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 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 16, 2016 

Marijuana zoning regulations passed by Valdez City Council Monday

Rules governing where commercial marijuana will be allowed in Valdez were finalized by the Valdez City Council Monday night. The zoning regulations, which will allow cultivation in retail outlets and...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 16, 2016 

New harbor project evolves as work continues during short season

Stakeholders held a work session Monday night to take a look at the financial health of the new harbor project. In one of his last acts in public office Monday night, Mayor Larry Weaver presided over...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 11, 2016

Construction season goes into high gear throughout Valdez

Construction projects in Valdez are kicking into high gear as stakeholders in the various projects in Valdez rush against the clock in Alaska's short building season. Between the hours of 9:00 a.m....

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 4, 2016

Coin-toss decides third council seat in municipal elections

Incumbent council member Chris Moulton will sit for another two-year term after a coin toss settled a tie with candidate Darren Reese. Preliminary election results gave Reese a two-vote lead over Moulton when the votes were tallied with absentee and...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Career fair at high school attracts Alaska's first lady as guest

First lady Donna Walker spent time with both the young and old on her recent visit to Valdez. "The initial request was to participate in the career day at Valdez High School," she said in a brief...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 4, 2016

Marijuana ban petition released to organizers of ballot initiative

City officials are moving ahead with regulating commercial marijuana in Valdez at the same time a group of citizen's has begun efforts to ban it. City clerk Sheri Pierce said her offices has begun...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Best year ever for CVT financials membership learns

Copper Valley Telecom had its best financial year ever. That was the biggest news coming out of the cooperative's annual membership meeting in Valdez last week, which also featured news of emerging technologies and ever faster internet speeds that...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 27, 2016

Propositions on Tuesday's ballot require a little study

There may be only one candidate for mayor in the upcoming elections, but voters have a lot of decisions to make regarding the four proposition and the candidates running for city and council and...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 27, 2016

Propositions on Tuesday's ballot require a little study

There may be only one candidate for mayor in the upcoming elections, but voters have a lot of decisions to make regarding the four proposition and the candidates running for city and council and...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Snow Town Ice Classic pays out over $1,500 this year

One good guesser in Valdez is over $1,500 richer. That is the news from the city's Parks and Recreation Dept. which saw its tripod on Ruth Pond fall due to thinning ice Saturday, marking the end of...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 26, 2016

Propositions on Tuesday's ballot require a little study

There may be only one candidate for mayor in the upcoming elections, but voters have a lot of decisions to make regarding the four proposition and the candidates running for city and council and...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Snow Town Ice Classic pays out over $1,500 this year

One good guesser in Valdez is over $1,500 richer. That is the news from the city's Parks and Recreation Dept. which saw its tripod on Ruth Pond fall due to thinning ice Saturday, marking the end of its 2016 Snowtown Ice Classic. "The actual time the...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 20, 2016

Marijuana opponents petition to be certified by city clerk

Opponents of commercial marijuana could begin circulating a petition to ban pot businesses in Valdez as early as next week. City Clerk Sheri Pierce said Monday that her office was preparing to...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 13, 2016

Foes of marijuana want to outlaw it in Valdez by popular vote

Marijuana foes in Valdez are working towards adding a ballot initiative to outlaw all commercial activity within 10 miles of the city limits. Sheri Pierce, city clerk, is expected to approve a pending application that will allow organizers to begin c...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 13, 2016

Gov. Walker sends staffers out to tout state budget fixes

Alaskans will need to make sacrifices to address the state's fiscal crisis - and Gov. Walker has spelled out how he sees that happening. In hopes of gaining voter support for his plans - which...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 6, 2016

State of the State town hall meeting slated for Thursday

How is Alaska faring in the last weeks of the legislative session? Valdez will get a first-hand view from the perspective of the governor's office this Thursday night when the town's former city manag...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 6, 2016

Fiber optic: coming to a home near you for better speed

Faster and better service speeds will be available to Copper Valley Telecom service subscribers after fiber optic lines are installed to homes according to the cooperative. CVT will begin installing...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Terror drill scaled back last week after Virginia trooper shooting

Last week's terror drill was scaled back after a Virginia trooper was shot during a similar exercise at a bus station. Thursday, Mike Sutton, Exercise Director from the State of Alaska Division of...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 30, 2016

Aleutian Village residents ask city to reevaluate cost estimate

Jeri Devens was informally elected spokesperson for Aleutian Village residents, who are facing eviction from the trailer park. In a meeting between the city council and park residents, Devens asked council to re-evaluate a cost-estimate city...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 30, 2016

From the editor's desk

A majority of Alaskans supported the legal commercialization of marijuana in the 2014 elections - and it would be hurtful to Valdez to opt out of any of the numerous economic opportunities that...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Mock attack on middle school planned for this Saturday

Gilson Middle School will be the scene of a mock school-shooting drill this Saturday - and Valdez officials are asking people in Valdez to avoid the area. The drill will bring feature victims who appear to be injured, and include a lot of noises...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 30, 2016

Lady Bucs return to Valdez empty-handed after state championships

The Lady Buccaneers came home empty handed from the state championships in Anchorage last week - halting the team's seemingly unstoppable rise to the top this season. "We went in with high expectations and had two off games," Coach Doug Fleming said...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 23, 2016

Marijuana: opponents fail to change minds at planning and zoning

Opponents of commercial marijuana failed to persuade the city's Planning and Zoning Commission to quash local regulations that - if passed by city council - will allow cultivation of cannabis in comme...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 23, 2016

Cost estimates skyrocket in Aleutian Village subdivision plan

Flabbergasted. That is the word one attendee used to describe the $5 million price tag city administration attached to a plan that would create a new subdivision out of the Aleutian Village Trailer...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 16, 2016

Knight is lone candidate to run for mayor this May

Valdez woman Ruth Knight is the lone candidate for Valdez mayor when the ballots are printed for May's municipal elections. The deadline to run for city office closed Tuesday night. Council member...

 

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