Tag: KUAC

Yukon Quest Trail Puts Dog Sled Designs To The Test

On the Yukon Quest Trail, there are a few things mushers have to be especially picky about including a sturdy sled. Jumble ice near McCabe Creek, half way to Pelly Crossing is testing sled engineering this year. Download Audio

Ancient Marine Reptiles are Topic of Recent Norwegian Journal and Fairbanks Scientist’s Research

It’s hard to imagine that oceans in the far north once teemed with ancient marine reptiles. But 145 million years ago, that’s exactly what was happening a couple hundred miles north of mainland Europe. A region east of Greenland and north of Norway used to be home to a whole slew of giant sea-faring reptiles. “It is literally one of the richest places in the world for marine reptiles like Plesiosuars and Ichthyosuars,” says Pat Druckenmiller.

Advisory Council Addresses Anterless Moose Hunts

The contentious issue of antlerless moose hunts drew a large crowd to a Fairbanks Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting Thursday night.

Copper Basin 300 Cancelled Due To Cold Temps, Impassable Trail

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Organizers of the Copper Basin 300 canceled the sled dog race on Sunday less than halfway through the course, after mushers encountered extreme cold and an impassable stretch of trail.

‘Occupy’ Protestors Maintaining Fairbanks Presence

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The Occupy movement has continued into the New Year in communities across the United States. In Fairbanks, a small but steadfast group of Occupy protestors has maintained a presence at a downtown park since mid October.

Boeing Will Continue To Operate Fort Greely Missile Defense System

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The 90 or so people who work for Boeing in the Interior got a late Christmas present Friday when the Pentagon awarded a seven year, $3.5 billion contract to the company to operate the Fort Greely based missile defense system.

Fairbanks Awards Contract To Investigate Local LNG Distribution Expansion

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The Fairbanks North Star Borough has awarded a contract to investigate expansion of local natural gas distribution. The $430,000 bid award to Northern Economics is for a two-fold study.

Strange Weather Expected To Give Way For Traditional Temperatures Soon

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The unusually warm weather is expected to give way to more seasonal temperatures. National Weather Service meteorologist Don Aycock in Fairbanks says an upper level low moving down from the North Pole is forecast to spread frigid air into the interior by the holiday weekend.

Ester Residents Approve Ultra-Efficient Library Design

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A group of Ester-area residents working to build a community library have approved a ultra energy-efficient design.

Dupre Back For Second Solo Denali Attempt

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Lonnie Dupre is back in Alaska for a second attempt at climbing Denali solo in the month of January.

Ft. Wainwright Aviation Unit Returns to Fairbanks

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A Ft. Wainwright based aviation unit that’s returned to Fairbanks was one of the last to leave Iraq, as the United States completes it pull out from the country.

Fineberg Says Conservation Key To Reducing Foreign Oil Dependence

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Conservation is a better means to reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil than drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Fairbanks Residents Weigh In On Long-Term UAF Plan

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Fairbanks-area residents got a chance last week to add their voices to a planning process launched this fall by University of Alaska President Pat Gamble.

State Joins Lawsuit Challenging NPS Navigable Waters Authority

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The state is joining a lawsuit challenging National Park Service authority to regulate navigable waters in Alaska. The Governor’s office has directed the Department of Law to join a suit filed by Anchorage resident John Sturgeon.

‘Occupy Fairbanks’ Protestors Braving Temperatures Well Below Zero

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The mettle of “Occupy” protesters in Fairbanks is being tested as the mercury dips well below zero. The temperature dropped to -38 Wednesday morning, but Occupy Fairbanks has not been frozen out.

Longtime Fairbanks Pilot Honored

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An Alaska aviation legend is being honored for a lifetime of service. A new east ramp entrance at Fairbanks Airport was recently dedicated to Cliff Everts, and as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports the longtime Fairbanks pilot got special recognition again last week.

Fairbanks Voters Consider Air Quality Ballot Proposition

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Fairbanks Borough voters will consider a ballot proposition aimed at reducing wintertime fine particulate pollution. A public meeting on the proposition was held Monday. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the measure targets emissions from wood and coal fired heaters.

Australian Company to Explore “Deep Coal” in Alaska

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An Australian Company wants to explore deep coal resources in Alaska. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the proposal is aimed at coal too far underground to mine.

Interior School District Fires Up Alternative Energy Boiler

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Delta-Greely School District staff have fired-up a new alternative-energy heating system at the high school. As KUAC’s Tim Ellis reports the new heating technology will cut fuel costs and burn clean.

Fire Claims Dot Lake Utility Building

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A fire burned down a utility building in Dot Lake Sunday, taking out essential infrastructure in the Alaska Highway community between Delta Junction and Tok.