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 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 25, 2015 

MRI imaging now available at Valdez hospital

The sun was shining on Valdez last Thursday when a small group of city officials gathered with the good folks at Providence Valdez Medical Center to cut the ribbon, symbolically opening the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 25, 2015 

Lady Bucs take second at state championships

The Lady Buccaneers took second place in the state championships last week, coming within a hairs breadth of the top spot. Valdez went into the championships with their eye on the Barrow Whalers, but in the end it was Sitka that managed to best Valde...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 25, 2015 

City Hall closed Monday for Seward's Day

A holiday many Alaskans forget about is coming up. Seward's Day, a uniquely Alaskan state holiday, is this Monday, March 30. But unless you have business with the city or a handful of state offices, you might not realize it's an official state holida...

 
 By Ned Rozell    Main News    March 25, 2015 

What makes a person more tolerant of the cold?

This message came from the grandfather of 5-year old Ben, who lives near Inverness, Scotland: Even in winter he will rapidly strip off and often plays in a sleeveless vest while others still have a...

 
 Main News    March 25, 2015 

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Gasline amendments for Richardson fail Rep. Jim Colver attempted Monday to amend HB 132, a bill that relates to the duties the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation, AGDC, in Juneau. Twice. The...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 18, 2015

Nine candidates on ballot for city council seats

(Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition story and contains an updated candidates list.) There are no city council incumbents on the ballot for this May's municipal elections....

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 18, 2015

Bootlegging charges result in hefty prison term

A Valdez judge sentenced a former Valdez woman to over six years in prison Thursday for her role in importing illegal alcohol and narcotics to the village of Tatitlek. Lori Ann Clum, also known in Valdez as Sue Johnson, was sentenced to six years...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 18, 2015

Eight year sentence for 2013 bar stabbing

A Valdez man was sentenced to over eight years in prison Thursday for stabbing another man outside of a bar. Judge Dan Schally sentenced Robert Goldstein, age 36, to eight years and 11 months in prison. Goldstein was convicted on four counts of...

 
 By Jennifer James    Main News    March 18, 2015

Ice Classic comes to Valdez for good cause

Alaska's favorite guessing game has come to Valdez. Valdez Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services teamed up with Advocates for Victims of Violence, Inc. and is offering the first annual Snow Town Ice Classic. "After almost a year in the works,...

 
 Main News    March 18, 2015

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Earthquake Remembrance Fifty-one years after Valdez changed forever, survivors and descendants of the 1964 earthquake are planning its yearly memorial. The event, organized by the Pioneers of Alaska,...

 
 By Ned Rozell    Main News    March 18, 2015

Northern trails sponging up winter rainfall

As he contemplates another long snowmachine journey, Matthew Sturm might consider packing a raincoat. Rain fell in Interior Alaska a few weeks before his trip, glazing supercooled highways and...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 11, 2015

Police produce intruder response video

Valdez police have produced a video to explain the ALICE program to the public. It can be found at https://vimeo.com/120116948. ALICE, an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate, is...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 11, 2015

Less than one week left to run for office

Interest in the upcoming municipal elections jumped up last week. Four candidates for Valdez City Council returned completed petitions to the city clerk’s office last week after it was revealed that there had been no petitions taken out for three...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 11, 2015

Success stories abound from Valdez City Schools

Students at Valdez City Schools are achieving at high levels. While it would be nearly impossible to note every success story, a number of standouts have emerged in recent weeks outside of the...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 11, 2015

Radio Shack in Valdez survives franchise cuts

The local Radio Shack will remain open despite the bankruptcy of its parent company that is forcing closures of other stores nationwide. "This is our twenty-fifth year," said owner Larry Hodges, holding court behind the counter as his wife Dee...

 
 By Ned Rozell    Main News    March 11, 2015

Life on ice at the top of the world

On a February day long ago, a family living in a sod hut near the Arctic Ocean saw blocks of sea ice bulldozing their way onto shore. Winds shoved more ice until the mass towered above them and...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 4, 2015

Hidden camera in bathroom leads to arrest

A Valdez man turned himself in to Valdez police earlier this month after a warrant for his arrest was issued alleging he hid a camera in the ladies room at his workplace. Kalvin Paulsen Jr, age 28, turned himself into Valdez police February on a...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 4, 2015

No candidates filed yet for municipal elections

The list of candidates running for the board of education and city council this May is empty. "Nobody's picked up any packets yet," City clerk Sheri Pierce said in an interview Monday afternoon. "They better start doing that." Midway into the filing...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 4, 2015

Colver hosting meet and greet

Rep. Jim Colver, who represents Valdez and District 9 in the Alaska House, will host a meet and greet at the Legislative Information Office this week. Colver will be out and about in the area in the...

 
 Main News    March 4, 2015

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Alyeska awarded Alyeska Pipeline Service Company was recognized by the Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) last week for its leadership role in sustaining ocean resources. According to a press release,...

 
 By Ned Rozell    Main News    March 4, 2015

Denali air still pristine, with a few specks

Fairbanks's air turns bitter every winter as we fill it with wood smoke and other things, but just down the road Denali National Park has the clearest air measured among America's monitored national...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 25, 2015

Guilty: Jury convicts Huff of kidnap, murder attempt

A Valdez jury convicted Nicholas Huff, age 29, on 16 out of 24 charges, including kidnap and attempted murder. Huff was accused of abducting and then shooting at a former girlfriend in April of 2012,...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    Main News    February 25, 2015

Competing gaslines still exclude Valdez for now

The big news at the Capitol this past week was Gov. Bill Walker's gas line proposal, one that some legislators fear will create an atmosphere of uncertainty over efforts to bring Alaska's gas to market. The state has been pursuing a major liquefied...

 
 By Lee Revis    Main News    February 25, 2015

Wild Razzberry right blend of zingy

If life hands you lemons, make lemonade. Or if you are Karen Ables, you add it to a high-end loose leaf tea. Then you open a new café and that is the short story of the Wild Razzberry, a new café that opened its doors for business last week....

 
 By Ned Rozell    Main News    February 25, 2015

The continued mystery of the Denali Gap

North America's highest mountain should be a volcano. Denali sits about 60 miles above where the Pacific Plate grinds beneath the North American plate, as do Iliamna, Redoubt and Augustine. If you...

 

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