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 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 25, 2015 

MRI imaging now available at Valdez hospital

The sun was shining on Valdez last Thursday when a small group of city officials gathered with the good folks at Providence Valdez Medical Center to cut the ribbon, symbolically opening the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 25, 2015 

Lady Bucs take second at state championships

The Lady Buccaneers took second place in the state championships last week, coming within a hairs breadth of the top spot. Valdez went into the championships with their eye on the Barrow Whalers, but in the end it was Sitka that managed to best Valde...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 25, 2015 

City Hall closed Monday for Seward's Day

A holiday many Alaskans forget about is coming up. Seward's Day, a uniquely Alaskan state holiday, is this Monday, March 30. But unless you have business with the city or a handful of state offices, you might not realize it's an official state holida...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 18, 2015

Nine candidates on ballot for city council seats

(Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition story and contains an updated candidates list.) There are no city council incumbents on the ballot for this May's municipal elections....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 18, 2015

Bootlegging charges result in hefty prison term

A Valdez judge sentenced a former Valdez woman to over six years in prison Thursday for her role in importing illegal alcohol and narcotics to the village of Tatitlek. Lori Ann Clum, also known in Valdez as Sue Johnson, was sentenced to six years...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 18, 2015

Eight year sentence for 2013 bar stabbing

A Valdez man was sentenced to over eight years in prison Thursday for stabbing another man outside of a bar. Judge Dan Schally sentenced Robert Goldstein, age 36, to eight years and 11 months in prison. Goldstein was convicted on four counts of...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 11, 2015

Police produce intruder response video

Valdez police have produced a video to explain the ALICE program to the public. It can be found at https://vimeo.com/120116948. ALICE, an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, is...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 11, 2015

Less than one week left to run for office

Interest in the upcoming municipal elections jumped up last week. Four candidates for Valdez City Council returned completed petitions to the city clerk’s office last week after it was revealed that there had been no petitions taken out for three...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 11, 2015

Success stories abound from Valdez City Schools

Students at Valdez City Schools are achieving at high levels. While it would be nearly impossible to note every success story, a number of standouts have emerged in recent weeks outside of the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 11, 2015

Radio Shack in Valdez survives franchise cuts

The local Radio Shack will remain open despite the bankruptcy of its parent company that is forcing closures of other stores nationwide. "This is our twenty-fifth year," said owner Larry Hodges, holding court behind the counter as his wife Dee...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 4, 2015

Hidden camera in bathroom leads to arrest

A Valdez man turned himself in to Valdez police earlier this month after a warrant for his arrest was issued alleging he hid a camera in the ladies room at his workplace. Kalvin Paulsen Jr, age 28, turned himself into Valdez police February on a...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 4, 2015

No candidates filed yet for municipal elections

The list of candidates running for the board of education and city council this May is empty. "Nobody's picked up any packets yet," City clerk Sheri Pierce said in an interview Monday afternoon. "They better start doing that." Midway into the filing...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 4, 2015

Colver hosting meet and greet

Rep. Jim Colver, who represents Valdez and District 9 in the Alaska House, will host a meet and greet at the Legislative Information Office this week. Colver will be out and about in the area in the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 25, 2015

Guilty: Jury convicts Huff of kidnap, murder attempt

A Valdez jury convicted Nicholas Huff, age 29, on 16 out of 24 charges, including kidnap and attempted murder. Huff was accused of abducting and then shooting at a former girlfriend in April of 2012,...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 25, 2015

Wild Razzberry right blend of zingy

If life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Or if you are Karen Ables, you add it to a high-end loose leaf tea. Then you open a new café and that is the short story of the Wild Razzberry, a new café that opened its doors for business last week....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 18, 2015

Legalized pot questions prompt city fact sheet

The City of Valdez has posted a marijuana fact sheet on its website’s homepage. While voters passed Measure 2, which legalized possession of marijuana and called for state lawmakers to regulate it like alcohol, questions linger due to the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 18, 2015

Case for Space: museum needs more room

The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive says it needs more room. To look at options, the museum has created a committee to take a realistic look at the institution's needs while it operates out of...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 11, 2015

High winds almost blew Valdez away last week

Last week's windstorms caused widespread damage throughout town. Wind gusts clocked up to 96 miles per hour by the National Weather Service Friday shredded roofs, moved dumpsters down city streets...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 11, 2015

Attempted murder, kidnap trial continues this week

The attempted murder and kidnap trial of a Valdez man moved into its second week Monday. Defendant Nicholas Huff is facing a jury in an attempt to mitigate and disprove over 20 criminal charges relating to allegations that he kidnapped a former...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 4, 2015

Kidnap and murder attempt trial begins in Valdez

The jury trial of a Valdez man accused of a second degree murder attempt, kidnapping and several related charges, was set to begin last Tuesday. Nicholas Huff, age 29, was transported to the jail in Valdez Saturday according to Valdez police. Chief...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 4, 2015

Discipline was not harassment city manager says

The Valdez city manager published a memorandum of record with the Valdez City Council, clearing the city's director of Parks and Recreation of ethics violations following an in-house investigation. Last September, a group of former parks employees...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 4, 2015

Elections will be May instead of October this year

People in Valdez are usually thinking about fishing poles when the month of May rolls around, but this year, civic minded people in Valdez might also be thinking about municipal elections when the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 28, 2015

Kidnap, attempted murder trial delayed in Valdez

The trial of a Valdez man accused of kidnap and attempted murder for a 2013 incident was slated to begin Monday. Alaska Courtview, the state website that tracks court activity later listed the date as "calendared in error." The actual date of the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 28, 2015

Drug test policy review team is seeking input

A public meeting held to review the school district's existing student drug testing policy heavily focused on current prevention efforts and was light on discussion of the actual policy. The meeting, with a panel that included the district's...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 28, 2015

Snow last weekend was heaviest of the season

Despite last weekend's snowstorm, Valdez is lagging behind and not living up to its reputation as the snow capital of North America. While the National Weather Service is struggling to provide online...

 

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