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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The Army Corps of Engineers has issued a document that outlines plans to decommission and dismantle Alaska’s first and only nuclear power plant – the old SM-1A at Fort Greely. The Corps has scheduled two meetings for next week to talk about the draft Environmental Assessment, and it’s encouraging the public to comment on it.


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North Pole’s City Council decided Monday to begin collecting its sales tax on products and services bought online or from sellers outside of the community.


Interior Gas Utility

The Interior Gas Utility celebrated its newly completed, $15 million North Pole natural-gas storage facility Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its site near the old Flint Hills Resources Refinery.


Federal law-enforcement officers arrested a North Pole man Tuesday on weapons and assault charges for what investigators say was a botched attempt to rob a drug dealer back in December.


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Experts will talk about the economics of livestock production and other agricultural issues on Saturday during the 49th annual Delta Farm Forum. And like countless other events over the past year, the 2021 forum will take place online.


Alaska Energy Authority

Golden Valley Electric Association is asking for proposals on how the utility could generate more electricity with renewable-energy sources, like wind and solar. The goal is to reduce the Golden Valley’s greenhouse gas emissions without affecting its ability to produce electricity reliably, with few blackouts. And, to do all that with minimum impact on ratepayers’ monthly bills.


The North Pole City Council has taken the first step toward collecting online sales taxes.

Kinross Gold

The company looking to develop a new gold mine near the Eastern Alaska community of Tetlin says exploration of the site has yielded promising results. Kinross Gold, which bought a majority share of the Peak Gold project last September, is now working with communities that would be affected by the project, if the mine is developed. That includes a sharp increase in truck traffic on two highways between Tetlin and Fairbanks.


Tanana Chiefs Conference

Former Tanana Chiefs Conference Chief and Chairman Victor Joseph has been appointed to a federal task force set up by the Biden administration to ensure all Americans are tested and treated for COVID-19 fairly.

Josh Verhagen

Nenana’s water-treatment plant froze up Monday, leaving about 150 homes without water for some 12 hours until city workers and volunteers got the system back up and running.


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