Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

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

2 Tennessee hikers survived 8 days lost in the woods east of Fairbanks

Jonas Bare said "by simple bad choices" he and Cynthia Hovsepian's three-hour hike turned into eight days of trying to survive in the woods near Fairbanks.
Two f-35 fighter jets are parked in front of a beige aircraft control tower

Eielson airman killed, 2 hurt in motorcycle crash near Nenana

Jadakis Perry, 21, died at the scene of Friday's crash near Mile 314 of the Parks Highway according to Alaska State Troopers.
a water tender

Firefighters work to protect structures from 2 wildfires in Delta Junction area

The Pogo Mine Road Fire covered 25,000 acres as of Monday night. The Delta Fire has burned over 20,000 acres of state and military lands.
a fire plume

Fast-moving wildfire prompts evacuation notice near Fairbanks

Forty people are now fighting the Lost Horse Creek Fire near the Elliott Highway, with parts of the Haystack neighborhood asked to evacuate.
a wildfire

Alaska firefighters hustle after lightning sparks 80 wildfires statewide

There were over 30,000 lightning strikes in Alaska Monday through Wednesday, with the number of acres burned rising from about 1,500 to nearly 11,000.
Craig George

Body of North Slope biologist found after Chulitna River rafting capsize

Troopers say a group rafting the Chulitna River on Sunday found the body of 70-year-old John “Craig” George, missing since July 5.
a police officer and K-9

Fairbanks K-9 makes explosive debut in Interior Alaska

Yogi, a chocolate Labrador retriever with University of Alaska Fairbanks police, fills a need for bomb-sniffing dogs in Interior law enforcement.
the Parks Highway Igloo

The Parks Highway Igloo’s being renovated to sell booze

The Parks Highway architectural curiosity known as the Igloo is the planned location for a new distillery.
Ron Dupee

Staffing crisis leaves Fairbanks police with no patrol officers 4 hours a day

Fairbanks Police Chief Ron Dupee says of 44 budgeted FPD positions, only 29 are currently filled — and 13 of those are administrative.
a proposed Denali Park Road bridge

Completion of Denali Park Road bridge pushed back to 2026

The 90-mile route into Denali National Park remains closed at Mile 45, where it crosses a melt-driven landslide that has obliterated the road.
Buckland flooding

Ice jam floods continue to plague Alaska river communities

In the Glenallen area, floodwaters caused by snow melt have significantly receded.
ice flows on a river

Interior and Southwest Alaska ice-jam floodwaters recede as recovery continues

The outlook for ice jam flooding on the Yukon and Kuskokwim rivers was improving Wednesday as the breakup moved downriver.
water pools around houses and covers roadways

Flooding closes schools in Glennallen as high waters continue to inundate Alaska communities

Officials say the floodwaters are swamping Alaska towns, tearing buildings from foundations, seeping into homes and covering roads.
Crooked Creek flooding

Breakup brings serious flooding to Yukon and Kuskokwim River communities

Breakup of the Yukon River over the weekend has led to serious flooding in Eagle, Circle and Fort Yukon.
a fire blazes

Alaska sends firefighters, air tanker to help with Alberta’s ‘unprecedented’ early wildfire season

“This is the first time that we’ve sent a crew to Canada in May,” said Lily Coyle with the Alaska Division of Forestry and Fire Protection.
Nenana Ice Classic 2023's end

Nenana Ice Classic ends a day after tripod’s fall

According to an Ice Classic organization post, this year's game officially ended at 4:01 p.m. Alaska Standard Time Monday.
The back of a police vehicle

Fort Wainwright soldier charged with murdering his wife

Spc. Endeavor Riley, 24, is charged with first-degree murder in 25-year-old Kayla Kugtsun's Sunday death, according to Fairbanks police.
three old guys

3 snowmachiners rode from Minnesota to Alaska: ‘No day was like the day before’

A trio of longtime snowmachiners have completed an epic 4,500-mile trek to Alaska, more than a month after they left Minnesota.
the Fairbanks Animal Shelter

Fairbanks’ dangerous dog code gets another look

A 2022 code change required animal control officers to take tougher action to protect the public, but some say it went too far.