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Articles from the June 5, 2013 edition

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 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 5, 2013

TAPS valued at $8.7 billion for 2013

The trans-Alaska pipeline system (TAPS) has been accessed at a taxable value of $11,874,014,300. Yes, that’s in billions. And well over $2 billion of that property is located within the city limits of Valdez. Oil property taxes pay for the...

 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 5, 2013

Denied: Chitina dipnetting delayed until Monday

Old man winter is not yet done frustrating Alaskans; ice conditions upstream from the Miles Lake was blamed for a low salmon count late last month for sockeyes returning to the Copper River. This caused a one-week delay in the long-anticipated openin...

 By Lee Revis    Main News    June 5, 2013

Thirty pets got free sterilization in Copper Center

The Friends of the Valdez Animal Shelter (FVAS) had been planning to hold a much-needed mobile clinic to spay and neuter dogs and cats in the Copper Basin for a long time. The need was there, but...


Halibut Hullabaloo begins next week

Early season halibut fishing will get a boost late next week as anglers converge on Valdez in hopes of being the angler to catch the largest halibut June 14-23. The Halibut Hullabaloo winners will be in the running for special prizes that week, in...

 By Molly Rettig    Main News    June 5, 2013

Measuring glacier wastage in the Alaska Range

Every summer, Alaska’s glaciers melt and send vast quantities of water gushing through silty gray rivers, past towns and villages and finally into the sea. Some glaciers calve directly into the...


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