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 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 22, 2014 

Tough round of meetings facing new council

A new mayor and a new council member were sworn into office Monday night, and the group will face a challenging – and time consuming – round of upcoming meetings in the coming weeks. "The new...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 22, 2014 

Fierce defender of Valdez passes the gavel

City government said goodbye to one of its staunchest supporters Monday night when Mayor Dave Cobb passed the gavel to the newly elected mayor, Larry Weaver. "My official last duty will be to take a break," Cobb joked Monday night after Weaver was sw...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 22, 2014 

Archway design for Egan Dr. nears completion

Design plans for enhancements to Egan Dr. are moving towards completion. Monday night, the council approved an amendment, at a cost of $53,000, to the design that will bring the project to 100...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 15, 2014

Review of city's personnel regulations is coming

An independent third-party review of the city's human resources regulations is coming to city hall after a council discussion a week ago Monday. The move came at the behest of council members Dennis Fleming and Ruth Knight, who asked that council...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 15, 2014

Dates not set for student drug testing hearings

The board of education did not set a date for public hearings or a firm time for a first reading of the proposed drug testing policy that has been proposed by the superintendent. "We're going to aim...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 15, 2014

Flu drill moves to elementary school this year

Free flu shots will available to the public this Saturday. Instead of the annual city-wide flu shot drills that have been held in the evenings at the hospital for several years running, this year free flu shots will be made available to the public...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 8, 2014

Weaver elected mayor with popular vote Tuesday

Larry Weaver was elected mayor of Valdez by popular vote Tuesday night after the final count in the municipal elections. Weaver bested opponent Rich Long after all 768 ballots were counted Tuesday....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 8, 2014

Bill Walker's bio omitted from official election pamphlet

Independent governor candidate Bill Walker's name is on the ballot, but his biography and photo are nowhere to be found in the state's official election pamphlet. The Division of Elections neglected t...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 8, 2014

Council passes 2012 compromise for oil properties

A purposeful move was made by the Valdez City Council Monday to address the ongoing dispute between municipalities, the State of Alaska and oil producers regarding the taxable value of TAPS, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. In early 2012, the Valdez...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 1, 2014

Guilty verdict rendered in 2013 stabbing case

A Valdez Superior Court jury convicted Robert Goldstein, age 36, on assault and drug charges last week, dismissing testimony by the defendant he acted in self-defense when he stabbed his victim outsid...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 1, 2014

Elections are Tuesday for mayor, council and school board

Two very important issues are on the ballot for Tuesday's municipal elections. Valdez voters will elect a new mayor, Rich Long or Larry Weaver, and decide whether or not the city will bond up to $20...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    September 24, 2014

Drug testing discussions get go-ahead by school board

The board of education gave the superintendent the nod to proceed with bringing a drug testing program to the public and the board Monday night. The thumbs up came from board members Dr. Kathy Todd, D...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    September 24, 2014

Design of new boat harbor approved by council

A new boat harbor in Valdez came one step closer to reality after the Valdez City Council voted in favor of moving forward by approving a plan to design the project. The first phase of development plans for the new harbor was approved a week ago...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    September 24, 2014

Airways welcome news director to KCHU

There is a fresh voice delivering news in Valdez after KCHU public radio welcomed Marcia Lynn to its staff. Lynn took over the position of news director at the station a week ago Monday. "It's a unique opportunity," Lynn said in an interview at the s...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    September 17, 2014

Ethics violations alleged against parks director

A group of former employees with the city's Dept. of Parks and Recreation are asking that the department's director and the recreation supervisor be placed on leave pending an investigation into...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    September 17, 2014

Fireworks get a holiday under city code revision

There were no sparks Monday night when the Valdez City Council approved updates and revisions to the Peace and Welfare section of the municipal code, which includes a section that allows private citizens to use fireworks around specified holidays....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    September 17, 2014

Power pole wiped out during high water

The Lowe River moved its banks about 60 feet just after midnight Sunday morning, causing a power outage after it took out a Copper Valley Electric Association power pole. Ironically, the pole that...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    September 10, 2014

Stabbing case lingering in court one year later

The court case against a Valdez man accused of stabbing another man seven times outside of a bar in the late summer of 2013 is still winding its way through court. A calendar call in the case of the State of Alaska vs. Robert Goldstein is set for...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    September 10, 2014

Drug testing at schools further discussed by board

Discussions on whether or not Valdez City Schools should begin drug testing students moved ahead Monday night during the board of education's regular meeting. The push comes from Superintendent Jim...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    September 3, 2014

Unity Ticket forms with Walker and Mallott joining forces

Bill Walker's independent campaign bid to become Alaska's next governor and the democratic candidate Byron Mallott ended days of speculation Monday night when the candidates confirmed that the two camps would make the unprecedented move to join...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    September 3, 2014

Deadline looming to update your voter registration

The deadline to update or register to vote in the upcoming municipal elections is coming fast. September 7, a Sunday, is the last day voters can register or update their registration if they want to cast a ballot in the October 7 municipal elections....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    September 3, 2014

Beautification grant program passes city muster

Beautification can be an ugly word to many Valdez business owners, but the city council unanimously approved a resolution a week ago Monday to help private enterprise improve the esthetics of downtown properties. "This is an important part of the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 27, 2014

Drug testing discussions open with school board

The new school year begins for most Valdez students this Tuesday, September 2 but Gilson Middle School is not the only new topic of discussion for the board of education. At Monday night's regularly...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 27, 2014

Fireworks will be legalized for some holidays

The Valdez City Council approved a first reading of the city’s code revisions for health and safety regulations a week ago Monday, which is usually a mundane affair. This section, which changes city laws and covers everything from abandoned...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 20, 2014

Mayor's seat will see head to head race in election

Valdez voters will have to make a choice between two mayoral candidates when polls open this October 7. “For mayor, we do have a race,” said Sheri Pierce, city clerk. Valdez men Larry Weaver and Rich Long both returned completed petitions to the...

 

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