Dan Bross

Senior FM News Reporter

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993.  He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans Alaska pipeline and dog mushing. 

He graduated from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York with a degree in fine arts and environmental studies in 1987.  Snow and adventure lured Dan and wife Peggy to Alaska in 1992. The couple and their two kids enjoy cross country skiing, back packing and river trips.  

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Dalton To Remain Closed

May 22, 2015

(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

May 22, 2015

(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.

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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

May 22, 2015
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
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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.

Wildfire fighters are busy responding to new starts as hot dry breezy weather continues in the interior. Most of the human caused fires are being knocked down quickly, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports a few are requiring larger responses.

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A new state program should help improve Fairbanks winter air quality. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the volunteer program provides a way for wood buyers to verify they’re getting cleaner burning dry wood.