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 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 16, 2014 

"I believe she is a hero. Will you print that in your headlines?"

The following letter was sent to the Valdez Star anonymously. Normally when someone sends an anonymous letter to the newspaper it is read, scrutinized to make sure it is not from a genuine whistle...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 16, 2014 

Fighting back: teachers learn defense strategies

Hello deranged gunman at Valdez City Schools - we'd like you to meet A.L.I.C.E. Valdez police chief Bill Comer would like you to meet A.L.I.C.E. too. And the new bullet-stopping white boards teachers...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 9, 2014

Cuts at high school challenged for next year

The proposed $15,804,694 budget for Valdez City Schools in FY 15 may be balanced but it is off kilter according to critics. A handful of teachers testified during the board of education's second budget hearing Saturday that the proposed structure of...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 9, 2014

April showers bring May elections in 2015

Municipal elections in Valdez will fall back to spring in 2015. The Valdez City Council unanimously passed an ordinance Monday night that changes the city’s municipal elections to the first Tuesday in May from its current calendar, which is the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 2, 2014

Stroh will finish school year in Valdez

Valdez City Schools has yet another job opening for the coming school year: temporary superintendent. The move comes after a special meeting Monday night where the board voted to replace outgoing superintendent Lisa Stroh with a temporary one-year...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 2, 2014

Teenager pleads guilty to exploiting minor

A Valdez teenager is heading for prison after pleading guilty to a single felony charge of unlawfully exploiting a miner – making child porn. Charging documents say Jacob Devens, age 18, attempted to blackmail a 14-year-old Oklahoma girl into...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 26, 2014

A look back at day of 1964 earthquake

It was Good Friday, 1964. Folks went about their daily business in the early evening. Easter was just around the corner and many enjoyed a day off from the usual routine. The SS Chena was offloading...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 26, 2014

Superintendent contract upheld for now

The board of education voted Monday night to release superintendent from the second half of a two-year contract with the district – if she secures employment outside the district. Dr. Lisa Stroh, who took the helm of Valdez City Schools last...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 26, 2014

Snowman record attempt fell short

Valdez was short 187 snowmen in Friday's attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the most snowmen built in one hour. Over 240 people registered with Parks & Rec Friday afternoon to...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 19, 2014

Earthquake anniversary will see big drill

March 27 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 earthquake. The anniversary date is usually passed quietly in Valdez; survivors of the quake, the largest ever recorded in North America, typically gather to remember those that perished and...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 12, 2014

Bad blood runs in school district relations

The superintendent of Valdez City Schools has applied for a job with the Petersburg school district, the principal of Valdez High School has tendered her resignation and the relationship between the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 12, 2014

Weather service cuts coming Monday

Changes in the Valdez office of the National Weather that were announced early 2013 are coming next week. Beginning Monday, the organization's Valdez office will shrink to one employee according to Dwight Tribble, the visiting weather official...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 5, 2014

Bullying, irregularities claims dog Jacob Ng

The president of Prince William Sound Community College (PWSCC) abruptly resigned from his Valdez post Friday after complaints surfaced alleging harassment, bullying and irregularities at the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 5, 2014

Sex abuse charges filed against Valdez man

Valdez police have arrested a 45-year-old man who is accused of four counts of first degree sexual of a minor and one count in the second degree. Douglas Evans was being held in Valdez jail without bail since Sunday after the victim revealed to a...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 5, 2014

Lifeboat sinks with vessel during exercise

A near-shore spill drill turned into a near miss last Wednesday after three very lucky mariners were rescued from the icy waters near the Valdez Arm. The three crew members of the Belltech 5 were...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 26, 2014

Oil property tax victory for Valdez

Valdez and the other municipalities in the pipeline corridor won a significant victory Wednesday after the Alaska Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that valued the Trans Alaska Pipeline...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 19, 2014

Public notice legislation

Public notice legislation HB275, a bill that would allow the state and Alaska municipalities to post certain public notices online on a proposed state website rather than in newspapers, got kicked back to the House Rules Committee Monday. The...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 12, 2014

Trooper in cat-rescue arrest speaks out

Tony Beck, the wildlife officer stationed in Valdez by Alaska State Troopers, says he has all the empathy for people and their pets. What he doesn't condone is people breaking the law and putting...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 12, 2014

Hospital will get MRI facility this summer

After several false starts, Providence Valdez Medical Center is readying for the upcoming construction season after the Valdez City Council approved a $1.433 million contract with Wasilla-based Wolverine Supply to construct a new modular building...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 12, 2014

Late Stan Stephens honored by SeaLife Center

Stan Stephens will be posthumously honored by the Alaska SeaLife Center this weekend after the organization announced the four recipients of its annual Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards. Colleen and...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 5, 2014

Open for Business: Richardson Highway reopens early

The Richardson Highway reopened to vehicular traffic at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, following a much anticipated announcement from the Alaska Dept. of Transportation Tuesday predicting a 3 p.m....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 29, 2014

Valdez hunkers down after massive avalanches

Two years after Snowmagedden, Valdez is now coping with a Damalanche. The Valdez populace is coping well with its latest weird weather-related situation dubbed Damalanche by emergency responders...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 29, 2014

Jailed avalanche trekkers had sick cat

Is Kristina Clark crazy or just crazy about her cat? It depends on who you ask. The 22-year-old Copper Center woman was arrested by an Alaska State Trooper Saturday after walking over two separate...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 22, 2014

Embezzler's brother sentenced to 18 months

James Kramer was sentenced to eight months in prison last week for failing to file an income tax return for the year 2009, which federal prosecutors claimed included $20,000 that had been embezzled...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 22, 2014

Fuel odor prompted school evacuation Thursday

School district officials jumped into action Thursday after a fuel odor was found to be coming from the boiler room at Hermon Hutchens Elementary School during regular school hours. "We got some fuel...

 

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