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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Photo courtesy<br> of Jacqueline Thomas

Award-winning journalist Jacqueline Thomas will share some insights on how news media cover politics during a talk at 7 tonight at the Noel Wien Library.

Photo courtesy of Tanana Valley Watershed Association

Students from Salcha School are getting out of the classroom and into the field for a 10-year science project that calls for the kids to research the impact that construction of the Alaska Railroad bridge over the Tanana River will have on the Piledriver Slough.

Photo courtesy of Alaska Gateway School District

The state Division of Forestry will soon begin asking for public input on a proposal to harvest timber from the state forest around the Delta-Greely area for a biomass-fueled heat and power system for Fort Greely.

Photo courtesy of Alaska Power and Telelphone

Line-repair crews have restored power to most of the Tok area, and work continues in Tanacross and the Alaska Highway community of Dot Lake, which are still blacked-out due to damage inflicted by high winds on Sunday.

Alaska Power and Telephone spokesman says about 300 homes were still without power as of Tuesday morning – and probably will be for the rest of the week in several areas around Tok.

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Golden Valley Electric Association crews have been hard at work since early this morning repairing power lines downed by falling trees knocked over by the windstorm that slammed into the Interior Sunday.
Winds in excess of 70 miles an hour ripped through the Interior again Sunday, the second such windstorm in 10 days.
GVEA spokeswoman Cassandra Cerny says the utility has seven crews working to restore power to as many as a thousand homes around the Interior.

Photo courtesy of Steve DuBois/Delta Wind

About 500 homes in the Delta Junction area were still without power this afternoon, more than 18 hours after high winds gusting to 76 miles per hour pounded the area Tuesday night.
Linemen have been working since late last night throughout the Delta area to repair power lines pulled down by trees knocked over by the windstorm that started as a breeze from the south around noon Tuesday on an otherwise sunny autumn day.

Photo courtesy of the Alaska Railroad

One year after the Alaska Railroad’s contractor began clearing land on the banks of the Tanana River in Salcha, the real work is about to begin on the state’s longest bridge. KUAC’s Tim Ellis reports.

Photo courtesy of Tim Barnes

A white moose that’s been hanging around Delta Junction for the past few years made another cameo appearance last week at a local bed and breakfast. The latest sighting generated some Internet buzz, when photos of the animal and its calf were posted to a social-networking site. And it’s led a local game biologist to again consider whether it’s an albino or just a colorless cow.

Photo courtesy of Alaska Environmental Power

A year and a half after Golden Valley Electric Association turned down his proposal to sell GVEA up to 24 megawatts of power, Fairbanks entrepreneur Mike Craft is pushing ahead on construction of a second big wind generator at his wind farm near Delta Junction. Craft says he intends to continue selling the utility 1 megawatt and use the rest of the electricity for a big greenhouse he plans to build next summer.

Photo courtesy of Sumitomo Metal Mining-Pogo

A federal mine-safety official from Anchorage has been at the Pogo gold mine since this morning investigating the evacuation and shutdown of the mine in response to a vehicle fire underground early this morning. KUAC’s Tim Ellis reports from Delta Junction.