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9:53 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Air Plan Closer

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

The clock is ticking toward the deadline for a plan for getting Fairbanks into compliance with federal air quality standards.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the state hasn’t given up on getting the fine particulate pollution plan in by a December 31st Environmental Protection Agency deadline.

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6:39 am
Tue October 14, 2014

State Proposes New Eastern Tanana Area Management Plan

Fairbanks, AK - The State Department of Natural Resources hosts a meeting in Fairbanks Tuesday to present a draft of the proposed Eastern Tanana Area Plan.  When completed the plan will outline management of state land and water on roughly 6.8 million acres throughout the Tanana River Valley and surrounding uplands.  Some of that includes property within the Fairbanks North Star Borough north of the Tanana River.  Brandon McCutcheon is a state Land Use Planner.

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12:00 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

North Pole Library Staff Begins Moving Into Spacious, Fully ‘Wired’ New Facility

North Pole Branch Library staff are moving the collection from the 40-year-old structure into the new, $13.6 million North Pole facility across from North Pole High School.
Credit Tim Ellis/KUAC

North Pole Branch Library staff closed their cramped 40-year-old building Tuesday and prepared to move the collection into a spacious new facility a few blocks away. The staff is hustling to get the job done in time to open the new facility on Nov. 1st.


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10:42 am
Fri October 3, 2014

Mayor Nominates Randall Aragon As New Police Chief

Randall Aragon
Credit City of Fairbanks

The Mayor the City of Fairbanks has chosen a man with extensive law enforcement experience in the south to lead the police department.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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11:51 am
Thu October 2, 2014

UAF Administrator: ‘Cautious Optimism’ Universities Will Face Less Cuts in ’16

Pat Pitney, UAF vice chancellor for administrative services
Credit UAF

A senior administrator at University of Alaska-Fairbanks is voicing guarded optimism about UAF’s budget.

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11:14 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Eugene Vent To Be Paroled

A second member of the Fairbanks 4 has been granted parole. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the Alaska Parole Board approved Eugene Vent’s request despite his continued claims he’s innocent.

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12:48 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Airlines Cutting Service

Two airlines that serve Fairbanks seasonally have made decisions that will decrease flights to the Golden Heart City.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, one is related to increased fuel cost.

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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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