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Feb 1, 2016
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Alaskans are known for taking on a wide range of sports. Typically this time of year, they involve snow and ice, but that’s not always the case. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports on the unusual indoor athletic pursuit of a Fairbanks runner.

China represents an emerging market for Alaska tourism. Increasing Chinese interest in Alaska travel was one of the topics covered Wednesday during a tourism conference in Fairbanks. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

01-15-16 5:45 PM newscast

The Fairbanks City Council has put off consideration of an ordinance that would outlaw marijuana clubs. Clubs which do not sell the drug, but provide a venue for paying members to consume it, have sprung up in Alaska since the passage of a statewide marijuana legalization initiative in 2014. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the Fairbanks City council is deferring to state legislators on the club issue.


An abandoned downtown Fairbanks landmark will see new life as a private school. Spruce Tree Montessori School has purchased the old Alaska Railroad Depot from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. The depot located behind the News-Miner building has sat idle since the railroad sold it to the newspaper and relocated to a new Fairbanks station in 2005. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the school plans to transform the languishing property.

Alaska’s Reese Hanneman  raced to first place in the skate technique sprint at the U.S. National Cross Country Ski Championships today (Monday) in Houghton, Michigan.

The Higher Calling

Open for just over a month, “The Higher Calling” is one of several so called “clubs” in the state that have arisen since voter’s passage of a marijuana legalization initiative in 2014. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, clubs like Fairbanks’ “The Higher Calling” do not sell marijuana.

Police Chief Apologizes

Dec 23, 2015

Fairbanks city police chief has apologized for statements made last week about the legal settlement that vacated the long contested murder convictions of the Fairbanks Four, the Native men who served 18 years in jail for the 1997 beating death of John Hartman. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, Chief Randall Aragon also committed to further investigation of the case.


Dec 16, 2015

Golden Valley Electric Association is favoring oil over natural gas to fuel large generators in North Pole. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the move reduces the utilities role as an anchor tenant for the state backed Interior Energy Project.

Denali National Park / National Park Service

A fall count of Denali National Park wolves indicates a slight rebound of the predator’s depressed population in the park. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the overall population remains near a 30 year low, and fewer visitors report seeing the animals.