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12:33 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Neighbors’ Complaints Compel Fairbanks Broadcaster to Halt Tower Project in Delta

Tanana Valley Television of Fairbanks had proposed building a new tower and translator to broadcast a digital signal to the Delta area.
Credit fsa.fredonia.edu

A Fairbanks broadcasting company’s plan to build a television-translator tower in Delta Junction is on hold now that residents of the area where it would be built say they don’t want it in their neighborhood. They say they weren’t told of the project, and that it shouldn’t be built in a residential area.


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12:36 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Salmon Woes

Yukon River king salmon continue to show symptoms indicative of low production. Unprecedented fishing restrictions in Alaska this summer allowed over 64 thousand kings to cross the border into Canada. That was enough to surpass an escapement goal, but as  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, it doesn’t tell the whole story.

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12:33 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

City Hall Re-Named For Pat Cole

Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

Fairbanks City Hall now bears the name of a former employee who died after 4 decades of local government service. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the building that houses city of Fairbanks offices is now officially the “Patrick B. Cole” City Hall.

The new plaque on Fairbanks City Hall

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1:27 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

State, Army Develop Procedure for Hunters to Use New Tanana River Bridge in Salcha

The 3,300-foot Tanana River bridge at Salcha, the longest bridge in the state, officially opened Aug. 5.
Credit Alaska Railroad

State and Army officials have agreed on a procedure that will allow hunters to use the new Tanana River bridge in Salcha to get to military lands on the other side of the river. The agencies established the process in time for hunters to get access to military training areas in September.


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11:30 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Modeling Indicates Gas Project A Go

A Fairbanks Natural Gas hook up and meter display
Credit Dan Bross / KUAC

The state is a step closer to proving its North Slope to Fairbanks natural gas trucking project can work. The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority lead Interior Energy Project is aimed at providing gas at about half the cost of heating oil, and as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports officials say they’re honing in on the target. 

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12:23 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Vandals Drive Over Gravesites, Badly Damage Gazebo During Cemetery Joyride

Delta Mayor Pro Tem Mary Leith examines the badly damaged gazebo in the Rest Haven Cemetery Sunday morning.
Credit Tim Ellis/KUAC

Alaska State Troopers are investigating vandalism at the Delta Junction cemetery over the weekend. The vandals drove through the fence both on the way in and out of the cemetery and then ran over several gravesites on their way to the gazebo, which they nearly destroyed.


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2:37 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

FAA Advises Pilots on GPS Problems as Air Force Jams Signals During Training

Air Force pilots will periodically be flying without the navigational help of a GPS system at times during Red Flag training exercises being conducted out of Eielson Air Force Base.
Credit DVIDS

Updated: The Air Force is jamming Global Positioning System signals periodically around military airfields in Alaska during Red Flag training exercises now under way in and around Eielson Air Force Base. Officials say the GPS interference testing could affect other devices that rely on GPS.


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3:04 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Air Force: Eielson ‘Preferred Location’ for F-35s; Two Squadrons Could Arrive in 2019

If Air Force give the final approval next year, up to 48 F-35s, along with hundreds of new military and civilian jobs, may start coming to Eielson Air Force Base in 2019.
Credit DVIDS

UPDATED: Air Force officials say they chose Eielson Air Force Base as the preferred Pacific-region location to station the service’s next-generation warplane mainly because of the training opportunities in this area.


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1:51 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Strykers Begin ‘Intense Training Cycle’ With 105mm Gun-qualification Exercises

Stryker Brigade soldiers from Fort Wainwright will be firing the 105mm gun mounted on their tank-like vehicles day and night during exercises at the Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely.
Credit DVIDS

Army and Air Force personnel and equipment will be out in force over the next couple of weeks throughout the Interior as they engage in two major field training exercises. Soldiers with Fort Wainwright’s Stryker brigade begin a live-fire exercise today, and the Air Force launches its next Red Flag training round Thursday.


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10:01 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Broadcaster’s New Towers to Bring Over-the-air Digital TV to Delta, Healy

U.S. broadcasters must convert their translator stations - which convert digital TV transmissions into analog signals - by Sept. 1, 2015.
Credit fsa.fredonia.edu

A Fairbanks broadcasting company is building a new tower in Delta Junction as part of a project to convert its television signals there from old-style analog to digital. Tanana Valley Television also plans to build another tower near Healy, to transmit a digitized signal in that area.


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