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

Articles from the December 3, 2014 edition

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New governor sends poignant message to Valdez

Bill Walker was sworn in as governor Monday, bringing smiles – and sometimes tears – to faces in Valdez. Walker, a lifelong Alaskans, came of age in Valdez in the 1960s and has kept close ties to...

 

No fish: city won't proceed with purchase proposal

A proposal floated by city administration that would have led to a city purchase of the fiberglass fish that stands sentinel over the remains of the old Three Bears property on Egan Dr. was put on...

 

From the editor's desk

School officials used Supreme Court rulings that basically said its okay to drug test students in school activities to justify its latest scheme to invade the privacy of students and parents alike. It also cited Supreme Court rulings that prohibit...

 

Double dip by former super troubles school board

School district auditors said the former superintendent took both per diem pay and used a district credit card to pay for a $50 meal while on school business, a serious no-no for public employees. While the amount of money involved may seem small,...

 

Alaska blackfish in a class of its own

Imagine a shallow lake north of Hughes, in the cold heart of Alaska. In frigid, sluggish water, dim blue light penetrates two feet of ice. The ice has a quarter-size hole, maintained by a stream of...

 

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