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 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...

 
 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...

 

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