The Valdez Star - Serving Prince William Sound and Copper River Basin

Articles from the August 15, 2018 edition

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Obituary: Kara Lee Merrell

Kara Lee Merrell, age 57, passed away at home on August 7, in Anchorage. Kara was born on May 23, 1961 in Seattle, Washington. She attended Trinity College in Washington DC, was a member of Phi Beta...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

Elementary school access will be ready when school begins Monday

The elementary school has a very large check list to prepare for the first day of school this year. In addition to making sure classrooms have enough desks and the cafeteria is ready to serve meals, school officials are anxious to make sure that...

 

Illegal election signs vex candidates for District 9 Alaska House seat

Illegal campaign signs are giving District 9 candidates the blues. On July 18, the Valdez Star published an article on campaign signs - and their legality - along Alaska's highways. A recent road...

 

Bars will close at 2 a.m. if new ordinance passes second reading next week

The Valdez City Council voted 4-2 to move the time that bars can remain open from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. A second reading of the ordinance is calendared for the next city council meeting, Wednesday, August...

 
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Utah woman earns the title of Queen of the Silver Salmon Sisterhood

After a raucous evening at the opening of the Valdez Women's Silver Salmon Derby Friday night, anglers set out early Saturday morning in search of the fish that would earn them the title of Queen. "Many anglers heading out past the narrows ended up...

 

Northern snowshoe hares eat lots of dirt a study confirms

The evidence is in: Snowshoe hares near Wiseman eat lots of dirt. "I have thousands and thousands of photos of hares eating soil in this one little spot," said Donna DiFolco, a biologist and...

 

Legal notices

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ALASKA THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT AT VALDEZ In the Matter of the Estate of: CHELLSIE RUBY MARIE HOFFMAN, DOB: 07/15/1986 DOD: 04/08/2018, Decedent. Case No. 3VA-18-00007PR NOTICE TO CREDITORS [AS 13.16.450] Notice...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 8/06/18 Found Property: A credit card was placed in the VPD drop box. Please call VPD to claim. Property Theft: A report...

 

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