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Articles from the July 25, 2018 edition

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Last call: Council moves to bump up closing time for all bars in Valdez

Local watering holes will be forced to end the party early under a newly proposed ordinance. Alcohol is currently allowed to be sold in Valdez as late as 5 a.m. However, the Valdez City Council is in the process of making a substantial change to its...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Main News    July 25, 2018

New superintendent taking the reins this year at Valdez City Schools

The new school year will bring with it a new top administrator. Shawn Arnold, who comes to Valdez by way of Nome, is settling into his new office at the school district office as the countdown begins...

 

News briefs

Unemployment rate (AP) Recent figures indicate Alaska's unemployment rate improved slightly last month. The Juneau Empire reports numbers from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development...

 
 By STEVEN WEBER    Events   

Town photo of everyone in Valdez will be part of Gold Rush Days 2018

Break out your garters and dust off your boas – Gold Rush Days begin next week. The world-famous celebration will take place in Valdez August 1 -5 and will include a group photo of the whole town – a cherished event which has not happened in...

 
 By NED ROZELL    Main News    July 25, 2018

Alaska's biggest river never seems to stop flowing

It's midsummer, a good time to slip a canoe onto the Yukon River. I start at the river town of Eagle, population 85, and will finish in Circle, population 104. Circle is about 170 twisting miles downr...

 

Legal notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The City of Valdez Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 7:00 PM in City Council Chambers. Public testimony will be taken on the request from Jerry Gray for a use...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 7/15 Citizen Contact – An Officer made contact with a few tourists and gave a young child a tour of the police car....

 

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