Dalton To Remain Closed

8 hours ago

(Fairbanks, AK.) The northern stretch of the Dalton Highway is expected to remain closed into next week. Melt water from extensive overflow along the Sag River began flowing across the road last weekend, resulting in an initial closure Sunday effecting miles 375 to 410, south of Deadhorse, and the Prudhoe Bay oilfield. The closed area was expanded about 40 miles on the south end, and a few miles to Deadhorse on the north side, Tuesday, as water began impacting additional sections of the highway.

Eielson Water Threat

9 hours ago

(Fairbanks, AK.) Ground water contamination at Eielson Air Force Base may have spread off the facility. The Air Force has contacted private property owners in the nearby Moose Creek area offering to test well water for presence of a chemical presumed to be from firefighting foam formerly used at the base. Eric Breitenberger, a manager with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Contaminated sites program, says there’s already known to be extensive pollution at Eielson.

Dan Bross / KUAC

The University of Alaska Museum of the North opens a new exhibit tomorrow (Saturday). “Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs” gives visitors the opportunity to experience paleontologist's quest, and what they’re finding in an under explored region. KUAC's Dan Bross reports.

Newscast: Friday 5/22/15

12 hours ago
Makenzie Dammert

Sounds of Home is Blackwater Railroad Company's newest CD. The band shared original songs from this release and stories of living in Seward, how the band met, their commitment to passing the joys of music on to the next generation and more. Sweet harmonies and strong musicianship are the hallmarks of this 5-member band.

Golden Valley Electric Association

Golden Valley Electric Association plans to start up a long idled Healy area coal fired power plant next week. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the facility is being put to use after nearly 20 years of failings and dispute.

El Nino Returns

May 20, 2015
National Weather Service / National Weather Service

The Ocean driven climate cycle El Nino is back. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, that means immediate weather changes along the equator, and some effects as far north as Alaska.