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Articles from the February 8, 2017 edition

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 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 8, 2017

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...

 By BECKY BOHRER    Main News    February 8, 2017

Outcry about crime in Alaska spurs changes to last year's reforms

JUNEAU-The Alaska Senate, amid public outcry about crime in the state, is eyeing changes to sweeping criminal justice legislation passed last year. North Pole Republican Sen. John Coghill, who sponsored the new law, said several areas have emerged...

 Main News    February 8, 2017

News Briefs

LIO is open The Legislative Information Office (LIO) in Valdez is open during regular business hours at the State Building on Meals Ave. Sharon Lawrence, a long-time staffer of the office, says the...

 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 8, 2017

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...

 By Ned Rozell    Main News    February 8, 2017

Sleuthing the site of a century-old earthquake in the north

The second-largest earthquake on the planet in 1904 happened somewhere in Alaska. It could have been St. Michael, Rampart, Fairbanks, Coldfoot or a place called Sunrise on the Kenai Peninsula. People felt the magnitude 7.3 at each place. If an...

 Law Enforcement    February 8, 2017

Police and Fire reports

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 01/30 Prowler: An individual heard a thump in their home as if someone had knocked something over. After clearing the...

 Legal Notices    February 8, 2017

Legal notices 2/8/2017

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION An application package for an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, under Alaska Statute 46.04.030 and in accordance with 18 AAC 75, has been received by the Department...