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President Trump says he’s ready to move ahead this year on his campaign pledge to pass a trillion-dollar program to improve the nation’s infrastructure. That’s motivated officials with a Glennallen-based economic development organization and the electrical co-op that serves the area to dust off an old plan to build a 300-mile-long high-tension power line that would run from the Mat-Su Valley community of Sutton to Tok and Delta Junction.

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About 60 people showed up Thursday night to tell the Interior Gas Utility’s board of directors what they think about the IGU’s proposed $331 million deal to launch and operate a public natural-gas utility. Those who spoke expressed a range of opinions that gave board members a lot to think about as they prepare for a critical vote on the deal Tuesday.

Doyon To Drill Again

Aug 14, 2015

Doyon has announced plans to drill another oil and gas exploration well in the Nenana area.  It will be the third the company has sunk into the oil and gas rich basin.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the Interior Regional Native Corporation is looking for a commercially develop able deposit to supply local and broader energy demand.

Anchroage, AK - Fairbanks City Mayor John Eberhart addressed close to 3000 people Thursday during the opening remarks at this year’s Alaska Federation of Natives Convention.


This year’s theme is ‘Rise as One.’ Eberhart offered his opinion on what that might mean.


GOTNV Makes Big Push Prior To November Election

Oct 13, 2014

Fairbanks, AK - Over the last few months, the non-partisan ‘Get Out the Native Vote’ has made a big push to mobilize native voters across the Alaska.  Roughly one in five potential voters in the state is Alaska Native.

For as long as she can remember, Sarah Obed has been heavily involved in the election process.

“In fact, I was in the Peace Corps in a remote island in the south pacific and I voted absentee so yes, I provide myself on my voting history," laughs Obed.

Fairbanks, AK- 14 of the 16 candidates running for legislative seats in the Fairbanks area gathered at the Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall Thursday night for a forum.  The major issues on voters’ minds included energy, education and subsistence.

Close to 80 people gathered in the tribal hall to hear from candidates. As a retired teacher, Cora Maguire says education needs more funding. “Teachers need to be paid higher wages and the classroom should have a lower number of students,” says Maguire.

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Alaska Native and University of Alaska-Fairbanks officials hosted a ceremony on the campus’s West Ridge yesterday to unveil a sign marking the location of the planned Troth Yeddha Park and Indigenous Studies Center.

The name roughly translates to the place where Athabascan people once harvested troth, a tuber that looks and tastes like a sweet potato.


Fairbanks based Native corporation Doyon is seeking permits to mobilize for oil and gas exploration work in the Yukon Flats and Nenana Basin. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Remembering Elder, Richard Frank

Sep 26, 2012
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Fairbanks, AK - Athabascan Elder Richard Frank passed away last week.  He was born and raised in Old Minto, roughly 60 miles northwest of Fairbanks.  Frank was outspoken about native land claims issues and culture heritage preservation.  After serving in the Army Air Corp during World War Two, he went on to found the Alaska Native Veteran’s Association.  Frank also played a role in establishing the Fairbanks Native Association and he worked closely with the Tanana Chiefs conference.  After leaving his home in Old Minto as a boy, Frank worked for the Alaska Railroad.  He also worked on stern

Doyon Announces $37 Million in New Projects

Aug 27, 2012

Fairbanks - Doyon, Limited announced plans Monday for $37 million dollars in new oil and gas exploration projects in the Nenana Basin and the Yukon Flats.  Doyon Limited’s board of directors sanctioned two drilling projects and a new round of seismic work.