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 By LEE REVIS    Main News    February 10, 2016 

Aleutian residents and city officials to meet on eviction

City officials will be with Aleutian Village homeowners Thursday night to review a final agreement with the park's owners. "We want to have a meeting before we go into it," Dennis Ragsdale, the city...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    February 10, 2016 

Time to file to run for city office begins next week

If you have ever considered running for public office, now is the time to prepare for the big race. The time frame to petition the city clerk's office to have your name on the ballot for the May 3...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    February 3, 2016

Marijuana and you: City hopes for public input on proposed regs

Marijuana retail sales are coming to Valdez and city officials I'm getting ready find out what the public has to say about it. When the Valdez City Council met with the Planning and Zoning Commission...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Law Enforcement    February 3, 2016

Top cop spot filled by acting chief, Lt. Bart Hinkle

Valdez has a new police chief in a familiar face. Dennis Ragsdale, the new city manager, appointed Lt. Bart Hinkle to fill the position. Hinkle has been acting chief since the departure of Bill Comer...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    January 27, 2016

Marijuana regulation in Valdez subject of a work session

Marijuana retail sales is coming to Valdez in the near future and city government is preparing to take a look at how it will fit into the community. The Valdez city council, which is currently the...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    January 27, 2016

Council pay and residential property tax cut to be on ballot

Valdez voters will be tasked with deciding whether or not to give themselves a de facto property tax break, increase terms for city council and mayor, and an advisory vote for council pay. The Valdez...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    January 20, 2016

Strong language used in council statement to legislature

Act now. Be decisive. That is the message the Valdez City Council was poised to send to lawmakers Tuesday night in the form of a resolution urging the Legislature to address the state's fiscal crisis...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    January 20, 2016

Pay for sitting on council topic included during work session

Formal discussions on paying council members and the mayor for performing the duties of office is moving forward. The topic was included in a work session before Tuesday's regular council meeting. The...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    January 13, 2016

Eviction still a possibility for Aleutian Village residents

Buying time is critical to bringing a successful outcome for residents living at the trailer park that is threatened with closure. That is the message given to residents and owners of mobile homes...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    January 13, 2016

Should council begin receiving pay for service to city?

Should elected officials in Valdez be financially compensated for serving on the city council? Mayor Larry Weaver said he thinks they should. For over twenty years, council members in Valdez have...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    January 6, 2016

Permanent fund application period open until March 31

Alaskans began lining up for their share of the state's wealth Saturday, when the filing period for the Permanent Fund Dividend opened. The filing period opened Jan 1 and will close promptly at...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    December 23, 2015

Holiday hours vary all over Valdez this Christmas

Christmas is coming - and a number of businesses and services will be closing early Christmas Eve and will not be available at all on the holiday itself. Don't forget the cranberries, because the...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    December 23, 2015

Rough landing: helicopter loses power during liftoff

Pilot skill and training is being credited for the lack of injuries in last Wednesday's rough helicopter landing in Valdez. "He (the pilot) did a really good job," said Leigh Coates, the chief pilot...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    December 16, 2015

Rough landing: helicopter loses power after takeoff

No injuries were reported Wednesday morning after a helicopter crash-landed at the local airport. Copper Valley Electric Association reported that two of its employees were on board the helicopter,...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    December 16, 2015

Marijuana meeting sheds light on Alaska's new regulations

Legal sales of marijuana is on the horizon and state regulators are on the road to give the public firsthand information on what it will look like. Cynthia Franklin, the executive director of Alaska's Marijuana Control Board, held a meeting for the p...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    December 16, 2015

Bad and good news comes to light at town meeting

There is a mix of good and bad news for the tenants and stakeholders facing eviction from Aleutian Trailer Park. Robert Jean, interim city manager, and Lisa Von Bargen, executive director of the...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    December 9, 2015

Scam phone calls prompt alert by police department

Valdez residents are being plagued by phony IRS scammers who are calling households demanding immediate payments. Anyone receiving such a phone call should hang up immediately police say. The...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    December 2, 2015

Fine reduced in APOC campaign violation case

A Valdez man will pay a reduced fine for violating state campaign laws after a state watchdog group found he had legitimately acquired materials used to create an independent endorsement mailer in last spring's municipal elections. Darryl Verfaillie...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    December 2, 2015

Swanson resigns from RCAC post group says

The group that oversees oil transportation issues in Prince William Sound is looking for a new executive director. Mark Swanson, who has overseen Prince William Sound Regional Advisory Council since...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    November 25, 2015

Organ donor flag raised on behalf of young Valdez woman

A Valdez family - and the community - are in mourning after the family of Celeste Ditman announced a flag was being raised at Providence Hospital in Anchorage honoring the young woman's status as an organ donor. Police are investigating the...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    November 25, 2015

Disaster averted thanks to the fire department

A Valdez family says it has plenty to be grateful for after local emergency responders saved their home. Susan Gilpatrick says Valdez firefighters saved her mobile home and the family's greenhouse business a week ago Tuesday after a fire broke out....

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Thanksgiving and holiday events begin this week

The holidays will be a community event for many in Valdez this year. While families and friends gather around the table to eat traditional turkey meals - often capped with football - others have been...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    November 18, 2015

Fund running short that helps pet-owners in crisis

The Honey Bear fund is running a little short. For several years, veterinarians Katherine and Kelly Hawkins quietly helped pet owners in need at their practice, the Valdez Veterinary Clinic. The two often donated their time - and spendy lab tests...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    November 18, 2015

$2,402,850 in checks are in the mail co-op says

If you haven't already received it, Copper Valley Telecom says the check is in the mail. Members of CVT, the telephone and communications cooperative that provides land lines, cell phones and other communication products such as wireless services to...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    November 18, 2015

Thanksgiving's bounty is abundant throughout Valdez

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and a number of groups in Valdez are getting ready to share the bounty of the holiday season. There is something for everybody this year, regardless of your...

 

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