Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.
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Unusually cold temperatures across the interior this week are slowing break up. Listen now

Sunshine is abundant this time of year, but cooler temperatures this week have slowed the melting of a well above normal snowpack in Fairbanks. That’s affecting migratory bird’s arrival at a local refuge. Listen now
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Suspects involved in a Fairbanks burglary, robbery, kidnapping and assault are in custody. According to a city press release, the incident began early Monday morning when a business in the railroad industrial area was burglarized, and a caretaker assaulted and bound. Listen now

The University of Alaska is moving forward on Title IX initiatives stipulated under an agreement with Federal Office of Civil Rights to correct past mishandling of sexual assault and other offenses. Listen now
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A new state office aims to reduce crime and save money. The Pretrial Division stipulated by the criminal justice reform bill passed last year by the Alaska legislature, will assist people who are jailed but have yet to go to trial. Listen now

Cuts would be accelerated across the University of Alaska system if a State Senate proposed budget is finalized by the legislature. The UA Board of Regent met Thursday to discuss contingency measures in light of Senate passed funding for UA that’s 22 million dollars less than the amount supported by the House and Governor. Listen now

Alaska Airlines is expanding and updating infrastructure in the state. Alaska Airlines regional vice president Marilyn Romano outlined plans for the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. Listen now
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There’s more time to provide input on what should be considered in an environmental impact statement for the proposed Ambler Road project. The Bureau of Land Management has extended the EIS scoping period for the over 200-mile state proposed mining access route in the southern Brooks Range. Listen now
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A more normal winter across much of Alaska bodes for more normal river breakup conditions this spring. Listen now

The University Of Alaska Board Of Regents is holding a special meeting Thursday in Fairbanks to discuss contingency plans in light of State Senate approved budget cuts. Last week the Senate passed a budget that cuts $22 million from the $325 million in UA funding supported by the House and Governor Bill Walker. Listen now

Canada Geese have touched down at the Creamers Field Refuge in Fairbanks. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Mark Ross says the first of iconic birds synonymous with spring in the interior, was spotted at the refuge Tuesday April 4th, continuing a trend toward earlier arrivals. Listen now

Fairbanks Police have identified the victim of suspected homicide. They say 44-year-old Jose Alfonso Sifuentes Morales was found dead in the road in the area of 3rd Avenue and Hall Street at 12:24 AM yesterday (Tues).
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Racers and fans gather this week at Summit Lake for the annual Arctic Man Ski and SnoGo Classic. Listen now

A week of high-level cross country ski racing wrapped up in Fairbanks yesterday (April 2) with women’s and men’s marathons. The races, including three National Championship events, showcased the nation’s top Nordic skiers, including numerous Alaskans. Listen now
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Preparation for wildfire season is underway. Alaska Fire Service spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said smokejumpers have been training and will commence practice jumps this week in the Fairbanks North Pole area, something she said will go on despite this year’s hefty snowpack. Listen now
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A child is hospitalized after being buried by snow sliding off a roof in North Pole. Alaska State Troopers report that the 4-year-old girl’s grandmother called Troopers after 1 p.m. Saturday saying the family was searching for the child after a large amount of snow broke free from a metal roof at the their residence. Listen now

The Super Tour spring series cross country ski races continued in Fairbanks last (Weds) night with national championship skate technique sprints. Listen now

The State Medical Board has suspended the license of the former chief of staff at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. The suspension of Dr. Christopher Jensen earlier this month is the result of accusations filed by the state, including drug use. Listen now

Alaska skiers turned in strong performances Monday night as the Super Tour finals got underway in Fairbanks. The first of this week’s spring series races at the Birch Hill Recreation Area were skiathlon events, which include both classic and skate technique legs. Listen now
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Fairbanks Police say they’ve contacted a person of interest in an apparent accidental shooting that injured a patron at the Noel Wien Public Library last week.