Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks

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Tim Ellis is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

Community Leaders Gather for Local Government Conference

Community leaders from around the state are gathered in Fairbanks this week for the Alaska Municipal League’s Local Government Conference. The annual gathering is a chance to talk about shared issues, and two are at the top of everyone’s agenda.

‘Occupy Fairbanks’ Protestors Unable to Camp in Veteran’s Memorial Park

Fairbanks Borough Mayor Luke Hopkins has told members of the Occupy Fairbanks group they can’t camp out in Veteran’s Memorial Park. Members of the local group have been staying at the downtown park for more than a week in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Richardson Roadhouse Quietly Disappears

A relic of Alaska history has quietly disappeared. The old Richardson Roadhouse, originally built in 1916, is no longer.

Alaska Railroad Selling Discount Firewood in Salcha

The Alaska Railroad is selling firewood at a discount in Salcha. It’s the first of several wood sales planned over the next three years during construction of new Tanana River bridge.

Magistrate Issues Wilde Decision

A federal magistrate in Fairbanks issued his long-awaited decision Tuesday on the case of Jim Wilde, the Central man arrested by National Park Service rangers on the Yukon River last fall.

Federal Workers in Alaska Face Uncertain Future

Federal workers here in Alaska and nationwide began their first workday of the new fiscal year yesterday.

Alaska Delegation Asks for Eielson Fines to be Dropped

Alaska’s congressional delegation has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to drop a fine against Eielson Air Force Base.

Memorial Service, Potlach Held to Honor Athabascan Elder

A memorial service and potlatch are happening in Fairbanks today to honor and Hannah Solomon. The Athabascan elder, who grew up in the bush and went on to promote and preserve Alaska Native culture and traditions, died last week at the age of 102.

Fort Wainwright Paying Fine For Violation of Clean Drinking Water Law

Fort Wainwright will pay a fine of more $79,000 to settle a complaint by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the post failed to shut down three facilities that violated the federal Clean Drinking...

Interior School District Fires Up Alternative Energy Boiler

Delta-Greely School District staff have fired-up a new alternative-energy heating system at the high school. As KUAC’s Tim Ellis reports the new heating technology will cut fuel costs and burn clean.

Murkowski, Parnell Among Those to Discuss Plan for State’s Minerals

Governor Sean Parnell and Senator Lisa Murkowski are among the top state and federal leaders who’ve been invited to Fairbanks for a meeting on how Alaska could provide minerals that are essential to industry and national security.

Mining Company Finds Promising Deposits Near Tok

Officials with a Canadian-based mining company say they’ve found promising ore deposits near Tok.

Military Revises Training Airspace Proposals

Military officials have revised a set of proposals to expand airspace used for training exercises and lengthen the time those exercises take place in several areas around the Interior.

Parks Highway Bridge Under Discussion

Federal and state Transportation officials held an open house today at Denali National Park to talk about a project to replace a bridge on the Parks Highway, and to get public comments about the proposal.

Ester Residents Raise Money for a Library

Dozens of Ester residents and many others gathered in the community west of Fairbanks recently as part of an effort to raise money to build a library there.

Rural Interior School Districts Fail to Make AYP

Officials with 2 small interior school districts are staying positive despite failing to make federally mandated Adequate Yearly Progress on standardized tests.

Delta Junction May Need a Hospital

A group in Delta Junction is working to establish a hospital to help area residents who currently have to travel to Fairbanks or Anchorage for treatment.

Residents Respond to Healy Clean Coal Plan Plan

Golden Valley Electric’s plan to buy and restart the Healy clean coal plant drew attention at a utility board meeting Monday night in Fairbanks.

Wet Weather Good News for Interior Berry Crops

There a good chance those of us around the state may be in for more wet weather, before September rains begin in earnest. If all the recent rain is getting you down, it might help to know the moisture is good for blueberries and cranberries in the interior.

Delta Junction Man Building State’s Only Commercial Flour Mill

A Delta Junction grain farmer is building what will be the state’s only commercial flour mill. The mill will process Alaska wheat and barley for sale to customers statewide. As KUAC’s Tim Ellis reports...