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

Articles from the October 24, 2012 edition

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Did old man winter inspire Mother Nature?

December, January, February…weren’t those some very snowy months in Valdez last winter? Fast forward nine months later, more than a few moms and expectant mothers are wondering if last winter’s...

 

Uptick in drug use worries school officials

The board of education for Valdez City Schools is poised to crack down on a recent uptick in marijuana related infractions and alcohol related “busts” that have ensnared a small but growing number of upper-grade students in recent months. It is...

 

Alaskans Can Now Vote Electronically

Beginning today, Alaska voters will be able to vote electronically in the statewide election set for Nov. 6. The announcement was made Monday from the office of Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor, Mead...

 

Lake stars and windshield cracks now forming over Alaska

As Alaska’s billion lakes become colder and harder, some of them will sport mysterious, spidery cracks extending from small holes in the ice. This phenomenon inspired a geophysicist to figure out what he calls “lake stars.” “I thought...

 

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