Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks

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

Skull found near Canadian border belonged to a man who was likely killed by a bear in the ’70s

Troopers identified the remains as Gary Frank Sotherden of New York. They believe he died in a bear mauling.
Jamison Gallion

‘A menace to society’: Victims rekindle rage against Fairbanks-area serial arsonist

Victims spoke directly to Jamison Gallion, 19, at a sentencing hearing after his guilty plea to setting seven structure fires in 2021.
A musher seen in profile going down a river

Yukon Quest is rerouted off Yukon River due to unsafe ice conditions

All race checkpoints will now be road accessible, a change that could increase entries before a sign up deadline that’s been extended until Friday.
soldiers in white uniforms hold a tow rope. They are in bunny boots strapped to skis

Alaska Army suicides drop as leaders push programs to improve soldiers’ lives

Last year's total of six suicides among Alaska-based soldiers is down from 17 in 2021, and the lowest since 2018.
a trooper car

Man killed in Parks Highway car-semi crash near Willow

State troopers say 36-year-old Kyle Moody died at the scene near Mile 77.5 of the highway Wednesday.
a trooper car

Troopers fatally shoot armed Fairbanks man

Troopers say assault suspect Patrick Alexander, 20, ignored commands to drop a rifle Friday and was shot when he began to manipulate the gun.
a wood bison calf

Population survey shows that Alaska’s wood bison herd is healthy and growing

It’s been another good year for Alaska’s wood bison herd. A recent population survey shows that the Lower Innoko and Yukon Rivers herd is healthy and growing.
Cody Eyre's family

Sundance funds film on man’s 2017 killing by Fairbanks law enforcement

Cody Eyre's family is developing the documentary, with help from the Sundance Film Festival, to share who he was and to change how calls for mental health issues are answered.
the University of Alaska Anchorage

University of Alaska graduate student employees seek to unionize

The Alaskan Graduate Workers Association would represent 425 academic student employees, about 80% of whom work at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
an F-35

Contractor receives prison time, $172K fine in bribery case at JBER, Eielson

Best Choice Construction LLC owner Ryan Dalbec of Mesa, Ariz., was ordered to serve 42 months in prison, and pay a $172,000 fine and $16,000 in restitution.
Denali photos

Mislabeled photos, newly discovered at UAF, bolster 1910 Denali summit claim

There’s new proof of the success of a pioneering ascent of Denali. Historic photographs from the 1910 Sourdough Expedition were found this fall at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
A musher in a blue parka follows a dog team in a chute surrounded by people

13 mushers sign up for 2023 Yukon Quest

Defending champion Brent Sass headlines a list of 13 mushers who have signed so far for February's 550-mile main event from Fairbanks to Tok.
a bear print in snow

Bear encounter north of Fairbanks raises questions about carrying protection in winter

Barrett Flynn says an encounter with a grizzly bear north of Fairbanks on Thanksgiving weekend could have gone worse if Flynn had been alone or his dog wasn’t so well-behaved.
Two skiers in low light in mid winter next to short spruce trees

Fairbanks-area tourism company proposes helicopter trips to remote Tolovana Hot Springs

Borealis Basecamp wants to set up a hot tub and landing area on a small BLM plot west of existing cabins and tubs long operated by Tolovana Hot Springs Ltd.
a moose

Predator reduction efforts have not increased moose harvests, study says

A new scientific paper on predator reduction efforts in much of Interior and Southcentral Alaska has found they have not increased hunter moose harvest over several decades.
Into the Wild bus

UAF gets federal grant to preserve ‘Into the Wild’ bus

The 1940s-era Fairbanks public transit bus will eventually be displayed outdoors under a shelter at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
A green-tinted photo of a fish

‘Programmed to eat’: Northern pike mauls husky at North Pole gravel pit

A North Pole woman is keeping her dogs away from a neighborhood gravel pit after a northern pike attacked and injured one of them last month.
HAARP's antenna array

HAARP campaign’s projects range from Jupiter to the moon

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is operating the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program facility, or HAARP, for 13 projects this month.
A car parked near trees.

‘We are working on this’: Troopers get significant tip in 2020 Interior missing-persons case

Troopers Capt. Eric Spitzer says this week's break advances one of four cases of Alaska Native people reported missing in the Fairbanks area two years ago.