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The Board of Directors of Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative (CVTC) recently approved the 2014 general retirement of patronage capital credits concerning the remaining 70% of 1991, 35% of 1992 and 10% of the allocations for members purchasing CVTC services in 2013. A cooperative is obligated to pay the credits (all such amounts in excess of operating costs and expenses) to a capital account for each member.  On a regular basis, the board reviews the financial stability of CVTC, ultimately determining if they are financially able to pay out the capital credits to our members. 

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Medford/Somerville, MA
Youth vote experts from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) – the preeminent, non-partisan research center on youth engagement based at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service – today released in-depth analysis on youth voters in Alaska during Tuesday’s highly competitive U.S. Senate election in the state.

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Valdez Police Department Press Release:
MVA- Damages:  Officers responded to a report of a vehicle off the highway and upside down on the tide flats.

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Anchorage Daily News
Shungnak students help villagers after water system freezes
Shungnak School’s motto “It’s a ‘We’” was put to the test when the Arctic Alaska village’s water system froze, leaving the community of around 260 people high and dry.
Serious damage to drilling rig in Arctic Russia
Photos distributed by Greenpeace show that an Arctic storm earlier this month destroyed the helipad on a drilling rig operated by Gazprom Neft and set loose one of the facility's lifeboats. 
Bird ambulance swoops to the rescue in eastern Finland
A rescue service, founded by members of the South Karelian Ornithological Society, responds to calls from members of the public who discover injured animals. 
Russia: Murmansk takes measures to protect borderland peninsulas
Only locals will be allowed to recreate in a new park established in a coastal area near the Norwegian border, the Murmansk regional government says.
Should Canada have a plan for climate refugees?
As rising seas and thawing permafrost threaten Arctic communities, a new study says governments need policies to address migration by people fleeing impacts of climate change 
Alaska's Arctic Policy Commission wraps up work on recommendations
The Arctic Policy Commission, tasked with guiding Alaska’s lawmakers on the needs and future of the state’s Arctic lands and waters, is finishing up two years of work and preparing to present its final recommendations to the state.
Russia playing 'psychological warfare' with Sweden, says researcher
The Russian objective is to convince Swedes to rebuild their own national military forces rather than join NATO, a defense expert says. 
Oil lease sale on Alaska's North Slope draws big money
Oil companies spent big money Wednesday for rights to explore the Colville River Delta and other state territory, making this year’s North Slope auction the richest Alaska state lease sale in 21 years.
International agreement asks shippers to avoid mammals, bans waste disposal
A set of rules that will govern shipping in international Arctic waters is on the edge of approval as members of the International Maritime Organization meet and are expected to approve proposed new safety measures with implementation set for 2017.
Norway's former foreign minister leads World Economic Forum’s council on the Arctic
Jonas Gahr Støre has been appointed to advise the World Economic Forum on Arctic issues. 
Fairbanks Daily News
Walker-Mallott inauguration details released
Gov.-elect Bill Walker and Lt. Gov.-elect Byron Mallott will take the oath of office in Juneau on Dec. 1.
Walker: 'Not going to try to fix something that’s not broken.
ANCHORAGE — Gov.-elect Bill Walker gave his first public speech here Thursday since accepting incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell’s concession, saying Alaskans would need to work together to overcome the diff
Kenai Peninsula lynx hunting, trapping on hold
KENAI, Alaska - Hunting and trapping of lynx is on hold in the Kenai Peninsula until about 2020, a change from the way the lynx season has been restricted in previous years.
Death of woman near Anchorage park ruled homicide
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The state medical examiner says a woman found dead near a northeast Anchorage park was the victim of a homicide.
Appeals court again rejects Alaska on same-sex marriage ban; governor-elect considering defense
ANCHORAGE — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected Alaska's request that an 11-judge panel review a decision overturning the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Where's the snow? Not in Alaska's largest city
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — One week before Thanksgiving, much of the nation is digging out from snowstorms, but the ground is bare in Alaska's largest city.
Coast Guard rescues hunter near Sitka
JUNEAU, Alaska - A 69-year-old hunter reported overdue by his wife has been rescued from a mountain near Sitka.
Alaska North Slope lease sale takes in $54.5M
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska's richest state petroleum lease sale in 13 years took in $54.5 million in high bids Wednesday for tracts on the North Slope.
Coast Guardsmen accept plea in game waste case
JUNEAU, Alaska - Two Coast Guard petty officers suspected of leaving a dead deer and ducks along a Juneau road have pleaded guilty to state hunting violations.
Woman dies of injuries suffered in trailer fire
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A woman pulled Tuesday from a burning mobile home in east Anchorage has died.
Alaska spends $100K defending gay marriage lawsuit
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The state has spent more than $103,000 to defend a lawsuit that overturned Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage, and it would spend more than triple that amount if it has to pay plain
Teen indicted in fatal Juneau car crash
JUNEAU, Alaska - A Juneau grand jury has indicted an 18-year-old driver involved in a fatal car crash.
Man faces charges in fatal Kodiak stabbing
KODIAK, Alaska - A Kodiak man has been charged in the stabbing of another man with a 12-inch curved blade while demonstrating his martial arts moves.
Pot backer who quit TV job on air fights subpoena
JUNEAU, Alaska  - An Alaska television reporter who quit her job with a four-letter tirade during a live newscast after revealing she supported pot legalization is fighting a subpoena from the state p
Floating strip club flourishes in Kodiak
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - After a bumpy start, a floating strip club is finding prosperity in the waters off Kodiak.
2 injured in Chiniak banya explosion
KODIAK, Alaska - Two people in a rural Kodiak Island community were injured when they accidentally used fuel instead of water in a sauna-like building.
Kuskokwim 300 will be 12-dog race in 2015
BETHEL, Alaska  - Organizers of the Kuskokwim 300 sled dog race have changed the rules to reduce the number of starting dogs from 14 to 12.
Girdwood man found dead had sled dogs seized 1 day earlier
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A man who was found dead in downtown Anchorage last week was under investigation after police seized 12 emaciated sled dogs from his Girdwood home.
Alaska-based soldiers return from Afghanistan
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Army officials say nearly 300 Alaska-based soldiers are scheduled to return to Fort Wainwright and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson on Tuesday after deployments to Afghanistan.
Vessel runs aground, twice, near Kodiak
KODIAK, Alaska - A man has been charged with driving under the influence after running a landing craft aground near Kodiak.
Report on tribal youth and violence urges action
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - American Indian and Alaska Native children are exposed to violence at rates higher than any other social group in the nation, according to a new report that urges creation of a new
Woman critically injured in mobile home fire
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A woman was critically injured early Tuesday in a fire that destroyed a mobile home in east Anchorage.
State complains about air quality in leased building
JUNEAU, Alaska - Air quality tests have shown high levels of carbon dioxide and dust in a Juneau office building the state is leasing for about 160 employees.
Alaska voter turnout highest for midterm since '94
JUNEAU, Alaska - Voter turnout in Alaska was the highest it has been in a midterm general election in 20 years.
Suspect arrested in Kodiak underwear thievery
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers say they have detained a man suspected of stealing women's underwear during burglaries in Kodiak.

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