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 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 29, 2015 

Gov. Walker to attend Gold Rush parade Sunday

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Rep. Jim Colver will host an open house in Valdez this Sunday. Angela Stephl, legislative aid to Colver, said the two elected officials will host the open house at the Valdez Civic Center this Sunday, August 2, from 1-2 p....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 29, 2015 

Homeschool program in Valdez offers highest allotment

The homeschool program in Valdez pays the highest allotment to pay for education students at home – despite what you may read in the newspaper. The board of education for Valdez City Schools got a good laugh Monday night at its regular meeting...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 29, 2015 

Exotic pet habitat expansion underway at animal shelter

Did you know parrots and turtles can live to be over sixty years old? So can koi and goldfish. Oh, and those cute little creatures can grow to be over three feet long. Iguanas can grow to over six...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 22, 2015

Interim city manager takes helm in Valdez

The new interim city manager made a quiet debut in Valdez Monday. With a warm handshake and friendly smile, Jean circulated through the city council chambers Monday night before taking a seat in the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 22, 2015

APOC fine a recommendation – not final Verfaillie says

Darryl Verfaillie, who was investigated by the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) for violating campaign regulations, say he has not actually been fined by the watch dog group. "To be clear – I have not been fined anything to date," Vefaillie...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 22, 2015

Marijuana in Valdez: council looks at local laws

A special work session held to discuss local marijuana regulation was held in Valdez Monday night. By consensus, council decided to make the council itself the local regulatory body and it is expected that an ordinance will be brought up for a vote...

 
 By Lee Revis    Legal Notices    July 22, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation An application for amendment of an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, under Alaska Statute 46.04.03 and in accordance with 18 AAC 75, has been received by the Departme...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 15, 2015

Fine imposed for write-in election mailer

A community leader in Valdez is being fined by the Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) after the state's election watchdog agency found he violated two provisions governing state rules regarding...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 15, 2015

Security zone warning issued to Valdez boaters

The US Coast Guard is spreading the word that all boaters – recreational and commercial - must stay out of the security zone surrounding the Valdez Marine Terminal in Port Valdez. This includes a 200-foot security zone around all oil tankers, the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 8, 2015

Prince William Sound College still community friendly

Prince William Sound College is dropping community from its name only according to its president, Dan O'Connor. The move comes one year after the board of regents for the University of Alaska...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 8, 2015

Interim city manager hired by city council

Robert Jean of University Place, Washington will be the interim city manager in Valdez beginning July 20. The Valdez City Council approved a six-month contract with Jean during its regular meeting Monday night. On June 30, the council held a special...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 1, 2015

Some services will be closed July 3

Check your prescription medications and get your business with government offices done early this week: many in Valdez will be taking July 3 off as a holiday. It is common for civil servants to...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 24, 2015

High waters in Valdez raise concerns around town

Flood watchers in Valdez have had their hands full the past weeks as local waterways rise and fall. The Glacier Stream raised concerns last week when a channel that normally runs low ran high,...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 24, 2015

Dry conditions has police chief rethinking July 4th fireworks

Bill Comer is hoping for rain. And lots of it. Comer, Valdez police chief, is responsible for suspending Fourth of July fireworks for private citizens in the event weather conditions are creating a fire danger. With recent wildfires raging across...

 
 By Lee Revis    Legal Notices    June 24, 2015

Legal and Public Notices

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN PROBATE In the Matter of the Estate of RUSSELL WAYNE PALMER, Deceased. Case No. 3AN-15-1273PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    June 17, 2015

No tax breaks for property owners this year

Property owners in Valdez will not be seeing a tax break this year. The Valdez City Council officially set this year’s property tax assessment at 20 mills during its regular meeting Monday night. The rate has remained at 20 mills since the 2013...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 17, 2015

Harbor construction meetings not public Wegner says

A Wednesday meeting between city administration, contractors and other players in the new harbor construction project is not open to the public according to the acting city manager. Acting city manager Todd Wegner told council members that the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 10, 2015

Interim city manager may be coming to city hall

City officials are taking a very close look at hiring an interim city manager. The Valdez City Council held a work session last Friday afternoon to discuss the concept after representatives from Slavin Management Consultants – the firm hired by cou...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 10, 2015

Bite Back raised funds to fight malaria worldwide

The 5th annual Bite Back Run was held May 30 in Valdez. There were 174 registered runners and walkers in the 5K and one mile Kids' Race - a benefit for Compassion International's Malaria Fund. The...

 
 By Lee Revis    Legal Notices    June 10, 2015

Public Notices

Comment Period Extended: Notice of Intent to Evaluate Oil and Gas Exploration License Proposal, and Request for Comments and Proposals The State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas (DO&G) intends to evaluate the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 3, 2015

Making a hash of it: explosion rocks trailer park

Extracting oil from marijuana to make hash is legal in Alaska but can be very dangerous. Just ask Valdez man Richard Ayotte. Valdez police say the department seized 19 marijuana plants from Ayotte’s mobile home at Aleutian Village after an...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 3, 2015

Flood emergency averted by declaring it so

The City of Valdez declared an emergency last week in order to avert what could have become a disaster. The Lowe River, a braided system, changed its course last week causing high water along Richardson Highway near milepost 8.5 and some residents of...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 3, 2015

Levitation 49 forms to make sports coalition

A group of 50 people met at the Fat Mermaid last week to form a new outdoor sporting group, Levitation 49. Its goal is to make adventure sports in Valdez more inclusive rather than exclusive, form partnerships between existing sports groups and act a...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 27, 2015

Seafood processor expanding Valdez facilities – big time

The largest fish processing facility in Prince William Sound is being built on the spit in Valdez. It is going to be big – about 70,000 square feet according to Rob Zuanich, the managing partner...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 27, 2015

Family fuming after diploma withheld at last minute

A Valdez family is disappointed and angry after their daughter was denied the right to march in last week's graduation ceremony just a few hours before commencement. "You've ruined my kid's graduation," said Sheri Kay Griffith, whose 16 year-old...

 

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