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 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 20, 2015 

Shrimp from Port Valdez good eating watchdog group says

A watchdog group recently confirmed what a large number of shrimpers already knew: shrimp caught in Port Valdez are good eating. And safe too according a report commissioned by Prince William Sound Regional Citizen’s Advisory Council. The report wa...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 20, 2015 

New city manager search begins on June 1

Representatives of the firm hired by the Valdez City Council to help find a new city manager are coming to Valdez in June. On May 4, council members approved a $26,875 contract with executive...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 20, 2015 

News briefs

Rock climbing fest Get out your rock climbing gear, the second Valdez Rock Climbing Festival is set to begin Friday. Nick Weicht, the former Valdez man who was behind this year's revival of the Ice Cl...

 
 By Lee Revis    Legal Notices    May 20, 2015 

Public Notices

ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES DIVISION OF MINING, LAND & WATER WATER RESOURCES SECTION 400 WILLOUGHBY AVE. P.O. BOX 111020 JUNEAU, AK 99811 NOTICE OF WATER RIGHT APPLICATION LAS 28393 Pursuant to AS 46.15 and rules and regulations...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 13, 2015

Drug testing policy revision passed by school board

Valdez students suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at school will face new rules after the board of education passed a second reading of its newly crafted policy. BP 5131.6 was quietly and unanimously passed by the board durin...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 13, 2015

Council certifies Tuesday's municipal election results

Ryan McCune, Lon Needles and Lea Cockerham won seats on the Valdez City Council Tuesday night. The three candidates will take the oath of office this Monday during the regular city council meeting. Th...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 13, 2015

F/V Perry moved from museum site for dismantling

A long-time fixture on Egan Dr. was moved out of public view Saturday. Well, the portions of it that could withstand the move. The F/V Perry, a 1930s kit boat that has stood tall in front of the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 6, 2015

Council certifies Tuesday's municipal election results

Ryan McCune, Lon Needles and Lea Cockerham won seats on the Valdez City Council Tuesday night. The official results were certified by the sitting city council during a special meeting held noon Wednesday. Latecomer John Hozey - the former city...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 6, 2015

Search for new city manager well underway

An executive search firm has been hired by the city to help it recruit a new city manager. The move came Monday night when the Valdez City Council voted unanimously to approve a contract with Slavin Management Consultants – an executive recruitment...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 6, 2015

Check the box and write in Hozey for council?

The Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC) opened an investigation last week to find the identity of the person or persons who paid to mail out election flyers urging voters to elect the former city...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 29, 2015

McCune and Needles clear winners Tuesday

Ryan McCune (396 votes) and Lon Needles (291 votes) were clear winners for city council seats in Tuesday’s municipal elections. Candidate H. Lea Cockerham was ahead for the third open seat with 246 votes. However, Greg Davis trailed Cockerham by...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 29, 2015

New city manager hiring process moving ahead

The city council fired the city manager a week ago Monday – so how will they a hire a new one and who will be in charge until a permanent administrator is hired? Those were the questions council...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 29, 2015

Drug test policy at school revised and passed Monday

The board of education further amended its revised board policy proposal and the administrative rules on how the school district will test students suspected of drug abuse while at school. The board passed a first reading of BP 5131.6(a) and its...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 22, 2015

Help wanted: city manager position vacant in Valdez

Valdez is looking for a new city manager. The move came Monday night after the city council met in executive session to evaluate the city manager. “Yes, late last night following an executive...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 22, 2015

Snow geese grace Valdez with an unexpected visit

Valdez bird watchers welcomed a rare visitor to the area last week: snow geese. "This is not common," Bob Benda, the retired biology professor from Prince William Sound and noted bird authority said M...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 22, 2015

New harbor groundbreaking ceremony this Friday

A ceremonial ground-breaking for the new boat harbor is set for Friday. “Because of the space available we are just going to do remarks” by city officials, Allie Hendrickson, the city’s deputy city clerk said in an email to the Valdez Star....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 22, 2015

CVEA says goodbye to CEO Robert Wilkinson

Copper Valley Electric Association's annual membership meeting set a record. According to its spokeswoman, Sharon Crisp, 181 Valdez co-op members attending last Thursday's meeting, with a total of...

 
 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...

 

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