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 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

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 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

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 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 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 

News briefs

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...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 13, 2016

Foes of marijuana want to outlaw it in Valdez by popular vote

Marijuana foes in Valdez are working towards adding a ballot initiative to outlaw all commercial activity within 10 miles of the city limits. Sheri Pierce, city clerk, is expected to approve a pending application that will allow organizers to begin c...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 13, 2016

Gov. Walker sends staffers out to tout state budget fixes

Alaskans will need to make sacrifices to address the state's fiscal crisis - and Gov. Walker has spelled out how he sees that happening. In hopes of gaining voter support for his plans - which...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    Main News    April 13, 2016

Recession looms for Alaska economic professor warns lawmakers

The collapse in oil prices has left oil-reliant Alaska with a multibillion-dollar budget deficit and few palatable options for digging its way out. With just days left in the legislative session, state political leaders are struggling to get on the...

 
 Main News    April 13, 2016

News Briefs

Walk a Mile Dozens of male supporters showed up in the rain Saturday to "Walk a Mile in her Shoes." The fundraiser and public awareness campaign is sponsored by Advocates for Victims of Violence,...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 6, 2016

State of the State town hall meeting slated for Thursday

How is Alaska faring in the last weeks of the legislative session? Valdez will get a first-hand view from the perspective of the governor's office this Thursday night when the town's former city manag...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    April 6, 2016

Fiber optic: coming to a home near you for better speed

Faster and better service speeds will be available to Copper Valley Telecom service subscribers after fiber optic lines are installed to homes according to the cooperative. CVT will begin installing...

 
 By RASHAH MCCHESNEY    Main News    April 6, 2016

Final weeks of the legislature see much work still needed

The Alaska Legislature is entering what is scheduled to be its last two weeks, with major bills yet to be resolved as lawmakers face a multibillion-dollar budget deficit. The House and Senate finance committees plan to meet two, sometimes three times...

 
 By NED ROZELL    Main News    April 6, 2016

The giant wave of Icy Bay: a look back to last October

A landslide last fall caused a giant wave of the type not seen in Alaska since the storied 1958 event in Lituya Bay. After a period of heavy rains, a mountainside near Tyndall Glacier col-lapsed into...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 30, 2016

Aleutian Village residents ask city to reevaluate cost estimate

Jeri Devens was informally elected spokesperson for Aleutian Village residents, who are facing eviction from the trailer park. In a meeting between the city council and park residents, Devens asked council to re-evaluate a cost-estimate city...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 30, 2016

From the editor's desk

A majority of Alaskans supported the legal commercialization of marijuana in the 2014 elections - and it would be hurtful to Valdez to opt out of any of the numerous economic opportunities that...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    Main News    March 30, 2016

Walker reiterates call for budget plan amid dour forecast

A dour revenue forecast brought with it a warning from Gov. Bill Walker that state legislators need to deliver a plan to address Alaska's multibillion-dollar deficit this year or face a special session. Legislative leaders say Walker has a role to...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 30, 2016

Lady Bucs return to Valdez empty-handed after state championships

The Lady Buccaneers came home empty handed from the state championships in Anchorage last week - halting the team's seemingly unstoppable rise to the top this season. "We went in with high expectations and had two off games," Coach Doug Fleming said...

 
 By NED ROZELL    Main News    March 30, 2016

Thule people had northern life figured out archeologists find

About 1,000 years ago, Norse explorer Leif Ericson bumped into the New World at Newfoundland. The old world was filling up, with 300,000 people living in the Roman capital of Constantinople. Up here...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 23, 2016

Marijuana: opponents fail to change minds at planning and zoning

Opponents of commercial marijuana failed to persuade the city's Planning and Zoning Commission to quash local regulations that - if passed by city council - will allow cultivation of cannabis in comme...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    March 23, 2016

Cost estimates skyrocket in Aleutian Village subdivision plan

Flabbergasted. That is the word one attendee used to describe the $5 million price tag city administration attached to a plan that would create a new subdivision out of the Aleutian Village Trailer...

 

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