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Articles from the August 31, 2016 edition

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 By LEE REVIS    Main News    August 31, 2016

Boat crashes into barge Wednesday night injuring captain

A Valdez man is seeing red after the boat he was captaining crashed into a barge at the SERVS dock. "The Coast Guard responded to a 37-foot recreational vessel that collided with a response barge...

 By LEE REVIS    Main News    August 31, 2016

Council votes to pay itself in second ordinance reading last week

The Valdez City Council voted to institute a stipend for attending regular council meetings. The move came a week ago Tuesday during a second reading of the ordinance. Council members Chris Moulton, Lon Needles and the mayor, Ruth Knight, voted...

 By VALDEZ STAR STAFF    Main News    August 31, 2016

News briefs

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...


Derbies end at noon this Sunday for both silvers and halibut

Silver salmon fishing is picking up but no one has been able to top - so far - the 16.96 pound silver salmon Tommy Jobe of Washington, Oklahoma caught August 17. Jobe was trolling four miles out of...

 By NED ROZELL    Main News    August 31, 2016

Exotic ticks found on Alaska dogs, Alaskans

While Alaskans have long endured dense mosquitoes and frigid air, we've always had the absence of venomous snakes and dog ticks. But the latter may be establishing themselves here. Ticks that infest red squirrels, snowshoe hares and a variety of bird...

 Legal Notices    August 31, 2016

Legal and public notices

PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT Please visit our website and tell us your suggestions and comments. COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY (DRAFT) 2016-2021 Thank you! Your suggestions and comments are very...

 Law Enforcement    August 31, 2016

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 8/22 Summons: Williams, James Lee DOB 11/10/45 of Valdez was summons to appear in court for charges of Criminal Mischief...