Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

A drunk driver who ran his snowmachine into the dog teams of two front-running Iditarod mushers during the last year’s race, was sentenced in state court in Fairbanks Dec. 19. Under a pleas agreement, 27-year-old Arnold Demoski of Nulato was sentenced to 6 months in jail and to pay restitution to the mushers. Listen Now
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Preparations for the 2017 World Ice Art Championships are continuing in Fairbanks, despite a fire that destroyed the annual ice sculpture event’s main building Friday. Listen Now
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Bernie Karl and his business K&K Recycling, have kept a variety of materials out of Fairbanks' landfill since the 1980’s, but recent years' weak markets and high costs have forced downsizing of the operation. Listen Now
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Interior Alaska residents have easier access to a federal program that expedites international travel. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has opened a Global Entry Enrollment Office at Fairbanks International Airport. Listen Now

Former state Rep. Mike Kelly died Wednesday in a plane crash, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. The crash occurred around 1:30 p.m., 17 miles southeast of Kelly’s hometown of Fairbanks on Fort Wainwright, according to the Alaska State Troopers. Listen Now
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The University of Alaska Fairbanks has completed investigation of a campus rape case. Citing confidentiality rules, the university will not comment on the September 2016 case, but the victim is again speaking out. Listen Now
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A missing Fairbanks man has been found dead. Alaska State Troopers say the body of 89 year old Robert “Andy” O’Grady was discovered in his truck off the Elliot Highway north of Fairbanks, on Monday night. Listen Now

A University of Alaska Fairbanks professor is pursuing a dream. Documentary film professor Rob Prince is on sabbatical in his home state of Michigan, where he has acquired an iconic 35-year-old sports car. The car is the centerpiece of a planned transcontinental trip and film project. Listen Now
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Fairbanks schools will be the first in Alaska to implement a new education model that will transform the traditional school day. Listen Now

Interior regional Alaska Native Corporation Doyon is not giving up on finding oil and gas in the Nenena Basin, southwest of Fairbanks. That’s despite more than decade of exploration with various partner companies, including a 3rd well, drilled with Cook Inlet Region Incorporated this past summer, that again did not deliver a commercially developable deposit. Listen Now

Golden Valley Electric Association customers will see a slight decrease in their monthly bills next month, but well short of what GVEA had hoped to give ratepayers. That’s because the co-op has run into more problems with Healy 2 power plant. Listen Now

A national nonprofit group that provides service dogs to military service members and veterans has opened a new training facility in Fairbanks. Paws for Purple Hearts involves service members and vets in the dog training process. Listen Now

Moose and other species have advanced north with warming temperatures. University of Alaska Fairbanks assistant professor of water and environmental research Ken Tape said movement of boreal species into far northern Alaska has corresponded over the last century with earlier snow-melt and river ice out. Listen Now

A North Pole school will get a new name. The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District Board of education approved a measure Tuesday night to rename of Badger Road Elementary. The road is named after a North Pole area pioneer who plead guilty to child rape a century ago. Members of the community claim, however, that the name has long since transcended any connection to the man. Listen Now 
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Alaska Native leaders from across the state are gathered in Fairbanks for a tribal self-governance symposium. The three-day event is sponsored by University of Alaska Fairbanks, the University of Arizona, the Tanana Chiefs Conference and the Casey Foundation. Listen Now
Rep. David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks, flashes the symbol of support for the Fairbanks Four. (Photo courtesy Alaska Independent Democratic Coalition)

Fairbanks State Representative David Guttenberg has a plan for improving internet service in rural areas of the state. Guttenberg said a bill he’s sponsoring would create a state corporation to contract with service providers to build infrastructure that’s too costly for individual companies to invest in. Listen Now

The University of Alaska has decided not to cut six sports teams. UA President Jim Johnsen Thursday rescinded an earlier cost saving recommendation that men’s and women’s ski teams at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and ski and indoor track programs at the University of Alaska Anchorage be eliminated. Listen Now
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Tanana Chiefs Conference Village public safety officers are on track to be the first in the state to carry guns. Listen Now

The High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program or HAARP facility in Gakona was the target of a planned attack by two Georgia men. Listen Now
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October 2016 was the driest on record in Fairbanks. National Weather Service meteorologist Christopher Cox said the October precipitation tally at Fairbanks International Airport was the lowest in Fairbanks' 106 years of weather records. Listen Now