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 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Snow Town Ice Classic pays out over $1,500 this year

One good guesser in Valdez is over $1,500 richer. That is the news from the city's Parks and Recreation Dept. which saw its tripod on Ruth Pond fall due to thinning ice Saturday, marking the end of...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Terror drill scaled back last week after Virginia trooper shooting

Last week's terror drill was scaled back after a Virginia trooper was shot during a similar exercise at a bus station. Thursday, Mike Sutton, Exercise Director from the State of Alaska Division of...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Mock attack on middle school planned for this Saturday

Gilson Middle School will be the scene of a mock school-shooting drill this Saturday - and Valdez officials are asking people in Valdez to avoid the area. The drill will bring feature victims who appear to be injured, and include a lot of noises...

 
 By STAFF    Events   

Fat bike events are coming your way this weekend

The town's first fat bike competition is set to be held this week, and organizers say it will be a blast. "Chugach Fat Bike Bash featuring a little something for everyone from fun-loving fatties to...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Mott named MVP after leading Lady Bucs in Region III tourney

The Lady Buccaneers are heading to the state championships this week after beating the competition in last week's Region III tourney. Makenzi Mott was named MVP of the 3A tournament, with teammates Madison Fleming and Katy Merioles making the...

 
 By PETE TOYE    Events   

Bucs score during Regions tourney on home turf

Mother nature smiled fondly on Valdez this past weekend as both the weather and snow conditions were perfect for great Region III Championship skiing. Several Valdez skiers posted outstanding performances in the field of ten schools and almost 200...

 
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Meth bust Valdez police arrested a 49-year old woman for receiving drugs in the US mail. Police said Rhonda M. McConkie was charged with "Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the Fourth...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Lady Bucs sweep Elks Tournament in three-day run

The Lady Buccaneers are rolling their way to the top of the Aurora Conference after the team's sweep of the Elks Tournament. The Valdez girls bested Seward during the team's first game Thursday, outsc...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Bucs take second place in three-day Elks Tournament

Hot off its three-game victory of the Seward tournament, the Buccaneers took second place in the Elks Tournament. Valdez bashed its way to the top during the excitement of three days of home games,...

 
 By DEBRA MCGHAN    Events   

Snow and mountain safety for snowmachiners targeted by group

With today's snowmobiles getting lighter, faster and able to reach speeds exceeding 100 mph, riders are venturing further into the backcountry and higher up on the slopes. Thompson Pass provides the...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Thanksgiving and holiday events begin this week

The holidays will be a community event for many in Valdez this year. While families and friends gather around the table to eat traditional turkey meals - often capped with football - others have been...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Mass flu shot event is this Thursday at HHES

People in Valdez are encouraged to come get a free flu shot at Hermon Hutchens Elementary School Thursday night. The vaccine is free and everyone is eligible according to the city's public information office. Flu season is beginning and the Alaska...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

City manager candidates to meet and greet Valdez

Four candidates hoping to be the next city manager will visit Valdez Thursday - and you are invited to come meet the applicants face to face. "A community reception to meet the candidates will be held...

 
 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...

 

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