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10:35 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Police Chief Candidates Questioned

Fairbanks Police Lieutenant Eric Jewkes (L), and La Marque, Texas Police Chief Randall Aragon (R)
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

The 2 finalists vying to be the city of Fairbanks next Police Chief answered questions during a public forum last (Mon 9-29) night.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the emphasis was on police interaction with the public in a diverse community.

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12:33 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Warm Spell Helps Growers Salvage Harvests After Cool, Soggy Summer

Better days: Onions harvested back in 2011 at Rosie Creek Farm await processing. A cool, soggy summer and insect pests reduced the yield of this year's harvest of onions and other crops.
Credit wecangrowit.blogspot.com

Gardeners and farmers around the Interior have pretty much shut down for the winter after a cool, rainy, and for many, disappointing growing season. Some growers salvaged a decent yield by diversifying their crops – and taking advantage of a late-season warm spell to do some last-minute harvesting.


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10:51 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Cubs Caught

Three orphaned bear cubs are safely in captivity after being captured by state biologists over the weekend in Galena. Alaska Department of Fish and Game spokeswoman Cathie Harms says the biologists caught the black bears using baited live traps.

“Friday evening, about 8:30, they were able to capture 2 of the 3 cubs, knowing that if they hadn’t caught all 3, the 3rd one would be more difficult, and it was, the 3rd one was very trap shy, so they watched him on Saturday and they tried on Saturday, and finally on Sunday at 3:30 in the morning, they caught the 3rd cub.”  

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11:35 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Orphaned Bear Cubs Object of State Rescue

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Credit State of Alaska / Department of Fish and Game

State Fish and Game biologists are in Galena trying to capture 3 orphaned bear cubs.  The state initiated the effort after the cubs mother was reported killed by a local resident.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the state is also working to find the animals a new home.

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1:41 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

U.S., Canadian Fighters Intercept Russian Aircraft Flying Near Arctic Coastline

A U.S. F-15 out of Elmendorf Air Force Base (before it was re-named Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson) escorts a Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber out of Alaska airspace in 2006.
Credit Wikipedia.org

Russian aircraft have buzzed Alaskan and Canadian coastlines at least twice last week. And in response, U.S. and Canadian air forces sent jets to intercept them.

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2:54 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

Fairbanks, Fort Yukon Clinics Among 27 in Alaska to Get Affordable Care Act Funds

Credit U.S. Department of Health and Social Services

Two health centers in the Interior are among 27 care facilities in Alaska that recently have been awarded about $5.3 million in federal funds to increase services.


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10:42 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Visiting Doctor Warns of Smoke Dangers

Wood stove pipe on a Fairbanks home.
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

A Utah based doctor is warning Fairbanks residents about the dangers of smoky air.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, Doctor Brian Moench (MENCH), who scheduled to speak in Fairbanks tomorrow (Sat.), cites medical research and his own experience in a Salt Lake City hospital, to paint a dire picture of the health impacts of fine particulate pollution.

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9:14 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Motorcyclists Celebrate Life On The Road

Mathias Knura and Kai Bagus talk about their motrocycle adventures while stopped over in Fairbanks.
Dan Bross KUAC

The summer tourism season is winding down, with even the hardiest travelers thinking about heading south. Alaska regularly attracts adventurous people from around the world, including motorcycle tourists.  KUAC’s Dan Bross met up with two German visitors on extended motorcycle journeys.

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12:41 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

State Hires Security, Sets Procedure for Accessing New Tanana River Bridge

The state has established a procedure to enable hunters and others to use the new $187 million bridge across the Tanana River at Salcha to cross over to the west side.
Credit HDR Inc.

The state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs has hired a security firm to control access across the new Tanana River bridge at Salcha for hunters to get across to the training area west of the river.

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12:10 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Military’s Busy Schedule Limits Moose Hunting on Training Range Near Greely

Military personnel engaged in training exercises like this one on the Army's Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely have limited hunting on the range.
Credit U.S. Army

One of the best moose-hunting areas in the Interior can be found on a military training range near Fort Greely. But a busy Army and Air Force training schedule is limiting hunters’ ability to get back into the area.


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