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

Articles from the January 27, 2016 edition

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Marijuana regulation in Valdez subject of a work session

Marijuana retail sales is coming to Valdez in the near future and city government is preparing to take a look at how it will fit into the community. The Valdez city council, which is currently the...

 

Council pay and residential property tax cut to be on ballot

Valdez voters will be tasked with deciding whether or not to give themselves a de facto property tax break, increase terms for city council and mayor, and an advisory vote for council pay. The Valdez...

 

Cook Inlet Basin amplifies earthquake shaking

Millions of people live in dimples on the Earth's surface - often near the ocean, in lowlands between mountain peaks too rugged and cold. One of these global indentations, Cook Inlet Basin, recently showed another characteristic of the planet's...

 
 By DEBRA MCGHAN    Events   

Snow and mountain safety for snowmachiners targeted by group

With today's snowmobiles getting lighter, faster and able to reach speeds exceeding 100 mph, riders are venturing further into the backcountry and higher up on the slopes. Thompson Pass provides the...

 

Lawmakers agree to work together this legislative session

The first week of the new legislative session ended with Gov. Bill Walker and legislative leaders agreeing on a need to work together to confront the state's multibillion-dollar budget deficit. Now,...

 

News Briefs

Student privacy (AP) An Anchorage legislator and the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska announced plans Wednesday to support bills to extend digital privacy protections for students and employee...

 

Police and Emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 01/18 Domestic Disturbance: Officers responded to the report of a domestic disturbance in progress. Both parties were...

 

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