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Beating the big one

Christine Ives of Fairbanks is still in the lead in the Valdez Halibut Derby with the 285.6-pound halibut she caught June 6, aboard the "Nunatak." David Stack of Tyler, Texas is still in second place...

 
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Fairbanks woman reels in 285-pound halibut

"It feels incredible! It doesn't even feel real right now", said Christina Ives a couple days after reeling in a 285.6-pound halibut. "It happened two days ago and I'm still ecstatic about it. It...

 
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The fishing is strong in Valdez and Prince William Sound

An angler from the interior is holding first place on the leaderboard in the early stages of the Valdez Halibut Derby. Doris Miller of North Pole is currently in first place overall with a 109.6 pound...

 
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Season starts big in Valdez Halibut Derby

The Valdez Halibut Derby kicked off May 18 and a halibut weighing more than 100 pounds took the lead right away. By day five of the derby, all three overall leaders weighed in at more than 100...

 
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Fish on!

Get out your gear Valdez – the halibut derby began last weekend. Anglers who reel in the biggest fish – and hold a derby ticket – will be eligible to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes...

 
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Big shopping day in Valdez this Saturday

Angel Tree The good folks at Copper Valley Telecom have set up the Angel Tree at the Post Office in Valdez. The tree gives the generous people of Valdez a chance to step up and help local children...

 
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What's Happening About Town

Transportation needs meeting The Valdez Senior Center is hosting a public meeting Thursday Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. to take public input on transportation needs in Valdez. Participants will work with Valdez Senior Center staff to create a prioritized...

 
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What's Happening About Town

Women Infants Children The WIC supplemental nutrition program will be providing services to pregnant women, post-partum mothers, infants and children up to age 5 that meet income guidelines on Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11, at the Pu...

 
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What's Happening About Town

Women Infants Children The WIC supplemental nutrition program will be providing services to pregnant women, post-partum mothers, infants and children up to age 5 that meet income guidelines on Wednesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 11, at the...

 
 By LEE REVIS    Events   

First responders held meet and greet at post office Saturday

Emergency responders set out to meet the people they serve – an idea that was spawned by a new postage stamp. EMTs, firefighters from the Valdez and Alyeska fire departments, members of the US...

 
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What's Happening About Town

Free flu shot Join our community preparedness exercise – and get a free u shot! Please help the Valdez community practice our emergency preparedness by coming to Valdez High School on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All Alaskans ages 6...

 
 By STEVEN WEBER    Events   

Summit on the Outdoors held for third year by Valdez Adventure Alliance

The Valdez Adventure Alliance last week successfully hosted its third summit in Valdez Confluence: Summit on the Outdoors. The event, which ran Sept. 12-13 and attracted leadership from as far away as Washington, DC, appears to have tapped into a...

 
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What's Happening About Town

Play auditions The PWSC Drama Department's Fall production will be an original play for children written by Valdez residents. "If..." tells the tale of a teenage girl in Valdez who has decided to run...

 
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Buccaneer Scoreboard

Scoreboard with photos Sept 19 2018 Cross Country Running (Coach Mel Koontz): 9/14/18 - Delta Invite Fall is in full swing up country. The Buccaneer’s Cross-Country team went to Delta on Friday morning for a race that same afternoon. The team...

 
 By Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Valdez boy wins $10,000 in the 2018 Silver Salmon Derby

There is a new rich kid in town. Eight-year-old Aksel Hutchinson won $10,000 Sunday in the Valdez Silver Salmon Derby, besting much older, experienced competition. Just one day after catching a 17.28...

 
 By Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Eight-year old holds on to first place in the final days of Silver Salmon Derby

A Valdez youngster is holding on to first place in the Valdez Silver Salmon Derby, while a California woman – and her 285.8-pound catch - is the one to beat in the remaining days of the halibut...

 
 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...

 
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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...

 
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Gold Rush Days were a blast

Parade winners Gold Rush 2018 Business category: 1) Ravn 2) PWSC 3) Valdez Senior Center Non-Business category: 1) Valdez Dilemma 2) Hoosegow 3) Queen Hazel Club/Organization: 1) Imagination Library...

 
 By Valdez Fish Derbies    Events   

Get ready to wet a line ladies, it's time for the Women's Silver Salmon Derby

Anglers will hit the waters of Port Valdez and Prince William Sound Saturday during the Valdez Women's Silver Salmon Derby. Saturday evening the winners will be announced, starting with 50th place and...

 
 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...

 
 By STEVEN WEBER    Events   

Town photo of everyone in Valdez will be part of Gold Rush Days 2018

Break out your garters and dust off your boas – Gold Rush Days begin next week. The world-famous celebration will take place in Valdez August 1 -5 and will include a group photo of the whole town – a cherished event which has not happened in...

 
 By STEVEN WEBER    Events   

Fireweed 400 and shorter bicycle races rolled into Valdez Saturday

One of the toughest two-wheel races in the country rolled into town Saturday. That's when hundreds of bicyclists made the trek from Sheep Mountain to Valdez. The first to arrive were those competing...

 
 By STEVEN WEBER    Events   

Cruise ships returning to Port Valdez during the summer of next year

Cruise ships will be docking in Valdez next summer. Last week, the City of Valdez announced that two major cruise lines will be makes stops in Valdez during the Summer of 2019. Viking Ocean Cruises will be making eight stops in Port of Valdez during...

 

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