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

Articles from the November 23, 2016 edition

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$53 million city budget up for first of two public readings

The city's 2017 budget was set for the first of two public readings Tuesday night. The proposed budget, prepared by Brian Carlson, the city's finance director, was $53,334,314 - a whopping $44,345,314 million less than last year's budget. The...

 

Land purchase for new infrastructure up for discussion by city council

Does the city need a new fire house? More storage? More land? That is the question the Valdez City Council was tasked to discuss Tuesday night after the Valdez Star went to press. City administration...

 

News briefs

Christmas tree The community Christmas tree will be lit this Sunday. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. according to the city's Dept. of Parks and Recreation. The mayor will start the festivities with a...

 

Dividend cut by governor was indeed allowed under Alaska law

JUNEAU: A state court judge ruled a week ago Thursday that Gov. Bill Walker had the authority to reduce this year's Alaska Permanent Fund dividend, siding with the state in the politically charged case. Superior Court Judge William Morse's decision f...

 

Legal and public notices

CITY OF VALDEZ, ALASKA NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION The City of Valdez intends to sell these vessels, located at the Valdez Small Boat Harbor and Storage Yard, pursuant to Valdez Municipal Code Title 11.04.130.H: Vessel Name ID Number Minimum Bid...

 

Alaska taking shape near Yakutat in Disenchantment Bay

The forces shaping Alaska never sleep, especially near Yakutat. I once visited the fishing town of about 800 people and many dogs. My assignment was to write about scientists studying Hubbard...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 11/14 Burglar Alarm: VPD received a report of a commercial burglar alarm. Officers responded and determined that an...

 

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