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More than a week after they began an investigation of the killing of four moose that were left unsalvaged in three areas along the Richardson Highway south of Fairbanks last week, Alaska Wildlife Troopers are asking for the public’s help.


Tim Ellis/KUAC

The Clearwater Lodge is back in business. Two years after the old structure was burglarized and burned to the ground, owner Kevin Ewing has opened a bigger, fancier lodge in the same scenic spot, on the banks of the Clearwater River near Delta Junction. Ewing says he’s trying to rebuild his business while honoring the memory of the old lodge and its place in local history.


Equinox Milestone

Sep 16, 2016
Equinox Marathon

Tomorrow sees the running of the 54th Equinox Marathon. This year marks several milestones. The course will see a return to more trails. And, as KUAC’s Robert Hannon reporters, long time race director John Estle is retiring.

Dan Bross / KUAC

The number of University of Alaska intercollegiate sports teams would be reduced under 2 scenarios outlined by UA President Jim Johnsen. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the cost savings measures shared with UA Regents at a meeting in Juneau Thursday, require waivers from NCAA rules.

Equinox History

Sep 15, 2016
Matias Saari

The 54th annual Equinox Marathon is this Saturday in Fairbanks. A new book “The Equinox: Alaska’s Trailblazing Marathon” explores the story of the interior Alaska running classic, and its surprising significance in marathon history. KUAC’s Dan Bross spoke with the the book’s author: 5 time Equinox Marathon champion Matias Saari about why the event is more than just a race.

State Representative Tammie Wilson has requested a grand jury investigation of the state Office of Children’s Services. The North Pole Republican sent letters to regional district attorney offices last week seeking the inquiry. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, it’s based on concern about O.C.S. removal of an increasing number of kids from their parents.

Robyne

The state’s new road to the Yukon River, near the village of Tanana, promises to reduce freight and fuel costs. KUAC reporter Robyne traveled to the village this week for a road opening event, and found some locals worried about what the new transportation link may bring.

Building The Tanana Road

Sep 2, 2016
Robyne / KUAC

The Tanana road officially opened by the state this week, creates new access to the Yukon River near the village, but as KUAC’s Robyne reports, the 14 million dollar transportation corridor was carved into the wilderness, and is far from a highway.

Tanana Road Opens

Sep 2, 2016
Robyne / KUAC

Interior Alaska has a new road. Yesterday the Department of Transportation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the banks of the Yukon River – to celebrate the opening of the road to Tanana. KUAC’s reporter Robyne took the road to the river and has this report.

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