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CVEA & Alyeska Pipeline to Exchange Energy

KVAK’s Laurie Prax talked with Travis Million, CEO of Copper Valley Electric Association (CVEA), about the agreement recently signed by CVEA and Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (APSC) that allows for the exchange of energy. On […]

Interview with Interim Superintendent Jim Nygaard 4-11-22

KVAK’s Laurie Prax interviewed interim Superintendent Jim Nygaard about the School Board Meeting 4-11-22.

KVAK’s Laurie Prax Interviews SMALL GLORIES – Coming to Valdez, March 29th!

KVAK’s Laurie Prax interviewed Small Glories about their upcoming show in Valdez. Give it a listen! Small Glories will be coming to Valdez – Tuesday, March 29th at the Valdez Civic Center. Doors will open […]

What’s Happening


The parade will start at 3 PM on Sunday, August 7th . KVAK will be broadcasting live from the judge’s booth on the corner of Tatitlek and Egan, starting at 3 PM.

RSS Alaska Dispatch News

  • Scott Patterson claims 8th title and Christy Marvin sets new course record in 7th straight win at Crow Pass Crossing August 8, 2022
    Amanda Hegna and Viviana Mina travel together along Eagle River en route to finishing the Crow Pass Crossing on Sunday. (Bill Roth / ADN) (Bill Roth / ADN/)The 37th annual running of the Crow Pass Crossing was originally scheduled to take place last weekend but weather conditions forced the 22.5-mile wilderness marathon to be postponed […]
  • Campaign aide to U.S. lawmaker among 4 Muslims killed in New Mexico August 8, 2022
    Raul Bujanda, FBI special agent, speaks during a news conference to address the killing of a fourth Muslim man that happened early Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, in Albuquerque, N.M., during a news conference at the ADP headquarters. (Chancey Bush/The Albuquerque Journal via AP) (Chancey Bush/)The tightknit Muslim community in Albuquerque was rocked by the killings […]
  • Senate Democrats pass sweeping health care, tax and climate bill August 8, 2022
    Vice President Kamala Harris waves as she departs the Senate after the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act at the U.S. Capitol on August 7, 2022, in Washington, DC. The Senate worked overnight Saturday into Sunday as they moved toward the final passage of the Senate budget reconciliation deal, which Senate Democrats have named The […]
  • Winners and losers in Democrats’ signature tax and energy bill August 8, 2022
    U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., gives a thumbs-up in his office after the Senate approved Democrats' big election-year economic package, in Washington, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Lisa Mascaro) (Lisa Mascaro/)WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are the biggest winners now that a huge piece of Democrats’ economic agenda is […]
  • Efforts to help residents at Centennial Campground muddied by city’s refusal to call it a homeless response August 8, 2022
    Centennial Park Campground on Thursday. (Anne Raup / ADN)Anchorage residents, social services and community groups have sprung into action in an attempt to fill the gaps in services at Centennial Park Campground, which were left after Mayor Dave Bronson’s administration shut down the Sullivan Arena mass shelter in June and directed homeless residents to the […]

RSS Fairbanks Daily Newsminer

  • Two die in early morning Fairbanks shooting August 8, 2022
    Two people are dead following an early morning shooting in the Birchwood Homes neighborhood near Fort Wainwright.
  • Tiny cabin was first in his career of sustainable building August 7, 2022
    In the early 2000s, Tom Marsik was a young student from the Czech Republic, who dreamed of building a cabin in the wilderness and living in a pristine environment.
  • Body found in ruins of house that burned August 7, 2022
    The single-story dwelling that went up in flames was located at the 5100 block of Chena Hot Springs Road, which is outside of a fire service area.
  • Wildland firefighters fought tough battle at Clear Fire August 7, 2022
    In early July, a friend sent me a photograph of a firefighter trying to save a cabin threatened by the ever-growing Clear Fire. A tall wall of flames blazed right behind the firefighter, just a few feet away. Then I…
  • Homestead cabin was a sacred place August 7, 2022
    Willie Karidis came to the Denali area in 1981. He became director of what was then called the Denali Foundation and, in 1985, he searched for a homestead site.“I knew that program was going to end,” he said, from his…