Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks

Tim Ellis is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.
Army vehicles on the Richardson Highway

Army’s 11th Airborne to host ‘large-scale’ training exercise near Fort Wainwright, Eielson

Convoys from JBER started rolling toward Fort Wainwright over the Parks Highway on Wednesday. They'll begin returning on April 6.
a nuclear microreactor

State proposes regulations for nuclear facilities, asks public input

The state is asking for public comments on new rules for siting small nuclear reactors, like one planned for Eielson Air Force Base.
a trooper car

Tanana man charged with murder in shooting of relative

A Tanana man has been charged with first-degree murder, after Alaska State Troopers say he fatally shot a family member who lived next door.
the Tanana River bridge

Airman slipped on ice, fell off Tanana River bridge, troopers say

Troopers have wrapped up their investigation of the Feb. 18 incident. The Eielson Air Force Base airman who fell is still being treated for her injuries.
Fort Wainwright power plant

Army selects natural gas-fired heat system for Fort Wainwright

The U.S. Army is proposing to replace Fort Wainwright’s coal-fired heat and power plant with natural-gas fired boilers installed around the post.
an Apache attack helicopter

2 hurt when Army attack helicopter crashes in Talkeetna

An Army spokesperson says the AH-64D Apache helicopter was one of four that were taking part in a training flight.
two F-16 fighter jets

The Air Force is swapping out Eielson’s aging F-16 fighter jets

The new jets will join Eielson's 18th Aggressor Squadron, which trains Air Force pilots during Red Flag and Northern Edge events.
Fairbanks Correctional Center

North Pole man held in double homicide near Delta Junction

Daniel Serkov, 33, was arraigned Saturday on two counts of first-degree murder in the Friday deaths. His bail was set at $2 million.
a person holds a ripe barley stock

State offers help with high feed prices, but some farmers are pushing for an Alaska grain reserve

Higher prices for feed, fuel and fertilizer have driven some producers to cut back on their livestock.

JBER jets get warm welcome on Whitehorse repair stop

Aviation enthusiasts were excited to see two Alaska-based F-22 Raptors land in Yukon's capital after one had an engine problem returning from Europe.
a map

Three Bears Alaska to build North Pole grocery/retail complex

Wasilla-based grocery chain Three Bears Alaska will build a new store in North Pole, the latest in its statewide expansion plan.
Haze above a spruce forest

Homeless man dies in Fairbanks during 50-below wind chill

Troopers say 55-year-old Charles Akiviana was found dead Friday morning, frozen in a snowdrift near a tent he had been living in.
solar panels

Interior Alaska may soon be home to the state’s first community solar project

The "community solar" project would offer an alternative for members who can’t install green-energy system at home.

State downsizes bison hunt after a third of Delta herd starves to death

Fish and Game is shortening the six-month Delta Junction bison season to two weeks, and reducing its hunt quota from 120 to 50.
A street sign says North Pole City Limits

Carbon monoxide suspected cause in 2 North Pole deaths

Investigators say emissions of the invisible, deadly gas from a portable generator and a woodstove may have killed two men and sickened a woman in a North Pole workshop.

Eielson PFAS cleanup project won’t clear all contamination, expert says

The "soil washing" technology which will be used at Eielson Air Force Base is unproven, according to Alaska Community Action on Toxics' executive director.
a snowy downtown

First-of-its-kind research project enlists Fairbanks residents to help sample ‘vapor intrusion’ into homes

Researchers hope to get about 30 households in a residential area just west of downtown to help.
An Alaska State Trooper cruiser parked on Nome’s Front Street in January 2015.

North Pole woman dead after house fire traced to chicken coop

A North Pole woman was killed Tuesday in a house fire, which firefighters say started near a chicken coop.

Activists blockade road leading to Nenana-area agricultural project

"The state is proposing to expand a road through Nenana traditional territory, hunting and fishing grounds," an activist said.
a man on a tractor

Alaska farmers struggle with ‘two-fold kick’: high costs, low harvest

Climate change is disrupting weather patterns and creating a long-term drying trend in Alaska, experts say.