KUAC Newscasts

Fairbanks, AK – Top Stories for Wednesday, June 30th.

Fairbanks, AK – Currently 60 fires are active in Alaska. Thirteen of the fires are staffed and the rest are in monitor status.

Over the past few days the rise in smoke and particle pollution levels in the Fairbanks area has officials warning of serious respiratory risk in the general population. Everyone should avoid any outdoor exertion; people with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly, and children should remain indoors.

Fairbanks, AK – About 300 Fire Fighters are working to battle solstice complex fires in the yukon flats region. Residents in Venetie and Fort Yukon are pitching in to help crews do everything from building fire walls to cooking meals. Some residents say the collaborative efforts are top notch, while others are critical of the Bureau of Land Management for ever letting it get this large. KUAC's Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock has details:

Fairbanks, AK – Top Stories for Tuesday, June 29th.

Fairbanks, AK – Valdez Museum Director Tabitha Gregory talks with KUAC's Dan Bross about a revitalization project that will create a new space for Native artifacts.

Fairbanks, ALASKA – Residents of Alaska's Interior woke up Monday morning to find themselves socked in with smoke from nearby wildfires. KUAC's Nathanael Johnson asked the patrons of Alaska Coffee Roasters in Fairbanks what they thought about the change in the weather.

Fairbanks, AK – Top Stories for Monday, June 28th.

Fairbanks, Alaska – Hundreds of firefighters are trying to keep flames away from roads and structures. As KUAC's Dan Bross reports, intense fire activity along the Taylor Highway in the eastern interior has closed the road.

Fairbanks, Alaska – Agonistes is a Greek word meaning torn with inner conflict. Former Alaska journalist Joe LaRocca's recently released book, "Alaska Agonistes", details the contentious time in the state following the discovery of oil on the North Slope. LaRocca has a critical perspective that often runs counter to our common view. As LaRocca tells Kuac's Dan Bross, he considers Jay Hammond Alaska's worst elected governor.