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 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 1, 2015 

Some services will be closed July 3

Check your prescription medications and get your business with government offices done early this week: many in Valdez will be taking July 3 off as a holiday. It is common for civil servants to...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 24, 2015

High waters in Valdez raise concerns around town

Flood watchers in Valdez have had their hands full the past weeks as local waterways rise and fall. The Glacier Stream raised concerns last week when a channel that normally runs low ran high,...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 24, 2015

Dry conditions has police chief rethinking July 4th fireworks

Bill Comer is hoping for rain. And lots of it. Comer, Valdez police chief, is responsible for suspending Fourth of July fireworks for private citizens in the event weather conditions are creating a fire danger. With recent wildfires raging across...

 
 By Lee Revis    Legal Notices    June 24, 2015

Legal and Public Notices

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT IN PROBATE In the Matter of the Estate of RUSSELL WAYNE PALMER, Deceased. Case No. 3AN-15-1273PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    June 17, 2015

No tax breaks for property owners this year

Property owners in Valdez will not be seeing a tax break this year. The Valdez City Council officially set this year’s property tax assessment at 20 mills during its regular meeting Monday night. The rate has remained at 20 mills since the 2013...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 17, 2015

Harbor construction meetings not public Wegner says

A Wednesday meeting between city administration, contractors and other players in the new harbor construction project is not open to the public according to the acting city manager. Acting city manager Todd Wegner told council members that the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 10, 2015

Interim city manager may be coming to city hall

City officials are taking a very close look at hiring an interim city manager. The Valdez City Council held a work session last Friday afternoon to discuss the concept after representatives from Slavin Management Consultants – the firm hired by cou...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 10, 2015

Bite Back raised funds to fight malaria worldwide

The 5th annual Bite Back Run was held May 30 in Valdez. There were 174 registered runners and walkers in the 5K and one mile Kids' Race - a benefit for Compassion International's Malaria Fund. The...

 
 By Lee Revis    Legal Notices    June 10, 2015

Public Notices

Comment Period Extended: Notice of Intent to Evaluate Oil and Gas Exploration License Proposal, and Request for Comments and Proposals The State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas (DO&G) intends to evaluate the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 3, 2015

Making a hash of it: explosion rocks trailer park

Extracting oil from marijuana to make hash is legal in Alaska but can be very dangerous. Just ask Valdez man Richard Ayotte. Valdez police say the department seized 19 marijuana plants from Ayotte’s mobile home at Aleutian Village after an...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 3, 2015

Flood emergency averted by declaring it so

The City of Valdez declared an emergency last week in order to avert what could have become a disaster. The Lowe River, a braided system, changed its course last week causing high water along Richardson Highway near milepost 8.5 and some residents of...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 3, 2015

Levitation 49 forms to make sports coalition

A group of 50 people met at the Fat Mermaid last week to form a new outdoor sporting group, Levitation 49. Its goal is to make adventure sports in Valdez more inclusive rather than exclusive, form partnerships between existing sports groups and act a...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 27, 2015

Seafood processor expanding Valdez facilities – big time

The largest fish processing facility in Prince William Sound is being built on the spit in Valdez. It is going to be big – about 70,000 square feet according to Rob Zuanich, the managing partner...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 27, 2015

Family fuming after diploma withheld at last minute

A Valdez family is disappointed and angry after their daughter was denied the right to march in last week's graduation ceremony just a few hours before commencement. "You've ruined my kid's graduation," said Sheri Kay Griffith, whose 16 year-old...

 
 By Lee Revis    Legal Notices    May 27, 2015

Legal 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 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...

 

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