Tim Ellis, KUAC - Fairbanks

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Tim Ellis is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

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...

Federal Employee Union Concerned About Deficit Battles

Leaders of the union that represents most federal employees here in Alaska say the workers are worrying about how the political battle being fought in Washington, D.C., will affect their jobs.

UAF Language Expert Urges Use of Traditional Names

An Alaska Native-language expert at UAF hopes that the term Dene (“DEN-nay”) will catch on among Athabascans here in Alaska, because he says it will help preserve their culture and language.

World Eskimo-Indian Olympics Kick-Off in Fairbanks

The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics got under way today at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks. It’s the 50th year, and organizers are bringing back some popular past events and former participants.

Burglars Leave Evidence after Delta Junction Crime Spree

Alaska State Troopers got some help in their investigation of a crime spree in Delta Junction. Two burglars were accosted after breaking-in to a downtown business Monday.

ACS Goes ‘4G’

Alaska is going “4G”. Alaska Communications Systems will be the first of the state’s big three wireless providers to upgrade to the service that will allow customers to move data up to 10 times faster.

Fort Greely Missile Defense Contract Delayed

Pentagon officials have delayed awarding a multibillion-dollar missile-defense contract that includes operation of the interceptor base at Fort Greely until November. More than 100 civilians maintain the missile facility which is operated by 150 Army National Guard member.

UAF Union Will Meet on Health Coverage Changes

Members of a University of Alaska Fairbanks union-organizing committee will meet tonight with members of the targeted UA staff group to talk about changes in the university’s health-insurance coverage that take effect July 1.