An international team of explorers returned last week from a grueling 700-mile dog-sled journey from the Arctic Ocean to Eagle, Alaska. They were the first to re-trace the route that legendary explorer Roald Amundsen took in 1905 after his historic transit of the Northwest Passage.

Dogs Comfort Students

May 8, 2015
Dan Bross / KUAC

Dogs helped ease the stress of finals this week at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Eielson Air Force Base

The military’s Red Flag Training exercise wraps up today.  Representatives of branches of U.S. and several foreign forces participated in the 2 week training, which included jet fighters and bombers engaged in mock battle using live ordinance.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, some interior residents are glad it’s over.

Fairbanks, AK - A resolution to mitigate conflict between dog owners and trappers could pass easily during tonight’s Regular Borough Assembly meeting.  The item is on the consent agenda and unless an assembly member disagrees, two new areas will be established for dog training within the borough.  It’s a resolution that took two years’ worth of discussion between the Alaska Trapper’s Association and the Borough Trails Advisory Commission.

Dan Bross

The recent detection of 2 cases of rabies in wolves trapped south of the Brooks Range has prompted concern about whether the deadly disease has re-emerged in the interior.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, many pet owners in Fairbanks are getting their animals vaccinated as a precaution.

Mushers Association Dissolves Relationship with IFSS

Oct 4, 2012

Fairbanks, AK- The Two Rivers Dog Mushers Association, or TRDMA, will not participate in the International Federation of Sleddog Sports World Championship next March. IFSS subscribed to the World Antidoping Code in 2008, with the goal of gaining Olympic recognition.  But the rules include a list of banned substances mushers use regularly for dog care.  There are also limitations on the extent to which mushers can provide care for their dogs during IFSS races.

Fairbanks, AK - In June, the North Pole Economic Development Corporation announced that the International Federation of Sleddog Sports, or IFSS, had accepted a bid to host the 2013 World Championships.  24 events are scheduled to take place over the course of 20 days next February and March in and around North Pole.  But disagreement over a list of banned substances for sled dogs has put the long distance race in jeopardy.  The Two Rivers Dog Mushers Association meets tonight (Monday) for their monthly meeting.  Members will make a final decision about whether to include a well-known local