Fairbanks

Dan Bross / KUAC

Fifty years ago this week, the Fairbanks area was being deluged by unprecedented rainfall. The precipitation channeled from surrounding hills into the Chena River resulting in an epic flood that devastated the interior city. Five decades later, signs are going up around Fairbanks to remind people of what happened. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Order Inspires Local Protest

Feb 1, 2017
Amanda Frank / KUAC

A group gathered last night at a busy Fairbanks intersection to protest President Trump’s executive order on immigration. KUAC’s Amanda Frank reports.

Holiday Help

Dec 21, 2016
Santa's Helpers / Santa's Helpers

Over the last two years, community members have come together to keep a Fairbanks holiday charity tradition going. As KUAC’s Amanda Frank reports “Santa’s Helpers”, run by the North Star Community Foundation, has picked up where the long running “Santa’s Clearing House” left off.

Fairbanks Vigil For Standing Rock

Nov 16, 2016
Amanda Frank / KUAC

Alaskans joined protesters around the country yesterday [Tuesday] in staging demonstrations, rallies and vigils in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s fight against the Dakota Access pipeline project. KUACs Amanda Frank attended a candlelight vigil in Fairbanks.

Interior Legislators Retain Seats

Nov 9, 2016

Incumbents came out on top in hotly contested Fairbanks area state legislative races. KUAC’s Robyne reports.

Early Voting Popular

Nov 7, 2016
Robyne / KUAC

Alaskans are voting early in record numbers. In the last general election in 2014, about 22 thousand Alaskans voted before election day, but as of the end of last week, over 31 thousand, ballots had already been cast in the state. Yesterday at the Division of Elections early voting site in downtown Fairbanks, hundreds of people had cast their votes within the first hour. KUAC’s Robyne went to talk to some early voters and the officials who will handle their ballots.

Dan Bross / KUAC

Thirty four year old Sargent Allen Brandt, who was shot earlier this month, died Friday of complications following surgery to remove shrapnel from one of his eyes. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the Fairbanks community gathered for a candlelight vigil Friday night to honor and remember the 11 year FPD veteran.

Running For A Cause

Sep 18, 2015
Dan Bross / KUAC

Fairbanks annual Equinox Marathon is tomorrow (Sat.).  A hilly, mostly off road course and wet, cool weather make the race a challenge, but a few of this year's participants are battling a much tougher foe.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

(Fairbanks, AK.)  A Chinese air carrier will bring winter visitors to Fairbanks. Explore Fairbanks Tourism director Scott McCrae (ma-CRAY) says Taiwan based China Airlines flights are scheduled for December.

“Charter service from Taipei to Fairbanks.  They’re planning 3 different flights: December 4th, 8th and 12th, using the A 340 aircraft. They’ve got capacity of 280 passengers.”

Chugach National Forest

Back in January, the U.S. Forest Service selected Alaska to provide the large Christmas tree that stands on the lawn of the U.S. Capital. Eight months later, the project, which also includes Alaskans providing decorations for the tree, and numerous smaller ones that will go in capital offices, is coming together. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, a Fairbanks area group is one of several around the state tapped to help decorate the trees.

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