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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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  • Alaska certifies final election results, but three state House races face further hurdles December 1, 2022
    Elections workers double-check the results of Alaska's Aug. 16, 2022 primary election during a meeting of the state review board on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022 at the Alaska Division of Elections in Juneau. (Photo by James Brooks/Alaska Beacon)The Alaska Division of Elections uneventfully certified the results of the state’s Nov. 8 general election on Wednesday, […]
  • Mauna Loa volcano knocks world’s premier carbon monitoring station offline December 1, 2022
    This 2019 photo provided by NOAA shows the Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory, high atop Hawaii's largest mountain in order to sample well-mixed background air free of local pollution. (Susan Cobb/NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory via AP, File) (Susan Cobb/)The eruption of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano has temporarily knocked off power to the world’s premier station […]
  • Man presumed dead after boat runs aground in Southeast Alaska, stranding woman and dog on rock for more than 24 hours December 1, 2022
    A 27-year-old man is presumed dead after his boat ran aground Sunday in Southeast Alaska and he went overboard, Alaska State Troopers said.A woman and dog also on the boat were rescued after being stranded on a rock for more than 24 hours, troopers said.Point Baker resident Arne Dahl left with the woman and dog […]
  • Deadlocked jury leads to mistrial in actor Danny Masterson’s rape case December 1, 2022
    Actor Danny Masterson leaves Los Angeles superior Court with his wife Bijou Phillips after a judge declared a mistrial in his rape case in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Brian Melley) (Brian Melley/)A Los Angeles judge declared a mistrial Wednesday after the jury was deadlocked in the case of “That ‘70s Show” […]
  • The bottom of the Bering and Chukchi seas could become too warm for some important species December 1, 2022
    A basket star is seen on the Alaska seafloor. If ocean warming continues on its current trajectory, marine life at the bottom of the Bering Sea and Chukchi Sea will look a lot different in the coming decades, according to a new study. The seafloor environment will be too warm for the snails, worms, clams […]

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