Ellen Lockyer, KSKA - Anchorage

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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

Data gathered by the Pew Charitable Trusts is aimed at guiding Alaska's legislators in making policy changes that could lead to reducing state prison populations. The state House committee heard the numbers Monday morning. Download Audio

Critics of Knik Arm Crossing say traffic projections are skewed. Download Audio

Results of the new Alaska Measures of Progress standardization tests were made public Monday. And some school districts are not pleased with the results, nor with the testing itself.  

Woody, the headline attraction at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, is dead. Center officials say the 22-year-old male sea lion was euthanized Monday due to age-related complications. Download Audio

Results of the new Alaska Measures of Progress standardization tests were made public Monday in Anchorage. Download Audio

State agriculture director Franci Havermeister has been given notice that her job is on the line. In a press release Friday, Governor Bill Walker said that he is looking for new agricultural leadership, and the Havermeister will stay until early December 4, while the state looks for a replacement. Download Audio

No solution in sight for Knik postal service woes.

Monday morning's commute was a slippery one for Anchorage roads and Glenn Highway motorists. Download Audio

A bit of Anchorage history is unveiled with a new headstone honoring an old time city fire department chief. Listen now:

Pac Rim issues a release stating its intention to appeal a water permit issued to a citizens group. Download Audio

"We're not controlling what's happening here."

REI Alaska has plans to beat other, larger, companies to the punch when it comes to shipping LNG from Alaska to Japan.

Dance Team Alaska lost their battle round on national television, but they caught the attention of commentators and audience alike. Download Audio

A Japan-based energy company is eyeing an export opportunity for Cook Inlet natural gas.

The Alaska State Trooper post in Girdwood will remain open until the end of June.

A Palmer legislative field hearing sheds light on a prison ankle monitoring plan. Download Audio

Mat Su Borough's October 6 election results were certified on Tuesday evening. All but one. The Borough's District 7 race is being contested by Doyle Holmes, the candidate who lost it. Winner Randall Kowalke will have to wait until an investigation is complete before being sworn in.

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough's new mayor was sworn in Tuesday. Vern Halter was declared mayor after the Borough Assembly certified the Oct. 6 election Tuesday night.

The Matanuska Susitna Borough mayor's race goes to Vern Halter. Download Audio

Matanuska Electric Association has announced it's preferred alternative route for a transmission line through Wasilla, and the power company is offering the city's planning commission a wide range of choices.