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

Articles from the January 7, 2015 edition

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 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 7, 2015

Mushers ready for Copper Basin 300 this Saturday

One of Alaska's most challenging sled dog races is slated to begin in Glennallen this week. No it's not the Iditarod, but mushers that are able to complete the challenge of the Copper Basin 300 can chalk up their race experience to qualify for the...

 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 7, 2015

Fuel spill cleanup on highway continuing for awhile

Clean up efforts for the December 9 fuel spill on the Richardson Highway will be ongoing for some time DEC officials said Monday. Drivers can expect delays during daylight hours around Mile 48 for...


News Briefs

Ski trail closing Ski trails from Mineral Creek Rd and the entire upper canyon will be closed this Friday and Saturday according to the Valdez Dept. of Parks and Recreation according to a press...

 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 7, 2015

First Valdez baby of 2015 born Saturday

Jennifer and Nate Smith are not just proud new parents. Their son, Nash Burza Smith, has the distinction of being the first baby born in Valdez in 2015. The baby's father says Buzra is a family name...


Two tales of dynamic Alaska tundra

As pungent eucalyptus trees soaked up inches of California rain, a few researchers inside San Francisco's Moscone Center spoke of the treeless third of Alaska at the 2014 fall meeting of the American...

 By Lee Revis    Main News    January 7, 2015

Travel to Valdez discouraged by police department

Police are advising motorists and would-be road travelers to Valdez to just stay home if at all possible. Using the online based Nixle program which the department uses to communicate with people who have signed up on its website for information by e...


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