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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Engineers at UAF’s Alaska Center for Energy and Power have invented a device that should help promote greater use of renewable-energy sources such as wind and hydropower to generate electricity in small, remote communities. Center officials say development of the ST100 is an important milestone in their effort to boost the use of renewables to help communities save money by burning less diesel fuel to generate power.


A research plan for the peoples of the Arctic …


National Weather Service

The National Weather Service predicts near-normal seasonal conditions over the next three months in most of Alaska. Climate Science and Services Manager Rick Thoman says the only exceptions may be in western and northwestern Alaska, where there's a fair chance of above-normal temperatures and precipitation, and in the eastern Interior and Southeast panhandle, where there's a chance of a cooler-than-normal temperatures.


A new Arctic research plan – same as the old plan …


Tracking climate change with both science and traditional knowledge …


Climate change challenging subsistence hunters … 

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There’s growing concern among the scientific community that President-elect Trump will reduce or eliminate support and funding for studying climate change. That includes scientists and researchers who study its impact on the Arctic.


Sea ice growing slowly in a warming Arctic ...


KUAC file photo

Golden Valley Electric Association customers will see a slight decrease in their monthly bills next month, but well short of what GVEA had hoped to give ratepayers. That’s because the co-op has run into more problems with Healy 2 power plant.


The health impacts of climate change …


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