Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks
Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

Aurora activity set to spike this weekend with possible Alaska display

University of Alaska Fairbanks physics professor Mark Conde said the sun is approaching the peak of its 11-year activity cycle.
The back of a police vehicle

Fort Wainwright soldier fatally shot outside Fairbanks bar

Police say Shamar Snipes, 21, and Sharif Makkar, 27, were initially charged with assault after the shooting early Saturday of Brandon Moultrie.
a building

Fairbanks hosts final gathering to remember Polaris Building

The 72-year-old structure will be fully demolished this spring, after it suffered flood damage from frozen pipes in 2001.
a landslide

New work season opens for Denali Park Road bridge

The $100 million Pretty Rocks Bridge will cross the site of a landslide that has closed the road at Mile 45 since 2021.
A man with curly hair in a parka with a fur ruff

Eddie Burke Jr. disqualified from 2024 Iditarod

The move comes as Burke is facing felony and misdemeanor assault charges for a May 2022 domestic violence incident in Anchorage.  
a sled dog team on a snowy road

Polaris and snowmachine rider who hit sled dog team charged with reckless driving

Three dogs were killed in the crash on the Denali Highway east of Cantwell.

Arctic Man canceled due to permitting issue

The snowmachine event typically draws thousands of people to Summit Lake in April.
Brent Sass

Sass makes it 6 as Yukon Quest victory aims him at Iditarod

Brent Sass credits his lead dogs and a lighter sled for his sixth Quest win Monday, as his team sets its sights on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
a hat

1 dead in fiery Parks Highway head-on crash near Trapper Creek

Troopers say both a pickup truck and the tractor-trailer it struck caught fire after the crash Saturday afternoon, near Mile 183 of the highway.
a hat

2 found dead in vehicle on Steese Highway near Eagle Summit

Troopers said the vehicle was discovered late Wednesday night, but extreme weather conditions delayed recovery of the bodies until Friday.
Ron Dupee

Fairbanks police, state investigate death of man handcuffed after disturbance

Chief Ron Dupee says investigators have been interviewing officers and reviewing body-camera footage after Timothy McArdle Jr.'s death Thursday.

New Mushing Magazine Owners Plan to Grow Coverage

Robert and Michele Forto will continue to publish the print magazine while expanding online offerings.

Snowmachiner who struck dog team on Denali Highway works for Polaris, troopers say

Troopers say the Minnesota man was doing testing for the manufacturer Monday when he hit a team of dogs owned by musher Jim Lanier.

3 dogs owned by Iditarod musher killed in Denali Highway snowmachine crash

Mike Parker, who was driving the struck team, called the death of longtime Iditarod musher Jim Lanier's dogs "an unspeakable tragedy."
a woodstove pipe

EPA takes final action on plan to improve Fairbanks-area air quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced final action on a state plan to improve wintertime air quality in Fairbanks and North Pole.

Fairbanks council OKs more than doubling city’s tobacco tax to 20%

Tax advocates said the increase, approved Monday, leaves Fairbanks below Alaska's average local tobacco tax rate of 39%.
a man

Scientists observe chum salmon spawning in North Slope rivers

UAF's Peter Westley says the fish have long been occasionally observed and caught in Arctic Ocean waters, but their numbers appear to be increasing.
Fort Wainwright sign

2 soldiers dead, 12 hurt in military-vehicle rollover near Salcha

The two soldiers who died were among 17 in a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle that crashed Monday amid the region's first snowfall.
a trooper car

Teen missing from North Pole party found dead

Troopers said 17-year-old Talen Luth-Ney’s body was located by a K-9 team Wednesday night.
A musher shields her eyes from the back of the sled

Yukon Quest Alaska to hold 300-mile sled dog race as rift with Canada continues

The Yukon Quest Alaska executive director says she hopes the organization will make up with Canada one day and hold a longer race.