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Tim Ellis, APRN Contributor

Tim Ellis is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

Photo by Louisa James. Tok, AK. Photo from the Alaska Power and Telephone Facebook page. Click the picture for the full set.

Tanacross, Dot Lake Still Without Power After High Winds

Line-repair crews have restored power to most of the Tok area, and work continues in Tanacross and the Alaska Highway community of Dot Lake, which are still blacked-out due to damage inflicted by Sunday’s storm.

September 18, 2012 - 5:25 pm

Interior Cleaning Up After Wind Storm

The same storm that left relatively little damage in Anchorage hit parts of the Interior hard. Golden Valley Electric Association crews have been working since early this morning repairing power lines damaged by wind felled trees.

September 17, 2012 - 5:24 pm

Work Begins On Tanana River Bridge

One year after an Alaska Railroad’s contractor began clearing land on the banks of the Tanana River at Salcha, the real work is about to begin on the state’s longest bridge.

September 12, 2012 - 5:19 pm
White Moose Generates Internet Buzz

White Moose Generates Internet Buzz

A white moose that’s been hanging around Delta Junction for the past few years made another appearance last week at a local bed and breakfast. The latest sighting generated some Internet buzz, and led a local biologist to again consider whether the animal is an albino or just a colorless cow.

September 11, 2012 - 5:52 pm

500 Delta Homes Still Without Power

About 500 homes in the Delta Junction area were still without power this afternoon, more than 18 hours after high winds gusting to 76 miles per hour pounded the area Tuesday night.

September 5, 2012 - 5:04 pm

Proposal Would Have Fairbanks Borough Build Natural Gas Distribution Network

The Fairbanks North Star Borough would take on utility powers and build a natural gas distribution network under a proposal being pushed by a group of local leaders.

August 22, 2012 - 5:21 pm

Fairbanks Entrepreneur Continues With Wind Farm Plans

A year and a half after Golden Valley Electric Association turned down his proposal to sell GVEA up to 24 megawatts of power, Fairbanks entrepreneur Mike Craft is pushing ahead on construction of a second big wind generator at his wind farm near Delta Junction. Craft says he intends to continue selling the utility 1 megawatt and use the rest of the electricity for a big greenhouse he plans to build next summer.

August 21, 2012 - 5:07 pm

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Deadly Delta-Area Helicopter Crash

The helicopter that crashed two weeks ago in a remote spot near the Pogo gold mine, killing the pilot, reportedly had touched down on a primitive helipad before it pitched up, apparently out-of-control, then hit some nearby trees and rolled down a hillside.

August 21, 2012 - 3:16 pm

Six Alaskans Recognized For Homesteading Efforts

A federal commemoration of homesteading in America recognizes six Alaskans, considered the last to participate in the program. The last woman homesteader and her son gained title to land near Big Delta in 1984.

July 24, 2012 - 5:22 pm

Troopers Call Off Search For Missing Delta Junction Man

Alaska State Troopers have called off the search for a Delta Junction man missing since last weekend. According to Troopers, an officer from the Delta Post found Emmanuel Martin Hosier’s car parked at a bluff overlooking the Tanana River Sunday night. The 20-year-old was last seen by family Saturday evening.

July 12, 2012 - 5:19 pm

Troopers, Delta Residents Search For Missing Man

Alaska State Troopers and dozens of Delta Junction-area volunteers are searching for a 20-year-old man who hasn’t been seen since Sunday evening.

July 11, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Slavic Population Influx Slowing In Delta

The refugee settlement office that serves members of Delta’s Slavic community is closing. The influx of immigrants from Russia and other Eastern European nations that’s boosted the area’s population by nearly 40 percent over the past 20 years, is slowing.

July 3, 2012 - 5:51 pm

Officials Investigating Vehicle Fire In Pogo Gold Mine

A federal mine-safety official from Anchorage has been at the Pogo gold mine since this morning investigating the evacuation and shutdown of the mine in response to a vehicle fire underground early this morning.

June 12, 2012 - 4:58 pm

Grocery Shoppers Feeling Effects Of ALCAN Closure

The Alaska Highway closure has interrupted more than just summer tourists. Grocery shoppers in Interior Alaska are feeling the effects.

June 11, 2012 - 5:19 pm

Tok May Be First Alaska Community Fully Powered By Biomass

Tok may become the first community in Alaska to get all its electricity from wood. A utility has proposed building a power plant that would burn black spruce, a plan backers say could serve as a test case for communities struggling with high cost fossil fuel generated power.

June 7, 2012 - 5:06 pm

Police, Troopers On Lookout For Two Men Who Escaped From Halfway House

Alaska State Troopers and Fairbanks police are on the lookout for two men who walked away from a privately operated halfway house in Ester over the past 10 days. The state corrections official who oversees the NorthStar Community Residential Center and seven other facilities says the public has little to fear from the escapees, who are serving time for lesser offenses. But a Fairbanks police spokesman says the escapees divert officers from more serious cases.

May 8, 2012 - 5:31 pm

Aircraft Support Aplenty For Alaska Wildfire Crews

The start of wildfire season has mangers assessing resources to battle blazes across the west this summer. There’s serious concern about air tanker support in the Lower 48, but the aircraft shortage is not an issue in Alaska.

May 1, 2012 - 5:13 pm

Organizers Expect Large Turnout For Arctic Man

The snow is deep and the purse is big, so organizers expect a good turnout at this year’s Arctic Man. The unique race in the Hoodoo Mountains near Paxson brings together snowmachiners, skiers and snowboarders for Alaska’s biggest annual party.

April 10, 2012 - 5:03 pm

Fairbanks Will Have New Co-op Selling Locally Grown Foods

A former downtown Fairbanks supermarket is scheduled for renovation this spring.  The building will become the home of a new co-op, specializing in fresh, locally grown and organic foods.

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April 3, 2012 - 5:54 pm

No Major Cuts Expected In Alaska Military Forces

The Army’s top general said last week that its leaders don’t plan on making any major cuts in its forces in Alaska. Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno’s responses to inquiries by Senator Lisa Murkowski come amidst federal budget cutting efforts, and uncertainty about Alaska’s military future persists.

March 26, 2012 - 5:37 pm