New harbor project going full steam ahead

After 15 years of behind the scenes efforts, the dream of a new boat harbor in Valdez is becoming a reality. Sometimes reality hurts. The Valdez City Council held a work session Tuesday night before...

Lisa Stroh resigns from Petersburg post

Lisa Stroh, the former superintendent of Valdez City Schools, has left her post in Petersburg before finishing her first year at the job. Stroh, who left her position as superintendent of Valdez City ...

Big questions weigh down on the Legislature

The big question to answer during the first days of the Legislature: How low will oil prices go? Plunging prices have contributed to massive budget deficits that cuts alone can't erase. Alaska has...

Drug testing policy up for public scrutiny

A date has been set for officials and the public to review the school district's current drug testing policy. This Thursday, a panel organized by Jim Nygaard, superintendent of Valdez City Schools,...

News Briefs

Qaniq Challenge A total of 31 skiers hit the ski trails last weekend for the city sponsored Qaniq Challenge, a two-day race on two different trails with a big purse and small amount of snow. Top...

Tidal stresses and giant earthquakes

A scientist once noticed a connection between the stress that tides inflict on the planet and the number of small earthquakes that happen in some areas when that pressure is greatest. She saw a...