Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

The Fairbanks North Star Borough is beginning a 3 week experiment aimed at improving conditions of a heavily used trash drop off location. The borough is cutting hours at the Farmers Loop East transfer site in Fairbanks from 24 to 12 during the trial period, which starts Thursday. Borough solid waste manager Bob Jordan said the facility will also be staffed.

The director of the Indian Health Service is scheduled to visit interior villages tomorrow (Thurs, June 9.) IHS Director, Rear Admiral Chris Buchanan plans to tour Rampart and Allakaket with a group of state and regional Native leaders.

A Denali climber was rescued yesterday (Mon, June 1) after spending 14 hours wedged deep in a crevasse. The National Park Service spokeswoman Maureen Gaultieri said 38-year-old Martin Takak, of Slovakia, fell un-roped into the crevasse while descending the peak before 1:30 AM Monday.

The season’s first major wildfire response is underway near Tok. The North Robertson Fire, about 30 miles northwest of Tok is being fought from the air and on the ground. Listen now

A project is underway to restore a Fairbanks area creek. The multi-year endeavor spearheaded by the Interior Alaska Land Trust and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is aimed at bringing Cripple Creek on the west side of town back to life. Listen now
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A Copper River salmon fisherman has been found dead in the surf near the river’s Delta. Listen now

A non-profit group trying to keep a spring-fed well north of Fairbanks open is facing an upcoming fund raising deadline. Friends of Fox Spring is taking donations to cover formerly state funded operation and maintenance of the popular drinking water site off the Elliot Highway north of Fairbanks. Listen now

A man who rammed police vehicles with his truck, was shot dead by Fairbanks police officers in Fairbanks. The man, who’s name has not been released, had outstanding felony arrest warrants -- according to Alaska State Troopers. Listen now
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Two Interior residents are missing after a boating accident on the Yukon River. Alaska State Troopers report that a search is underway for 56-year-old Clifford Adams and 38-year-old Ai Adams, both residents of the Yukon Flats village of Beaver. Listen now
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The Denali Park area is seeing a return to winter. A front associated with an area of low pressure over northwest Alaska is pushing across the Interior and dropping snow at higher elevations. Listen now
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Alaska will be at the center of the response if the U.S. gets into a conflict with North Korea. That's according to Alaska’s senior military officer. Listen now
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A recent spate of violence in Fairbanks is drawing concern from local officials. Listen now

The Alaska House has passed a bill banning wolf harvest on a section of state land bordering Denali National Park. Listen now

Today is Police Memorial Day, and a ceremony to remember law enforcement officers in the state who have died in the line of duty, was held in Fairbanks this morning. Listen now
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration wants to relinquish a tract of potentially mineral rich property north of Fairbanks. Listen now
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The Alaska Board of Fish has narrowly voted down a request for additional restrictions on commercial harvest of Copper River king salmon. Listen now
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A sinkhole has opened up on Ft. Wainwright in Fairbanks. Listen now

A University of Alaska Anchorage provost will serve as interim UAA chancellor while a search is conducted to replace outgoing chancellor Tom Case. Listen now
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The State of Alaska is implementing two new regulations aimed at reducing wintertime fine particulate pollution in the Fairbanks-North Pole area. Listen now
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Alaska is looking to Norway as a model for prison reform. The state is one of several that the California based non-profit Prison Law Office, is working with to improve conditions for prisoners. Listen now