Josh Verhagen

Nenana’s water-treatment plant froze up Monday, leaving about 150 homes without water for some 12 hours until city workers and volunteers got the system back up and running.

Kris Capps/ Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The mayor of Nenana and other local leaders are celebrating completion of an $18 million bridge project that will open up hundreds of thousands of acres west of town to development year-round. The leaders hope the bridge over the Nenana River will boost the area’s economy through land sales and resource development, and provide more access to hunting and fishing.

Denali Chamber of Commerce

Parks Highway communities around Denali National Park are celebrating today’s grand opening of the area’s first full-service grocery store. The Three Bears Grocery in Healy is the Alaska-based company’s 10th store in the state.

Tim Ellis/KUAC

An ambitious plan to develop agricultural land west of Nenana is on hold until the town can find another $5 million to complete work build a bridge across the Nenana River.

Harnessing rivers to generate electricity …

A bridge being built across the Nenana River will open up access to long sought after state agricultural lands.

The bridge from the city of Nenena will stretch across the river in two concrete spans totaling over 450 feet, providing a road link to tens of thousands of acres of prime growing land.

Nenana Continues Borough Formation Study

Nov 20, 2013

Fairbanks, AK - The City of Nenana continues to look at borough formation.  Last year, the legislature appropriated 75-thousand dollars for a study to investigate the benefits and pitfalls of establish a new Borough.  A Juneau Based community planning firm released a draft of the study earlier this month.


Fairbanks based Native corporation Doyon is seeking permits to mobilize for oil and gas exploration work in the Yukon Flats and Nenana Basin. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Alaska Railroad

Fairbanks, AK - The Parks Highway near Denali National Park is down to one lane after flooding on the Nenana River.  The west side Denali Highway is closed and the Alaska Railroad is scrambling to repair erosion damage in the central part of the state.