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Interview with Tim Bauer – Valdez City Schools

KVAK’s Laurie Prax interviewed Superintendent Tim Bauer regarding the School Board meeting Monday, Nov 28th. Topics on the agenda include: 1. Approve meeting schedule for the Facilities Committee 2. Approve the School Board Work Session […]

KVAK’s Interview with Patrick Ball

KVAK’s Heidi Franke had the opportunity to interview Celtic Harpist and Storyteller Patrick Ball about his upcoming show.  He’ll be performing at the Valdez Civic Center on Thursday, November 17th at 7 PM.

What Happens When a Boat Sinks In the Harbor

KVAK’s Laurie Prax interviewed USCG Lieutenant Shelby Frasca and DEC representative Jenny Benda about the number of boats that sank in the Valdez Harbor last year, what happens when a boat sinks and things to […]

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The Ladies’ Christmas Tea began forty-nine years ago when a handful of women gathered in the home of Joanne LaRue to begin a Christmas tradition that has now spanned over four decades.

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  • Iran conducts first execution of prisoner linked to social protests December 8, 2022
    People protest in front of the Iranian embassy in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022 against the execution of Iranian Mohsen Shekari. Iran said Thursday it executed a prisoner convicted for a crime allegedly committed during the country's ongoing nationwide protests, the first such death penalty carried out by Tehran. Slogan reads: 'Iran: 1st protester […]
  • Gifts for gardeners that are sure to delight December 8, 2022
    OK, OK. I know I have to do a holiday gift column (or two). The long-time reader knows how I feel about this. Gardening is a personal thing. Most gardeners know what they need and what they don’t so unless you ask the gardener on your list what she wants, you may end up giving […]
  • WNBA star Brittney Griner freed by Russia in swap for notorious arms dealer December 8, 2022
    Cherelle Griner, Brittney Griner's wife, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in Washington, with President Joe Biden, right, and Vice President Kamala Harris left. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (Patrick Semansky/)WASHINGTON — Russia freed WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, as the U.S. released […]
  • Anchorage School District extends school closures into Thursday after heavy snowfall December 8, 2022
    Snow covers benches at Elderberry Park near downtown Anchorage on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. (Emily Mesner / ADN) (Emily Mesner/)The Anchorage School District extended its school closures into Thursday after more than a foot of snow fell across Anchorage this week.In a message to families and staff, the district said school and support facilities would […]
  • Anchorage sees most snowfall from a single storm in more than 20 years December 8, 2022
    Drivers grappled with chaotic road conditions and plow operators were out in full force as Anchorage dug out from a storm that dumped between 1 and 2 feet of heavy, wet snow on much of the city by Wednesday evening, prompting local school closures that extended into Thursday.Anchorage hasn’t recorded this much snowfall in a […]

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