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 By VALDEZ FISH DERBIES    Events   

Exchange student from Japan wins women's silver derby

Nana Matsui, a Japanese exchange student attending Prince William Sound College, was surprised and excited to be crowned Queen of the Silver Salmon Sisterhood Saturday night. Matsui, age 20, reeled...

 
 By VALDEZ FISH DERBIES    Events   

Silvers in port just in time for Women's Derby Saturday

Anthony Cunningham of Valdez caught a 14.28 pound derby-winning silver salmon from shore Saturday, taking home a first-place daily prize and as of Tuesday morning was in first-place overall in the Valdez Silver Salmon Derby. Stephanie Wenner of...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Parade moved to Galena Street for Gold Rush Days

Everyone loves a parade - and organizers for Gold Rush Days want everyone to know where to see this year's spectacle. The grand parade that marks the end of Gold Rush Days will promenade down Galena...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

New playground breaks ground after years of planning

A call for volunteers to help build the new community playground is making its way through Valdez. "There's three shifts a day," Alan Sorum said Monday night. Sorum, who is a school board member,...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Gold Rush Days begin next Wednesday for young and old alike

Dust off your garters and pull out your big frilly hats - Gold Rush Days begin in Valdez this coming Wednesday. This year, Bob and Sue Smith will be crowned Valdez royalty after the committee that puts on the yearly event honored the couple with the...

 
 By VALDEZ FISH DERBIES    Events   

Fairbanks boy sets record in Kids Pink Salmon Derby

The Valdez Silver Salmon derby began Saturday and the largest fish weighed in as of Monday was a 9.76 pound silver caught by Mike Seminario of Fairbanks. Seminario made the catch from aboard the...

 
 By VALDEZ FISH DERBIES    Events   

Silver salmon derby begins this weekend amid strong halibut fishing

Get out your pixies - the Silver Salmon Derby opens this Saturday. For the younger set, the Valdez Kids Pink Salmon Derby is this Saturday - a one-day only event the gives youngsters a chance to wet...

 
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Fireweed 400 Bicycle Race

Sheep Mountain Lodge to Valdez, and back 400 Mile Time Trial Male Solo 1) Ben Lafevers, 29:49:42; 2) Kuba Wuls, 31:45:39; 400 Mile 2 Person Male 1) Buzz Scher / Connor Scher, 24:09:59; 400 Mile 4...

 
 By VALDEZ FISH DERBIES    Events   

New second-place derby halibut weighs in at 211 pounds

Another 200 pound plus halibut made its way to Port Valdez. Kim Steiger of Westchester, Pennsylvania pulled in a 211 pound halibut July 5 from aboard the "Halibut Grove." "It wasn't that hard to pull in," Steiger said. "I think it was tired. When we...

 
 By VALDEZ FISH DERBIES    Events   

Cook-off kicks off salmon season as anglers wait for pinks

A Pink Salmon Festival - complete with games, cooking competition and community barbeque - kicked off the Fourth of July weekend in Valdez last Saturday. Construction crews have been working in downtown Valdez, but work was halted for the Pink Salmon...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Fireworks display will top off weekend of holiday events

A large fireworks display will top a weekend of Independence Day festivities in Valdez. The grand finale for this week's Fourth of July weekend will be at 10 p.m. Monday, but events celebrating...

 
 By VALDEZ FISH DERBIES    Events   

Louisiana man wins a thousand bucks in Halibut Hullabaloo

Jeff Leaverton of Madisonville, Louisiana caught a 174.4 pound halibut June 16 that held on as the leader through the end of the Halibut Hullabaloo, which ended Sunday night. In addition to winning a...

 
 By RON HOLMSTROM    Events   

Theatre Conference attendees will be ready for Saturday gala

This year's Saturday night gala at the Last Frontier Theatre Conference looks to be a real hoot. Alaska's own TBA Theatre Company will be hosting the event, which will be presented as a 1920s style...

 
 By VALDEZ FISH DERBIES    Events   

Hullabaloo over halibut gives reel time incentive to fish

The Valdez Fish Derbies weigh-in station is busy with anglers weighing in fish for a chance to take home the Halibut Hullabaloo $1,000 grand prize. Many fish over the 100 pounds mark were brought in last week. As of Tuesday morning, Larry Bazilwich...

 
 By VALDEZ FISH DERBIES    Events   

The one to beat in halibut derby weighed 253 pounds

David Jamison of Fairbanks is a speech pathologist who said he was anything but speechless when he started reeling in a 253 pound halibut. That fish, which he caught last week, catapulted him to the...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Theatre Conference comes to Valdez and the last frontier next week

It's June and in Valdez and that means getting ready for one of Alaska's biggest events of the year, the Last Frontier Theatre Conference. Organizers of the conference say they are waiving admission...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Military Appreciation festivities set for this weekend in Valdez

While many people across the country will be having picnics and enjoying a good time this coming Memorial Day Weekend, people in Valdez will be taking a more hands-on approach by celebrating one of the town's signature events - Military Appreciation...

 
 By MAE ANDERSON    Events   

Amazon to expand its store-brand product offerings online

Amazon is planning to expand the store-brand products it sells to new categories including food and household products, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Amazon is wildly popular with...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Career fair at high school attracts Alaska's first lady as guest

First lady Donna Walker spent time with both the young and old on her recent visit to Valdez. "The initial request was to participate in the career day at Valdez High School," she said in a brief...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Best year ever for CVT financials membership learns

Copper Valley Telecom had its best financial year ever. That was the biggest news coming out of the cooperative's annual membership meeting in Valdez last week, which also featured news of emerging technologies and ever faster internet speeds that...

 
 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   

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 its 2016 Snowtown Ice Classic. "The actual time the...

 
 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...

 

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