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Articles from the August 27, 2014 edition

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 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 27, 2014

Drug testing discussions open with school board

The new school year begins for most Valdez students this Tuesday, September 2 but Gilson Middle School is not the only new topic of discussion for the board of education. At Monday night's regularly...

 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 27, 2014

Fireworks will be legalized for some holidays

The Valdez City Council approved a first reading of the city’s code revisions for health and safety regulations a week ago Monday, which is usually a mundane affair. This section, which changes city laws and covers everything from abandoned...

 By Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    August 27, 2014

Final day of fish derbies is this Sunday

With less than a week left in the Valdez Halibut and Silver Salmon Derbies, it would seem that there's a good chance of the leaders being knocked off the board in the halibut and silver salmon...

 Obituaries    August 27, 2014

Obituary: Melissa Paterek

Melissa Jo Paterek, a resident of Willow, received her angel wings August 5, 2014 in Calgary, Canada after being afflicted with a tragic illness diagnosed only a few weeks earlier. Her last days on earth were spent with her loving family by her side...

 By Ned Rozell    Main News    August 27, 2014

Why don't hibernating bears get osteoporosis?

Bears have the right idea. Don't fight the cold; just shut 'er down for six months and emerge when it's warmer. Why didn't we think of that? For one thing, our bones would wither. We'd all get...