Tim Ellis

FM News Reporter & On-Call Host

Tim has worked in the news business for nearly 30 years, mainly as a newspaper reporter and editor in southern Arizona. Tim first came to Alaska with his family in 1967, and grew up in Delta Junction before emigrating to the Lower 48 in 1977 to get a college education and see the world.

After graduating from Seattle University in 1983 with a degree in journalism, he relocated to southern Arizona, where he spent most of the next 25 years working as a print, broadcast and online journalist. He returned to Alaska – and radio – in 2010, when he was hired as a reporter/FM announcer for KUAC.

He now lives in Delta with his wife, Mary, and enjoys reading, woodworking, and hiking.

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Warming increases fire danger in the far north …


KUAC file photo

After three years of declining attendance at Golden Valley Electric Association’s Annual Members’ meetings in Fairbanks, GVEA officials have decided to bring the meeting to the members: Golden Valley will provide a live online stream of tonight’s meeting to community centers in Healy and Delta Junction.


U.S. Army/University of Alaska Archives

Fort Greely and Delta Junction officials are planning a daylong celebration next month to mark the 75th anniversary of the construction of the Alaska Highway and Allen Army Airfield. The June 3rd event will emphasize the role of African-American soldiers who helped build the highway.


The downstream impacts of last year’s “river piracy” …


U.S. Marine Corps

Summer promises to be a busy construction season for the Interior, due to a series of projects at the region’s two Air Force installations. The projects will inject more than $1.5 billion into the area’s economy.


Javier Alvarez/U.S. Air Force

The skies above the Interior and Southcentral Alaska will get a lot busier starting next week, when Northern Edge 2017 gets under way. It’ll be the biggest military-training exercise to be held this year in Alaska.


A case of “river piracy” accelerated by climate change …


Ten Alaskan communities will join hundreds of others worldwide Saturday to show support for science and the role it plays in improving the lives of people. Two Alaskans who’ll be participating in their communities’ March for Science observances say they’ll also be protesting steep budget cuts proposed for federal agencies and programs and politically-motivated attacks on science and scientists.


KUAC file photo

Lawyers representing the Delta Wind Farm are asking state regulators to deny a tariff filed by Golden Valley Electric Association that argues the utility should not be required to buy more power from the wind farm. It’s the latest in a years-long dispute between the owner of the wind farm, who wants to expand his facility, and GVEA’s board and management, who say the co-op can’t integrate more wind power now
without incurring costs that would be passed along to ratepayers.


A big broadband leap forward in northern Alaska …


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