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Articles from the December 31, 2013 edition

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 By Lee Revis    Main News    December 31, 2013

Good news for culinary arts students

The new year will ring in good news for culinary arts students at Valdez High School – the popular program will continue into the district’s second semester. Concerned students and parents appeared before the board of education in recent...

 By Tony Gorman    Main News    December 31, 2013

Turning around Valdez visitor industry

Valdez Convention and Visitor Bureau executive director Jeremy Miner said he's tired of hearing negatives about Valdez from visitors after he read some of those comments during the VCVB's Annual Membership Meeting. "Our job is to grow awareness,"...

 By Lee Revis    Main News    December 31, 2013

Dividend filing period opens January 1, 2014

Salmon, gold mining and mind-numbing cold may symbolize Alaska living to those in the Lower 48, but real Sourdoughs know that nothing represents it more than receiving the dividend. Sharon Lawrence at the Valdez Legislative Information Office (LIO)...

 By Tony Gorman    Main News    December 31, 2013

VHS readies for 2014 basketball season

Last year, Valdez High School made a huge step forward with the boys' basketball team under the guidance of Ron Langseth. The Buccaneers finished runners-up in the Aurora Conference and qualified for...

 By Ned Rozell    Main News    December 31, 2013

In Hawaii, hints of a giant Alaska tsunami

Clues from a crater-like sinkhole on the island of Kauai point back to a giant wave that came from Alaska at about the time European explorers were pushing west, seeing the Mississippi River for the f...