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Articles from the August 1, 2018 edition

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Hacked by cybercriminals: city website downed by ransomware

Electronic data owned by the City of Valdez is infected with ransomware and day to day functions are being conducted the old-fashioned way – with paper and pens. Officials held an emergency meeting Monday night to inform city council and department...

 

Three-year standstill on Aleutian Village has left residents in limbo

Almost three years after a threatened mass eviction, residents of a mobile home park are still waiting for answers. "There are two people who are interested in becoming involved in buying the...

 

Emergency petition to halt VFDA pink salmon egg-take increase was denied

A planned increase in the number of pink eggs harvested and later released as fry will go ahead this season. On July 18, the Valdez Star ran a story regarding Kenai River Sportfishing Association's...

 
 By STEVEN WEBER    Events   

First-ever chainsaw carving championships in Valdez currently underway

The sawdust is flying and the smell of machine oil is in the air, as a unique artform and its best artists compete down by the old city dock. The town is currently hosting the third Alaska Cup...

 
 By Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

California woman takes the lead in the Halibut Derby with 285 pounder

Patricia Johnson of Clovis, California got lucky on July 26, when she hooked into a 285.8 pound halibut aboard the Harvester putting her into the lead of the 2018 Valdez Halibut Derby. Doug Cranor's month-long lead has finally been broken. In an...

 

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

(NOTE: The police report for last week was unavailable due to the fact that the City of Valdez website and its data has been infected with ransomware) 7-22-18 Valdez Fire Department responded to a RV fire. The fire was extinguished. 7-23-18 Valdez...

 

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