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Articles from the January 4, 2017 edition

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 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 4, 2017

City clerk to act as city manager until new hire is ready

It's out with the old and in with the new for the city's top administrator position. Sheri Pierce, the longtime city clerk, was appointed acting city manager by the Valdez City Council late last month...

 Main News    January 4, 2017

Union challenges job cuts to Gov. Walker's next fiscal budget

(AP) A union representing nearly 8,000 state employees has filed a complaint against Gov. Bill Walker and his administration for an alleged violation of contract. The Alaska State Employees Association filed the class-action grievance last week in...

 Main News    January 4, 2017

News Briefs

Back to school Valdez students are slated to return to classes this week after the traditional two-week winter break during the Christmas season. School officially reopens for classes this Thursday, Jan. 5. Educators return to school today, one day b...

 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 4, 2017

Newest proposal for city land acquisition is on the council's table

City administration's quest to buy land for a possible new fire station is making progress. The Valdez City Council was presented with new findings Tuesday night after it directed city administration...

 By Ned Rozell    Main News    January 4, 2017

The rigors of research in the cold of the Far North

Rod Boertje knew it was getting cold when the Park Service took the dogs inside. Boertje, then a graduate student in wildlife biology at the University of Alaska, was doing a study on caribou in Denali National Park in the early 1980s. Park rangers,...

 Law Enforcement    January 4, 2017

Police and fire reports

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 12/19 Transport: Officers assisted in transporting an individual back to their residence. Agency Assist: An officer was...

 Legal Notices    January 4, 2017

Legal Notices 1/4/17

CVEA Bylaw Amendment Deadline Friday, January 13, 2017 is the deadline to file a petition for Bylaws changes. CVEA members may propose Bylaw amendments for placement on the 2017 ballot by filing a petition with the Board of Directors. Petitions must...