Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.
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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is securing water rights along Alaska’s major rivers. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is currently taking public input on water reservation rights applications covering two stretches of the Tanana River near Fairbanks. Listen now
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The state is closing the book on a Dalton Highway fuel spill that occurred four years ago. Listen now
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The state has re-couped nearly $600,000 in legal fees from a 2012 lawsuit with the Bureau of Land Management over an Eastern Interior river. Listen now

The Fairbanks North Star Borough’s Interior Gas Utility has a big decision to make. The voter former IGU is considering taking control of the state backed Interior Energy Project. Listen now
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There’s renewed optimism about finding a deposit of natural gas in the Nenana Basin that can be developed. Listen now

The State and the National Park Service are teaming up to improve safety on the Parks Highway near the entrance to Denali. Listen now
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The University of Alaska Fairbanks is also holding events to honor Indigenous Peoples Day, today -- from 4 to 9 p.m. -- highlighting Alaska Native cultures. Listen now
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The man at the center of a lawsuit over National Park Service authority to regulate rivers in Alaska parks is reacting to the most recent legal decision in the case. Listen now

The Interior Energy Project has achieved a major milestone. On Thursday, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority Board approved a plan advancing the state effort to increase availability of natural gas in Fairbanks. Listen now

A Ft. Wainwright soldier is charged with assaulting his infant son. Fairbanks Police say 22-year-old Ronald L. McGriff was arrested Wednesday and charged with first degree assault for severely injuring his 8-month-old son in August. Listen now

Cooling Pacific Ocean temperatures have triggered a La Nina Watch for the northern hemisphere. The Climate Prediction Center and the International Institute for Climate and Society issued the watch, which is based on below normal sea temperature readings in the eastern equatorial Pacific. Listen now

Declining state support has Fairbanks city and borough government up against a financial wall. Listen now

Recent warm, dry weather in the interior has resulted in two late season wildfires. Listen now
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Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the north is the focus of meetings in Fairbanks this week. The University of Alaska Fairbanks “Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Integration” is hosting industry representatives to talk about UAV based operations in Alaska and the Arctic. Listen now
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The Ahtna Native Corporation board has rejected a proposed settlement with the State to allow continued public use of Klutina Lake Road. The 25-mile road off the Richardson Highway near Copper Center, crosses Ahtna land, to the Klutina River and Klutina Lake. Listen now
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Two Alaska tribes have submitted applications to place lands into trust with the federal government. Listen now

Fall enrollment is down at most University of Alaska campuses. Early numbers show the UA headcount off 4.5 percent, or over one thousand students, from last fall. The highest declines are at Southeast and Fairbanks campuses. Listen now
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Over 500 Alaskans are working wildfires in the Lower 48. According to state and federal wildfire response agencies, a sixth jet load of emergency firefighters from Alaska deployed this week to Montana. Listen now

A North Korean nuclear bomb test was detected in Alaska. Alaska Earthquake Information Center seismometers clearly registered the underground blast Saturday. Listen now
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Hunters and others with plans to travel the Denali Highway this coming weekend are being advised about overnight closures due to road work. Listen now