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Suicide – Robe Lake Story & How to Ask for Help

KVAK’s Laurie Prax talked with GMS Counselor Kyra Meyers about suicide. September is suicide prevention month and Meyer shares a story to illustrate what it is like for a person struggling with suicide. Meyer also […]

Suicide Prevention Month Podcast – Grief

KVAK’s Laurie Prax talked with Matt Wadsworth, Director of the Providence Valdez Counseling Center about Suicide Prevention Month and Grief. This is Part Two of a four part series.

Interview with Ralph Watkins – Valdez City Schools Superintendent

KVAK’s Laurie Prax talked with Valdez City Schools Superintendent Ralph Watkins about the process of appointing a new School Board member, Capital Improvement Projects and the Valdez City Schools COVID Re-Entry Plan. School Board Candidates […]

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It’s the first annual Snow City Classic Dart Tournament this weekend September 17-19th brought to you by the Valdez Dart Association.

RSS Alaska Dispatch News

  • Want to save Anchorage? Get vaccinated. September 18, 2021
    A syringe contains a dose of a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine sits in a container, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, during a vaccine clinic at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. (Loren Holmes / ADN) (Loren Holmes/)One of the defining characteristics of Alaska’s experience during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the capacity for new extremes. Just when […]
  • Now’s a great time to scope out options for a wintertime Alaska road trip or tour September 18, 2021
    We’ve turned the corner from summer to fall. There’s snow on the hills. Winter’s coming.For some, the “termination dust” is the signal they need to book tickets to somewhere south of here. But for many of us who call Alaska home, it’s time to dust off our winter gear. Maybe this week you can pour […]
  • A do-it-yourself fishing adventure on Alaska’s Kanektok River September 18, 2021
    A dock hand helps load the Beaver floatplane that delivered two people to Pegati Lake. The de Havilland Beaver is the workhorse floatplane of Alaska. Photo for The Washington Post by Chris Santella (Chris Santella/)Among angling cognoscenti, the Kanektok in Alaska’s southwest enjoys a stellar reputation. The river flows roughly 100 miles from its source […]
  • Police are scouring a vast Florida preserve in search of Gabby Petito’s fiance September 18, 2021
    Law enforcement officials are scouring a vast Florida preserve Saturday for Brian Laundrie, the fiance of a 22-year-old woman reported missing after he returned from a cross-country trip without her and refused to speak with authorities.The North Port Police Department announced on Twitter that it is working with the FBI and agency partners to search […]
  • US ramps up plan to expel Haitian migrants gathered in Texas September 18, 2021
    Haiti migrants waiting in Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña to get access to the United States, cross the Rio Grande toward Ciudad Acuña to get supplies, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico. (Marie D. De Jesús/Houston Chronicle via AP) (Marie D. De Jesús/)DEL RIO, Texas — U.S. officials said Saturday that within the […]

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