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8:03 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Fairbanks City Mayor Touts Diversity at Annual AFN Convention

Anchroage, AK - Fairbanks City Mayor John Eberhart addressed close to 3000 people Thursday during the opening remarks at this year’s Alaska Federation of Natives Convention.

 

This year’s theme is ‘Rise as One.’ Eberhart offered his opinion on what that might mean.

 

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1:12 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

3rd Minto Earthquake Rocks Interior

There was another strong earthquake, followed by dozens of aftershocks, in the interior today (Thurs). A magnitude 5 earthquake at 8:30 am was centered in the Minto area northwest of Fairbanks. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports there have been no reports of damage, but the quake, the latest in series in the same area, has drawn concern from seismologists.

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1:06 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Skiland Threatened

Skiland as advertised on its website
Credit Skiland

A proposed lease expansion could put an end to a popular Fairbanks ski area.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, most of the trails at Mt. Aurora Skiland could fall victim to a mineral exploration project.

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1:06 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

FNSB School District Declines to Prohibit Access to Military Recruiters

Anchorage and Mat Su school districts  decided this week to suspend military recruiter access to schools, but Fairbanks is not following suit. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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12:46 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

2 Big Minto-Area Earthquakes Related

Graphic shows area where an earthquake occurred Monday.
Credit Alaska Earthquake Information Center

Interior Alaska experienced its second big earthquake in 6 week’s Monday. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the 2 events are thought to be connected. 

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12:55 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Debris Lobe Threatens Dalton Highway

Frozen Debris Lobe A along the Dalton Highway
Credit University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Northern Engineering

Geology and climate are interacting in the Brooks Range, sending masses of debris down mountains toward the Dalton Highway. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, one of the moving debris lobes has prompted a plan to relocate the road.

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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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