Ellen Lockyer, Alaska Public Media

Ellen Lockyer, Alaska Public Media
APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone. Since then, she has literally traveled the length of the state, from Attu to Eagle and from Barrow to Juneau, covering Alaska stories on the ground for the AK show, Alaska News Nightly, the Alaska Morning News and for Anchorage public radio station, KSKA elockyer (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8446 | About Ellen

Redistricting Board Takes House Seat from Southeast, Gives One to Mat-Su

The Alaska Redistricting Board has approved new political boundaries that significantly change some state Senate districts. Executive Director Taylor Bickford, says there's still a few minor details to iron out.

Mat-Su Borough Assembly Bids to Disband Ethics Board

The Matanuska Susitna Borough Assembly is looking at a bid to disband the Borough's ethics board, and a vote on the issue could come as early as Tuesday night. Some residents are concerned that the move could mean that major changes to the Borough's ethics code will be taken out of public view.

Guide Company Owner Responds to Denali Tragedy

Last week, a horrific climbing accident on Denali’s West Buttress route claimed the life of one climber and seriously injured two others. Todd Rutledge is co owner of Colorado-based Mountain Trip, the company that organized the climb. Of the two guides and four clients on that ascent, four summited the mountain. But on the descent, about 800 feet from the top, one climber fell, pulling three others down. I asked Rutledge for an update on the injured climbers and guide Dave Staeheli and Jeremiah O’Sullivan.