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Articles from the June 3, 2015 edition

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 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 3, 2015

Making a hash of it: explosion rocks trailer park

Extracting oil from marijuana to make hash is legal in Alaska but can be very dangerous. Just ask Valdez man Richard Ayotte. Valdez police say the department seized 19 marijuana plants from Ayotte’s mobile home at Aleutian Village after an...

 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 3, 2015

Flood emergency averted by declaring it so

The City of Valdez declared an emergency last week in order to avert what could have become a disaster. The Lowe River, a braided system, changed its course last week causing high water along Richardson Highway near milepost 8.5 and some residents of...

 By PWSCC    Main News    June 3, 2015

Theatre Conference begins in two weeks

The Annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference is coming up on June 14-20. Now in its twenty-third year, the event draws hundreds of participants yearly. While a majority come from within the state, there are also many participants from the Lower 48 and...

 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 3, 2015

Levitation 49 forms to make sports coalition

A group of 50 people met at the Fat Mermaid last week to form a new outdoor sporting group, Levitation 49. Its goal is to make adventure sports in Valdez more inclusive rather than exclusive, form partnerships between existing sports groups and act a...

 By Ned Rozell    Main News    June 3, 2015

Rocks from space in Alaska backcountry

On February 26 at 1:06 p.m., someone in northern Alaska may have seen a torch of light in the cold daytime sky. On that afternoon, satellites detected a meteoric fireball headed toward Earth. An asteroid six feet in diameter penetrated the...

 By For the Star    Main News    June 3, 2015

Military appreciation a tradition in Valdez

There were few dry eyes on the Kelsey Dock last Saturday after Mayor Larry Weaver rolled out his list of honorees for the ninth annual Military Appreciation Day. Local veterans Mike Derifield, Don...


No joshing: halibut derby off to a big start

Warm weather and an early spring have given Valdez charters and boat owners an opportunity to get their boats into the water and get fishing a bit early. Harbormaster Jeremy Talbott said he has seen...


State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources

Notice of Intent to Evaluate Oil and Gas Exploration License Proposal, and Request for Comments and Proposals The State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Oil and Gas (DO&G) intends to evaluate the acceptability of an oil and...


Obituary: May Ellen Wallace

Obituary: May Ellen Wallace Walla Walla, Washington resident Mary Ellen Wallace, age 99, passed away June 1, 2015 at her home in Wheatland Village. She was born February 17, 1916 to William Joseph Broderick and Laura Belle Smith in Aberdeen,...


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