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 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 21, 2017 

Rock climbing fest ads flow arts to its lineup of events this year

Rock on Valdez - that is the word from a local event planning group that works to get people outdoors. The annual Rock Climbing Fest - organized by Levitation 49 - has changed its name this year to...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 21, 2017 

Security zone warning issued to Valdez boaters

The US Coast Guard is spreading the word that all boaters must stay out of the security zone surrounding the Valdez Marine Terminal in Port Valdez. Fines for breaching the zone can cost hundreds of dollars for first offences committed by recreational...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 14, 2017

New fire station plans move forward slowly as land purchase delayed

Plans to buy land for a new fire station are on hold. "We're not in a hurry to do this," council member Darren Reese said a week ago Tuesday before the Valdez City Council postponed its vote that...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 7, 2017

Delinquent property taxes may lead to foreclosure by the city

Pay up or face foreclosure. That is the word from the city's finance department, which is poised and ready to seek court ordered foreclosures on a number of properties within the city limits that have unpaid taxes, some dating back as far as the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 31, 2017

Bomb threat faxed to Napa store one of several across the US

A Valdez business received a bomb threat Monday - one of several reported across the country. "Good Morning, I'll be brief," a fax sent to the Napa Auto Parts store in Valdez reads. "I installed...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 24, 2017

Flood mitigation of Glacier Stream receives some federal funding

Funding to help offset the costs of dealing with flooding will soon fill the city's coffers. The funding - is from the Watershed Protection Program, run by the Dept. of Agriculture - will add over...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 24, 2017

Cruise ship docks

Helicopters took to the air, kayakers put oar to water and vendors took to the street Monday as Valdez welcomed a rare visitor to its shores - a cruise ship. The MS EUROPA - billed as the "most...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 17, 2017

Property tax mill rate expected to remain at 20 mill rate

The Valdez City Council was set to approve this year’s property tax assessment at 20 mills during its regular meeting Tuesday night. The rate has remained at 20 mills since the 2013 tax year. The City of Valdez notes that the 20 mill rate is...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 10, 2017

Pot ban defeated in Tuesday's municipal elections in Valdez

Valdez voters solidly rejected the proposed ban on commercial marijuana last week. Proposition 1 - the citizen's initiative that would have banned commercial marijuana within the city limits - was soundly defeated during Tuesday's municipal...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 3, 2017

Pot ban defeated in Tuesday's municipal elections in Valdez

Proposition 1 - the citizen's initiative that would have banned commercial marijuana within the city limits was soundly defeated during Tuesday's municipal elections. There were 1009 votes against...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 26, 2017

Elections

Polls will open at 7 a.m. sharp this Tuesday for the municipal elections. Voters will be casting ballots for three city council seats, four school board seats and deciding whether or not to outlaw commercial marijuana within the city limits. Polls...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 26, 2017

Trespasser at elementary school has domestic assault record

A Valdez man trespassed from Hermon Hutchens Elementary School last week for suspicious behavior was unarmed according to police. Joshua Terrell, age 37, was allegedly seen wandering around the periphery of the school's gym during a fifth-grade...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 19, 2017

Chickens: commission to move forward to allowing yard fowl

Chicken lovers rejoice: a move by city officials to allow keeping fowl in residential neighborhoods is moving forward according to a report to the city's planning and zoning commissioners. Lisa Von Bargen, head of the city's economic development...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 12, 2017

Liquor license protest will be contingent on sale according to council

The paws of Three Bears Corporation are being held to the fire. The Valdez City Council - which had announced it would protest the renewal of a package liquor store license held in Valdez by the Alaskan warehouse grocery chain - voted last week to...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 12, 2017

Help for needy kids

Summer fun for kids is essential, and the city's parks and recreation department knows that not all families can afford the nominal fees the city charges for its programs and other activities. With this in mind, scholarships for kids under the age...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 5, 2017

Some cry fowl at public hearing held by P & Z regarding chickens

Chickens are stirring the pot in Valdez. The city's Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing in March to take testimony from Valdez residents on whether or not it will recommend the city council pass an ordinance that would allow people...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 5, 2017

Marijuana proponents make their views known around town

No on Prop 1 signs are peppering lawns, snow banks and buildings throughout Valdez. Proposition 1, a ballot measure that will be put to Valdez voters in the May 2 municipal elections, asks voters to repeal city zoning ordinances that were enacted...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 5, 2017

Group looks for volunteers, employees for outdoors this summer

The snow is melting, and many folks are itching to get outdoors and get a jump on summer. Organizers with Levitation 49 - the public service group that began managing some of the state's campgrounds...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 29, 2017

Snow does not dampen spirits during earthquake remembrance

A little snow did not stop several dozen people from gathering Monday to remember those who died as a result of the Good Friday Earthquake of 1964. The words "It was not a snow day," was said...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 29, 2017

Liquor license held by Three Bears will be contested by City of Valdez

City authorities are not backing the renewal of an inactive package liquor license held by the owners of a defunct warehouse grocery chain. The City of Valdez says it plans to protest the renewal of the license held by Three Bears. According to...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 22, 2017

Earthquake Remembrance is slated for Monday on the city dock

Everyone is welcome to join the 53-year remembrance Monday, to honor those who died as a result of the Great Earthquake of 1964. "Join the Pioneers of Alaska to remember those lost," organizers said...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 22, 2017

Candidates for city council, school board, finalized last week

The names of candidates seeking election to the city council and board of education was finalized by the clerk's office last week. Doug Davies, Lon Needles (incumbent), Carl Hedman, Ron Ruff, Sue Elle...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 15, 2017

VHS basketball teams heading to state championships next week

Fans of Buccaneer basketball, rejoice. Both the girls and boys teams will be heading to Anchorage next week for the state championships. The Lady Buccaneers took the top spot during the Region III...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 15, 2017

Marijuana retailer fighting ballot measure to outlaw sales locally

Alaska's only continuously-open retail marijuana outlet is preparing to fight against an upcoming ballot measure that - if passed - will force its doors to close. Herbal Outfitters is passes out...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 8, 2017

Few takers on the ballot far in the upcoming municipal elections

The deadline to file a petition to run for a seat on city council and the board of education is 5 p.m. Thursday - and as of Monday, there have been few takers for the job. There is a thirty-day...

 

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