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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The Fairbanks City Council last night gave initial approval to a measure that would ask Fairbanks voters to consider an increase in property taxes to fill a gap in the city’s budget caused by a cutback in state funding.


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Experts with the state Department of Fish and Game say the black bear that attacked two workers last month near the Pogo Mine was hungry and showing predator-like behavior.

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Officials with the federal Bureau of Land Management have temporarily closed a campground on the Taylor Highway near Chicken due to increasingly aggressive behavior by a black bear that’s developed a taste for campers’ food.


Alaska Department of Natural Resources

The state Parks and Outdoor Recreation Division is turning to the private sector to manage five Delta Junction-area state parks that were partially closed last week due to cuts in the agency’s budget. The division has begun soliciting proposals from prospective contractors to operate the parks.


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Eielson Air Force Base officials say they reminded pilots and their commanders participating in a training exercise last month that they cannot harass wildlife that wanders onto military training ranges during a recent exercise. The issue came up after a pilot asked for permission to flow low over several bison to scare them away from the Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely, where the aircraft were preparing for a live-fire training exercise.


Seeking solutions to villages’ high energy costs …


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Internet connectivity and phone service is mostly up again today for University of Alaska campuses around the state, though some sporadic problems persist. Technicians repaired an electrical problem Wednesday afternoon that knocked out service for much of the day. The outage slowed or halted most routine office work and kept the university from offering such services as teleconferencing, online distance learning – and even earthquake monitoring.


A new study of lightning in Alaska …


Santa Claus House

A North Pole landmark is being relocated this morning. The owners of the Santa Claus House are moving the 50-foot statue of ol’ Saint Nick as part of a project to expand the gift shop and build new facilities on the site.


National Park Service

Pogo Mine officials have halted field work outside of the main camp after a black bear killed one contract worker and injured another at a remote site Monday. Meanwhile, state Wildlife Troopers and a federal mine-safety official began investigating the bear attack near the gold mine some 38 miles northeast of Delta Junction.


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