Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.
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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

The state of Alaska uses radio collars to help find and kill wolves. The technique is part of an approved predator control effort aimed at growing the Forty Mile caribou herd in the Upper Yukon-Tanana area, east of Fairbanks, but the technique raises ethical questions. Listen now
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Denali National Park is re-opening areas that were closed for multiple weeks because of a problem bear. The bear first started charging hikers in late June and was rewarded with a backpack full of food thrown to try to deter him. The young grizzly then bit a visitor in early July. Listen now

A late season fire bust has state and federal response agencies scrambling across the interior. Listen now
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Heavy rain is forecast for the Alaska Range. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Berg said two systems coming together over the state are expected to dump significant moisture on the mountains. Download Audio

Fire fighting resources were stretched over the weekend as dozens of new wildfires were sparked by lightning across the interior. Alaska Division of Forestry spokesman Tim Mowry said thunderstorm activity resulted in starts from the Brooks Range to the Alaska Range. Download Audio
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A University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher is working to unravel a lingering mystery of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. The collapse of Building 7, near the Twin Towers, has long been a centerpiece of theories that the 9/11 attacks were part of a government conspiracy. UAF Engineering professor J. Leroy Hulsey is taking a scientific approach to scrutinize what happened to the building. Download Audio

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor is scheduled to speak at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. UAF Summer Sessions will host Sotomayor at the Davis Concert Hall August 14th. Download Audio