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 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 15, 2015 

Current school drug test policy changes coming

Revisions to the school district's existing student drug testing policy are still under review. The board of education had been slated to vote on revisions to the board policy (BP) and administrative rules (AR) as a first reading Monday night during...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 15, 2015 

Exotic pet room will expand and get makeover

Big changes are coming to the Valdez Animal Shelter – and its new management wants you to get involved. In addition to fresh paint and the usual spring cleaning, Rich Long, the new animal control...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 8, 2015

Snow a no go for Valdez this winter season

Valdez has seen its fair share of extreme winter weather in recent years; this winter's extreme will be remembered for its lack of snow. As of Monday, the Valdez Avalanche Center reported that the season's total snowfall was only 99 inches – eight...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 8, 2015

Groundbreaking for new harbor coming soon

So when will the first ground break on the new harbor construction project? Soon, according to city manager John Hozey, who would not commit to an official date during Monday night's city council...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 8, 2015

Dueling pianos centerpiece of revamped college fundraiser

Prince William Sound Community College is attempting to put the fun back into fundraising for its annual scholarship fundraiser. In a press release earlier this month, college president Daniel...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 1, 2015

New attraction will honor famous Valdez man

An investment group with interests in the visitor industry is proposing to build a new tourist attraction to honor a homegrown Valdez hero – Commander William Riker of the Starship Enterprise....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 1, 2015

Meet the Candidates date announced before election

Mark your calendars to meet Valdez candidates for city council. Voters will have a chance to meet and question the nine candidates for council on Thursday, April 16 at the Valdez City Council Chambers. The forum begins at 6 p.m. Nine candidates will...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 1, 2015

Painful cuts in Senate operating budget spurs testimony

Many Alaskans are unhappy with the state Senate's proposed operating budget – unhappy enough to spend Monday night testifying via teleconference at the Legislative Information Office. The Senate version of the State's operating budget for the fisca...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 25, 2015

MRI imaging now available at Valdez hospital

The sun was shining on Valdez last Thursday when a small group of city officials gathered with the good folks at Providence Valdez Medical Center to cut the ribbon, symbolically opening the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 25, 2015

Lady Bucs take second at state championships

The Lady Buccaneers took second place in the state championships last week, coming within a hairs breadth of the top spot. Valdez went into the championships with their eye on the Barrow Whalers, but in the end it was Sitka that managed to best Valde...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 25, 2015

City Hall closed Monday for Seward's Day

A holiday many Alaskans forget about is coming up. Seward's Day, a uniquely Alaskan state holiday, is this Monday, March 30. But unless you have business with the city or a handful of state offices, you might not realize it's an official state holida...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 18, 2015

Nine candidates on ballot for city council seats

(Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition story and contains an updated candidates list.) There are no city council incumbents on the ballot for this May's municipal elections....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 18, 2015

Bootlegging charges result in hefty prison term

A Valdez judge sentenced a former Valdez woman to over six years in prison Thursday for her role in importing illegal alcohol and narcotics to the village of Tatitlek. Lori Ann Clum, also known in Valdez as Sue Johnson, was sentenced to six years...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 18, 2015

Eight year sentence for 2013 bar stabbing

A Valdez man was sentenced to over eight years in prison Thursday for stabbing another man outside of a bar. Judge Dan Schally sentenced Robert Goldstein, age 36, to eight years and 11 months in prison. Goldstein was convicted on four counts of...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 11, 2015

Police produce intruder response video

Valdez police have produced a video to explain the ALICE program to the public. It can be found at https://vimeo.com/120116948. ALICE, an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, is...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 11, 2015

Less than one week left to run for office

Interest in the upcoming municipal elections jumped up last week. Four candidates for Valdez City Council returned completed petitions to the city clerk’s office last week after it was revealed that there had been no petitions taken out for three...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 11, 2015

Success stories abound from Valdez City Schools

Students at Valdez City Schools are achieving at high levels. While it would be nearly impossible to note every success story, a number of standouts have emerged in recent weeks outside of the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 11, 2015

Radio Shack in Valdez survives franchise cuts

The local Radio Shack will remain open despite the bankruptcy of its parent company that is forcing closures of other stores nationwide. "This is our twenty-fifth year," said owner Larry Hodges, holding court behind the counter as his wife Dee...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 4, 2015

Hidden camera in bathroom leads to arrest

A Valdez man turned himself in to Valdez police earlier this month after a warrant for his arrest was issued alleging he hid a camera in the ladies room at his workplace. Kalvin Paulsen Jr, age 28, turned himself into Valdez police February on a...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 4, 2015

No candidates filed yet for municipal elections

The list of candidates running for the board of education and city council this May is empty. "Nobody's picked up any packets yet," City clerk Sheri Pierce said in an interview Monday afternoon. "They better start doing that." Midway into the filing...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 4, 2015

Colver hosting meet and greet

Rep. Jim Colver, who represents Valdez and District 9 in the Alaska House, will host a meet and greet at the Legislative Information Office this week. Colver will be out and about in the area in the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 25, 2015

Guilty: Jury convicts Huff of kidnap, murder attempt

A Valdez jury convicted Nicholas Huff, age 29, on 16 out of 24 charges, including kidnap and attempted murder. Huff was accused of abducting and then shooting at a former girlfriend in April of 2012,...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 25, 2015

Wild Razzberry right blend of zingy

If life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Or if you are Karen Ables, you add it to a high-end loose leaf tea. Then you open a new café and that is the short story of the Wild Razzberry, a new café that opened its doors for business last week....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 18, 2015

Legalized pot questions prompt city fact sheet

The City of Valdez has posted a marijuana fact sheet on its website’s homepage. While voters passed Measure 2, which legalized possession of marijuana and called for state lawmakers to regulate it like alcohol, questions linger due to the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 18, 2015

Case for Space: museum needs more room

The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive says it needs more room. To look at options, the museum has created a committee to take a realistic look at the institution's needs while it operates out of...

 

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