Tim Ellis

FM News Reporter & Producer

Tim has worked in the news business for over three decades, 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 joined the KUAC staff. He is a reporter and producer.

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

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UAF Center for One Health Research

The University of Alaska Fairbanks’s Center for One Health Research is partnering with the U.S. State Department in an online international conference on a holistic and collaborative approach to promoting the health of people and wildlife who live in the circumpolar north, as well as the land itself.

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The Tanana Chiefs Conference has administered more than 14,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine since the pandemic began to protect Native and non-native Alaskans around the Interior from the disease. And on Monday, the Fairbanks-based organization donated 800 surplus doses to Eielson Air Force Base, to help protect servicemembers and their families, and the civilian employees who work there.

U.S. Air Force

The Alaska Air National Guard unit at Eielson Air Force Base will be getting four more aerial-refueling tankers over the next couple of years and about 200 active-duty servicemembers to help maintain them.

Golden Valley Electric Association members who are experiencing financial difficulty caused by the pandemic still have a few more days to apply for a monthly payment plan to avoid being disconnected.

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Golden Valley Electric Association workers took one of its two coal-fired power plants offline this week for maintenance, and they’ll take the other down next week so they can work on both at once. And to pay for the work on Healy 1 and Healy 2, Golden Valley is charging ratepayers an additional nine dollars a month, on average.

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Students in the Delta Junction area will return from spring break and go back into their classrooms today, despite the growing numbers of covid-positive cases in the community over the past two weeks.

The state Division of Forestry is awarding nearly $160,000 in grants to 34 fire departments around Alaska to help them buy equipment that’ll improve their ability to protect their communities.

Golden Valley Electric Association

Golden Valley Electric Association is celebrating 75 years of service to Fairbanks and outlying communities around the eastern Interior. But Golden Valley’s top executive says the utility’s management and board are focused on operating the utility in the 21st century.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The Army Corps of Engineers intends to haul radioactive and hazardous materials from Fort Greely’s mothballed nuclear power plant to Fairbanks by truck, where it would be loaded onto railcars and transported to tidewater, then loaded onto barges and taken to nuclear-waste disposal sites in the Lower 48.

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Air Force officials say the mechanical problem that forced the pilot of an Eielson-based F-16 to land at the Bethel Airport last September was a malfunction of the engine’s oil system.