Tanana Chiefs Conference

Robyne / KUAC

A big component of Alaska’s Number One vaccination status is Tribal Health Corporations. In the Interior, Tanana Chiefs Conference provides health care for 42 villages across the region. After weeks of successful vaccine distribution to the villages, TCC is now trying to reach people who live in Fairbanks, including FNSBSD teachers and school staff.


Debra Lynne / Tanana Chiefs Conference

Research conducted by the Tanana Chiefs Conference and the University of Alaska Fairbanks demonstrates the value of small, unmanned aircraft to monitor wildfire impacts and other environmental change in rural Alaska. KUAC’s Mary Auld reports.

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.


Foundation Health Partners

Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and Tanana Chiefs Conference both received their first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine yesterday (Wednesday.) The hospital plans to start vaccinating employees today. And TCC plans to begin shots for village health workers and vulnerable elders as soon as logistics can be worked out.

Foundation Health Partners

Social distancing and self-isolation have flattened the COVID-19 curve for Fairbanks and Interior Alaska. More tests for the disease are available from the Unified Incident Command, it was announced Monday.


EPA

The Tanana Chiefs Conference last week was awarded a $150,000 federal grant last week for a program that helps residents clean up and reuse contaminated sites around their communities.


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President Trump says he’s ready to move ahead this year on his campaign pledge to pass a trillion-dollar program to improve the nation’s infrastructure. That’s motivated officials with a Glennallen-based economic development organization and the electrical co-op that serves the area to dust off an old plan to build a 300-mile-long high-tension power line that would run from the Mat-Su Valley community of Sutton to Tok and Delta Junction.


Sobering Center To Open

Nov 7, 2017
Dan Bross / KUAC

Fairbanks has long struggled with how best to help people who regularly drink too much and end up endangered on city streets. Community Service Patrol officers routinely bring chronic inebriates to the hospital or jail, but this month Fairbanks has a new option: a sobering center. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Army Corps of Engineers held a meeting Thursday in Fairbanks to hear input on a new plan for the proposed Alaska Standalone Pipeline. It was the third of 10 such meetings the agency is conducting in communities along the route of the 733-mile-long pipeline the state wants to build to bring natural gas from the North Slope to the Interior and Southcentral Alaska.


Tanana Chiefs Conference

The Tanana Chiefs Conference annual convention is happening this week in Fairbanks. A wide ranging agenda covers everything from land and natural resource to education, public safety, social and cultural issues. Opening day presenters included a group of youth delegates, who as KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, shared personal stories, and challenged the interior tribal service organization.

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