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 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...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 11, 2015

High winds almost blew Valdez away last week

Last week's windstorms caused widespread damage throughout town. Wind gusts clocked up to 96 miles per hour by the National Weather Service Friday shredded roofs, moved dumpsters down city streets...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 11, 2015

Attempted murder, kidnap trial continues this week

The attempted murder and kidnap trial of a Valdez man moved into its second week Monday. Defendant Nicholas Huff is facing a jury in an attempt to mitigate and disprove over 20 criminal charges relating to allegations that he kidnapped a former...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 4, 2015

Kidnap and murder attempt trial begins in Valdez

The jury trial of a Valdez man accused of a second degree murder attempt, kidnapping and several related charges, was set to begin last Tuesday. Nicholas Huff, age 29, was transported to the jail in Valdez Saturday according to Valdez police. Chief...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 4, 2015

Discipline was not harassment city manager says

The Valdez city manager published a memorandum of record with the Valdez City Council, clearing the city's director of Parks and Recreation of ethics violations following an in-house investigation. Last September, a group of former parks employees...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 4, 2015

Elections will be May instead of October this year

People in Valdez are usually thinking about fishing poles when the month of May rolls around, but this year, civic minded people in Valdez might also be thinking about municipal elections when the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 28, 2015

Kidnap, attempted murder trial delayed in Valdez

The trial of a Valdez man accused of kidnap and attempted murder for a 2013 incident was slated to begin Monday. Alaska Courtview, the state website that tracks court activity later listed the date as "calendared in error." The actual date of the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 28, 2015

Drug test policy review team is seeking input

A public meeting held to review the school district's existing student drug testing policy heavily focused on current prevention efforts and was light on discussion of the actual policy. The meeting, with a panel that included the district's...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 28, 2015

Snow last weekend was heaviest of the season

Despite last weekend's snowstorm, Valdez is lagging behind and not living up to its reputation as the snow capital of North America. While the National Weather Service is struggling to provide online...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 21, 2015

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...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 21, 2015

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, will convene to take a closer look at the districts...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 21, 2015

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...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 14, 2015

Qaniq Challenge not weather dependent director says

A city-sponsored ski challenge will take place in Valdez this week, no matter what the weather conditions are. So says Darryl Verfaillie, the city's parks and recreation director. "It's rain or shine,...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 14, 2015

New credit card policy passed by school board

The board of education on Monday passed a policy to govern how school employees use credit cards. The move comes on the heels of a finding by the district’s auditors who said that former superintendent Lisa Stroh had double-dipped when she took...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 14, 2015

Drug testing policy at schools to be reviewed by panel

Drug testing of students attending Valdez City Schools is not a dead issue. District superintendent Jim Nygaard is hoping to hold a panel discussion on the district's existing drug testing policy. "The best I could hope for would be a community...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 7, 2015

Mushers ready for Copper Basin 300 this Saturday

One of Alaska's most challenging sled dog races is slated to begin in Glennallen this week. No it's not the Iditarod, but mushers that are able to complete the challenge of the Copper Basin 300 can chalk up their race experience to qualify for the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 7, 2015

Fuel spill cleanup on highway continuing for awhile

Clean up efforts for the December 9 fuel spill on the Richardson Highway will be ongoing for some time DEC officials said Monday. Drivers can expect delays during daylight hours around Mile 48 for...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 7, 2015

First Valdez baby of 2015 born Saturday

Jennifer and Nate Smith are not just proud new parents. Their son, Nash Burza Smith, has the distinction of being the first baby born in Valdez in 2015. The baby's father says Buzra is a family name...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 7, 2015

Travel to Valdez discouraged by police department

Police are advising motorists and would-be road travelers to Valdez to just stay home if at all possible. Using the online based Nixle program which the department uses to communicate with people who have signed up on its website for information by e...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    December 31, 2014

Fuel truck rollover did not spill oil

A Crowley fuel truck rolled over serval times before coming to rest in a ditch at 10 Mile last week. Authorities say there was no associated fuel spill from the wreck, which occurred Monday, Dec. 22 i...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    December 31, 2014

Using mice to track human migration to Alaska

The Valdez Museum is acting as a middleman for an unusual research project that asks people to donate the ears of house mice to track migration to Alaska. House mice, of the species mus muculus, are...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    December 31, 2014

Changes announced for Governor's meet and greet

Organizers of Saturday’s Meet and Greet for Gov. Bill Walker and first lady Donna Walker are encouraging everyone in Valdez to come shake hands with the first family. The event will take place Saturday, January 3, from 1-3 p.m. at Gilson Middle...

 

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