Articles from the March 19, 2014 edition

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First Associated Press story on Exxon Valdez Oil Spill reprinted

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Early on March 24, 1989, Dean Fosdick, the Alaska bureau chief of The Associated Press, was awakened around 5:30 a.m. by a phone call. The caller had a tip that a tanker had run...

 By Lee Revis    Main News    March 19, 2014

Earthquake anniversary will see big drill

March 27 will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 earthquake. The anniversary date is usually passed quietly in Valdez; survivors of the quake, the largest ever recorded in North America, typically gather to remember those that perished and...


Mayor's Cup wet and wild this year

Sloppy conditions didn't stop 35 racers from competing in this year's Mayor's Cup, a 200-mile endurance snowmachine race. Members of the Valdez Snowmachine Club and crews from the city of Valdez...

 By Ned Rozell    Main News    March 19, 2014

On the track of the wolverine

As I skied on a frozen river, a hairy creature trotted toward me. When the wolverine spotted me, it popped up in the air like an antelope, landed like a cat, and bounced away into the high country of the Wrangell Mountains. Nicknamed the devil bear,...


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