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 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...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 8, 2017

Winds damage windows, rattle nerves and travel plans

High winds in Valdez the past two weeks did more than fray nerves and bring on the wind chill. Reports of windows in homes and cars shattering due to flying debris began last week as winds that...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 1, 2017

Underage party leads to two adult arrests and one summons

Two Valdez men have been arrested and charged with various allegations related to an underage party that police say occurred last month at a home on Cottonwood Dr. David Sapp, age 54, and Lawrence D. Ashouwak, age 22, have both been arrested after a...

 

Shrinking population still concerns city officials in Valdez

The number of people living in Valdez continues to shrink according to state - and city - estimates. Last January, the State of Alaska notified city officials that its population estimate for Valdez is 3,939 people - 72 less than last year. While...

 

Marijuana ban will be lone proposition on this May's ballot

Have you ever wanted to run for an elected position in city government? If so, now is the time to begin the process to run for a seat on the city council or board of education because Valdez is...

 

Cash to spruce up downtown businesses available with a city grant

A city-run program designed to encourage downtown businesses and building owners to upgrade and improve the esthetics of their properties is once again ready to dish out some cash. Applications for the 2017 Downtown Beautification Matching Grant...

 

Elks Tournament starts Thursday morning with lots of hoop action

Valdez is winding up for the highly anticipated Elk's Tournament - a long-running basketball tradition. The action starts at the Valdez High School gym early Thursday morning, when the girls team from...

 

Overdose claims life of woman famous for daring cat rescue in 2014

A young woman who became a folk hero to animal lovers has become a victim to Alaska's opioid crisis. Kristana Clark, age 25, died in Glennallen on January 16, after troopers say she allegedly died of...

 

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