The Valdez Star - Serving Prince William Sound and Copper River Basin

Ferry reformers seeking public input, ideas on improving system

The ferry system is broken - but reformers say the public is the key to fixing it. That was the word in Valdez last week when committee members of the reform project hosted a luncheon for business...

New hotel with pool and buffet will replace the old Totem Inn

It's out with the old and in with the new at the Totem Inn. Co-owners Connie Ballow and Mike Williams are having a big fire sale at the site where the Totem restaurant served Valdez breakfast, lunch...

Dog partner enhances hike across Alaska like no human being can

I suspected my brief dogless period was coming to an end when my wife and daughter were looking at puppies on the internet. We had a few months earlier lost Poops, a Labrador retriever mix, to a...

The fishing is top notch as halibut, coho and lingcod take the bait

Tim Stadtmiller of Fairbanks is still leading the Valdez Halibut Derby with the 266.6 pound fish he caught June 19 aboard the "Dan Orion." Daniel Schmitz of Wasilla is currently holding onto second...

Public and legal notices

City of Valdez Invitation to Bid Date: July 19, 2017 Project: Valdez Glacier Stream Training Dike and Riprap Revetment Project Number: 17-310-8065 / Contract Number: 1319 This project includes, but is not necessarily limited to: Construct a 2200’...

Police and fire reports

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 07/10 Theft of Property – A resident reported some Styrofoam insulation stolen from their residence. If anyone has any...

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