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

Bars will close at 2 a.m. if new ordinance passes second reading next week

The Valdez City Council voted 4-2 to move the time that bars can remain open from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. A second reading of the ordinance is calendared for the next city council meeting, Wednesday, August...

Illegal election signs vex candidates for District 9 Alaska House seat

Illegal campaign signs are giving District 9 candidates the blues. On July 18, the Valdez Star published an article on campaign signs - and their legality - along Alaska's highways. A recent road...

Northern snowshoe hares eat lots of dirt a study confirms

The evidence is in: Snowshoe hares near Wiseman eat lots of dirt. "I have thousands and thousands of photos of hares eating soil in this one little spot," said Donna DiFolco, a biologist and...

Utah woman earns the title of Queen of the Silver Salmon Sisterhood

After a raucous evening at the opening of the Valdez Women's Silver Salmon Derby Friday night, anglers set out early Saturday morning in search of the fish that would earn them the title of Queen....

Elementary school access will be ready when school begins Monday

The elementary school has a very large check list to prepare for the first day of school this year. In addition to making sure classrooms have enough desks and the cafeteria is ready to serve meals,...

Obituary: Kara Lee Merrell

Kara Lee Merrell, age 57, passed away at home on August 7, in Anchorage. Kara was born on May 23, 1961 in Seattle, Washington. She attended Trinity College in Washington DC, was a member of Phi Beta...

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 8/06/18 Found Property: A credit card was placed in the VPD drop box....

Legal notices

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT VALDEZ In the Matter of the Estate of: CHELLSIE RUBY MARIE HOFFMAN, DOB: 07/15/1986 DOD: 04/08/2018, Decedent. Case No....

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