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7-30-15 KUAC News

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Bureau of Land Management

The Federal Government has backed down in a long running legal dispute with the State of Alaska over ownership of an eastern interior river. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, state ownership of the Mosquito Fork of the Forty Mile River will open it up to new activity, including mining.

7-29-15 KUAC AM News

Jul 29, 2015

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Small hydro-electric projects proposed for the Cantwell area are receiving a mixed response.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the proposals outlined at a public meeting this week include both dam and river diversion projects.

Steve David / Alaska Division of Forestry

The statewide wildfire response that’s been operating at peak for more than a month is ramping down. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, wet weather over areas of the interior has calmed many fires.

7-27-15 KUAC Morning News

Jul 27, 2015

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National Weather Service

Heavy showers are expected around the interior this week.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the rain could result in flooding.

Alaska Department of Transportation

A contractor is expected to begin work soon building up a portion of the Dalton Highway severely damaged  earlier this year by overflow ice and spring flooding from the Sag River.   As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, it’s part of a plan to armor the major North Slope oil field supply conduit against future ice and flood impacts.

Ken Conger (National Park Service)

Wolf hunting season is scheduled to open next month in and around Denali National Park, despite record low wolf numbers. This spring, Park biologists counted fewer than 50 Denali wolves, heightening a long running battle over the popularly viewed animals. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Tanana Fires Persist

Jul 23, 2015

Recent rain slowed wildfire growth around the interior, but there are still nearly 2 hundred active blazes and over twenty staffed fires. The largest response is to a half million acre complex of fires near Tanana. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, managers expect suppression and demobilization to take weeks.