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Interview with Dr. Kathy Todd 10-20-21

KVAK’s Laurie Prax interviewed Dr. Kathy Todd about COVID-19 in Valdez. Topics covered include: COVID numbers in Valdez; testing; vaccination; profile of cases and patients in Valdez; vaccine boosters; Valdez City Schools testing and school […]

Know Your Zone Info with Emergency Director Aaron Baczuk

KVAK’s Laurie talked to the City of Valdez Emergency Manager Director Aaron Baczuk about why it is important to “Know Your Zone” when it comes to earthquakes and tsunami’s. Discussion included information on how to […]

Interview with Dr. Kathy Todd 10-13-21

KVAK’s Laurie Prax interviewed Dr. Kathy Todd about COVID. Topics covered include: status of healthcare in Valdez and State of Alaska; testing; vaccines; status of COVID in schools, close contacts and quarantine.

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  • Alaska Seaplanes turboprop crashes on takeoff in Juneau; company reports no injuries October 23, 2021
    Emergency crews surround a crashed Alaska Seaplanes aircraft on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021 at Juneau International Airport. None of the plane's five passengers, nor its pilot, were injured in the accident. (James Brooks / ADN)An Alaska Seaplanes Cessna carrying five passengers and a pilot crashed while taking off from Juneau’s airport Friday morning after being […]
  • Nick Begich, Republican son of Alaska’s leading Democratic family, will run for U.S. House October 23, 2021
    Nick Begich III, a Republican from Chugiak, is running for Alaska's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Nick Begich campaign photo)Nick Begich III will run for Alaska’s lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives next year, seeking a job once held by his grandfather.On Friday, he filed paperwork with the Federal Election […]
  • Military test of hypersonic missile at Kodiak Island launch complex fails October 23, 2021
    A rocket leaves the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Kodiak. (Alaska Aerospace Corp. handout photo)A test launch for an experimental missile system from the Pacific Spaceport Complex on Kodiak Island failed Thursday because of a problem with the booster system, according to media reports.The incident, first reported by Reuters, involved a hypersonic missile system under development […]
  • Warrant: Actor Alec Baldwin didn’t know prop gun contained live round before fatally shooting cinematographer October 23, 2021
    The Bonanza Creek Film Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., is shown Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Actor Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun on the set of a Western being filmed at the ranch on Thursday, Oct. 21, killing the cinematographer, officials said. The director of the movie was wounded, and authorities were investigating. (AP Photo/Andres […]
  • Alaska reports 6 deaths, 877 cases Friday as COVID-19 hospitalizations remain near record level October 23, 2021
    Alaska on Friday reported six deaths and 877 new COVID-19 cases as virus-related hospitalizations hovered in record territory.The latest count is part of what health officials this week have described as a potential plateau in new cases, though officials say that there’s not enough evidence to say cases have begun declining, and that current counts […]

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