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

By Lee Revis
Editor, Valdez Star 

Newspaper will take a Christmas vacation the week of December 25

The break will coincide closely with winter break for Valdez City Schools


December 6, 2017

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All manner of holiday gifts, goodies and decorations were on hand Saturday at the Eagles and Elks Clubs during the Emblem Club's annual Christmas Bazaar.

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 publishing schedule will resume on Jan. 3.

The regular deadlines will apply - that means there will be no special requirements to submit materials such as display ads, classifieds and press releases early the week of Dec. 20, - but the deadlines will be strictly enforced.

Valdez Star photo

Naughty or nice, the Valdez Post Office is making it easy for parents to help youngsters send - and receive - a letter from Santa Clause himself. Check out the booth in the front lobby at the post office for details.

The week between Christmas and New Years Day is the only week the Valdez Star does not publish a newspaper all year long according to staff members. The newspaper began publishing 51 editions yearly, instead of 52, back in 2006.

The deadline to submit items for What's Happening About Town is 5 p.m. the Friday before publication. Space for display ads must be reserved at the same time, and materials are also due that day. Classified ads can be submitted as late as noon Monday before publication.

The business office for the Valdez Star will be closed between Dec. 21 and Dec. 28.

Students at Valdez City Schools will see a similar schedule for their winter break.

The last day of school in 2017 will be Wednesday, Dec. 20. Classes will resume for students Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 according to the school district's website.


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