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 By LEE REVIS    Law Enforcement    February 3, 2016 

Top cop spot filled by acting chief, Lt. Bart Hinkle

Valdez has a new police chief in a familiar face. Dennis Ragsdale, the new city manager, appointed Lt. Bart Hinkle to fill the position. Hinkle has been acting chief since the departure of Bill Comer...

 
 By Valdez Star staff    Main News    November 11, 2015

News Briefs

Shirk voted in as school board member The Board of Education elected nominee Erica Shirk to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Bill Comer Monday night. The board, which is tasked with...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Law Enforcement    October 21, 2015

Acting police chief named by interim city manager

Lt. Bart Hinkle, age 39, was named acting police chief last week by interim city manager Robert Jean. Hinkle, who has been with the Valdez Police Dept. since 1999, will fill the shoes of Chief Bill...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    October 21, 2015

Vacancy on school board will be filled by appointment

The board of education is looking for a community member to join its ranks. The move comes after Bill Comer resigned his elected seat a week ago Monday, leaving a vacancy on the seven-member board. An...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Law Enforcement    October 14, 2015

Top cop in Valdez to be deputy commissioner for DPS

Police Chief Bill Comer says he is heading to Juneau to become the Deputy Commission for the Dept. of Public Safety. "I was offered that position by Gov. Walker and Commissioner Folger and I accepted...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 24, 2015

Dry conditions has police chief rethinking July 4th fireworks

Bill Comer is hoping for rain. And lots of it. Comer, Valdez police chief, is responsible for suspending Fourth of July fireworks for private citizens in the event weather conditions are creating a fire danger. With recent wildfires raging across...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 29, 2015

New city manager hiring process moving ahead

The city council fired the city manager a week ago Monday – so how will they a hire a new one and who will be in charge until a permanent administrator is hired? Those were the questions council...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 15, 2015

Current school drug test policy changes coming

Revisions to the school district's existing student drug testing policy are still under review. The board of education had been slated to vote on revisions to the board policy (BP) and administrative rules (AR) as a first reading Monday night during...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 11, 2015

Police produce intruder response video

Valdez police have produced a video to explain the ALICE program to the public. It can be found at https://vimeo.com/120116948. ALICE, an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, is...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 4, 2015

Kidnap and murder attempt trial begins in Valdez

The jury trial of a Valdez man accused of a second degree murder attempt, kidnapping and several related charges, was set to begin last Tuesday. Nicholas Huff, age 29, was transported to the jail in Valdez Saturday according to Valdez police. Chief...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 14, 2015

New credit card policy passed by school board

The board of education on Monday passed a policy to govern how school employees use credit cards. The move comes on the heels of a finding by the district’s auditors who said that former superintendent Lisa Stroh had double-dipped when she took...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    November 26, 2014

Drug testing policy passes first reading

The board of education voted Monday night to pass a controversial policy that will mandate drug testing for all students in grades 6-12 that participate in school activities – despite overwhelming...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    November 26, 2014

Transition committee for Walker included Valdez leaders

A number of community leaders from Valdez were asked to serve on governor-elect Bill Walker's transition committee that met for a large conference in Anchorage last weekend. "It was a really good experience," Bill Comer, Valdez police chief, said in...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    November 19, 2014

No injuries in alcohol related crash

A Valdez woman walked away from a single-vehicle rollover last week that police say was alcohol related. "It was a one vehicle accident," Valdez Police Chief Bill Comer said in an interview Monday,...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 29, 2014

Cop stars in marijuana legalization commercial

The quest to legalize marijuana in Alaska and regulate it like alcohol gained a high profile advocate in recent weeks. Jess Gondek, a ten-year veteran with the Valdez Police Dept., has been appearing...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 15, 2014

Dates not set for student drug testing hearings

The board of education did not set a date for public hearings or a firm time for a first reading of the proposed drug testing policy that has been proposed by the superintendent. "We're going to aim...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 8, 2014

Weaver elected mayor with popular vote Tuesday

Larry Weaver was elected mayor of Valdez by popular vote Tuesday night after the final count in the municipal elections. Weaver bested opponent Rich Long after all 768 ballots were counted Tuesday....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 1, 2014

Elections are Tuesday for mayor, council and school board

Two very important issues are on the ballot for Tuesday's municipal elections. Valdez voters will elect a new mayor, Rich Long or Larry Weaver, and decide whether or not the city will bond up to $20...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    September 3, 2014

Deadline looming to update your voter registration

The deadline to update or register to vote in the upcoming municipal elections is coming fast. September 7, a Sunday, is the last day voters can register or update their registration if they want to cast a ballot in the October 7 municipal elections....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 27, 2014

Fireworks will be legalized for some holidays

The Valdez City Council approved a first reading of the city’s code revisions for health and safety regulations a week ago Monday, which is usually a mundane affair. This section, which changes city laws and covers everything from abandoned...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 20, 2014

Mayor's seat will see head to head race in election

Valdez voters will have to make a choice between two mayoral candidates when polls open this October 7. “For mayor, we do have a race,” said Sheri Pierce, city clerk. Valdez men Larry Weaver and Rich Long both returned completed petitions to the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 20, 2014

Security camera at city hall helps nab burglar

The fire department’s security was not so hot last week. Valdez police discovered an unreported theft at the fire department that was uncovered during a police investigation into a not-so routine auto theft. In an unrelated case the same day, a Gle...

 
 By Bill Comer    Main News    July 30, 2014

Police make parents aware of action plan

Over the past several years our country has seen a dramatic increase in school violence and school shootings. As I read through expert analysis of these horrific events it became apparent to me that our community can do more to protect our children....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 9, 2014

Police flummoxed by nuisance marmot

Valdez police are on the lookout for a fugitive from justice that has made off with thousands of dollars in city-owned property. The suspect is described as having short brown hair with gray streaks...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 18, 2014

Mail used to send drugs to Valdez police say

Valdez police say a Valdez man is behind bars after receiving anonymous tips that he had been selling illegal drugs he’d been receiving through the US mail. Last Thursday, police say they arrested Thomas “Tommy” Watson, age 33, who is now...

 

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