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MAY 9, 2016
18 year old Laura Erb of Chugiak landing in the Valdez Fly-In

EXPECT CONSTRUCTION ON EAST PIONEER DRIVE BEGINNING THIS WEDNESDAY

Access to all business will be maintained.
East End Closure

West End Closure


CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND LARGER IMAGES

WRITE-IN CANDIDATES FROM THE VALDEZ MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Tom Hanks and Prince may not have been candidates in this year’s Valdez Municipal Election, but they both won write-in votes. The 2016 election had a total of 150 write-in votes. Other write-ins include Bugs Bunny, Crazy Mike, Mickey Mouse, and Someone Else.
See the full list of write-ins HERE.  

LOCAL STUDENT NAMED SEMIFINALIST IN U.S. PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Michael "Mickey" Radotich, a graduating senior at Valdez High School, has been named one of 689 semifinalists in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.  Of the 54 candidates from Alaska, seven have been named semifinalists.  Two of the seven will be chosen and flown to Washington, DC for several days in June to receive the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a recognition ceremony and to participate in events and activities.

STATE PROJECTS DECLINE IN VALDEZ-CORDOVA CENSUS AREA RESIDENTS
Cordova Times- Alaska's population will rise to 899,825 residents by 2045, while the number of people living in the Valdez-Cordova census area will fall to 7,600, state labor officials are projecting.
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EAGLE HIT SMALL PLANE IN ALASKA BEFORE IT BURST INTO FLAMES, KILLING FOUR
Fox News- A small airplane hit a bald eagle before it crashed and burst into flames just north of Anchorage last month, killing all four people on board, authorities said Wednesday.  
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KVAK SENIOR SPOTLIGHTS

The VHS Class of 2016 sat down with the staff of KVAK for some short interviews  about their plans for after graduation.  
CLICK to hear a podcast of the interviews.
See KVAK's Special Edition E-News featuring the Valdez High School Class of 2016 HERE.

VALDEZ CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS DECIDED BY COIN TOSS
Did you miss the results from the Valdez Municipal Election held May 3rd?  Christopher Moulton was elected to the third City Council seat following a coin toss by Mayor Weaver during the May 4th regular City Council meeting.  
SEE FULL RESULTS HERE

WELCOME BABY WILLOW

Gary and Kena Blood welcomed Willow Marie Blood to the world on April 30th.  She weighed 7lb, 14oz and was 20" long.  Congratulations!

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT

Monday, May 9th, 2016
in City Council Chambers
Monday – 6:30pm
 
Items will include:
1.  Approve purchase of used van from Valdez U-Drive for the price of $34,000
2.  Approve High School Lunch Program for FY17
3. Approve MOU with PWSC regarding concurrent enrollment

CLICK HERE for full agenda
CLICK HERE to read meeting packet
 
All School Board meetings are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast live on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on www.kvakradio.com

GILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL EVENTS THIS WEEK

Monday, May 9th
Spring Music Concert 
7pm - both vocal and band
 Tuesday, May 10th
Invention Convention 
9-11am & 6:30-8pm 
See Flyer
Living Wax Museum 
9-11am & 6:30-8pm
See Flyer
 Thursday May 12th
JV Championship Track Meet
@ Houston MS
 Thursday May 12-14th 
300 Mile Club Trip to Anchorage
 Friday, May 13th
5th Grade Fly Up - Big's & Little's

PUBLIC NOTICE: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Applications for renewal of an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, under Alaska Statute 46.04.03 and in accordance with 18 AAC 75, have been received by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. Comments and requests for more information will be accepted May 18, 2016, and will extend for 45 days to July 1, 2016.  SEE FULL NOTICE HERE
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
CLICK HERE
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.
Were you playing the grocery game?  How far did you make it?
Didn’t even start
25% of the way
Halfway
75% of the way
All the way

CLICK HERE to answer the Question of the Week.

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW
Which business slogan is the worst?
9.5% - Reach out and touch someone. – AT&T
0% -  We Try Harder. – Avis Rent A Car
 38% - You’ll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent. – Pepsodent
 43% - Lick the lid of life. – Muller Yogurt
 9.5% - Pleasing people the world over. – Holiday Inn
5/7 – Carole Derifield, Darren Reese, Rhonda Lahmann
5/8 – Jenna Caples, Mandi Huddleston, Agnes Hansen
5/9 – Sheila Reiswig, Julie Vogt, Alyssia Trahan, Racher Petrillo, Richard Frye
5/10 – Dan Heckathorn, Sue Kirkendall, Anna Carey, Marcia Pratt
5/11 – Magdalena McCay
5/12 – Jennifer Smith, Ben Stolen, John May, Mary Feagin
5/13 – Bob Engebretson, Mollie Ramos, Judy Levshakoff, Tom Ramos
5/14 – Becky Jenkins, Lar Mooney, Stephanie Hanson, Greg Duane, Edward Foster
5/15 – Amy Hodgkins, Tierney Washington, Ella Lanier
NAPA BBQ & SALE
Free Lunch
THIS Friday - 11am to 3pm
Factory Reps will be on hand to answer questions
50% off NAPA Tools & Equipment
NAPA Gold Filters Up to 70% Off
Special Dewalt Chicago Pneumatic Trade In Program
Enter to win NAPA Prizes
SEE FLYER


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OR - bring us your iPhone 5s or 6 series
-We will provide a sim card
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AVV 35TH ANNUAL MEETING BBQ

This Friday, May 13th from 6-7:3pm
at 551 Woodside

Join us for an evening of fun, music, and food.
SEE FLYER

LAST CALL FOR FENCE PICKETS: TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY TO ORDER

Monday, May 9th is the last day to order your $100 personalized fence picket which will be installed in the new Valdez Community Playground.  You can find the form HEREAll forms and payment must be dropped off at the Hermon Hutchens Elementary School by
5pm on Monday (TODAY).
  

BETTER LATE THAN DEAD
ANNUAL RECOVERY CAMPOUT

 June 3, 4 and 5 

BLTD Narcotics Anonymous is hosting a campout at the Valdez Glacier Campground.  SEE FLYER

VALDEZ SENIOR CENTER CELEBRATES 35th ANNIVERSARY

This Thursday, May 12th at 6pm

Join us for a Pot Luck celebration.  Bring your favorite dish and stories to share.  Special Anniversary Cake by Chef Terri will be served.

Mark Your Calendars

(Mon) May 9 – GMS Spring Music Concert
(Mon) May 9 – School Board Meeting
(Tues) May 10 – GMS Living Wax Museum and Invention Convention
(Tues) May 10 - GMS Invention Convention
(Thurs) May 12 – GMS Track Varsity Championships (Houston MS/Big Lake)
May 16 – GMS Track JV CHampionships (Palmer MS)
May 17 – Valdez High School Graduation
May 17 –  Valdez City Council Meeting
May 21 – Valdez MS Track Invite
May 21 – Community Clean-Up Day
May 21-Sept 4 – Valdez Halibut Derby
May 23 – School Board Meeting
May 26 – Last Day of School
May 27-30 – Valdez Rock Climbing Festival
May 28 – Bite Back 5K Run/Walk, 1K Kids’ Run
May 31 – VAC Annual Picnic
June 4 – Colors of Cancer Fun Run
June 7 –  Valdez City Council Meeting
June 10-19 – Valdez Halibut Hullabaloo
June 13 – School Board Meeting
June 21 –  Valdez City Council Meeting
July 5 –  Valdez City Council Meeting
July 8-9 – Fireweed 400 Bike Race
July 19 –  Valdez City Council Meeting
July 23 – Valdez Kids’ Salmon Derby
July 23-Sept 4 – Valdez Silver Salmon Derby
July 25 – School Board Meeting
July 26 – 31 – Playground Build Week
July 29– Valdez Fish Derbies Big Prize Friday
Aug 2 –  Valdez City Council Meeting
Aug 3-7 – Valdez Gold Rush Days
Aug 8 – School Board Meeting
Aug 13 – Valdez Women’s Derby
Aug 16 –  Valdez City Council Meeting
Aug 22 – School Board Meeting
Aug 23 – School Starts
Sept 2 – Valdez Fish Derbies Big Prize Friday

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