Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

The death of a pack-rafter in Wrangell St. Elias National Park earlier this month, has raised awareness about proper preparation for the increasingly popular sport of floating back country rivers in tiny ultralight inflatable boats. Listen now

The Alaska Fire Service is floating a plan to contract with Alaska Native corporations and tribal groups to provide wildfire crews.

Reigning Yukon Quest champion Allen Moore headlines mushers who have registered for the 2019 race.

A Fairbanks high school student may have discovered a new earthworm species. Listen now
Alaska State Troopers. Photo: Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo.

Several suspects are in custody in connection with a North Pole murder. Listen now

The director of the Tanana Chiefs Conference Village Public Safety officer program has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and criminal mischief. Listen now
Sockeye salmon. (Alaska Department of Fish and Game photo)

Late-run Copper River sockeye continue to come in strong, and the state has scheduled a 90-hour dip net opening at Chitina beginning Thursday. A weaker than expected early run shut down fishing last month, but the return has been improving in recent weeks. Listen now

Hot, dry weather in the Interior is bringing wildfires to life. The Taixtsalda Hill Fire near Tok is estimated at 4,700 acres, after being started Monday by an unknown cause. Listen now

There were five new wildfires detected across the interior on Monday, including one near Tok that’s drawing a major response. Listen now

It’s forecast to remain hot across the Interior through mid-week. Listen now

A natural gas supply proposal from Siemens and Knikatnu Corporation is a safer, less expensive option for the Interior Gas Utility. That’s the message from officials with the partnered companies that want to supply the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s Interior Gas Utility with liquefied natural gas. Listen now

Usibelli Coal Mine is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The operation in Healy started by Emil Usibelli in 1943, run by his son and now by his grandson, is Alaska’s only operating coal mine. Listen now

A judge will decide whether a federal civil rights suit filed against the city of Fairbanks can proceed. Listen now

The Copper River dip net fishery is re-opening after being shut down for more than a month. Listen now
Alaska State Troopers. Photo: Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo.

An Alaska State Trooper who fatally shot a Copper Center man Friday, has been identified as a six-year veteran of the force. Listen now

State officials toured several Yukon River communities last week, the third year in a row that the Walker administration has made the trip, hosted by the Tanana Chiefs Conference to talk to village residents about salmon.

Sen. Dan Sullivan addressed the Trump Administration’s immigration policies in Fairbanks on Sunday, emphasizing that the federal government is not currently set up to properly manage a flood of immigrants seeking asylum.

The Fairbanks-North Pole area is at the start of a mini-boom, as the region prepares for the basing of two squadrons of F-35 fighter jets at Eielson Air Force Base. Listen now
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A Salcha couple has been found dead in the wreckage of their small plane. Listen now

The Yukon Quest is upholding the censure of two-time past champion Hugh Neff, related to the death of one of his dogs in the 2018 race. Listen now