Quest Field, Purse Lower

Jan 24, 2020
Lex Treinen / KUAC

There are just fifteen mushers signed up to run the 2020 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race: the fewest in the race’s history. The Quest is also offering one of its smallest prize purses in the last decade. As KUAC’s Lex Treinen reports, several factors are playing into the decline.

01-24-20 8:30 AM newscast


Jan 24, 2020

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Going for Number 30

Jan 24, 2020
Lex Treinen / KUAC

Dave Dalton has already run more Yukon Quests than anyone else, and the Healy musher is preparing to run his 30th, and what he says, will be last trip along the thousand mile trail between Fairbanks and Whitehorse. KUAC’s Lex Treinen reports.

Robyne / KUAC

About 60 projects are on a long list of maintenance and repair needs the Fairbanks North Star Borough wants to address in the next ten years. A new comprehensive Capital Improvement Program, or KIP, is still shaping up. Last night the Borough Assembly finished the third phase, in a meeting continued from last week.

01-23-20 8:30 AM newscast

Dan / KUAC

A federal civil suit filed against the city of Fairbanks by the Fairbanks Four is back in play. On Wednesday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district court judge’s dismissal of the case. KUAC's Dan Bross reports.


Jan 23, 2020

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Robyne / KUAC

The board room at the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District was choked with people wanting to comment about curriculum updates. A proposed elective class for 11th and 12th graders focusing on LGBTQ literature brought detractors and supporters.

01-22-20 9:30 AM newscast


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