The Valdez Star - Serving Prince William Sound and Copper River Basin

Main News

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 1282



 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 10, 2018 

Marijuana store to remain open despite recent federal policy shift

It's business as usual for Alaska's first legal retail marijuana outlet – despite a recent announcement from Washington that the Trump administration intends change its enforcement of federal...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 10, 2018 

Shortlist of names for new superintendent of Valdez City Schools announced

A shortlist of candidates to lead Valdez City Schools was announced Tuesday morning by the consulting firm hired by the school district to help aid in its search for a new leader. Mr. Patrick Mayor of Wrangle is the only Alaskan named after...

 

News Briefs

Resignation (AP) Alaska state Sen. Mike Dunleavy says he will resign his seat to focus on running for governor this year. Dunleavy, a Republican, says the best way for him to advocate for his constitu...

 
 By DAN JOLING    Main News    January 10, 2018 

Backcountry skiers on Thompson Pass measured the snowpack for scientists

(AP) America's space agency wants you to head for the mountains with a smartphone and a measuring stick. NASA's earth science arm is funding research that recruits citizen scientists on skis, snowshoes and snowmobiles to measure snow depth in...

 

Distinguished: Hermon Hutchens Elementary School recognized nationally

Students returning to school this week from the winter break can hold their heads a little higher after the elementary school was recognized as performing exceptionally well the past two years....

 

State settles for $165 M with pipeline shippers after prolonged disputes

(AP) Alaska expects to collect about $165 million its owed in back taxes from companies that paid to ship oil down the Trans-Alaska Pipeline after a settlement was reached on rates. The payments primarily from oil companies operating on the North...

 

Answer this: Can you pinpoint the most remote area of Alaska?

Richard Forman, a Harvard professor of landscape ecology, once visited a mangrove swamp in the Florida Everglades that he described as the most remote place in the eastern U.S. The swamp was 17 miles from any road. What's the most remote spot in...

 

News Briefs

New super search The board of education for Valdez City Schools is holding an executive session this Sunday to meet with consultants hired by the district to select candidates for a new...

 

Holiday hours vary all over Valdez in the days before Christmas

Christmas is coming this Monday - and a number of businesses and services will be closing early or not be open at all on Christmas Eve, a Sunday. Don't forget the cranberries, because the local...

 

Cost of buying all 12 Days of Christmas gift items went up in 2017

For the Star The PNC Christmas Price Index predicts True Loves will be on their merry way to a more robust and satisfying holiday shopping season this year. To purchase the gifts included in the...

 

Budget unveiled by Gov. Walker aims to reinvigorate the state's economy

JUNEAU - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Friday proposed a budget plan aimed at reinvigorating the state's economy that he hopes will win over legislators following drawn-out sessions marred by political gridlock. Central to that plan is a payroll tax tha...

 

Driven by open ocean, Arctic continues to warm

NEW ORLEANS - At this gathering of thousands scientists at a horseshoe bend of the lower Mississippi River, a few talked about a place far away they have been watching for years. "The Arctic shows no sign of returning to the reliably frozen state it...

 

Police and Fire reports

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 12/11 Citizen Contact: Officers were flagged down by a local resident concerned about possible flooding issues in the area...

 

Big wet snows and rain that brought avalanche and brought heat wave

Fresh produce and dairy were scarce - but Valdez survived last week's avalanche largely unscathed. Alaska Dept. of Transportation (ADOT) announced that it re-opened the Richardson Highway for travel at about 5:30 p.m. last Thursday after a massive...

 

Old scams snag new victims as holiday season swings into gear

No, you still cannot pay fines with gift cards - and that bearer of bad news that called you asking for money to save your grandchild from peril is a crook. "I think some folks just don't hear about...

 

Legislative Information Office reopens for upcoming Legislative session

The Legislative Information Office (LIO) in Valdez opened its doors this week, according to Tony Gorman, who was recently hired to run the Valdez office in the state building on Meals Ave. Sharon Lawrence, who ran the office for many years, is...

 

News Briefs

Energy credit All Valdez households that pay a fuel or electric bill will be eligible to receive a $550 credit towards their winter bill - but the deadline to apply is this Friday - Dec. 15....

 

Richardson Highway reopens but conditions remain poor

UPDATE FROM ADOT The Richardson Highway, near Valdez, is now open from mile 12-55. Travelers are advised that driving conditions are very difficult. Heavy snow, mixed with rain, is causing ice to...

 

Newspaper will take a Christmas vacation the week of December 25

School children are not the only people who look forward to a Christmas break - so does the staff at the Valdez Star. The weekly newspaper's last 2017 edition will publish Dec. 20; the regular weekly...

 

News Briefs

Rain and snow Yes - that was a lot of snow and rain. The Alaska Avalanche Information Center reports that 15 inches of snow fell in Valdez last week - the bulk of which fell Dec. 3-4. The town...

 

Skiers, snowmachiners help improve snow models for scientists

Snow falling silently on Alaska's mountains will in a few months transform into a medium for migrating salmon, and so much more. "That snowflake that falls on the mountain now is water that flows in...

 

Package delivery volume explodes, but Postal Service is still in the red

There are few institutions serving Valdez that are more important than the U.S. Postal Service - and few that are more financially beleaguered. Judging by the volume of parcels delivered daily to Valdez it would be difficult to tell that the Postal...

 

Gasline deal with China touted by Gov. Walker is not assured deal

JUNEAU - Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday touted the benefits a major liquefied natural gas project would bring to Alaska, though the project, which the state is pursuing with Chinese partners, is far from assured. Walker, speaking in Anchorage, told...

 

News Briefs

Bazaar time Get ready to shop, Valdez: the annual Christmas Bazaar is this Saturday. The Valdez Emblem Club #514 Christmas bazaar is December 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. according to organizer Agnes...

 

Angel Tree is a way to bring Christmas cheer to needy Valdez families

Santa's helpers have set up the Angel Tree at the Valdez post office in hopes that the community will help Santa. The Angel Tree is supported by Santa's Workshop - disguised as Sheila Jordan - with...

 

Page Down

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2017

Rendered 01/17/2018 08:56