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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Golden Valley Electric Association’s board of directors is considering a management proposal to borrow at least $10 million to repair a problem that caused two explosions at the coal-fired Healy 2 powerplant last year.

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

The state Department of Transportation will close the Richardson Highway near Black Rapids for 12 hours Thursday evening as part of a project to replace the Ruby Creek bridge.

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The Fairbanks North Star Borough will open its long-awaited Central Recycling Facility Sept 1 in an area just north of the Johansen Expressway.

NOAA/National Weather Service

National Weather Service climate expert Rick Thoman says there’s a good chance that all of Alaska will be warmer than normal in August and the next couple of months. But he says there’s near-certainty that coastal areas along the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering and Beaufort seas will be warm through October.

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The Fairbanks North Star Borough is extending and expanding its effort to clean up solid-waste transfer sites.

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

A mother grizzly was killed by the state after getting into human food in Deadhorse. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reports shooting the bear Thursday, and capturing her 2 cubs, after repeated efforts to scare off the animals failed.

Fish and Game regional management coordinator Doreen Parker McNeill says the 10-year-old, 300-pound female had lived in the area its entire life without causing problems, but had recently begun feeding on food discarded in non-bear-proof bins.

Pacific Air Forces

Alaskans should expect more military aircraft operations over the next two weeks, as another round of Red Flag military training exercises begins.

Alaska State Troopers are investigating a wreck just south of Moose Creek that claimed the life of a North Pole man early Thursday morning.

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

Work began this week on a project to widen a stretch of the Richardson at the South Gate of Eielson Air Force Base. The project also will add turn lanes for the gate. The work will slow traffic through the area for the next two months.

Brian Dykens/U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard personnel based out of Kotzebue helped rescue six people Monday in two emergency operations in northwest Alaska.