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 By LEE REVIS    Main News    September 21, 2016 

Bus driver had a seizure while taking students to school last week

No children were injured last week when the driver of a school bus had a seizure while driving down Copper St. Brandon Kilian and Clay Strickland - both dads who had just put their daughters on the bus - killed the engine on the bus, calmed the...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Law Enforcement    September 21, 2016 

Assault nets Valdez man a seven year prison sentence, two suspended

A Valdez man will spend five years in prison for throwing a knife at his girlfriend, cutting her throat and inflicting injuries that were "just short of attempted murder," according to court...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    September 14, 2016

Herbal Outfitters granted license by marijuana control board

The first retail cannabis store in Valdez has been granted a license by the state's Marijuana Control Board. So says Derek Morris, the Colorado man hired by Herbal Outfitters to manage the new...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Law Enforcement    September 14, 2016

Secret camera in women's bathroom nets little jail time for Valdez man

A Valdez man who hid a video camera in the women's bathroom across the bay will serve 30 days in jail. Judge Gregory Heath sentenced Kalvin Paulsen, age 29, to 30 days in jail with credit for time...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Law Enforcement    September 14, 2016

Man treated after his ear was nearly bitten off by partner

A Valdez women is behind bars after police allege she bit off a man's ear. Valdez police arrested Katrina Trefon, age 29, on August 29 on a single felony count of domestic assault after the defendant allegedly called police dispatch to report that a...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    September 7, 2016

Pot store readies for opening pending state approval

The first retail marijuana Store in Valdez is poised to receive it state license. The Valdez city council was set to vote on the matter Tuesday during its regularly scheduled meeting. The state...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    August 31, 2016

Boat crashes into barge Wednesday night injuring captain

A Valdez man is seeing red after the boat he was captaining crashed into a barge at the SERVS dock. "The Coast Guard responded to a 37-foot recreational vessel that collided with a response barge...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    August 31, 2016

Council votes to pay itself in second ordinance reading last week

The Valdez City Council voted to institute a stipend for attending regular council meetings. The move came a week ago Tuesday during a second reading of the ordinance. Council members Chris Moulton, Lon Needles and the mayor, Ruth Knight, voted...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    August 24, 2016

Rauscher beats Colver for House seat after cut-throat race

Partisan politics won over compromise in last Tuesday's primary election. George Rauscher won the race for the Republican nomination to represent District 9 - which includes Valdez - in the Alaska...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Law Enforcement    August 24, 2016

Gunshot lands Copper Center man behind bars last week

A Copper Center man landed in hot water last week when he allegedly used a hand gun to get his vehicle keys back from friends who had taken them to prevent him from driving while intoxicated. Last Thursday, Valdez police arrested Marvin Noffke, age...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    August 17, 2016

Arch welcoming motorists to Valdez will span the Richardson Highway

Love it or hate it, the arch that will greet motorists as they drive into Valdez will be erected next week, weather permitting. "Placed just west of Chitina Ave over the Richardson highway will be a...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    August 17, 2016

Pay for council up for second reading and passage next week

The Valdez City Council is poised to pass a new ordinance granting compensation for council members and the mayor when they attend regular meetings. The move came at the city council's first August meeting, and passed by a vote of 4-2. Mayor Ruth...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    August 10, 2016

Help with primary election voting is just a phone call away

Election officials are encouraging everyone to get out and vote in the primary elections this Tuesday, Aug. 16. Statewide, voters will be selecting party candidates for State House and some State...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    August 10, 2016

Gov. Walker visits Valdez to talk turkey about budget

Gov. Bill Walker reiterated his message Monday that Alaska is heading straight towards a financial disaster due to inaction on part of the legislature. "If we don't change our ways we're going to hit...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    August 3, 2016

Motorcyclist reported missing found dead in crash

A man on a motorcycle who was reported missing in route to Valdez was found dead by searchers Sunday. Christian Cumbie, age 39, was reported missing by family after failing to arrive in Valdez a week...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Parade moved to Galena Street for Gold Rush Days

Everyone loves a parade - and organizers for Gold Rush Days want everyone to know where to see this year's spectacle. The grand parade that marks the end of Gold Rush Days will promenade down Galena...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    July 27, 2016

Glacier Stream emergency declaration frees up funds

An emergency was declared in Valdez last week after the Valdez City Council met in a special meeting to address ongoing threats from the Glacier Stream. "Warm weather at higher elevations is causing...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

New playground breaks ground after years of planning

A call for volunteers to help build the new community playground is making its way through Valdez. "There's three shifts a day," Alan Sorum said Monday night. Sorum, who is a school board member,...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Gold Rush Days begin next Wednesday for young and old alike

Dust off your garters and pull out your big frilly hats - Gold Rush Days begin in Valdez this coming Wednesday. This year, Bob and Sue Smith will be crowned Valdez royalty after the committee that puts on the yearly event honored the couple with the...

 
 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...

 

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