Local News

Increasing darkness ups the chance of drivers hitting wildlife on Alaska roads. Moose collisions present the most common and dangerous hazard, and as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, a few factors are common to most accidents.

National Weather Service

The U.S. Northern Command and Coast Guard have launched a major field-training exercise off Alaska’s northwest coast. Arctic Chinook is intended to demonstrate how local, state and federal agencies would respond to a simulated cruise ship accident. Coincidentally, a big luxury cruise ship will sail through the area while the exercise is under way. And to further complicate things, bad weather has just set in.

National Park Service

Denali National Park is testing 2 new hybrid buses. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the vehicles are the final prototypes to be tested by the Park Service at Denali as part of a grant funded effort to reduce pollution.

Sotomayor Speaks

Aug 15, 2016

United States Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor spoke at the University of Alaska Fairbanks yesterday (Sun). Sotomayor, the first Latina appointed the nation’s highest court, addressed a capacity audience in Fairbanks. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.


Aug 11, 2016
Tim Ellis/KUAC

Some 5,000 soldiers from around the country and Canada are headed back home after a grueling three-week field-training exercise on ranges around Fort Greely. Arctic Anvil was the biggest exercise U.S. Army-Alaska has held since 2001. It was intended to test the Stryker Brigade’s warfighting abilities. But it also challenged the soldiers who provide logistical support that make operations like Arctic Anvil happen.

Bureau of Land Management / Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management recently released a proposed plan for over 6 million acres of federal property in the eastern interior. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, crafted over 8 years with user input, the management plan offers new resource development potential and environmental protections.

08-05-16 8:30 AM newscast

Kent Miller / National Park Service

Denali National Park’s long studied and once popularly viewed East Fork wolf pack is likely no longer. Several members of the park entrance area wolf group have been killed on state land, and as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the famed pack’s status is unknown.

Dan Bross / KUAC

Driving the Americas is a once in a lifetime adventure for most who complete the epic journey from the southern tip of South American to Alaska’s North Slope, but for one couple, who recently completed the trip in a Volkswagen van, travel is a way of life. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.