Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks

Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks
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Tim Ellis is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.
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Three Bears Alaska begins work on Delta Junction gas station, grocery store

The Delta Junction project is the Wasilla-based company’s 22nd location, all but one of them in Alaska.
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Delta Junction council meeting disrupted by porn, trolls

The hackers interrupted Tuesday's virtual meeting with an explicit video, bickering and demands to speak before city officials pulled the plug.
Eielson Air Force Base

Work on Eielson microreactor project may resume this summer

State Sen. Click Bishop, R-Fairbanks, urged the Air Force to move ahead with the small nuclear power plant after a presentation last week.
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Fort Wainwright’s spacious new child care center nears completion

Officials say the 43,000-square-foot facility will be the Army's largest of its kind. They hope it takes pressure off other Fairbanks child-care providers.
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Troopers investigating North Pole ‘swatting’ incident

Nobody was hurt in the Feb. 22 incident, but Alaska State Troopers say fake reports of violence pose a threat to victims, their neighbors and responders.

USDA boosts energy grants to help rural businesses, farmers, others

The federal Department of Agriculture is offering grants to help people who live and work in Alaska’s rural areas reduce their energy costs.
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Delta Junction man killed in wreck near Fort Greely

Troopers say Adam Rushing's SUV slammed into the back of a slow-moving Army Humvee.
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BLM considers Castner Glacier recreation management area

Word of the Castner Glacier’s blue-tinted ice cave has spread far and wide, causing concern that its growing popularity is degrading it.
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Alaska’s Army division to stage major training exercise near Fort Greely

The exercise, scheduled for Feb. 8 through Feb. 22, will send military convoys to and from Fort Greely on the Parks and Richardson highways.
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Delta Junction-area fire department halts service over budget shortfall

The Rural Deltana Volunteer Fire Department's board says “accounting discrepancies” have left it without enough money to pay its insurance bill.
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Exploration firm reports sizable nickel deposits near Paxson

"Our results were positive" after prospecting the Nikolai Project, according to the CEO of Canada-based Alaska Energy Metals.
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Federal energy grants help lighten Alaska nonprofits’ load

Nonprofits typically run on a shoestring, and energy — which the $4 million in federal funding assists with — is usually their second-highest expense.
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Congress approves $200M of Alaska military construction in authorization bill

The bill sent to President Biden's desk includes funds to extend a military runway in Anchorage and build a dormitory and housing in Fairbanks.
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson

Military members’ survey responses could protect Alaska cost of living allowances

Alaska-based service members are losing hundreds of dollars to lower allowances. The Living Pattern Survey is a chance to weigh in with the Pentagon.
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Experts detonate historic cache of TNT discovered near Tok

Eielson Air Force Base officials say the 98 blocks of explosive were likely meant for use building the Alaska Highway, some 80 years ago.
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Army studies disposing Fort Greely reactor materials at Delta Junction landfill

Some components of Fort Greely's deactivated nuclear reactor were entombed on-site after it was shut down in 1972.
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Troopers fatally shoot driver in Parks Highway chase near Healy

It's the second time this week that a trooper has fatally shot someone in the Interior.
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Denali Borough voters to elect new mayor, Assembly, school board

"All of our districts, every seat, is up for election" in the borough's downsized Assembly and its school board, according to the borough clerk.
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Trooper fatally shoots armed man outside of Tok motel, authorities say

Troopers say the man reportedly tried to break into a motel room and was brandishing an assault-style weapon.
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Mother, daughter charged in deadly Delta Junction hit-and-run

Troopers say Chelsie Erickson fatally struck John Emerick on Aug. 29. She and her mother, Janell Erickson, are charged with evidence tampering.