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

Articles from the December 14, 2016 edition

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City manager position opens in Valdez after Ragsdale resigns

Valdez is in search of a new city manager - again. The move comes after Dennis Ragsdale, the current city manager, tendered his resignation to the Valdez City Council last week after a tough three-part city manager review. The city council accepted...

 

Mountain sports report brings clarity to developing Valdez assets

The city has its work cut out if it hopes to become a premier mountain recreation destination. That is the word from a report presented last week to the Valdez City Council and Economic...

 

News briefs

Minimum wage (AP) Alaska's minimum wage will rise by a nickel, to $9.80 an hour, beginning Jan. 1. Voters in 2014 approved increasing the minimum wage from $7.75 an hour. Under the measure, the...

 

Petroleum cleanup guidelines update eyed by state regulators

(AP) Alaska officials are working to revise decades-old protocols to be used in the event of petroleum-based spills. The state's Department of Environmental Conservation met in November to discuss an overhaul of the agency's regulations for cleaning...

 

Legal and public notices

The United States Coast Guard, Environmental Protection Agency & the State of Alaska Seek Input on Dispersant Avoidance Areas off the Coast of Alaska A multi-agency team is seeking public input that will help guide the development of Dispersant...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 12/05 MVA – D: Snow removal equipment ran into a parked vehicle in a parking lot. Runaway Juvenile: A runaway juvenile...

 

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