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Articles from the August 30, 2017 edition

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 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 30, 2017

Competitors for governor's seat are testing the waters early this year

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is already facing some stiff competition in his bid for reelection. Walker officially announced his reelection candidacy a week ago Monday, when he and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott filed candidate paperwork with the state Division...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    August 30, 2017

Marijuana onsite consumption rules up for public comment in Alaska

Regulators are giving Alaskans a say on the latest proposal that - if passed - will allow retail marijuana outlets to provide customers with an area to consume legal marijuana products on site. State regulators with the Marijuana Control Board...

 

News Briefs

Hotel fire Emergency responders were fast on the scene last Wednesday when smoke was reported at the Best Western Hotel on N. Harbor Dr. The fire alarm originated in the northwest wing of the hotel,...

 

Anglers are hitting the shores as the derbies end this Sunday at noon

With only a few days left to try to catch the biggest silver salmon of the season, anglers are lining the shores. Last year, the top three fish in the Valdez Silver Salmon Derby were caught from...

 

Legal and public notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Valdez Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers. The purpose of the hearing is to take public testimony on the request from Brad...

 

Police and fire reports

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 08/21 Bar Disturbance: A fight was reported from a local bar. Upon officer arrival the fight had diminished on its own....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 30, 2017

Revenue is the likely focus of special session plans for October

Lack of cash in the state's coffers are going to be the focus of a special session called by Gov. Bill Walker. Walker said in a statement last week that he plans to convene the session Oct. 23 in...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 30, 2017

Bomb squad's robot gets a moniker and five-year old wins name-game

Tactical Urban Grunt. TUG for short. That is the new name of the robot used by the Valdez Police Dept.'s bomb squad. TUG got his new moniker thanks to a contest for kids sponsored by Valdez police. "We liked the name," said Bart Hinkle, Valdez...

 

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