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 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...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 23, 2014

Got drugs? Rid your home of old medicines

Valdez police are hoping to remind people that there is an easy way to rid your home of unneeded and potentially dangerous drugs or expired prescription medications. While police departments statewide will be participating Saturday in a nationwide ca...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    April 16, 2014

Fighting back: teachers learn defense strategies

Hello deranged gunman at Valdez City Schools - we'd like you to meet A.L.I.C.E. Valdez police chief Bill Comer would like you to meet A.L.I.C.E. too. And the new bullet-stopping white boards teachers...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 9, 2013

Bear found floating died of gunshot wound

A black bear found dead and floating in Port Valdez last Wednesday was the subject of a conspicuous roadside necropsy. Bob Benda, a retired professor from Prince William Sound Community College, said...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 9, 2013

Drug seizure in Valdez leads to federal charges

An April drug bust by Valdez police uncovered evidence of crimes committed in Anchorage that allegedly involve sexual torture, kidnapping and other crimes involving drugs and firearms according to a press release issued by Frank Russo, Asst. US...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    October 2, 2013

Drug cases piling up after indictments

A Palmer grand jury indicted three different Valdez residents last month on felony drug charges in what Valdez police chief Bill Comer said is part of a long-term investigation, with some cases dating back as far as December, 2012. “As far as...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 21, 2013

Hunter education class coming to Valdez

It’s late August, and the fishing is good, but Alaskans can feel that subtle chill in the air harkening what some call autumn, but others call hunting season. Moose, caribou and bears and other...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 31, 2013

Swan song: cygnets reported dead at 6 mile pond

The two cygnets being raised by the pair of swans that nest in the pond near Mile 6 on the Richardson Highway have died according to witnesses. The swan family had been seen on the side of the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 3, 2013

Rabbit report aims to address bunny population

Pets or pests, Valdez officials are working to accommodate the lovers and haters of the feral rabbit population found abundantly throughout town. Bill Comer, Valdez Police Chief, issued a report to...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 19, 2013

Trashy ways: city begins enforcing garbage codes

City officials have put Valdez residents on notice that municipal codes regarding residential garbage collection will be enforced, after years of non-enforcement. “These rules that have been in place – the code – they have just never been...

 
 Main News    June 19, 2013

News Briefs

Barge cleared to leave Port The BBC Arizona sailed away from the Valdez container dock Saturday morning, ending a 15 delay in its departure, according to the US Coast Guard. The cargo vessel...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 29, 2013

Lessons were learned after GMS gun incident

Valdez police chief Bill Comer said he does not believe the student accused of bringing a loaded handgun to Gilson Middle School earlier this month intended to harm anyone. “I don’t think there was a lot of malicious intent,” he said, noting...

 

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