Alaska group asks governor to delay sale of Fox well

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A grassroots group is appealing to Alaska's governor to keep a popular watering hole north of Fairbanks open to the public.

    The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that the Fox Springs Task Force is looking for ways to fund maintenance at the Fox well. In its Sept. 22 letter to Gov. Bill Walker, the group says it is also considering taking action to protect the natural and historic value of the site.

    The Alaska Department of Transportation plans to sell the well so it can allocate more of its maintenance money on caring for roads.

    A public comment period is set to end Friday on a sale to businessman and adjacent property owner Patrick Kohl. The task force has asked the governor to delay that sale so it can explore more options.

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