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 By LEE REVIS    Main News    July 20, 2016 

First marijuana cultivation license approved by city council

The city's first marijuana cultivation license application was approved by the Valdez City Council - clearing the way for Alaskan Greenery to receive a state license to legally grow pot. Last March,...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    July 13, 2016

Black mold in city hall is driving fire department changes

Black mold found in the walls of the fire department is driving a push to re-evaluate city hall. Fire chief George Keeney told the Valdez City Council Monday that two types of black mold - one of...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    July 6, 2016

Agendas for council and commission meetings get new format

People who use the city's website to access information on city council and commission meetings will see a big change to the format. Before meetings for city council and the city's various...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    July 6, 2016

Car takes polar bear plunge into Mineral Creek Monday

A holiday hike turned into a river rescue for a car Monday. The saga began shortly after noon on the Fourth of July after Valdez man Mustafa Kaymak, age 31, decided to go out for a walk on Mineral...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    June 29, 2016

Two familiar faces leaving Gov. Walker's administration

Familiar faces with strong Valdez ties are leaving Gov. Bill Walker's cabinet. Acting Natural Resources Commissioner Marty Rutherford - who grew up in Valdez, the daughter of the late John and Jeanette Kelsey - is retiring as acting commissioner for...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Fireworks display will top off weekend of holiday events

A large fireworks display will top a weekend of Independence Day festivities in Valdez. The grand finale for this week's Fourth of July weekend will be at 10 p.m. Monday, but events celebrating...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Law Enforcement    June 29, 2016

Arrest of Anchorage fugitive is nothing new for Valdez police

Street drugs valued at $50,000 were seized from the vehicle an Anchorage fugitive drove to Valdez two weeks ago. Valdez police arrested Taming Ting Jr. in the parking lot of the Best Western hotel a week ago Saturday after Anchorage police contacted...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    June 22, 2016

Fire at trailer park guts mobile homes early Friday morning

Social media in Valdez sprang into action to help the families displaced last week after a fire gutted two mobile homes and a damaged a third. Accounts to aid those displace have appeared at the...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Law Enforcement    June 22, 2016

Armed fugitive arrested in hotel parking lot in Valdez

A man on the lam from Anchorage police was apprehended by Valdez police last Saturday. Taming Ting, age 31, was arrested in the parking lot of the Best Western Hotel in Valdez after Anchorage police...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    June 15, 2016

Local group will manage state park facilities around Valdez area

A local recreation group will operate five popular state-owned recreational sites in the Valdez area after a round of budget cuts threatened to shutter the popular recreational spots. Levitation 49...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    June 8, 2016

Woman dies after raft overturns in Keystone Canyon tragedy

A bluebird day of rafting turned to tragedy Saturday evening after a raft carrying six people overturned on the Lowe River in Keystone Canyon. Theresa Williams of Fairbanks, age 48, died despite the...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    June 8, 2016

Questions linger for park residents as red tape slows progress

There are still more questions than answers surrounding the long-term fate of the dozens of mobile homes - and the dwellers - of Aleutian Village Trailer Park. City administrators held a special work session with the Valdez City Council last week to...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    June 1, 2016

Evictions from Aleutian Village will not be enforced this year letter says

Residents of a mobile home park that were under immanent threat of eviction were given a reprieve last week. The Aleut Corp. sent letters to mobile home owners of Aleutian Village Trailer Park...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Theatre Conference comes to Valdez and the last frontier next week

It's June and in Valdez and that means getting ready for one of Alaska's biggest events of the year, the Last Frontier Theatre Conference. Organizers of the conference say they are waiving admission...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 25, 2016

Anti-commercial marijuana petition backers are seeking signatures

Foes of legalized commercial marijuana have been gathering signatures for the group's citizen's initiative that could put a proposition on the ballot in the next municipal elections to ask Valdez...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Military Appreciation festivities set for this weekend in Valdez

While many people across the country will be having picnics and enjoying a good time this coming Memorial Day Weekend, people in Valdez will be taking a more hands-on approach by celebrating one of the town's signature events - Military Appreciation...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 16, 2016

Marijuana zoning regulations passed by Valdez City Council Monday

Rules governing where commercial marijuana will be allowed in Valdez were finalized by the Valdez City Council Monday night. The zoning regulations, which will allow cultivation in retail outlets and...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 16, 2016

New harbor project evolves as work continues during short season

Stakeholders held a work session Monday night to take a look at the financial health of the new harbor project. In one of his last acts in public office Monday night, Mayor Larry Weaver presided over...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 11, 2016

Construction season goes into high gear throughout Valdez

Construction projects in Valdez are kicking into high gear as stakeholders in the various projects in Valdez rush against the clock in Alaska's short building season. Between the hours of 9:00 a.m....

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 4, 2016

Coin-toss decides third council seat in municipal elections

Incumbent council member Chris Moulton will sit for another two-year term after a coin toss settled a tie with candidate Darren Reese. Preliminary election results gave Reese a two-vote lead over Moulton when the votes were tallied with absentee and...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Career fair at high school attracts Alaska's first lady as guest

First lady Donna Walker spent time with both the young and old on her recent visit to Valdez. "The initial request was to participate in the career day at Valdez High School," she said in a brief...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 4, 2016

Marijuana ban petition released to organizers of ballot initiative

City officials are moving ahead with regulating commercial marijuana in Valdez at the same time a group of citizen's has begun efforts to ban it. City clerk Sheri Pierce said her offices has begun...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Best year ever for CVT financials membership learns

Copper Valley Telecom had its best financial year ever. That was the biggest news coming out of the cooperative's annual membership meeting in Valdez last week, which also featured news of emerging technologies and ever faster internet speeds that...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 27, 2016

Propositions on Tuesday's ballot require a little study

There may be only one candidate for mayor in the upcoming elections, but voters have a lot of decisions to make regarding the four proposition and the candidates running for city and council and...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 27, 2016

Propositions on Tuesday's ballot require a little study

There may be only one candidate for mayor in the upcoming elections, but voters have a lot of decisions to make regarding the four proposition and the candidates running for city and council and...

 

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