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Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Division of Mining, Land and Water

Individual land buyers, lessees of state land, or permittees who are unable to make their payments should immediately contact the Division of Mining, Land and Water (DMLW) to discuss ways to address their financial hardship and payments due, consistent with the Governor's COVID-19 Disaster Order of Suspension No. 2 as amended, or the Director's Finding concerning extensions of certain land sale contract and lease payments. Contact the DMLW by email at or by phone at (907) 269-8594. Thank you.

Abandoned vessel being lifted out of the water

Bus 142

A 1940s-era Fairbanks city bus that became a sometimes deadly attraction to outdoor adventurers has been removed by helicopter from the remote side of the Teklanika River near Healy through a joint effort of Alaska's Department of Natural Resources and the Alaska Army National Guard. The Department of Natural Resources intends to negotiate with the University of Alaska's Museum of the North as the likely repository of the well-known historic "Bus 142".


DNR Press Release on Disposition of Bus 142 PDF Alternative Analysis of Bus 142 Disposition PDF University of Alaska Museum of the North (UAMN) Request to DNR to be Curator of Bus 142 PDF DNR Agreement to Negotiate with UAMN on Curation of Bus 142 PDF DNR Press Release on Removal of Bus 142 PDF DNR Commissioner Opinion Piece PDF
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