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 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...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 25, 2016

Anti-commercial marijuana petition backers are seeking signatures

Foes of legalized commercial marijuana have been gathering signatures for the group's citizen's initiative that could put a proposition on the ballot in the next municipal elections to ask Valdez...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Military Appreciation festivities set for this weekend in Valdez

While many people across the country will be having picnics and enjoying a good time this coming Memorial Day Weekend, people in Valdez will be taking a more hands-on approach by celebrating one of the town's signature events - Military Appreciation...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 16, 2016

Marijuana zoning regulations passed by Valdez City Council Monday

Rules governing where commercial marijuana will be allowed in Valdez were finalized by the Valdez City Council Monday night. The zoning regulations, which will allow cultivation in retail outlets and...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 16, 2016

New harbor project evolves as work continues during short season

Stakeholders held a work session Monday night to take a look at the financial health of the new harbor project. In one of his last acts in public office Monday night, Mayor Larry Weaver presided over...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 11, 2016

Construction season goes into high gear throughout Valdez

Construction projects in Valdez are kicking into high gear as stakeholders in the various projects in Valdez rush against the clock in Alaska's short building season. Between the hours of 9:00 a.m....

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 4, 2016

Coin-toss decides third council seat in municipal elections

Incumbent council member Chris Moulton will sit for another two-year term after a coin toss settled a tie with candidate Darren Reese. Preliminary election results gave Reese a two-vote lead over Moulton when the votes were tallied with absentee and...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Career fair at high school attracts Alaska's first lady as guest

First lady Donna Walker spent time with both the young and old on her recent visit to Valdez. "The initial request was to participate in the career day at Valdez High School," she said in a brief...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 4, 2016

Marijuana ban petition released to organizers of ballot initiative

City officials are moving ahead with regulating commercial marijuana in Valdez at the same time a group of citizen's has begun efforts to ban it. City clerk Sheri Pierce said her offices has begun...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Best year ever for CVT financials membership learns

Copper Valley Telecom had its best financial year ever. That was the biggest news coming out of the cooperative's annual membership meeting in Valdez last week, which also featured news of emerging technologies and ever faster internet speeds that...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 27, 2016

Propositions on Tuesday's ballot require a little study

There may be only one candidate for mayor in the upcoming elections, but voters have a lot of decisions to make regarding the four proposition and the candidates running for city and council and...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 27, 2016

Propositions on Tuesday's ballot require a little study

There may be only one candidate for mayor in the upcoming elections, but voters have a lot of decisions to make regarding the four proposition and the candidates running for city and council and...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Snow Town Ice Classic pays out over $1,500 this year

One good guesser in Valdez is over $1,500 richer. That is the news from the city's Parks and Recreation Dept. which saw its tripod on Ruth Pond fall due to thinning ice Saturday, marking the end of...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 26, 2016

Propositions on Tuesday's ballot require a little study

There may be only one candidate for mayor in the upcoming elections, but voters have a lot of decisions to make regarding the four proposition and the candidates running for city and council and...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Snow Town Ice Classic pays out over $1,500 this year

One good guesser in Valdez is over $1,500 richer. That is the news from the city's Parks and Recreation Dept. which saw its tripod on Ruth Pond fall due to thinning ice Saturday, marking the end of its 2016 Snowtown Ice Classic. "The actual time the...

 
 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...

 

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