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 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 25, 2016 

Anti-commercial marijuana petition backers are seeking signatures

Foes of legalized commercial marijuana have been gathering signatures for the group's citizen's initiative that could put a proposition on the ballot in the next municipal elections to ask Valdez...

 
 Main News    May 25, 2016 

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Rock on Rock climbing enthusiasts will be reaching for new heights in Valdez this week as in anticipation of the Valdez Rock Climbing Festival. Organizers with Levitation 49, a non-profit group that...

 
 By NED ROZELL    Main News    May 25, 2016 

Moose flies a high-summer Alaska pest of big proportions

While boating down the Yukon River during the hottest summer recorded in Alaska (1915, when Fort Yukon reached 100 degrees Fahrenheit), missionary Hudson Stuck wrote about the wildlife that most...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 16, 2016

Marijuana zoning regulations passed by Valdez City Council Monday

Rules governing where commercial marijuana will be allowed in Valdez were finalized by the Valdez City Council Monday night. The zoning regulations, which will allow cultivation in retail outlets and...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 16, 2016

New harbor project evolves as work continues during short season

Stakeholders held a work session Monday night to take a look at the financial health of the new harbor project. In one of his last acts in public office Monday night, Mayor Larry Weaver presided over...

 
 By NED ROZELL    Main News    May 16, 2016

Big changes on a big Alaska peninsula in the past 50 years

Larger than West Virginia, the Kenai Peninsula has the best of Alaska: coastal rainforests, two icefields, majestic deep-water fiords and a sapphire river home to the largest king salmon ever caught. It also has some of the best-documented changes...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 11, 2016

Construction season goes into high gear throughout Valdez

Construction projects in Valdez are kicking into high gear as stakeholders in the various projects in Valdez rush against the clock in Alaska's short building season. Between the hours of 9:00 a.m....

 
 Main News    May 11, 2016

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Explosion A Valdez man and his dog were injured in a propane explosion in Alpine Woods Subdivision Sunday night. "At approximately 7:14 p.m. Sunday, Valdez Police and Fire Dispatch received a report...

 
 By NED ROZELL    Main News    May 11, 2016

Much of the Arctic is lower than it was before

When botanist Janet Jorgenson first visited a patch of tundra east of Kaktovik in 1988, it was flat, dry and thick with 29 species of lichens and mosses. Now, Tapkaurak is wet, gullied and fragrant...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 4, 2016

Coin-toss decides third council seat in municipal elections

Incumbent council member Chris Moulton will sit for another two-year term after a coin toss settled a tie with candidate Darren Reese. Preliminary election results gave Reese a two-vote lead over Moulton when the votes were tallied with absentee and...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    May 4, 2016

Marijuana ban petition released to organizers of ballot initiative

City officials are moving ahead with regulating commercial marijuana in Valdez at the same time a group of citizen's has begun efforts to ban it. City clerk Sheri Pierce said her offices has begun...

 
 By NED ROZELL    Main News    May 4, 2016

Yukon River breaking up with a whimper this spring

CIRCLE - As the pilot of a chartered Cessna 206 curved in for a land-ing above the Yukon River, his passengers squinted at white river ice that clung to the south bank near town. Chocolate brown open...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 27, 2016

Propositions on Tuesday's ballot require a little study

There may be only one candidate for mayor in the upcoming elections, but voters have a lot of decisions to make regarding the four proposition and the candidates running for city and council and...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 27, 2016

Propositions on Tuesday's ballot require a little study

There may be only one candidate for mayor in the upcoming elections, but voters have a lot of decisions to make regarding the four proposition and the candidates running for city and council and...

 
 Main News    April 27, 2016

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Gorman is back Former KCHU public news director Tony Gorman is back on the airwaves in Valdez, PWS and the Copper Valley. Gorman is replacing Marcia Lynn, who announced her retirement in March. Lynn r...

 
 By NED ROZELL    Main News    April 27, 2016

Frog calls signal the change of season in Alaska

NEAR BALLAINE LAKE - Over the blat of engines and hum of tires on nearby Farmers Loop, Mark Spangler hears the chuckles of the animal he is studying. Male wood frogs in a one-acre pond on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks are singing...

 
 Main News    April 27, 2016

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Gorman is back Former KCHU public news director Tony Gorman is back on the airwaves in Valdez, PWS and the Copper Valley. Gorman is replacing Marcia Lynn, who announced her retirement in March. Lynn r...

 
 By NED ROZELL    Main News    April 27, 2016

Frog calls signal the change of season in Alaska

NEAR BALLAINE LAKE - Over the blat of engines and hum of tires on nearby Farmers Loop, Mark Spangler hears the chuckles of the animal he is studying. Male wood frogs in a one-acre pond on the campus...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 26, 2016

Propositions on Tuesday's ballot require a little study

There may be only one candidate for mayor in the upcoming elections, but voters have a lot of decisions to make regarding the four proposition and the candidates running for city and council and...

 
 Main News    April 26, 2016

News briefs

Gorman is back Former KCHU public news director Tony Gorman is back on the airwaves in Valdez, PWS and the Copper Valley. Gorman is replacing Marcia Lynn, who announced her retirement in March. Lynn r...

 
 By NED ROZELL    Main News    April 26, 2016

Frog calls signal the change of season in Alaska

NEAR BALLAINE LAKE - Over the blat of engines and hum of tires on nearby Farmers Loop, Mark Spangler hears the chuckles of the animal he is studying. Male wood frogs in a one-acre pond on the campus...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 20, 2016

Marijuana opponents petition to be certified by city clerk

Opponents of commercial marijuana could begin circulating a petition to ban pot businesses in Valdez as early as next week. City Clerk Sheri Pierce said Monday that her office was preparing to...

 
 Main News    April 20, 2016

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Aleutian Village The Valdez City Council held a work session Tuesday night to discuss options for dealing with the pending closure of Aleutian Village Trailer Park. The work session was scheduled to...

 
 By NED ROZELL    Main News    April 20, 2016

White creatures changing with the northern season

This morning, through the west window, I noticed a flash of white. I looked up from breakfast to see a short-tailed weasel popping from a hole in the snowpack. He was sleek and streamlined and...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    Main News    April 20, 2016

Lawmakers creep past regular session into overtime Monday

The Alaska Legislature went into overtime Monday as it continued to wrestle with how to confront an estimated $4 billion state budget deficit. House Speaker Mike Chenault said legislative leaders planned to keep working past the voter-approved 90-day...

 

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