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1:02 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

UAF Announces Academic Cuts, Changes

University of Alaska Fairbanks logo
Credit University of Alaska Fairbanks

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has released a list of academic program cuts and changes in response to reduced state funding.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross the cost saving measures are the first of numerous expected as UAF tries to cover an over 20 million dollar budget hole.   

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11:16 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Tanker Wrecks, Spilling 2,000 Gallons of Aviation Fuel Along Parks Highway

The tandem tanker crash near milepost 274
Credit Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation

UPDATED: The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation now says the tanker truck that crashed Tuesday near Anderson spilled about 2,000 gallons of JP-8 aviation fuel along the Parks Highway.  The agency initially said the truck spilled No. 1 diesel. Alaska State Troopers report that the driver of the Big State Logistics owned rig was not injured in the rollover near mile 274.

The DEC said in an updated situation report issued Thursday afternoon that the wrecked tractor and tankers were removed from the site at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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11:12 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Federal Funding Sought to Help Galena Relocate From Flood-prone Area

Flood damaged yard in Galena (2013)
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

The Yukon River community of Galena could be relocated out of flood danger if a land transfer being pushed by Alaska Congressman Don Young goes through. As KUAC’s Dan Bross the village, which is still recovering from a major flood 2 years ago, will likely approach moving with multiple steps over time.

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1:10 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Park Service: Snare Killed Denali Wolf

Snare killed wolf found March 12th near Sanctuary River.
Credit Steve Arthur N.P.S. / National Park Service

There’s renewed push for greater protection of declining Denali National Park wolves.  The effort follows news that a Park wolf was discovered dead last month from a snare injury. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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1:02 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Models Predict Warm Summer

National Weather Service logo
Credit National Weather Service / National Weather Service

With the last of the snow melting off, and Alaska headed toward summer, long range forecasts indicate it could be a hot one.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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12:20 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Raven Landing Gets Financing to Expand, Meet Growing Need for Senior Housing

Retirement Community of Fairbanks officials say work will begin soon on a new building on the Raven Landing Senior Community complex that will provide 35 additional housing units.
Credit Sherman Hogue/Explore Fairbanks

Raven Landing Senior housing facility in Fairbanks will begin work soon on an expansion project. The Retirement Community of Fairbanks has secured a loan to help finance a $7.4 million 35-unit addition to the facility off Airport Way. The expansion is aimed at meeting a growing need for senior housing in the Interior.


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12:14 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

UAF to Lose Academic Programs Due to Deep State Funding Cuts

UAF entrance sign
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

The repercussions of reduced state funding are hitting home at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports some academic programs are going away.

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12:51 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Air Force Keeps F-16 Squadron at Eielson; Decision May Boost Base's Bid for F-35s

F-16s on the flightline at Eielson taxi for takeoff.
Credit Department of Defense file photo

Local leaders are welcoming news that the Air Force plans to keep 21 F-16 jets and more than 1,500 military and civilian jobs at Eielson Air Force Base. The Air Force had considered moving them to accommodate the proposed stationing of 2 F-35 squadrons at the base.

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10:30 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Breakup Forecast: Sparse Snow, Slowly Warming Weather Lessens Flood Concern

NWS logo
Credit National Weather Service / National Weather Service

Forecasters are anticipating a mellow break up over much of Alaska this spring.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, below normal snow and ice in some areas, and gradually warming spring temperatures are lessening flood concerns.

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2:26 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Local Animal Advocate Trying to Rescue, Rehab Elusive 'Denali Highway Dog'

Denali Highway Dog pictured last summer.
Credit Leah Hope Mitchell

A Fairbanks animal advocate continues an effort to rescue a loose dog in the Anderson area. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports the so called “Denali Highway Dog” has been wandering through communities along the Parks Highway since last summer.

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