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 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 20, 2016 

Marijuana opponents petition to be certified by city clerk

Opponents of commercial marijuana could begin circulating a petition to ban pot businesses in Valdez as early as next week. City Clerk Sheri Pierce said Monday that her office was preparing to...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 13, 2016

Foes of marijuana want to outlaw it in Valdez by popular vote

Marijuana foes in Valdez are working towards adding a ballot initiative to outlaw all commercial activity within 10 miles of the city limits. Sheri Pierce, city clerk, is expected to approve a pending application that will allow organizers to begin c...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 13, 2016

Gov. Walker sends staffers out to tout state budget fixes

Alaskans will need to make sacrifices to address the state's fiscal crisis - and Gov. Walker has spelled out how he sees that happening. In hopes of gaining voter support for his plans - which...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 6, 2016

State of the State town hall meeting slated for Thursday

How is Alaska faring in the last weeks of the legislative session? Valdez will get a first-hand view from the perspective of the governor's office this Thursday night when the town's former city manag...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 6, 2016

Fiber optic: coming to a home near you for better speed

Faster and better service speeds will be available to Copper Valley Telecom service subscribers after fiber optic lines are installed to homes according to the cooperative. CVT will begin installing...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Terror drill scaled back last week after Virginia trooper shooting

Last week's terror drill was scaled back after a Virginia trooper was shot during a similar exercise at a bus station. Thursday, Mike Sutton, Exercise Director from the State of Alaska Division of...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 30, 2016

Aleutian Village residents ask city to reevaluate cost estimate

Jeri Devens was informally elected spokesperson for Aleutian Village residents, who are facing eviction from the trailer park. In a meeting between the city council and park residents, Devens asked council to re-evaluate a cost-estimate city...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 30, 2016

From the editor's desk

A majority of Alaskans supported the legal commercialization of marijuana in the 2014 elections - and it would be hurtful to Valdez to opt out of any of the numerous economic opportunities that...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Mock attack on middle school planned for this Saturday

Gilson Middle School will be the scene of a mock school-shooting drill this Saturday - and Valdez officials are asking people in Valdez to avoid the area. The drill will bring feature victims who appear to be injured, and include a lot of noises...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 30, 2016

Lady Bucs return to Valdez empty-handed after state championships

The Lady Buccaneers came home empty handed from the state championships in Anchorage last week - halting the team's seemingly unstoppable rise to the top this season. "We went in with high expectations and had two off games," Coach Doug Fleming said...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 23, 2016

Marijuana: opponents fail to change minds at planning and zoning

Opponents of commercial marijuana failed to persuade the city's Planning and Zoning Commission to quash local regulations that - if passed by city council - will allow cultivation of cannabis in comme...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 23, 2016

Cost estimates skyrocket in Aleutian Village subdivision plan

Flabbergasted. That is the word one attendee used to describe the $5 million price tag city administration attached to a plan that would create a new subdivision out of the Aleutian Village Trailer...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 16, 2016

Knight is lone candidate to run for mayor this May

Valdez woman Ruth Knight is the lone candidate for Valdez mayor when the ballots are printed for May's municipal elections. The deadline to run for city office closed Tuesday night. Council member...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Mott named MVP after leading Lady Bucs in Region III tourney

The Lady Buccaneers are heading to the state championships this week after beating the competition in last week's Region III tourney. Makenzi Mott was named MVP of the 3A tournament, with teammates Madison Fleming and Katy Merioles making the...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 16, 2016

WESSC makes pitch for city council backing in its bid to return

WESSC - the World Extreme Skiing and Snowboard Championships - needs city support to return as a world-class event. So said organizers Nick Perata and Tony Harrington who appeared before the Valdez City Council in a work session Friday, seeking a cit...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 9, 2016

Jean Lynn, Valdez Star cofounder, died Sunday after illness

The cofounder of the Valdez Star died Sunday, closing the door on the tenacious couple who founded the town's lone surviving newspaper. Jean Lynn died Sunday evening according to her son, Richard Lynn, who had been caring for his mother in Big Lake,...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 9, 2016

WESC group looks for city support to bring back event

A group hoping to revive WESC is meeting with city council in a special work session. "In the 1990's WESC – (World Extreme Skiing Championships) was hosted by the City of Valdez until 2000. This eve...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 9, 2016

Aleutian Village deal with city is topic of work session this Tuesday

The proposed deal that will stop or delay the closure of Aleutian Village Trailer Park will be before the city council in two parts this Tuesday. A work session where council will discuss the pros and cons of the proposed agreement between the city...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 9, 2016

Mayor's seat has no official candidates as of Monday

The deadline to run for city office is closing this coming Tuesday. Two Potential candidates for mayor have taken out nominating petitions from the city clerk's office, but none have been returned as...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 2, 2016

Millions to flood city coffers after TAPS settlements

The Valdez City Council ended years of litigation between TAPS owners and the State of Alaska Monday night, and also agreed to a long-term valuation of the pipeline and related properties that is designed to stop future tax disputes from landing in...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 2, 2016

Battle for elected offices in full swing according to city clerk

The ballot is slowly filling up with candidates hoping to win a term to elected office in Valdez. "Filing period is now open for city council and school board," Sheri Pierce, the city clerk and top election official in Valdez said Monday night...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    February 24, 2016

Deal delayed between the city and the Aleut Corp.

The proposed deal between the Valdez City Council and the Aleut Corp. will not be on the city council agenda early next week according to the city clerk's office. The council was slated to approve the deal Monday night but that action has been...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    February 24, 2016

Felony indictments handed out by grand jury in meth case

The Palmer grand jury handed out two felony indictments against a woman arrested in Valdez after police allege she received 10 grams of methamphetamine in the US Mail. The indictments, dated February 10, allege Rhonda McConkie, age 49, "knowingly...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    February 17, 2016

Eviction threat lingers for households in Aleutian Village

New details were scant at the last meeting between city officials and Aleutian Village residents. City manager Dennis Ragsdale told residents at a community meeting last Thursday night that city administration was prepared to present the Valdez City...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Lady Bucs sweep Elks Tournament in three-day run

The Lady Buccaneers are rolling their way to the top of the Aurora Conference after the team's sweep of the Elks Tournament. The Valdez girls bested Seward during the team's first game Thursday, outsc...

 

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