Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

Two Fairbanks healthcare workers test positive for COVID-19

Executive Director Shelly Ebenal said the first individual isolated at home after experiencing symptoms March 20. They received a positive test result Monday.

Denali Park road could be closed due to sloughing roadway

The road into Denali National Park could be closed next summer at mile 43, the National Park Service said this week. That’s just east of a where portion of the road traversing a slope, is sloughing.

Denali wolf sightings hit record low

Biologists say the low numbers are likely primarily caused by natural factors.

Athabascan elder Howard Luke remembered as a mentor and cultural ambassador

Howard Luke’s friendships and influence stretched from Interior Alaska, where he grew up living a subsistence lifestyle, to places around the world, where he was invited to share his culture and learn about others.

Circuit Court justices hears Fairbanks Four appeal

A panel of three 9th Circuit Court justices heard arguments Friday morning in Fairbanks in the appeal of a federal civil rights suit filed against the city of Fairbanks.

University of Alaska to survey staff, students, community members about how to move forward

University of Alaska administrators are working to get a cost saving plan ready by early next month.

West Valley pre-season football practice suspended after swimming incident puts 3 players in hospital

Pre-season football practice at West Valley High School in Fairbanks has been suspended following a weekend swimming accident that sent three players to the hospital.

University of Alaska regents vote to declare financial exigency

University of Alaska regents have adopted a declaration of financial exigency, enabling immediate budget cutbacks, including expedited faculty layoffs. Regents approved the declaration at a meeting in Anchorage today in response to an over 40 percent reduction in state funding.

VA Secretary outlines new facilities and funds planned for Alaska

The federal veterans affairs agency plans major expansion in Alaska.

Fire officials shift priorities as wet weather slows Shovel Creek Fire

The Shovel Creek wildfire response is transitioning as weeks of work and cooler, wetter weather have slowed activity on the blaze northwest of Fairbanks.

UA Board of Regents postpones exigency vote

University of Alaska regents have postponed voting on a declaration of financial exigency, a contractual tool that allows more expedited cost cutting, including laying off of tenured faculty.

UA president: Dunleavy vetoes ‘will impact everything we do’

Governor Mike Dunleavy’s vetoes include a $130 million reduction in state support for the University of Alaska system. That’s additional to a $5 million cut to UA approved by state legislators.
Residents at a Shovel Creek Fire public information meeting June 26th. (Photo by Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks)

Large effort to combat Fairbanks area wildfire continues

Progress is reported by managers of the Shovel Creek wildfire northwest of Fairbanks, despite challenging conditions.

University of Alaska officials wary of cuts as impending budget drop date looms

The University of Alaska has made arrangements to fund core operations if there’s no finalized state budget when the new fiscal year starts July 1.

University of Alaska task force looking at potential restructure of UA system

A University of Alaska formed task force will look at options for restructuring the UA system. The Board of Regents voted last month to form the task force.

Two bridges named after fallen Interior State Troopers

Two Interior Alaska State Troopers killed in the line of duty are having bridges named after them.

Kathryn Dodge running for mayor of City of Fairbanks

Former Fairbanks North Star Borough assembly member Kathryn Dodge is running for mayor of the City of Fairbanks.

University of Alaska begins transition for Anchorage campus’s teacher education program

The University of Alaska is making progress restructuring its teacher education program, following the University of Alaska Anchorage’s loss of accreditation for its initial licensure program.

Yukon River ready for breakup

Tonight's upcoming winter snow storm for the Interior may slow down some river break-ups this month. But the Kuskokwim and Tanana Rivers have seen record early breakups this year, and it’s likely the Yukon will follow suit.