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

Articles from the August 22, 2018 edition

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Incumbents rule the day in primary race for Alaska House and Senate

Incumbents ruled the primary elections in Valdez. Rep. George Rauscher won the Republican nomination Tuesday in the race for District 12 in the Alaska House. He will face challenger Bill Johnson (D-Delta) in the November general election. Rauscher...

 

Youngster from Valdez is the one to beat to win first prize in the silver derby

An eight-year old is still in the lead - and a contender - to win $10,000. With less than two weeks left in the Valdez Halibut and Silver Salmon Derbies, only time will tell if Aksel Hutchinson, age...

 

Prices for medical procedures will be posted so patients can see the cost

Patients in Alaska will be able to see how much it will cost to receive medical care before actually visiting a doctor, clinic or hospital next year, thanks to new legislation signed into law earlier this month by the governor. On August 6, Governor...

 

Franklin, Alaska: Population 0

Floating down the Fortymile River, we saw a cut in the green hills that hinted of a creek. My canoeing partner and neighbor, Ian Carlson, age 13, wanted to see a ghost town. The map told us one should...

 

Obituary: Jack Smith

Jack Wesley Smith passed away in peace on July 8, while surrounded by family at his Chokosna homestead. He was 68-years old. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Susan; daughters Kelly Smith of...

 

Police and emergency

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 8/13/18 Bear Incident: A bear was reported on the back porch of a local residence. The caller stated they were able to...

 

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