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10:02 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Avalanche Report

The scene of the March 14th slide at Squaw Creek.
Credit Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center

A report on a fatal avalanche near Cantwell last month says the victim and other snow machiners underestimated the snow slide potential.    As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the expert review points to atypical terrain, and blames the deadly accident on failure to recognize a hazard, and insufficient safety gear.

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11:07 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Researcher Explores Native Leadership

Caroline Herve' presentation flyer
Credit Caroline Herve'

Northern indigenous people have adapted to western style government while retaining a traditional cooperative approach to leadership. That’s the finding of Quebec, Canada based political anthropologist Caroline Herve'.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports on the work of the Herve, who’s currently based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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11:09 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Round-the-world Bicycle Traveler Stops Over in Fairbanks

Angelo Wilkie-Page
Credit Angelo Wilkie-Page

A South African adventurer pedaled a bike into Fairbanks this week, completing the first leg of a journey that will take him around the world twice over 8 years. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports on the human powered journey.

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11:07 am
Fri March 27, 2015

Breakup Outlook for Interior: 'Pretty Average Year'

This week’s warm weather is turning attention to river breakup. National Weather Service hydrologist Ed Plumb is tracking factors that play into ice out.

“Basically from Fairbanks eastward, it’s been kind of more typical winter, at least when you look at the ice thicknesses, and the snow pack on the ground. Versus further to our west and south. As you go into the western interior, the snow pack is well below normal, and this is the same case as you go south of the Alaska Range.” 

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1:41 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Fairbanks Regains Control of City Website After Brief Hack Attack

The city of Fairbanks website has been restored after hackers briefly took it over yesterday (Tues.). City spokeswoman Amber Courtney says a foreign group appears to have pirated the site. 

“It was a black screen with some red writing and it was just a lot of ramblings about who they were, but there was no message or call to action call to action.”

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1:37 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Tanker Truck Wrecks on Dalton Highway, Spills Diesel Fuel

A truck rollover on the southern end of the Dalton Highway resulted in a fuel spill. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation reports that tractor portion of the rig remained upright, and the driver survived the Tuesday crash without serious injury. D.E.C. on scene coordinator, Tom DeRuyter says responders have conducted preliminary work at the spill site north of the Yukon River crossing, near mile 59.

“They have removed the oil, or most of the oil, from the tanker, they up righted the tanker and got it removed from the highway.”

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10:48 am
Wed March 25, 2015

River Overflowing Onto Dalton Highway Troubles Truckers

Water running over the Dalton Highway.
Credit Alaska Department of Transportation / Alaska Department of Transportation

Water continues to flow over a far northern section of the Dalton Highway, creating trouble for truck drivers coming to and from Prudhoe Bay. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, it’s not the first time overflow has posed a problem.

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2:07 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Army Investigating Allegations of Racist Behavior in Stryker Brigade Unit

Stryker Brigade soldiers based at Fort Wainwright on maneuvers in the six-wheeled vehicles known as Strykers during training exercises near Fort Irwin, Calif.
Credit U.S. Army

UPDATED: Army investigators launched a formal investigation Thursday into a Stryker Brigade soldier’s allegations of racist behavior by some members of his unit.


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2:03 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

FNG President Assails Borough's Natural-Gas Rate Hike Bid Complaint

The president of Fairbanks Natural Gas is defending his company. Dan Britton is responding to comments by Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly members and a borough hired attorney characterizing the private utility as under serving and over charging to maximize profit.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports. 

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1:11 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

West Virginia Again Edges UAF for NCAA National Rifle Championship Title

U.A.F. Rifle team logo
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

The University of Alaska Fairbanks fell just short of a national title at the NCAA Rifle Champions on their home turf over the weekend. For the second year running, the Nanooks placed second to West Virginia University. The margin of victory was just 2 shots, with U.A.F. taking Friday’s small bore match at the Patty Center, and the Mountaineers coming back Saturday, with just enough in the air rifle competition to nab the overall title in the 8 team competition. West Virginia’s Maren Prediger was the top individual shooter. U.A.F.’s Tim Sherry was best Nanook in 8th place.  ###        

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