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Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

Low energy prices a double-edged sword for industry

Low energy prices a double-edged sword for industry

Low energy prices may help Alaska LNG compete against other prospective natural gas export projects around the world.
February 5, 2016

Record low snow totals for Fairbanks recorded in December, January

Fairbanks has been exceptionally dry over the last two months. A total of just 1.9 inches of snow fell at the airport in December and January, besting Fairbanks previous low mark for the two months set in the winter of 1952-53. Download Audio
February 2, 2016

Fairbanks police say alcohol was a factor in accidental shooting death

Alcohol was a factor in an accidental shooting that took the life of Ft. Wainwright based soldier over the weekend. Fairbanks Police Detective Scott Adams says 25-year-old Stryker Brigade Sergeant Nathan Michael Higginbotham had been consuming alcohol prior to the early Sunday incident.
February 2, 2016
Denali Park proposes to better protect wolves

Denali Park proposes to better protect wolves

Denali National Park and two conservation groups are asking the Alaska Board of Game to consider proposals aimed at better protecting park wolves. The proposals are not currently in line for review until next year. Download Audio
January 25, 2016
Conditions wanting in Fairbanks for Iditarod restart

Conditions wanting in Fairbanks for Iditarod restart

Iditarod organizers continue to look at Fairbanks for restarting this year’s race. Fairbanks North Star borough Mayor Karl Kassel met with race officials in Fairbanks yesterday. Download Audio
January 20, 2016
UAF expects new chancellor hire by spring

UAF expects new chancellor hire by spring

There’s a large pool of applicants to be the University of Alaska Fairbanks next chancellor. In a wide ranging address to the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce yesterday, interim UAF Chancellor Mike Powers updated members on the hiring process. Download Audio
January 20, 2016

NPS eyes reg changes for subsistence use of animal parts for the arts

The National Park Service is proposing a regulatory change that would allow subsistence users to collect animal parts and plants for use in arts and crafts. Download Audio
January 19, 2016
Moose hunter's land jurisdiction lawsuit goes to Supreme Court

Moose hunter’s land jurisdiction lawsuit goes to Supreme Court

A dispute between an Alaska boater and the National Park Service will be heard by the highest court in the country this week on Wednesday, Jan. 20. Lower courts have rejected Anchorage resident John Sturgeon’s suit challenging Park Service authority to regulate Alaska rivers, where they pass through federal conservation units. Download Audio
January 18, 2016
On marijuana clubs, Fairbanks defers to state lawmakers

On marijuana clubs, Fairbanks defers to state lawmakers

The Fairbanks City Council has put off consideration of an ordinance that would outlaw marijuana clubs. Download Audio
January 13, 2016

Pre-filed bill would allow discrimination in performing marriage

Alaska Rep. Dave Talerico, a Republican from Healy, has pre-filed a bill that would allow those authorized to perform marriages to turn away couples. Download Audio
January 12, 2016
Councilman calls on Fairbanks marijuana clubs to get retail licenses

Councilman calls on Fairbanks marijuana clubs to get retail licenses

Fairbanks city councilman David Pruhs is sponsoring an ordinance that calls on marijuana clubs to get licensed similarly to pot retailers. Download Audio
January 11, 2016

Fairbanks Montessori school buys old rail depot

An abandoned downtown Fairbanks landmark will see new life as a private school. Spruce Tree Montessori School has purchased the old Alaska Railroad Depot from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Download Audio
January 7, 2016

APU skate skier takes 1st at nationals

Alaska’s Reese Hanneman raced to first place in the skate technique sprint at the U.S. National Cross Country Ski Championships on Monday in Houghton, Michigan. Download Audio
January 4, 2016

8 survive Anaktuvuk plane crash, all with serious injuries

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of a plane crash near Anaktuvuk Pass on Saturday. Download Audio
January 4, 2016
Fairbanks marijuana club treads carefully forward

Fairbanks marijuana club treads carefully forward

Fairbanks first marijuana business has been open for just over a month. “The Higher Calling” – or THC – is one of several so called “clubs” in the state that have arisen since voter’s passage of a marijuana legalization initiative in 2014. Download Audio
December 30, 2015
'Letters from the Sky' melds snow science with art

‘Letters from the Sky’ melds snow science with art

Art and science combine in a new exhibit at the University of Alaska Museum of the North in Fairbanks. The “Letters From the Sky” installation opening Thursday shows how snowflakes form.
December 30, 2015

Extremely high winds imperil travel on Parks, Richardson Hwys

Strong winds are blowing over the Alaska Range. National Weather Service meteorologist Bob Fisher reported gusts to 70 miles an hour along the Richardson Highway and in the 60 mile an hour range along the Parks Highway on Monday morning. Download Audio
December 28, 2015

Strong El Nino, ‘Blob effect’ may mean more winter precipitation

The Chinook pattern is one characteristic of El Nino winters. National Weather Service climatologist Rick Thoman describes the warm Pacific Ocean waters of El Nino as raging across the equatorial region. Download Audio
December 28, 2015

Fairbanks mayor prods police to investigate other suspects in Hartman murder

Fairbanks city police chief has apologized for statements made last week about the legal settlement that vacated the long contested murder convictions of the Fairbanks Four, the Native men who served 18 years in jail for the 1997 beating death of John Hartman. Chief Randall Aragon also committed to further investigation of the case. Download Audio
December 23, 2015
2 Alaska newspapers sold to foundation

2 Alaska newspapers sold to foundation

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner is being sold. The newspaper reports that a non-profit foundation created by the late wife of the paper’s founder Charles W. Snedden is purchasing the News-Miner. Download Audio
December 22, 2015