Jennifer Schmidt / Institute of Social and Economic Research

Tanana residents who harvest wood for a local biomass project are six times more likely to engage in subsistence activities. That’s according to a study from the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Center for Energy and Power.

Kangas Guilty

May 16, 2016
Dan Bross / KUAC

A Tanana man has been convicted of first degree murder for killing 2 Alaska State Troopers. Twenty 2 year old Nathaniel Kangas shot Sargent Scott Johnson and Trooper Gabe Rich on May 1st 2014 as they tried to arrest his father at the Kangas home in Tanana. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, jurors spent less than 6 hours deliberating following a week of testimony, which included eye witness accounts and audio recordings of the killings.

Closing arguments in the trial of a Tanana man charged with killing 2 Alaska State Troopers, are scheduled for tomorrow (Fri) in Fairbanks Superior Court. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, presentation of evidence in the Nathaniel Kangas murder trial ended Wednesday.

Tanana Fires Persist

Jul 23, 2015

Recent rain slowed wildfire growth around the interior, but there are still nearly 2 hundred active blazes and over twenty staffed fires. The largest response is to a half million acre complex of fires near Tanana. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, managers expect suppression and demobilization to take weeks.

State Proposes New Eastern Tanana Area Management Plan

Oct 14, 2014

Fairbanks, AK - The State Department of Natural Resources hosts a meeting in Fairbanks Tuesday to present a draft of the proposed Eastern Tanana Area Plan.  When completed the plan will outline management of state land and water on roughly 6.8 million acres throughout the Tanana River Valley and surrounding uplands.  Some of that includes property within the Fairbanks North Star Borough north of the Tanana River.  Brandon McCutcheon is a state Land Use Planner.

Dan Bross / KUAC

The Elders and Youth Conference, a precursor to the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention wrapped up Wednesday at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports on one of the highlights of the annual gathering: a presentation by a Tanana 4H group.

Dan Bross

The city of Tanana is looking forward to lower fuel bills. The city is adding new biomass systems, enabling it to swap more high priced oil for locally available wood. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

'Yukon Men' Chronicles Life in Tanana

Aug 24, 2012
Image Courtesy of Discovery

Fairbanks, AK - A new reality series about an Interior Alaskan village premiers tonight on the Discovery Channel.  The show tracks a handful of men in Tanana through one of the coldest winters on record.

“There's a town deep in the remote interior of Alaska, at the junction of two powerful rivers, with no roads in or out, where wolves howling through the frigid night air remind the 200 people living there how isolated they really are.”