Articles from the September 14, 2011 edition

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 By Lee Revis    Main News    September 14, 2011

Fire destroys rig on Thompson Pass

Patrick Gunion of Gunion’s Towing has seen his share of charred wreckage from vehicles that have caught fire. But even he was amazed at what little was left of a 1998 Ford Explorer that caught fire...

 By Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Spawn `til Dawn Party caps fish derbies

Checks were cut, prizes given away and a Valdez woman was handed the keys to a brand new Seekins Ford Truck during the Spawn ‘til Dawn Derby Awards Party the evening of September 4. The big shindig...

 By Lee Revis    Main News    September 14, 2011

Making the grade: school grapples with AYP

Like more than half the schools statewide, Hermon Hutchens Elementary School did not make AYP – adequate yearly progress – under the strict and ever-rising testing requirements of the federally mandated No Child Left Behind act. And like many...

 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    September 14, 2011

Judge sentences Morgan to year in jail

Don Morgan was sentenced to serve two years in jail, with one year suspended, and an additional four years probation for his role in the 2009 death of motorcyclist Daniel Buttram. The sentence was handed down in Valdez Court August 4, after...

 By Lee Revis    Law Enforcement    September 14, 2011

Judge orders Larry Reynolds into custody

A federal bankruptcy judge in Texas has issued a warrant for the arrest of Valdez man Larry Reynolds, alleging he not only hid monetary assets from trustees from his bankrupt estate, but that he also made unauthorized withdrawals from a trust...