Dan Bross

Senior FM News Reporter

Dan has been in public radio news in Alaska since 1993.  He’s worked as a reporter, newscaster and talk show host at stations in McGrath, Valdez and Fairbanks. Dan’s experience includes coverage of a wide range of topics, from wolf control to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and dog mushing. 

He graduated from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York with a degree in fine arts and environmental studies in 1987.  Snow and adventure lured Dan and wife Peggy to Alaska in 1992. The couple and their two kids enjoy cross-country skiing, backpacking and river trips.  

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A youth homeless shelter project in Fairbanks has been delayed. Fairbanks Youth Advocates is working to turn a donated downtown apartment building into a place to provide short term housing and meals for homeless kids. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

U.A.F. Convocation

Sep 14, 2012

The University of Alaska Fairbanks marked the start of the school year yesterday (Thursday) with the annual fall convocation. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Big Equinox

Sep 14, 2012

The 50th running of the Equinox Marathon starts at 8 a.m. tomorrow at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The field of over 12 hundred entrants is on par with participation in the race during its early years. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Epic 92 Storm Remembered

Sep 12, 2012

September has started out on the cool side in Fairbanks. The National Weather Service reports that the temperature over the first 10 days of the month averaged 47.9 degrees. That’s 2.2 degrees below normal, and the coolest since 2004, but nothing like the unseasonable weather that hit Fairbanks 20 years ago.

Declining federal spending has decreased the budget and scope of the Denali Commission in Alaska. The independent federal agency was created by former Senator Ted Stevens in 1998 to addresses infrastructure in rural communities, but as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, its financial clout is greatly diminished.

The advance of darkness means the return of prime aurora viewing season in interior Alaska, but a project being considered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks could make watching the northern lights a year round experience. UAF geophysical Institute director Bob McCoy says the facility would be similar to a portable planetarium.  ”We’ve had an inflatable planetarium, we’ve had 2 of them, that we’ve been going around to villages, and putting up in town.

September Thunder

Sep 10, 2012

The Fairbanks area got some unusual late season weather yesterday. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

A group has formed to fight against a proposition on next month’s Fairbanks municipal election ballot. Prop 3 would strip all North Star Borough authority to regulate heating appliances, like wood stoves, leaving air quality control up to the state and federal government. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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Construction is nearing completion on the state’s largest wind farm: Golden Valley Electric Association’s 93 million dollar Eva Creek Project. A ribbon cutting held yesterday (Weds.) at the hill top site near Healy. KUAC’s Dan Bross attended and has this report.