EMILY BENES GETS TO THIRD ROUND IN STATEWIDE SPELLING BEE
Emily Benes represented Hermon Hutchens Elementary School in the Statewide Spelling Bee in Anchorage March 30th. One hundred and fifty six kids competed from around Alaska. Benes spelled physique correctly in the first round, poinsettia in the 2nd and was eliminated in the 3rd round on the word basmati. Emily's Mom Jolyn Benes said the experience was "fun and pretty intimidating at the same time".
APPLES & DONUTS
Police Chief Bart Hinkle driving to basket against the Valdez teachers
Valdez Youth Court hosted the Annual "Apples Versus Donuts" basketball game Friday night at the Valdez High School gym. The teachers (otherwise known as the Apples) beat the Donuts (otherwise known as the Valdez Police Department) but it was a closely contested game with several lead changes. The event is a fundraiser for Valdez Youth Court who sold Krispy Kreme donuts and accepted donations at the door.
Valdez kids watching the Apple vs Donut game in their Krispy Kreme hats
VALDEZ TO HOST NYO MINI MEET
This weekend the Valdez high school will host a mini meet for NYO. NYO (Native Youth Olympics) is a competition open to all Alaskan students in grades 7 to 12 who compete in various traditional Alaskan native games. This annual competition started in the spring of 1971 with the hope that sharing native games with others would ensure the people of Alaska would not forget the traditional contests of their forefathers. On Friday, event officials will arrive in Valdez to review scoring and judging for the event. The meet is scheduled for this Saturday, April 15th
from 12pm and will conclude around 3pm.
ADVENTURES AT THE SECOND ANNUAL CHUGACH FAT BIKE BASH
Published by dirtragmag.com:
In it’s second year, the Chugach Fat Bike Bash is put on by Levitation 49 in Valdez, Alaska. The event is held over three days and involves many different races and festivities. Competitors have their choice to race XC, Downhill, a Northern Lights Harbor Race and a Fat Bike Rodeo. The highlight was to be a World Extreme Fat Bike Championship race down a run within the famous Thompson Pass.
for story and photos
FOUR WAYS TO CAST ABSENTEE BALLOT FOR MAY 2ND ELECTION
There are four ways which you may cast an absentee ballot for the City of Valdez Regular Municipal Election to be held May 2.
1. Absentee Voting in Person
Vote at City Hall beginning
Monday, April 17th through Monday, May 1st from 8:30am-5pm.
2. Absentee Voting by Mail
to download the COV absentee ballot by mail form.
3. Absentee Voting by Electronic Transmission (Fax or Email)
to download the COV absentee voting by electric transmission form.
4. Absentee Voting through a Personal Representative
The form to request absentee voting by personal representative is available from the City Clerk's office by contacting 834-3468.
for more information about absentee voting
Final Kids Snow-X of the season
CELEBRATION OF LIFE FOR
Saturday, April 22nd at 6pm
There will be a Celebration of Life to remember Thomas Watson. Please bring pictures, memories, and a potluck dish.
He will be dearly missed as a father, brother, son, nephew, cousin and uncle.
The family has set up a Wells Fargo account to help with burial expenses under Tommy Watson or donate online HERE
Alaska Equal Pay Day Analysis Shows Terrible Toll Gender Wage Gap Takes on State’s Women and Families
released for Equal Pay Day tomorrow reveals the size of the gender wage gap and its detrimental effects on the spending power of Alaska women. Women employed full time, year-round in Alaska are paid just 78 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $12,297. The new analysis was conducted by the National Partnership for Women & Families using data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Read story HERE
for the Alaska fact sheet
April 14th from 6 to 7:30pm at the High School Cafeteria
Soup, bread, and music
$10 minimum donation
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT
Monday, April 10th, 2017
in City Council Chambers
Monday – 6:30pm
Items will include:
1.Discuss FY 2018 Budget
2. Approve FY 2018 Digital One2
3. Insurance Proposal
Approve Employee Insurance
for agenda and meeting packet
All School Board meetings are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast live on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on www.kvakradio.com.
EASTER IS THIS SUNDAY
from Elite Daily SEE ALL
1. The tallest Easter egg chocolate was made in Italy in 2011. It stood at 10.39 meters and weighed an astounding 7,200 kg.
2. The first story of a rabbit (later named the “Easter Bunny”) hiding eggs in a garden was published in 1680.
3. Americans consume more than 16 million jelly beans during this holiday. That is enough jelly beans to circle the globe not once, not twice, but three times.
4. The idea of the Easter bunny giving candies and eggs is said to have originated in Germany during the middle ages.
for Easter coloring pages or HERE
for Easter crafts