Dan Bross, KUAC - Fairbanks
Para-Cycle Race Under Way in Ester
The Sadlers Alaska Challenge para-cycle race got under way in Ester, outside Fairbanks, Monday morning.
Missing Railroad Employee’s Body Found Near Healy
A man missing off the Parks Highway north of Healy has been found dead, the victim of apparent suicide.
Grant to Study Trucking Natural Gas Approved by Fairbanks Assembly
The Fairbanks borough assembly has approved spending half a million in state grant money to fund studies to assess trucking in natural gas from the North Slope and distributing it in Fairbanks.
New Law Banning Synthetic Marijuana Goes Into Effect
A new state law banning synthetic marijuana has Fairbanks police taking action. The law making synthetic canabinoids, which sell under brands names like Spice and K2, went into effect July 1.
Chitina Dip Netters Get Another Crack at Sockeyes
Chitina dip netters will get another crack at pulling 10 additional sockeyes out of the Copper river next week, as a plug of reds makes its way upstream.
Tourism Drought Hits Eagle for 2nd Year
It’s the heart of the tourist season, but for one tiny Alaska community it’s not happening…again. Eagle, the gold rush city on the Alaska Canada border, is in its second summer of a tourism drought.
Two Fort Wainwright-based Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan
Two Fort Wainwright-based soldiers were killed in Afghanistan Sunday. The members of the 1st Stryker Brigade combat team were part of group on foot patrol in the southern part of the country when an improvised explosive device detonated.
Air Pollution Ballot Measure on October Ballot in Fairbanks
Fairbanks borough voters will consider a ballot proposition this fall aimed at reducing fine particulate pollution.
Fairbanks Meets Deadline for Redistricting Challenge
Lawsuits have been filed challenging Alaska’s redistricting plan. The deadline to sue over the state board developed voting district map was Wednesday, and challenges are coming from Fairbanks.
Fairbanks Man Hit By Train
Police report that the individual was lying on the tracks in the Old Steese retail area Tuesday.
Taylor Highway Open After Washout
The Taylor Highway is open again after a washout and slide made two sections of the road impassable.
Copper River Dip Netters Must Release Kings
State managers saw a drop in kings passing by Eyak and ordered the restriction, according to state biologist Mark Sommerville.
Two Hikers Rescued from Mt. Healy
Two hikers are safe after getting lost on Mt. Healy near Denali National Park. The Park Service reports that the women headed out Tuesday night from the Parks Highway with plans to head up Bison Gulch, to the top of Mt. Healy and possibly on to Savage River.
NOAA Calls for Creation of Climate Change Agency
A longtime National Weather Service meteorologist is pushing for a new sister agency focused on predicting climate change.
Weak King Salmon Run Results in Restrictions
The King run on the Yukon River is weak. State Arctic Yukon Kuskokwim Regional Management Supervisor Dan Bergstrum says the Department of Fish and Game has been assessing the early run since the first pulse of kings began moving upriver a week ago.
UAF Scientist Offers New Insight into Comet and Planet Formations
A University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist is helping shape our understanding of the formation of the solar system. Don Hampton, the optical science manager at Poker Flat Research Range is part of team analyzing images of a comet taken by a NASA spacecraft.
Ft. Wainwright Soldier Dies After Injuries from IED
A 19-year-old soldier from central Wisconsin is dead and two other soldiers wounded after their Stryker vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.
Firefighter Injured Working Hastings Wildfire
A fire fighter working the Hastings wild fire was injured when a tree fell on him Thursday night. Incident Commander Tom Kurth says the man, from a Mt. Hood, Oregon-based crew, was working the 23,000 acre burn north of Fairbanks, when the large fire weakened tree came down.
Some Concerned Tanana River Bridge May Hinder Other Projects
There’s concern that big dollar funding for the Tanana River bridge at Salcha will cost Fairbanks money for other transportation projects.
UAA Professor Urges Better Management of Oil Reserves
A University of Alaska professor says there’s a lot of value remaining in proven North Slope oil reserves, but the state needs to do a better job preparing for the future.