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 By Lee Revis    Events   

Free flu shots offered this coming Tuesday

A city-wide flu shot clinic is set for Tuesday evening, Nov. 6 according to health officials. The shots are free according to flyers advertising the event. Donations will be accepted to defray costs and children must be accompanied by a parent or gua...

 
 By Lee Revis    Events   

Halloween Carnival is definitely going to happen

The annual Halloween Carnival at Hermon Hutchens Elementary School gym is happening this year. Same place, same time. This is the official word from Todd Wegner, Ashley Nye-Vollmer and Jacob Jensen....

 
 By Lee Revis    Events   

Schantz, Miner and Moulton win city council seats

Newcomers Donna Schantz, Jeremy Miner and Christopher Moulton were each elected to serve two-year terms on the Valdez City Council after absentee and questioned ballots were counted Wednesday morning...

 
 By Lee Revis    Events   

Progress: Asia wants Alaska’s LNG

Energy companies from Korea and Indonesia want to buy liquefied natural gas from Alaska. In fact, the companies have said so in writing and have submitted several non-binding letters of interest to Alaska Gasline Port Authority, who quietly sought...

 
 By Lee Revis    Events   

Alaska LNG Summit woos buyers, producers

City officials in Valdez felt the town hit a homerun last week after its Alaska LNG summit attracted potential buyers from Japan, Indonesia, Hawaii and industry leaders and insiders from Washington...

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Valdez winner gets Seekins 4x4 truck

North Pole angler Calvin Carr reeled in a cool $15,000 Sunday night after catching a 264 pound halibut a mere week before the season end of the Valdez Halibut Derby. . Carr caught his prizewinning...

 
 By Lee Revis    Events   

Large field of candidates ready for questions

All candidates in the upcoming October elections for Valdez City Council, Board of Education and mayor have accepted invitations to a Meet the Candidates forum to meet the voting public Friday, September 28, just days before the October 2,...

 
 By Lee Revis    Events   

Natural gas conference in town’s front yard

City officials are working nearly around the clock to put the finishing touches on “AlaskaLNG Summit 2012,” as part of its ambiguous and aggressive campaign to secure Port Valdez as the export terminus for a future natural gas pipeline to export...

 
 By From Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Last week for Valdez Fish Derbies

Halibut angling continues to be consistent throughout Prince William Sound and charters out of Port Valdez are returning with happy anglers. Donovan Kelly has been working with Lady Luck Charters this year and he said the halibut fishing has been...

 
 By Lee Revis    Events   

Long list of candidates for city council seats

Nine council hopefuls will be on the October ballot when Valdez voters go to the polls to elect three new council members. Wanda Clark, Kris Obrien, Christian McGee, Josh Swierk, Donna Schantz, Allen Crume, Chris Moulton, Nate Smith and Jeremy Miner...

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Mining for silvers in Valdez tricky this year

People are catching silvers in Valdez, but they are having to do some crazy things to get them according to James Thayer, who fillets fish at the cleaning stations at the small boat harbor....

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Ladies loved the Women’s Silver Salmon Derby

After being crowned Queen of the Silver Salmon Sisterhood, Renee Canavan of Cottonwood, California said she was “kind of overwhelmed.” A cheering crowd of approximately 600 women cheered for...

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Newbie takes second place in salmon derby

Visitor Candace Prossner of Royal Oaks, Maryland says she’d never been fishing before she dropped a line in Valdez. By, Saturday, August 4, she’d reeled in a nice 16.02 pound silver salmon –...

 
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Who took home the gold at Gold Rush Days?

The 2012 Golden Rock Winners Over All Landscaping: Larry and Barb Sandvek Beds and Borders: Linda Christoffersen Container Gardens: Terry and John Folsom Vegetable Garden: Lydia Rountree Best New Gard...

 
 By Tony Gorman    Events   

High 5 triathlon hits high note

Sergei Wegner is a veteran when it comes to the Copper Valley High Five Triathlon. The 16 year-old has been racing in the event since he was only 6 years-old. That experience paid off last weekend when he won the teen solo category in the event. “I...

 
 By Lee Revis    Events   

Golden anniversary for Gold Rush Days

Gold Rush Days – the multi-day festival in Valdez that celebrates the town’s roots as the all-American route to interior gold mines – is itself celebrating its golden anniversary. While modern...

 
 By Lee Revis    Events   

Get to know candidates for senate and house

In the coming weeks, Valdez voters will be looking to get better acquainted with the candidates that are hoping to represent the citizenry in the Alaska House of Representatives and the State Senate. The new house and senate districts that include...

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Halibut derby competition is heating up

It was a hot week for halibut fishing in Valdez. The top three positions on the Halibut Derby leader board were all caught last week - and all weigh more than 200 pounds. Scott Jumgblom of Ione, Washi...

 
 By Tony Gorman    Events   

Fireweed 400 champs repeat victories

The tenth annual Fireweed 400 brought 650 racers to Valdez from around the world last weekend to compete in several different bicycle race categories. But, the winner’s circles in the solo division...

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

New second and third placers in halibut derby

Theron Lee of Winfield, Alabama was coming to Valdez to fish, but when he found out there was a Kids Pink Salmon Derby Saturday he was excited to give it a try. The 14-year-old and his family headed...

 
 By Tony Gorman    Events   

Fireweed 400 turns 10 years old

If you ask Bob Voris what his job was in the very first Fireweed 400 back in 2003, he would tell you he had the loneliest job of the race - a turnaround official. The retired teacher from Eagle River said that after the start, he had to drive to...

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Interior Alaskans are weekly derby winners

The pink salmon are in! Anglers are reeling in humpies in good numbers from the shores of Allison Point and the halibut weekly winners were both above the 100 pound mark. Victor Joseph of Fairbanks...

 
 By Lee Revis    Events   

Relay for Life graced with sunshine

Relay for Life – the 24-hour fundraising walkathon held to raise cash to aid cancer patients and fund research for a cure – held its main Valdez event Friday evening through Saturday. Dozens of...

 
 By From the Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Alaskans still dominating fish derby

With bluebird skies in Valdez much of last week, the Valdez Fish Derbies weigh-in shack was busy weighing in fish - and anglers were happy to hang out in the sunshine after returning to port. Several fish were weighed in at over 100 pounds and most w...

 
 By Ron Holmstrom    Events   

Twenty years of theatre conference recalled

Some veteran conference attendees were saying that this one was the best ever. Hard to argue with that, when considering that we saw the return of founder of the event and Prince William Sound...

 

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