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Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

‘Polaris’ Sculpture Is New Fairbanks Centerpiece

The city of Fairbanks has a new centerpiece sculpture. The assemblage of silver steel spires stands between the Cushman and Barnett Street bridges, along the Chena River downtown. The sculpture called “Polaris” was created by a pair of Vancouver based artists to mirror the local environment.

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September 17, 2014 - 5:12 pm

Motorcyclists Celebrate Life On The Road

The summer tourism season is winding down, with even the hardiest travelers thinking about heading south. Alaska regularly attracts adventurous people from around the world, including motorcycle tourists.

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September 15, 2014 - 5:22 pm

Man In Custody After Hours-Long Standoff

A long standoff between police and an armed man in Fairbanks ended with the suspect being taken into custody alive this afternoon.

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September 9, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Snow Falls In Near Tok

This week’s cooling trend brought snow to the Alaska Range. More than 9 inches of snow was on the ground Wednesday near the Log Cabin Wilderness Lodge.

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September 5, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Mayor Calls For Federal Review of Fairbanks Four Case

The mayor of the city of Fairbanks is calling for federal review of long questioned murder convictions of 4 Native men. The mayor joins numerous leaders and groups pressing for review of the Fairbanks Four case.

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September 5, 2014 - 4:48 pm

Interior Earthquake Monitor Ramps Up

Seismologists are ramping up efforts to monitor the region where a major Interior earthquake occurred. The area was already targeted for research.

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September 4, 2014 - 5:04 pm
Initiative Revives Air Regulation Debate

Initiative Revives Air Regulation Debate

Sides are lining out their positions is the long running battle over who should be in charge of cleaning up Fairbanks air. A twice passed citizen initiative, which bans the North Star Borough from regulating wood and coal burning stoves and boilers, is up for renewal in next month’s municipal election.

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September 3, 2014 - 4:57 pm

Forecasters Keeping Eye Out for an El Nino

Weather forecasters have their eye out for an El Nino this fall and winter. The equatorial Pacific Ocean warming has been observed in its early stages this summer. National Weather Service Alaska region climate science and services manager Rick Thoman is tracking conditions that signal El Nino.

September 1, 2014 - 4:05 pm

Cold, Wet Front Drops 3 Inches of Snow On Deadhorse

A cold front is ushering in wet, chilly conditions across much of the state. The Alaska Department of Transportation reported three inches of snow in Deadhorse earlier this afternoon.

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August 29, 2014 - 4:40 pm

New Tanana Rec Site Not Thwarted By Rain

It’s been one of the rainiest summer’s on record in Fairbanks, but that hasn’t hampered the debut of new recreation area.

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August 28, 2014 - 5:37 pm

4 Injured In Brooks Range Plane Crash

A pilot and passengers were were hurt in a plane crash in the Brooks Range on Sunday. National Transportation Safety Board Alaska Region chief Clint Johnson says the single engine Navion, operated by Kirst Aviation of Fairbanks went down in Atigun Pass, near mile 244 of the Dalton Highway.

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August 25, 2014 - 5:41 pm
Fairbanks City Hall Renamed for Pat Cole

Fairbanks City Hall Renamed for Pat Cole

Fairbanks City Hall now bears the name of a former employee who died after four decades of local government service.

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August 22, 2014 - 4:35 pm

Yukon River Kings In Jeopardy Despite Meeting Escapement Goal

Yukon River king salmon continue to show symptoms indicative of low production. Unprecedented fishing restrictions in Alaska this summer allowed over 64,ooo kings to cross the border into Canada. That was enough to surpass an escapement goal, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.

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August 21, 2014 - 5:41 pm

Modeling Indicates Fairbanks LNG Project is a Go

The state is a step closer to proving its North Slope to Fairbanks natural gas trucking project can work. The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority lead Interior Energy Project is aimed at providing gas at about half the cost of heating oil, and officials say they’re honing in on the target.

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August 19, 2014 - 4:40 pm

US Arctic Representative Tours Alaska

The United States Special Representative for the Arctic is visiting Alaska. Retired Coast guard Admiral Robert Papp is charged with managing the country’s entire arctic portfolio. That includes investigation of issues and potential claims to arctic waters off Alaska’s northern coastline.

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August 15, 2014 - 5:04 pm

Village Fire Crews Heading to Lower 48 to Fight Fires

Alaska village-based firefighting crews are heading south to fight blazes in the Lower 48. Alaska Division of Forestry spokesman Sam Harrel is tracking the deployments, which began over the weekend with crews from the communities of Delta Junction, Kaltag, Fort Yukon, Venetie, Koyukuk and Galena.

August 11, 2014 - 4:08 pm

ConocoPhillips to Operate New Doyon Drill Rig

Doyon is building a new North Slope oil drilling rig, the Interior Regional Native Corporation will operate for Conoco Phillips.

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July 29, 2014 - 5:20 pm

Usibelli Submits Coal Bed Methane Plan

Usibelli Coal has submitted a plan to drill coal bed methane exploration wells on state land near Healy. The company is licensed to look for shallow gas on over 200 thousand acres of state and private land in the area, and this is the first action the company has taken.

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July 25, 2014 - 5:21 pm

Tribal Leaders Discuss Ambler Road

Tribal leaders are gathering interested parties, including state and federal officials, in the village of Allakaket to discuss the state’s proposed road into the Ambler Mining District. Upper Koyukuk River people are concerned about impacts to subsistence resources by the road, and mining development it would bring.

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July 24, 2014 - 5:40 pm

Fort Yukon Plans New Landfill to Improve Safety, Facilitate More Recycling

The City of Ft. Yukon plans to build a new landfill. The project is aimed at improving safety and recycling some of the community’s waste stream.

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July 18, 2014 - 5:09 pm