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Articles from the September 6, 2017 edition

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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...

 

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...

 

News Briefs

Hiker dead The body of a hiker reported missing within the Wrangle-St. Elias National Park early last month has been found according to the National Park Service. On Wednesday, August 30th, On August...

 

Big bucks handed out Sunday as the Valdez Fish Derbies season ends

It came as no surprise Sunday when a certain Valdez woman became richer by $15,000. Earlier this season, Frieda Wiley caught a 374 pound - setting a new Valdez Halibut Derby record and setting the...

 

North Korea blast lights up Alaska seismometers though not quake-like

On Saturday night, Matt Gardine was at home outside Fairbanks playing with his daughter when his phone beeped. As the seismologist on call with the Alaska Earthquake Center, Gardine's duty was to get information out about detectable earthquakes...

 

Police and Fire reports

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 08/28 Strange Activity-Three individuals were seen lurking around the college campus, one of them on the roof. The...

 

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