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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Governor Sean Parnell says a plan for trucking North Slope natural gas to Fairbanks isn’t quite ready, but is moving in the right direction. On Monday and Tuesday the governor met in Fairbanks with a range of players seeking state money for the gas project. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

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Representatives from circumpolar nations are in Fairbanks to preview venues and plan for the 2014 Arctic Winter Games. The last time the youth sporting event was held in Alaska, was in Kenai in 2006. The Games International Committee includes members from Alaska, Canadian provinces, Greenland, the Scandinavian Arctic and Russia, and as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports they like what they’re seeing in Fairbanks.

Prop 3 Repercussions

Oct 18, 2012
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The Fairbanks North Star Borough has fewer local options to reduce air pollution from wood burning following the passage of a citizen ballot proposition earlier this month. Proposition 3 bans the borough from regulating heating devices. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

U.S. House Forum

Oct 17, 2012
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Long time U.S. House incumbent Republican Don Young and Democratic challenger Sharon Cissna took part in a forum in Fairbanks yesterday(Tuesday). As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the candidates highlighted some key priorities and shared differing views on issues ranging from resource development to health care.

Sikuliaq Launched

Oct 14, 2012
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The University of Alaska Fairbanks has realized a dream with the launch of a new arctic research vessel.  The 261 foot Sikuliaq splashed into a river feeding Lake Michigan in Marinette, Wisconsin Saturday.  The 200 million dollar vessel project is largely paid for with federal economic stimulus funds. The ship is owned by the National Science Foundation and will be operated by U.A.F.  As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the launch culminated decades of planning and advocacy by the university.

Sikuliaq to Hit Water

Oct 12, 2012
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A large contingent of Alaskans is in Wisconsin to attend tomorrow’s (Saturday’s) launch of a new arctic research vessel that will be home ported in Alaska. The 261 foot ship is called the Sikuliaq (see-KOO-lee-auk), the Inupiaq word for young sea ice.  It’s owned by the National Science Foundation and will be operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports from Marinette, Wisconsin.

Fairbanks, AK - The Fairbanks City Council has granted utility power to the North Star Borough for creation of a natural gas distribution utility. The power transfer follows similar action by the city of North Pole last week. It’s part of a plan being pushed by borough Mayor Luke Hopkins and a group of assembly members to finance infrastructure needed to truck North Slope gas to Fairbanks. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, gas is a cheaper, cleaner fuel alternative for Fairbanks, but the project requires major investment.

Violence Survey

Oct 8, 2012

A survey shows high rates of violence against women in Alaska. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports the random phone survey indicates there’s a more serious problem than previously thought.

Stricter pollution controls for the Healy Clean Coal Plant are included in an agreement that will allow the long idled facility near Denali National Park to come on line. The plant’s re-start is being pushed by Golden Valley Electric Association to lower power costs, but the utility was unable to resolve differences about air quality controls with environmental groups. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, this week’s agreement follows direct negotiation with the federal government.

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The state doesn’t have any major action planned following approval of a Fairbanks ballot proposition that bans the North Star Borough from regulating heating devices. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the yes vote has shifted the responsibility for reducing winter air pollution from wood and coal burning.