Chris Bunch won the runoff election.

Bunch elected to GVEA Board of Directors

Tonight, Golden Valley Electric Association’s Election Committee certified runoff election results for the District 5 seat on GVEA’s Board of Directors. Chris Bunch was newly elected to the board. In June, GVEA’s Election Committee certified the board of director election results for Districts 5 and 6. Incumbent John Sloan was reelected …

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Save yourself a shock; call before you dig

While the vast majority of GVEA’s power lines are above ground, lines are buried in certain areas. Visual clues that the lines are buried might include a lack of above-ground power lines and the presence of green boxes like the one pictured. Avoid the risk of electrocution; if you aren’t …

How much does it cost to run my A/C?

How much does it cost to run my AC?

It’s been HOT! According to a recent News-Miner article, Fairbanksans have been buying up all of the air conditioners and fans available locally. We’ve had some inquiries regarding the cost to run them. Below is a breakdown of the cost to operate an in-room air-conditioning unit for a day and for a month. In …

Good¢ents

Good¢ents trustees approve 10 awards

On May 21, the Good¢ents Board of Trustees reviewed 21 applications. It elected to award ten grants totaling nearly $30,500 to four organizations and six individuals. Below is a breakdown of the awards: Organization Awards $9,970 to the Interior Alaska Center for Nonviolent Living for the purchase of a copy …

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Electric rates to dip again

Good news, fellow electric rate payers: Expect yet another decrease to your electric bills. Effective June 1, an average residential bill of 660 kWh will decrease $14. We’ve been working hard to reduce energy costs – after all, we live here and care about this community too – and we’re …

Election judges from left to right Monica Apfelbeck, Gale Vick and Ryan Jusczak review ballots on June 6.

Runoff set for GVEA director election

Tonight, Golden Valley Electric Association’s Election Committee certified election results for two seats on GVEA’s board of directors. Incumbent director John Sloan was reelected to District 6. In District 5, a runoff election will take place between the top two candidates, Hank Bartos and Chris Bunch. A runoff is necessary …

Yum. Fish.

Fishing trip vs. the cost to operate your freezer

The fishing trip costs more This answer could probably be argued, but let’s start with the cost to operate the freezer: A chest freezer of this size, 3.5 cubic feet (large enough to hold 120 pounds of frozen fish) consumes about 216 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. Given current electric rates of 19 …

Look for June's Ruralite magazine in your mailbox soon.

GVEA Ruralite and blog get makeovers

Keep an eye out for changes in the Ruralite magazine. In April, we began running local feature stories on pages 28 and 29 of the monthly member magazine. For example, you can read about the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in April’s issue and Fairbanks’ downtown Paint the Pipes art project …