The Valdez Star - Serving Prince William Sound and Copper River Basin

Articles from the September 5, 2012 edition

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Beautification efforts split town meeting

The corner of Chenega and Fairbanks Streets in Valdez will not be closed to motorized traffic to make way for a town plaza – that is one firm promise made by Mayor Dave Cobb last Thursday night...


Valdez winner gets Seekins 4x4 truck

North Pole angler Calvin Carr reeled in a cool $15,000 Sunday night after catching a 264 pound halibut a mere week before the season end of the Valdez Halibut Derby. . Carr caught his prizewinning...


Oil tanks from Old Town to be accessed

What action – if any – should the city take regarding the remnants of the oil tanks from Old Town Valdez made famous by photos of tanks blazing with fire for days after the 1964 earthquake? “Right now, the tank issue is on hold,” said Lisa...


50 year veteran of USGS was best of the best

“He’s the only person I know who sang at his own funeral,” Jim Brader said after attending the Fairbanks celebration of life for his friend Jack Townshend, the geophysicist who died Aug. 13, 2012 at the age of 85. As his recorded version of...


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