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 By TONY GORMAN    Main News    June 21, 2017 

Ice-dammed lake likely to burst and flood downstream of glacier

Watch for flooding when downstream of the Valdez Glacier. That is the word from the City of Valdez, which issued a potential flood warning Monday morning. Officials are keeping a close eye on the area around the Valdez Glacier following a potential...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 21, 2017 

Rock climbing fest ads flow arts to its lineup of events this year

Rock on Valdez - that is the word from a local event planning group that works to get people outdoors. The annual Rock Climbing Fest - organized by Levitation 49 - has changed its name this year to...

 
 By TONY GORMAN    Main News    June 21, 2017 

Woody Woodgate named new principal of Valdez High School

A college teacher is going back to high school. Woody Woodgate - the regional director of adult basic education at Prince William Sound College - will be the new principal at Valdez High School. The news came last week when the board of education...

 
 By Ned Rozell    Main News    June 21, 2017 

Remote pathway far from the highway is most isolated along pipeline

(This summer series is documenting Rozell's walk along the trans-Alaska pipeline, 20 years after making the first trek with his dog, Jane) GOLD RUN CREEK - This clear waterway running through boreal s...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 21, 2017 

Security zone warning issued to Valdez boaters

The US Coast Guard is spreading the word that all boaters must stay out of the security zone surrounding the Valdez Marine Terminal in Port Valdez. Fines for breaching the zone can cost hundreds of dollars for first offences committed by recreational...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 14, 2017

New fire station plans move forward slowly as land purchase delayed

Plans to buy land for a new fire station are on hold. "We're not in a hurry to do this," council member Darren Reese said a week ago Tuesday before the Valdez City Council postponed its vote that...

 

Three days left in week of all-things theatre in the twenty-fifth conference

Just in case anyone has missed the first few days of this influx of all-things-theatre that invades Valdez every summer, there is much more coming. There are still three days left of the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, (LFTC,) filled with...

 
 By NED ROZELL    Main News    June 14, 2017

Roadhouse provides a rest along the trail from Valdez to Prudhoe Bay

(This summer series is documenting Rozell's walk along the trans-Alaska pipeline, 20 years after making the first trek with his dog, Jane) RIKA'S ROADHOUSE - Sitting in the shade of a poplar, I watch...

 

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Rain not bad Rain in Valdez was less than an inch for last week. The weekly rainfall for the June 5-11, was .81 inches according to Eric Cooper of the Valdez Avalanche Center. Last week, .9 inches...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 7, 2017

Delinquent property taxes may lead to foreclosure by the city

Pay up or face foreclosure. That is the word from the city's finance department, which is poised and ready to seek court ordered foreclosures on a number of properties within the city limits that have unpaid taxes, some dating back as far as the...

 

Theatre Conference begins this Sunday for the 25th year

Twenty-five years! A major theatre conference in the unlikely location of Valdez, Alaska? Holy cats! To quote Shakespeare's immortal character Puck, "Who'd a thunk it?" Well, at least three people cer...

 
 By Tony Gorman    Main News    June 7, 2017

Relay for Life raises over $20,000 to support American Cancer Society

Darth Vader joined the rebellion - in hopes of bringing lights of hope to a dark subject. He was part of the 14th Annual American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The theme was Join the Rebellion and...

 

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Single lane A small portion of Pioneer Dr has been reduced to one lane while workers reconstruct Clark Street, which runs between West Klutina and Pioneer Drive. "Construction, which includes road,...

 
 By Ned Rozell    Main News    June 7, 2017

Sharing the trail with born Alaskans shows a unique resilience

(This summer series is documenting Rozell's walk along the trans-Alaska pipeline, 20 years after making the first trek with his dog, Jane) Who is this girl, hair in braids, emerging from the tent...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 31, 2017

Bomb threat faxed to Napa store one of several across the US

A Valdez business received a bomb threat Monday - one of several reported across the country. "Good Morning, I'll be brief," a fax sent to the Napa Auto Parts store in Valdez reads. "I installed...

 
 By DAN JOLING    Main News    May 31, 2017

Opening ANWR asks new questions in an old fight in Alaska

President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling. The effort is the latest chapter in a long-running political fight...

 

Ninety pounders lead the way in first week of Valdez Halibut Derby

The Valdez Halibut Derby kicked off May 20 and some nice fish were weighed in the first few days of the derby officials say. This past Sunday, members of the Alaska military visited Valdez and the number of boats going out for halibut dramatically...

 

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Rain in Valdez Last week was a wet one for Valdez. Eric Cooper of the Valdez Avalanche Center, the organization that monitors rain and snow for the National Weather Service, reports that 2.06 inches...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 24, 2017

Flood mitigation of Glacier Stream receives some federal funding

Funding to help offset the costs of dealing with flooding will soon fill the city's coffers. The funding - is from the Watershed Protection Program, run by the Dept. of Agriculture - will add over...

 

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Rain in Valdez Weather watchers with Valdez Avalanche Center report that there was a little over half an inch of rain in Valdez for the week of May 15-21, .56" to be precise. The group also reports...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    May 24, 2017

Cruise ship docks

Helicopters took to the air, kayakers put oar to water and vendors took to the street Monday as Valdez welcomed a rare visitor to its shores - a cruise ship. The MS EUROPA - billed as the "most...

 
 By Ned Rozell    Main News    May 24, 2017

Outdoor gear has come a long way in twenty years

When I walked this same path 20 years ago, I averaged six miles each day. After a few weeks in 2017 of hiking the path of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, it seems easy to do 10 miles a day. Back then,...

 

Congratulations 2017 Graduates

Congratulations 2017 Graduates Prince William Sound College Associate of Arts: • Craig Thomas Bailer • Holli Marie Francis Barlow • Ashley Lynn Briggs • Shawnda Christine Gallup • Holly...

 

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Fly-in record A new world record was set in Valdez last weekend when Frank Knapp landed a "Lil' Cub" airplane, and came to a complete stop at 10 feet, five inches. The record-breaking feat occurred...

 

Five ways to become a smaller target for ransomware hackers

This weekend's global online extortion attack reinforces the need for businesses and other large organizations to update their computer operating systems and security software, cybersecurity experts said. But experts point out that ordinary computer...

 

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