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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Kent Pollak/HDR Alaska

A Fairbanks-based trucking company is hauling dozens of massive support structures up the Richardson Highway over the next few months. The 165-foot steel girders will be used to build the Alaska Railroad bridge over the Tanana River at Salcha. Motorists who encounter the slow-moving convoys of trucks hauling the girders should drive carefully – and expect delays.

A local governmental planning organization that promotes road improvements and other transportation projects around the Fairbanks area is asking for public comment on proposals to expand its boundaries.

The cold snap that’s been gripping the Interior for more than a week now finally pushed the mercury to 50 below in the Delta Junction area, so Delta-Greely School District officials canceled classes this morning. 


A former UAF professor says the years he spent operating radio stations in the Alaskan Bush gave him the know-how to build the first wi-fi network – at Carnegie Mellon University, in New York. Alex Hills has written a book that tells how he developed the technology that now enables people around the world to connect to the web wirelessly.

Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

State transportation officials will unveil their plans tonight on a project that’s designed to improve safety and the flow of traffic on a stretch of the Richardson Highway through North Pole.


BIG DELTA -- State agencies are working on a plan to build a new boat launch in Big Delta to replace a poorly designed but heavily used boat ramp located just off the Richardson Highway on the Tanana River bank.

Tim Ellis/KUAC

First of two reports

Candidates for state House districts representing the Interior got together again Tuesday in Fairbanks for what may be their last appearance on one stage before next week’s election.

A Fairbanks teen-ager who’s been missing for nearly a week now has been located in Washington state.

Alaska Gateway School District

The high cost of heat and electricity costs in the Interior have driven many communities to look for cheaper alternative forms of energy, including biomass, in the form of locally harvested timber processed into chips and burned in high-tech boilers.

Golden Valley Electric Association ratepayers could begin making payments on the $84 million loan to build the Eva Creek Wind Farm in December – if state regulators approve the utility’s request.  GVEA has asked the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to approve the its proposal to begin recovering Eva Creek costs through the surcharge beginning with bills that go out in December.