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

Articles from the December 6, 2017 edition

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Richardson Highway reopens but conditions remain poor

UPDATE FROM ADOT The Richardson Highway, near Valdez, is now open from mile 12-55. Travelers are advised that driving conditions are very difficult. Heavy snow, mixed with rain, is causing ice to...

 

Newspaper will take a Christmas vacation the week of December 25

School children are not the only people who look forward to a Christmas break - so does the staff at the Valdez Star. The weekly newspaper's last 2017 edition will publish Dec. 20; the regular weekly...

 

News Briefs

Rain and snow Yes - that was a lot of snow and rain. The Alaska Avalanche Information Center reports that 15 inches of snow fell in Valdez last week - the bulk of which fell Dec. 3-4. The town...

 

Obituary: Sr. Marie Brent

Sister Marie Ann Brent, SHF, died peacefully and suddenly at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Holy Family in Fremont, California on November 22, at the age of 83. She was born on November 18, 1934, in Oakland and entered the Sisters of the Holy...

 

Skiers, snowmachiners help improve snow models for scientists

Snow falling silently on Alaska's mountains will in a few months transform into a medium for migrating salmon, and so much more. "That snowflake that falls on the mountain now is water that flows in...

 

Police and Fire reports

(Any charges reported in this press release are merely accusations and the Defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.) 11/27 Found Property: A set of keys with a beaded chain were found at the Post Office and turned into the Valdez Police...

 

Public and legal notices

PERMIT TO APPLY PESTICIDES The City of Valdez has applied to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for a permit to apply herbicide to control weeds in a pond in Valdez, Alaska. The following project is proposed and is being...

 

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