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 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    August 31, 2015

Police Report

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 8/24 DUI: Justin Tracy Davenport, DOB 04/16/1985 of Anchorage, was arrested for Misconduct involving Weapons 4th and...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 26, 2015 

Huff sentenced for kidnap, attempted murder conviction

Nicholas Huff was sentenced in Valdez court Tuesday morning after his February conviction on kidnap and attempted murder charges. Judge Eric Smith sentenced Huff to 50 years in prison, with 25 years...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 26, 2015 

Warren Paulsen now a part of "Faces Never Forgotten"

Warren Paulsen is now a part of "Faces Never Forgotten." Paulsen, along with a Cordova man named David H. Elisovsky, will have their photos included in a project that aims to pair a picture with each...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 26, 2015 

Enrollment numbers up at Valdez City Schools - so far

Valdez City Schools has seen an increase in its student enrollment numbers a week after opening its doors. "We were budgeted for 604 for the year," Superintendent Jim Nygaard said Monday night in his report to the board of education. "As of the end...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 26, 2015 

News Briefs

Credit card policy updated by board The board of education for Valdez City Schools updated its credit card policy Monday night. "The policy is going on a year old," Jim Nygaard, the district's superintendent, said during Monday night's meeting....

 
 By Lee Revis    Legal Notices    August 26, 2015 

Legal Notices

2016 City of Valdez Budget Requests The City of Valdez is now accepting applications from organizations seeking non-profit Community Service Organization grants and/or annual Community Events Support for calendar 2016. Applications are available on...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 19, 2015

Picture sought of Valdez veteran who died in Vietnam

Do you have a photo of Warren Paulsen? Paulsen was a Valdez man who was killed in action back in during his service in the Navy at the height of the Vietnam War. Service records posted online say he...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 19, 2015

Hefty tax on marijuana sales urged by Valdez man

Valdez man Doug Davies urged the Valdez City Council to levy a hefty tax on marijuana sales Monday night. The move came as the council was preparing to vote on an ordinance that – after it unanimously passed – created a local marijuana...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 19, 2015

New city job to open after human resources report

The Valdez City Council is looking to implement a three-year action plan in its human resources department which will include the hiring of a human resources position. The move comes on the heels of...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 19, 2015

News Briefs

Valdez schools fully staffed this year Superintendent Jim Nygaard says Valdez City Schools was fully staffed with teachers when the new school year began Monday. Nygaard said the district is lucky. A...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 12, 2015

Marijuana board ordinance passes its first reading

The Valdez City Council is going to pot – or will at least act as the local regulatory body as the state board shapes new laws to govern how marijuana can be legally sold and consumed across the state. “This is just a first step in many meetings,...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 12, 2015

Aid requests for assistance up in Valdez area

Requests for food aid, assistance with utilities and other basic needs are up in coastal Alaska according to Sue A. Brogan, the CVA / Vice President, Income Health Impact / United Way of Anchorage. The increase comes from not only Valdez, but other...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 5, 2015

Council meetings move to Tuesdays beginning September

Have you ever read through an entire agenda – and the lengthy statements and supporting information – that Valdez City Council members need to review at least twice a month before Monday meetings? Apparently, council members are having a tough...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 5, 2015

Gov. Walker hosted open house with Rep. Colver

Gov. Bill Walker hosted what he called a homecoming Sunday at the Valdez Civic Center. As he is often fond of saying, his house is in Anchorage – but his home is in Valdez. And for the last eight...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 5, 2015

Gold Rush Parade Winners

Best Business float 1st Valdez Dance Team 2nd Toast of the Town 3rd CVEA Best Non-Business 1st HOVSS 2nd Governor Bill Walker 3rd Representative Jim Colver Best Club or Organization 1st The Pioneers...

 
 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...

 

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