Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.
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El Nino has transitioned to below normal sea surface temperatures in the mid latitude Pacific. If that persists, the condition known as La Nina, typically results in a colder than normal winter for Alaska, but National Weather Service climate science and services manager Rick Thoman said low sea ice and remaining warm water around Alaska, will be primary drivers of the state’s autumn weather. Listen now
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$500 million in new construction is planned for Eielson Air Force Base to support the upcoming deployment of F-35 Fighters, and local hire for a portion of that work is a top priority. Listen now

Denali National Park is testing 2 new hybrid buses. The vehicles are the final prototypes to be tested by the Park Service at Denali as part of a grant funded effort to reduce pollution. Listen now
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Former Eielson High School long jumper Janay DeLoach just missed qualifying at the Rio Olympics. The 2012 long jump bronze medalist barely missed making the final cut during qualifying Tuesday, falling a little over an inch short of the top 12 who advanced. Listen now
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A petition signed by 150 Alaskans sent to Governor Bill Walker, asks for changes to state predator control programs. Listen now
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The Alaska Miners Association will protest a proposed Bureau of Land Management plan for the Eastern Interior. The recently released plan covering 6.5 million acres includes environmental protections that would ban new mining on over a million federal acres, including 2 areas in the mineral rich Forty Mile region. Listen now

United States Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Sunday. Sotomayor, the first Latina appointed the nation’s highest court, addressed a capacity audience in Fairbanks. Listen now
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The Bureau of Land Management recently released a proposed plan for over 6 million acres of federal property in the eastern interior. Crafted over 8 years with user input, the management plan offers new resource development potential and environmental protections. Listen now

Driving the Americas is a once in lifetime adventure for most who undertake the epic journey from the southern tip of south American to Alaska’s North Slope, but for one couple, who recently completed the trip in a Volkswagen van, travel is a way of life. Listen now
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Air Quality advocates continue to press the Environmental Protection Agency to address Fairbanks area fine particulate pollution. Representing air quality groups, the law firm Earth Justice notified the EPA this week of intent to sue. Listen now

The company that runs Fairbanks Memorial Hospital has suffered a cyber-attack. Banner Health reports that the hack potentially compromises financial and personal information of over 3 point 7 million patients, other customers and staff in 7 states where it operates. Listen now
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More Alaska firefighters have gone to the lower 48, as wildfires in western states there intensify. Listen now
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The National Park Service continues work to repair a mudslide damaged portion of the road into Denali National Park. A mudslide last Saturday initially blocked the road at mile 67 west of the Eielson Visitor’s Center. The Park Service opened one lane of the road Sunday but passage has been restricted so crews can continue repairs. Listen now

Denali National Park’s long studied and once popularly viewed East Fork wolf pack is likely no longer. Several members of the park entrance area wolf group have been killed on state land, and the famed pack’s status is unknown. Listen now
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The Chena River Flood control project was built by the Army Corps of Engineers after the devastating 1967 flood in Fairbanks. The project’s main features, a dam and connected spillway, protect the community during heavy rains and reports the facility has gotten heavy use in recent weeks. Listen now
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The Denali mud slide is the result of heavy rain. The park reports measuring nearly 8 inches of rain at Eielson last week. Listen now
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The National Park Service is partially re-opening the road into Denali National Park where a large mudslide crossed it near mile 67, west of the Eielson Visitors Center on Saturday. Listen now

Dinosaur bones have been found in Denali National Park. The bone fragments were discovered this summer by a team of University of Alaska Fairbanks and National Park Service scientists. The researchers found the bones on a mountain slope in the Cantwell rock formation, north of the Park Road. Listen now
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A Fairbanks restaurant is in trouble with the state over a golf game that often sends balls into the Chena River. The driving range on the deck of Pike’s Landing has closed due to environmental concerns. Listen now
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A hiker who went missing in Denali National Park over the weekend is OK. The National Park Service reports that 42-year-old Mukunda Egen was in good condition when located by a search team Sunday night. Listen now