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Tim Ellis, APRN Contributor

Tim Ellis is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

UAF Replacing Community and Technical College Dean

University of Alaska Fairbanks administrators have placed the dean of the school’s Community and Technical College on paid leave and will search to replace her. Susan Whitener is being removed after a little more than six months on the job.

February 10, 2012 - 5:32 pm

EPA Investigating Fairbanks Coal Power Plant

The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating a coal-fired power plant in downtown Fairbanks to determine whether it’s the source of a messy and possibly hazardous dust that blankets the area. The investigation could lead to a designation as a federal Superfund cleanup site.

February 6, 2012 - 5:26 pm

Copper Basin 300 Cancelled Due To Cold Temps, Impassable Trail

Organizers of the Copper Basin 300 canceled the sled dog race on Sunday less than halfway through the course, after mushers encountered extreme cold and an impassable stretch of trail.

January 16, 2012 - 5:44 pm

Boeing Will Continue To Operate Fort Greely Missile Defense System

The 90 or so people who work for Boeing in the Interior got a late Christmas present Friday when the Pentagon awarded a seven year, $3.5 billion contract to the company to operate the Fort Greely based missile defense system.

January 4, 2012 - 5:11 pm

Boeing Wins Missile Defense Contract

Boeing Corporation beat out Lockheed Martin to retain its position as the prime contractor for the U.S. long-range missile shield, the Pentagon said Friday.

December 30, 2011 - 4:53 pm

UAF Returning Over 1,000 Union Organizing Letters

University of Alaska Fairbanks administrators are standing behind a decision to return more than a thousand union organizing letters.

December 29, 2011 - 5:39 pm

Budget Would Put New Trooper Helicopter In Fairbanks

Governor Sean Parnell has budgeted money for a new State Trooper helicopter in Fairbanks. As KUAC’s Tim Ellis reports, the allocation is aimed at improving search and rescue response in the interior.

December 26, 2011 - 4:39 pm

Ester Residents Approve Ultra-Efficient Library Design

A group of Ester-area residents working to build a community library have approved a ultra energy-efficient design.

December 21, 2011 - 5:11 pm

Ft. Wainwright Losing 62 Civilian Jobs

Fort Wainwright will lose up to 62 civilian jobs in the coming year as part of the Army’s share of cutbacks intended to reduce federal spending and the nation’s budget deficit.

December 14, 2011 - 7:49 pm

UAF Union Organizing Hits Stumbling Block

The union that’s trying to organize University of Alaska staff says that UAF’s refusal to deliver some 1,200 letters to UAF staff is just the latest of several obstacles that the university has thrown in the path of the organizing effort.

December 13, 2011 - 5:28 pm

Fairbanks Residents Weigh In On Long-Term UAF Plan

Fairbanks-area residents got a chance last week to add their voices to a planning process launched this fall by University of Alaska President Pat Gamble.

December 9, 2011 - 6:19 pm

FCC Launching Program Expanding Rural Broadband Access

The Federal Communications Commission is about to launch a program to expand access to high-speed Internet for more than 150,000 Alaskans, who live in rural areas.

November 29, 2011 - 7:48 pm

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.

November 11, 2011 - 4:10 pm

‘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.

October 26, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Richardson Roadhouse Quietly Disappears

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

October 24, 2011 - 5:04 pm

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.

October 18, 2011 - 5:23 pm

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.

October 12, 2011 - 5:53 pm

Federal Workers in Alaska Face Uncertain Future

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

October 4, 2011 - 10:22 pm

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.

September 30, 2011 - 5:46 pm

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.

September 22, 2011 - 5:27 pm