. I live in S.Florida and A/C is part of our lives down here. I wonder (again) to live in AK would need heating all year as well? I love this webcam to help me monitor what would be like to live there. We went to Fairbanks in May and loved every minute spent time there :)

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          1. Patty

            Thank you Angel , Good to know that no need heat all year in AK :) I’m so use to sun and sand in FL and very fascinating to see the winter through this webcam :D Big Thanks to Fairbanks Alaska Web Cam

      1. Tim

        Pat: I feel the same way. Our son moved to Fort Wainwright in late May and this makes us feel closer to him by just checking this web cam out to see what weather he may be experiencing. He cant come home for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year but at least we can Facetime with him.

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  26. David Steele Magherafelt Northern Ireland

    Hello Fairbanks , love watching the webcams , I see the white stuff is starting is starting to lie .Keep Safe keep warm and on trucking.

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  27. Omair

    Fairbanks is already having snow and people were worried that it came too late? That’s it, I’m moving here one day. :D

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  28. brandy

    Seeing it snow made me cry… I miss Alaska. . My youngest was born at ft wainwright 12yrs ago today. I remember her first birthday.. it snowed it was magical! I hope one day we can afford to go back. Love Alaska love the people and Fairbanks! Happy Halloween!

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  29. Jonathan Voges

    I’m from Brazil, and everyday eye webcam, never goes out of Brazil, but I love Alaska, I can not understand how you guys live with only 4 months without ice, it is unbelievable, sorry I made some mistake in the translation google

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    1. Lorraine Currier

      2nd street camera frozen already, I just want to know how Alaskans deal with 10 months of cold, ice, snow……yikes!

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    1. Pamela

      I know what you mean about the temp. not being back on the site.. I miss it too. I like comparing it to the weather where I’m currently living. It was helping me gauge what I will be in for during our move to Fairbanks.

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      1. Patty

        I agree about the weather on webcam and Yes!! I love compare the weather where I’m living too. Good luck on move to Fairbanks Pamela :) We are falling in love the Great Land as well and thinking to move there someday :)

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    2. FairbanksAlaska.com Post author

      Hi Patty, we have been busy making improvements and finally added the weather back. Thanks

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  30. Jan

    What a different sight now. We were in Fairbanks in the snow in January and loved it. Great people and loved the Fudge Pot just across the road.

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  31. CHRISTOPHER HOLMES, Vancouver, USA

    Returned 2 days ago from a week in Sunny Fairbanks. It is a trip I will soon not forget. I have traveled to 28 countries and 44 states but until now have NEVER seen the midnight sun and that has been a travel goal of mine for decades. Finally did it. Went to the Midnight Sun baseball game on the 21st. Also saw all the sites there were to see there in Fairbanks. I have never had an interest in antique cars but folks, DO NOT, repeat DO NOT, miss the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. What an amazing place. Not only are there more than 70 rare cars in pristine condition but they are displayed along side authentic clothing for the era of that particular automobile. There are old films of vehicles and tons of memorabilia. For a small town of only about 30,000 people Fairbanks has so much to offer and a great radio station 93.5FM that plays classic county mixed in with a little newer country.

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    1. G.G.

      Phil couldn’t have stated it better. Fairbanks is a “people oriented” community. Compare that with Cincinnati, I live within 2 miles as the crow flies. What corporate interests want (especially P&G) corporate interests get.” A people orientation is a Chamber of Commerce and business publicity stunt to try to overcome 20+ years of retardation.

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  32. Phil NYC

    WOW!, a heat wave is on at Fairbanks! 86 today and upper 80’s the rest of the week. One web-site is showing Wednesday the 19th will be 95 degrees – but I’m not sure I believe it yet. Enjoy. You deserve it!

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  33. Leo

    I am looking for direction here. Is the point of the hexagon closest to the road south and the point closest to the river north? And where in does the sun set this time of year? To the left of the church?

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    1. Lauren Hatty

      You are correct on the directions, and the sun will “set” just to the right of this cam at this time of year.

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  34. DIane

    What is the spot on the right that was under construction the last couple of week? It’s that white spot. Peolple keep going over and stepping in it and I was just wondering.

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    1. Lauren Hatty

      Hi Diane. There was a new drain being installed in the plaza – as for people stepping in it, your guess is as good as mine! Curiosity?

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      1. Diane

        That’s pretty much what I thought. I think before the grate was on it, the kids liked to step in the hole. Hope some rain or maintenance washes all that white dust away soon.! It sure is beautiful up there right now. Hoping to make it up there some day. Pretty hot here in Florida right now.

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  35. Lori N

    Living in Fairbanks in the summer would be great with almost 24 hrs. of daylight. Winter would be another story having almost no daylight.

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  36. Cathy Larson

    I’m going to look for my brother Phillip Petman as he cleans the fountain next time. Cathy Larson.

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  37. Pamela

    I have left two positive comments on this site and each time they have not been added to your feed. This is not necessarily a big deal but,… Really? What’s that about? Anywho, great new look and what happened to the current temp????

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    1. Lauren Hatty

      Hi Pamela. I only see one in addition to this current comment, which is showing up in this feed now. My apologies for the delay in approval.

      Thank you for the feedback – the weather will be back!

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      1. Pamela

        Thanks Lauren.. My husband and I are planning our move to Fairbanks later this year and I have been keeping tabs on the webcams and weather in order to know what we’ll be in for. It will be a drastic change for certain and a much anticipated one.

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  38. Skip

    I worked on the slope in the ’60s and enjoy the Alaska cams especially the Barrow and Umiat ones. I remember Bud Helmrick flying me around in his 185.

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      1. Don Killough

        I was just looking at a live webcam in Kiruna and it looks like a beautiful town!!!! So neat to be able to be seeing a LIVE cam that is so far away, just as if I were there at that moment! I lived in Fairbanks MANY years ago and now live in Texas.

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  39. ORYGUNWASP

    This is a great webcam, but I wish it was full motion. If wishes were fishes…ha, ha, ha. I listen to Pandora and watch this webcam and reminisce when I was a young man stationed at Fort Wainwright from Oct. ’73 to Oct. ’76–the best 3 years of my life! I could live in those days forever!! First and Second Ave had clubs with hot young dancers and I have soooo many memories of the girls. Fairbanks was a magical place for me and I am sure i am just one of many who, at least now and then, wished they had stayed. For what it’s worth, I was assigned to the 47th Engineer Co., Fort Wainwright. Some names from those days are Frenchie, Jake, Eric, Earl, Ozzie, Smitty, DJ, Woody, Homer, just to name a few. Good guys all and I miss you and all the laughs and fun we had when we were young.

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  40. Gary Harding Sr.

    I always return to this site when I am feeling nostalgic about Alaska. I guess I am addicted to feeling homesick. I spent the month of June 2012 up there with an old hunting buddy of mine from Palmer and we talk on the phone quite often (like 2 hours at a time) but I still miss it.

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  41. Richard

    We are heading to Fairbanks and the Arctic Circle late August for 5 weeks, then onto Calgary /Rockies, just hope we can see the Northern lights
    From
    New Zealand

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    1. Phil NYC

      Probably not a good time to try to see the Northern lights; it’s essentially daylight almost 24 hours a day at that time of the year.

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      1. Bob

        Incorrect Phil NYC, late August it gets plenty dark, and there is a chance to see the Lights. The best time of year is Jan-March but I’ve seen them off the Yukon River in late August (caribou season).

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        1. Phil NYC

          10-4 Bob, I mis-read Richard’s e-mail and thought it said he was planning to be in Fairbanks August 5…. At that date the lowest the sun goes is -8.3 altitude, (at about 2:00AM), which is probably still sufficiently high to give off just a little twighlight.

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  42. Vlad

    Will be in Fairbanks in a couple of days. We’re visiting our son and his family in Ft. Wainwright . Thanks for maintaining this cameras and providing current temp info.

    We’re from Southern California and weather is totally different here.
    We came to Fairbanks 5 years ago in April and at that time it was real spring without snow.
    Today the picture is totally different, but we’re prepared to winter like conditions.

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  43. Lorraine

    I have never been there, maybe sometime, son in stationed there and just like to see what
    the weather is like. Hope to visit soon………..I don’t know if I could handle such long winters

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  44. Robert Riemann

    I live in the Hudson Valley about 50 miles north of NYC. Visited Fairbanks about ten years ago. Love Ice Road Truckers. Every once in awhile I take a peek at the web cam. Brings back memories. Thanks for maintaining it.

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  45. Gary Harding Sr.

    Once again I enjoyed the site. It is like coming back home. I visited Fairbanks last June but the winter comes with a lot of memories. I worked out in it for the Alaska railroad. I also worked for the University of Alaska. I trapped I visited the ice sculptures and so on, many memories . . .

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  46. Robert Riemann

    Guess I was lucky. I got on and saw Allen come in. Could tell by the crowd and TV lights. Thanks for running the webcam. It is almost like being there.

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  47. John Skilbred

    It’s Great to See The “Golden Heart City” all Lit up for the Finish of the Yukon Quest……..I can see the Crowd gathered at the Finish Line to see Allen Moore and Hugh Neff finish this Grueling Race! I’m Happy for All the Finishers!

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  48. Sam

    Thank you for having a web cam in Golden Heart Plaza :) but unfortunately all of the Yukon Quest armchair mushers crashed it! Oh and the blinking as it refreshes really hurts the eyes. Although I hope to visit your town to see the race start next yea,r is there anything that can be done to enable more people to view the webcam for the Yukon Quest finish in Fairbanks in 2015? Nome has a good webcam of the finish of the Iditarod. Thank you again.

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    1. Robert Riemann

      I agree. If you guys in Fairbanks could set up a web cam for the start or finish of the Yukon Quest (depending on the year). I and millions of other Quest fans would be delighted. Could you pass this along to the Quest officials.

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  49. Retifiso

    Greetings from Pittsburgh, PA. Looks like Fairbanks is enjoying a light, warm winter … I mean we have personalities here colder than it is up there.

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      1. AussieAlaskan

        Strange reading again at 0015 on the 24th – almost 30 degrees different from airport reading…perhaps this temp reading is being affected by some heat source here in town.

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        1. FairbanksAlaska.com Post author

          Thanks for the feedback. We are looking into switching weather providers. We are currently using the MSN weather api, and that’s what they are reporting (obviously wrong).

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  50. Don

    Getting to be a pretty good amount of snow gathering on the webcam lens today…hope someone can get it cleared off…it may not MELT for some time! lol

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    1. AussieAlaskan

      LOL!! I couldn’t figure it out at first :-) Most of the comments I’m hearing sound pretty happy about it for now. It does look nice.

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  51. Laurie

    Love Love Love this, I’m 3000 miles away but now I can look at this and feel like I’m back at home. thanks so much, I hope this stays on year round.

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    1. Don

      Gary, I can’t tell by your profile pic…and because it’s been a very long time since I lived there, but are you on the FPD or do you work for Loomis, by any chance?? I worked for Loomis a long time ago…only had the one armored car! lol

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      1. Gary Harding Sr.

        I was a state trooper for five years and then ran the security department for the university for five years (1973-78).

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  52. Gary Harding Sr.

    Awe termination dust. When I lived there in the sixties we almost always had snow in September. In October we had enough snow so that we did not see the ground again until spring . . . The old days.

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    1. Don

      Right you are, Gary…late 60’s for me. I think this snow is a bit later than normal! It still seems like the first real snow is later than it used to be.

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    2. AussieAlaskan

      Gary, I agree with you – we had snow in September and by Halloween, end of October, it was cold – as in -30F some years. Trick or treating was interesting…

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        1. FairbanksAlaska.com Post author

          Ronn, the winner was Heidi with a guess of 10/14/12 @ 3:32am. I posted it right after the results, but took it down the next day.

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  53. AussieAlaskan

    What a glorious view this evening!!! All covered in white! Will it last? It’s that time of the year……

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  54. Don

    It might be that not all viewers of the Golden Heart Cam know that there is also a fantastic 2nd street cam as well…scroll to the top of this page, move your cursor over the word “webcams”, it will show 2nd st. as well as Golden Heart…click on 2nd st. to bring that one up. BOTH of these are FANTASTIC views!!!!

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  55. CynInAK

    My guess is 10/14/12 at 3:57pm.
    I’ve been telling everyone about your webcam and the fairbanksalaska.com site. It is great.

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  56. Karla

    I enjoy your site and the downtown views. Is it possible to rotate the cameras every week so we can get a birds eye view of the entire surrounding area? The temp idea would be great also.

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  57. Don

    Is it possible to post the temp across the top along with the other info already there?? It would be nice to keep up with, during the Winter months!

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    1. FairbanksAlaska.com Post author

      Don – Thanks for the suggestion! We actually had a weather module attached to the camera this summer, but it was causing some issues to the camera. We are working on another solution, stay tuned.

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  58. Don

    The new Golden Heart and 2nd st. cams ar FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!! Thanks for allowing thoses of us far away, to “be back in Fairbanks!”

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  59. Patrick A. Franus

    I have been gone from Fairbanks sinc 2004 after living there for 47 years and miss it with a passion. I have visited Fairbanks on a daily basis thru the News miners cam and really enjoying the new views from the other web cams.Golden heart web, 2nd Av cam, Pro Music cam and the Antler Arch at Morris Thompson Cultural Center cam.

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  60. Lidiia

    Hi. I was a vendor at Farmers market at Golden heart plaza on July 30. Some one stool my red bag from the bike rack side near 4:30 – 5:30 pm. Can you help me and police?, please.

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    1. FairbanksAlaska.com Post author

      Lidiia, We sent over the footage from that day. Hopefully it can help. Good Luck!

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  61. Karen

    This is great! This is a great view of the heart of downtown! Good job on the new website…best of luck!
    kw

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    1. FairbanksAlaska.com Post author

      Thanks Karen! We are glad you like it. We have tons of original local content on the way- stay tuned :-)

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      1. Travelingtweety

        Hi Tracy, sure hope that you are having a great fall there in The Land of Oz. Thankfully we are going swiftly into spring here in the Interior of Alaska. LOL, we’re already getting ready for Freezeup.

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