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 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 26, 2015 

Huff sentenced for kidnap, attempted murder conviction

Nicholas Huff was sentenced in Valdez court Tuesday morning after his February conviction on kidnap and attempted murder charges. Judge Eric Smith sentenced Huff to 50 years in prison, with 25 years...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 26, 2015 

Warren Paulsen now a part of "Faces Never Forgotten"

Warren Paulsen is now a part of "Faces Never Forgotten." Paulsen, along with a Cordova man named David H. Elisovsky, will have their photos included in a project that aims to pair a picture with each...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 26, 2015 

Enrollment numbers up at Valdez City Schools - so far

Valdez City Schools has seen an increase in its student enrollment numbers a week after opening its doors. "We were budgeted for 604 for the year," Superintendent Jim Nygaard said Monday night in his report to the board of education. "As of the end...

 
 By Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    August 26, 2015 

Countdown is on in final days of the fish derbies

With less than two weeks left in the halibut and silver salmon derbies, the current leaders with the largest fish of the season have their fingers crossed. Fred Hyder reeled in his 253.8 pound halibut on July 10 and it has been on top of the leader...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 26, 2015 

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Credit card policy updated by board The board of education for Valdez City Schools updated its credit card policy Monday night. "The policy is going on a year old," Jim Nygaard, the district's superintendent, said during Monday night's meeting....

 
 By Ned Rozell    Main News    August 26, 2015 

A float down the Tanana River

This is not Henry Allen's Tanana River. Nor is it the Trail River of people living here thousands of years before the nineteenth-century government explorer struggled his way down the Tanana. But it...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 19, 2015

Picture sought of Valdez veteran who died in Vietnam

Do you have a photo of Warren Paulsen? Paulsen was a Valdez man who was killed in action back in during his service in the Navy at the height of the Vietnam War. Service records posted online say he...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 19, 2015

Hefty tax on marijuana sales urged by Valdez man

Valdez man Doug Davies urged the Valdez City Council to levy a hefty tax on marijuana sales Monday night. The move came as the council was preparing to vote on an ordinance that – after it unanimously passed – created a local marijuana...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 19, 2015

New city job to open after human resources report

The Valdez City Council is looking to implement a three-year action plan in its human resources department which will include the hiring of a human resources position. The move comes on the heels of...

 
 By Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    August 19, 2015

Fish derbies strong as clock ticks on this season

The leader board hasn't changed much this past week in either the Valdez Silver Salmon Derby or the Valdez Halibut Derby, but lots of halibut and silver salmon are coming into Port Valdez. The silvers seem to be running a bit small this year, but...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 19, 2015

News Briefs

Valdez schools fully staffed this year Superintendent Jim Nygaard says Valdez City Schools was fully staffed with teachers when the new school year began Monday. Nygaard said the district is lucky. A...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 12, 2015

Marijuana board ordinance passes its first reading

The Valdez City Council is going to pot – or will at least act as the local regulatory body as the state board shapes new laws to govern how marijuana can be legally sold and consumed across the state. “This is just a first step in many meetings,...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 12, 2015

Aid requests for assistance up in Valdez area

Requests for food aid, assistance with utilities and other basic needs are up in coastal Alaska according to Sue A. Brogan, the CVA / Vice President, Income Health Impact / United Way of Anchorage. The increase comes from not only Valdez, but other...

 
 Main News    August 12, 2015

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Fees for using school property scrutinized Administration for Valdez City Schools will track the usage of district buildings and other areas frequently used by the public in the coming year. The move...

 
 By Ned Rozell    Main News    August 12, 2015

Early death may benefit bear-pressured salmon

While snorkeling in Alaska's largest lake, Stephanie Carlson watched sockeye salmon change from aggressive red creatures with the jaws of wolves to drab, lethargic slugs. That conversion was so quick she wondered if fish that fall apart faster have...

 
 By Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    August 12, 2015

Cohos big this year as season nears end

Friends don't let friends fish without a derby ticket. This is a familiar slogan of the Valdez Fish Derbies - but it wasn't a derby ticket that kept Kris Meyer away from the big prizes in the 2015...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 5, 2015

Council meetings move to Tuesdays beginning September

Have you ever read through an entire agenda – and the lengthy statements and supporting information – that Valdez City Council members need to review at least twice a month before Monday meetings? Apparently, council members are having a tough...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 5, 2015

Gov. Walker hosted open house with Rep. Colver

Gov. Bill Walker hosted what he called a homecoming Sunday at the Valdez Civic Center. As he is often fond of saying, his house is in Anchorage – but his home is in Valdez. And for the last eight...

 
 By Valdez Fish Derbies    Main News    August 5, 2015

Women's silver salmon derby is this weekend

Anglers are catching their limit of silver salmon in Port Valdez in just a few hours - a welcome sight for those who suffered through a poor silver salmon run last year. "Fishing for silvers has been great", exclaimed Barb Amundsen of the charter...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    August 5, 2015

Gold Rush Parade Winners

Best Business float 1st Valdez Dance Team 2nd Toast of the Town 3rd CVEA Best Non-Business 1st HOVSS 2nd Governor Bill Walker 3rd Representative Jim Colver Best Club or Organization 1st The Pioneers...

 
 By Ned Rozell    Main News    August 5, 2015

The loneliest camp on Earth revisited

One of the quietest places in Alaska was temporarily home to a few hardy people when the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock. An archaeologist has fleshed out what life might have been like during a winter on St. Matthew Island in the 1600s. St....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 29, 2015

Gov. Walker to attend Gold Rush parade Sunday

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and Rep. Jim Colver will host an open house in Valdez this Sunday. Angela Stephl, legislative aid to Colver, said the two elected officials will host the open house at the Valdez Civic Center this Sunday, August 2, from 1-2 p....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 29, 2015

Homeschool program in Valdez offers highest allotment

The homeschool program in Valdez pays the highest allotment to pay for education students at home – despite what you may read in the newspaper. The board of education for Valdez City Schools got a good laugh Monday night at its regular meeting...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    July 29, 2015

Exotic pet habitat expansion underway at animal shelter

Did you know parrots and turtles can live to be over sixty years old? So can koi and goldfish. Oh, and those cute little creatures can grow to be over three feet long. Iguanas can grow to over six...

 

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