Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.
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Some animals were left to waste in last week’s Forty Mile caribou hunt along the Steese Highway. Listen now

A federal appeals court has thrown out one of the convictions of former Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox. A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision filed Tuesday vacates Cox’s conviction of solicitation to murder federal officials.
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Another remote property along the middle Yukon River has burned. Alaska State Troopers report that several structures at an unoccupied compound about 40 miles north of the village of Grayling, were damaged by fire Sunday. Listen now

The fate of the long pursued Interior Energy Project will soon come into better focus. The state funded effort hinges on a natural gas supply from Cook Inlet, and that’s expected next month. Listen now

Dash and body camera video of Fairbanks Police shooting of a suspect backs law enforcement accounts of what happened. The video released at a press conference shows a high speed chase and fatal shooting of 23-year-old Shawn Buck on May 25th. Listen now

The state’s largest wolf control program was the target of a protest outside Alaska Department of Fish and Game Fairbanks headquarters on Thursday. Listen now

Imprisoned former Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox had an appeal hearing Wednesday morning in federal court in Anchorage. Convicted in 2013 of conspiracy and solicitation to murder government officials, Cox is serving 26 years in a federal prison. His appeal centers on whether anyone was specifically targeted. Listen now

Water from rain swollen Chena River flooded Fairbanks 50 years ago this week, displacing thousands and causing $80 million in damage. The epic flood also had broader implications. It inspired creation of the national flood insurance program, and prompted federal construction of the Chena Flood Control project. Listen now

Nenana residents teamed with state and federal firefighters to snuff a wildfire near the community. The Alaska Fire Service reports that the Nenana River Fire was halted at less than an acre after being discovered Tuesday night, about a mile west of Nenana.

User fees at Delta Junction area state parks will stay the same this summer as the facilities transition to private management. Listen now

The state will limit caribou hunting in the eastern Interior, along the Taylor and Top of the World Highways. Listen now

50 years ago this week, the Fairbanks area was being deluged by unprecedented rainfall. The precipitation channeled from surrounding hills into the Chena River resulting in an epic flood that devastated the interior city. Five decades later, signs are going up around Fairbanks to remind people of what happened. Listen now

For the first time ever, there’s some cell service along the Dalton Highway. GCI launched coverage late last month in the Coldfoot area. Listen now
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A forecast weather shift is expected to cool interior temperatures this weekend. Listen now
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State and federal firefighters are mopping up a wildfire in the Copper River Valley. Listen now
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A hundred tons of gravel have restored a remote runway in Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve. The Gelvin’s 700-foot-long air strip along the Charley River was damaged by a 2012 flood. Listen now
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A tract of potentially mineral rich land northeast of Fairbanks is recommended for transfer from federal to state hands. Listen now
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Wildfire season is holding on in Alaska as warm dry weather persists later than normal. The Alaska Fire Service reports that water scooping planes and smoke jumpers corralled a new blaze north of Ft. Yukon over the weekend. Listen now

A Fairbanks man is dead following a hatchet attack at a local bar. Listen now
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A state review concludes that Fairbanks Police officers were justified in fatally shooting a local man in May. Listen now