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 By STAFF    Main News    August 16, 2017

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Alcohol suspected Valdez police say alcohol was a likely factor in a conspicuous rollover on the Duck Flats early Sunday. The name of the driver is being withheld pending lab results. The one-vehicle...

 

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Head on crash Keystone Canyon was shut down to road traffic last week after a head-on collision occurred during a blizzard. The one-hour shutdown occurred Thursday afternoon after police say an SUV...

 

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Cops get nod Valdez law enforcement was recognized by the Alaska Municipal League (AML) earlier this month in part for its innovative ALICE training program. Valdez Police Department received the AML...

 

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Christmas tree The community Christmas tree will be lit this Sunday. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. according to the city's Dept. of Parks and Recreation. The mayor will start the festivities with a...

 

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Waived fees GCI customers with friends or family in New Zealand will be able to call home at no charge after a deadly earthquake Monday rattled the nation's South Island. "...General Communication...

 

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Check in the mail Members of Copper Valley Telecom's cooperative will be receiving a total of $2.7 million in capital credit checks this month according to Tabitha Gregory, the cooperative's chief customer relations officer. "This amount is...

 

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Big crash A compact car crashed directly into an apartment building on W. Klutina Monday afternoon. The driver of the vehicle and at least one passenger were transported to Providence Valdez Medical...

 

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Free flu shots The annual flu shot clinic is coming towards the end of the month, and will be free again this year according to Allie Ferko, public information officer of Valdez. The clinic will be...

 

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HAARP gives The HAARP project, now run by the University of Alaska Fairbanks' High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, donated 30 fire extinguishers to the Gakona Volunteer Fire Department in August. When staff at the Geophysical Institute...

 

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Road Work Intermittent road and lane closures will continue into at least next week according to the City of Valdez. "The second week of October the Richardson Highway in front of Totem Inn will be...

 

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CVTC and 4G Copper Valley Telecom has upgraded its cell site located at milepost 21 Richardson Highway to 4G LTE the company said in a press release last week. The cooperatives says the site brings...

 

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Help pick memorial The City of Valdez and a committee formed with the Valdez Museum are seeking public input into a proposed memorial to the victims of the 1964 earthquake. Models of the proposed memo...

 

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Food bank closure The Valdez Food Bank will not open next week for its regularly scheduled Thursday distribution according to Lana Gheen. "The Food Bank will be closed September 8 due to a volunteer...

 

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Glacier stream Emergency levee work in the Old Town area earlier this month has helped re-direct gushing waters from the Glacier Stream away from the dirt roads that loop around the area. However,...

 
 By STAFF AND    Main News    August 3, 2016

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Boat explosion A 62-year old man is recovering in Seattle after suffering major burns in an explosion on a vessel Thursday. The public information office of the City of Valdez says the police and fire...

 

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Old town tour A virtual tour of Old Town Valdez is available courtesy of friendly folks at the Valdez Museum. The museum released an app for cell phones and other mobile devices that will guide users...

 
 By STAFF    Main News    July 6, 2016

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Fiber project Copper Valley Telecom's fiber project is moving operations according to Tabitha Gregory, the cooperative's chief customer relations officer. The move came Tuesday. "Copper Valley...

 
 By STAFF    Events   

Fat bike events are coming your way this weekend

The town's first fat bike competition is set to be held this week, and organizers say it will be a blast. "Chugach Fat Bike Bash featuring a little something for everyone from fun-loving fatties to...

 

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Pool reopens The pool at Valdez High School reopened this week according to the city's public information officer. "The Swimming Pool will re-open with normal operations starting tomorrow," Allie...

 

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Contest winners Copper Valley Electric Association (CVEA) announced the winners of its Annual Ruralite Magazine Cover Photo Contest. "Congratulations to Ed Pinsky, Laticia Chase, Jacob Perez, Carol...

 

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Shirk voted in as school board member The Board of Education elected nominee Erica Shirk to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Bill Comer Monday night. The board, which is tasked with...

 

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Free flu shots Roll up your sleeves Valdez - it's time for the town's annual flu shot event. Mass inoculations will be given next week, Thursday, Oct. 22 at Hermon Hutchens Elementary School from 6-9...

 

Drill brought hundreds to Valdez

Valdez – and numerous visiting emergency responders – collectively heaved a huge sigh of relief Monday at the end of Alaska Shield, the four-day multiagency emergency drill held not only in...

 

Meet the Candidates Forum is Wednesday, September 18

Voters in the upcoming Valdez elections have many choices when it comes to candidates this year. The October 1 elections have 13 candidates vying for three seats for city council and five candidates f...

 

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Earthquake remembrance A remembrance in honor of the victim’s of the 1964 earthquake is being organized by the Pioneers of Alaska, Valdez Igloo according to Jim Gifford, the group’s secretary....

 

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