KUAC Newscasts


Boundary Fire The evacuation order was lifted yesterday. The fire still has some potential to threaten homes, so people in the evacuation zone should remain alert just in case. The Steese and Elliot Highways are open.

Fairbanks, AK – Fairbanks North Star Borough Mayor Jim Whitaker is defending his administration's handling of emergency operations and communications over the Wolf Creek and Boundary fires. A local Talk Radio station has targeted Whitaker. As Robert Hannon, Wednesday Whitaker says protecting lives and saving properties were on the top of every agencies agenda.

Fairbanks, AK – Dr. Owen Hanley of Chest Medicine Fairbanks discusses with KUAC's host of Evening Rounds Kate Ripley ways residents can make themselves more comfortable in the midst of hazardous levels of wildfire smoke.

Fairbanks, AK – Interagency Fire Coordination Center information officer Wayne Johnson talks with KUAC's Dan Bross about the status of interior wild fires as of Wednesday, July 7th.

Fairbanks, AK – It could be said that human culture is what it is today because of our long history with other animals. First as hunters, then as domesticators we have been profoundly shaped by the many species we've learned to depend on.

This series on reindeer draws on work by the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Institute of Arctic Biology and a program in the School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences. Staff at the University's Oral History Department gathered the interviews.

Fairbanks, AK – Top Stories for Wednesday, July 7th.

Fairbanks, AK – Cordova's Belle Mickelson started the 4-H Bluegrass Music camp 10 years ago. The camp has given rise to the nationally successful group Bearfoot Bluegrass and a series of mini camps around Alaska and across the country.

Fairbanks, AK – Senator Lisa Murkowski flew to Fairbanks Monday and got a look at the Wolf Creek Fire near Chena Hot Springs from the air. After flying over the fire and visiting the incident command post for the Boundary Fire, Murkowski says she's amazed at how much work there's still left to do. KUAC'S Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock reports:

Galena, Alaska – The teenagers of the Aniak "Dragonslayers" emergency squad have received national recognition for the life saving work they do. Their leadership was tapped recently to teach kids from other villages gathered for a 3 week summer camp in Galena.

Fairbanks, Alaska – It's rained in many areas of the interior, but not enough has fallen to stop the massive fires still burning in several areas. As KUAC's Dan Bross reports, fire managers are welcoming the break in the hot, dry conditions that allowed the fires to start and grow.