FAIRBANKS MAN LEADS DERBY WITH 253 POUND HALIBUT
David Jamison of Fairbanks is a speech pathologist who said he was anything but speechless when he started reeling in a 253 pound halibut that catapulted him to the lead in the Valdez Halibut Derby. “We have a video on YouTube of me catching the fish and I was cursing the whole time”. Jamison said. He said the day started slow. They were catching rockfish and just about to move to another spot when the big one hit his line. His reaction when he got the fish in the boat “Thank God it’s Done”. “It took a while to pull up” Jamison said “It was fun. Chris (boat captain) was the only one cheering me on. Everyone else in the boat was telling me it was a skate.
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KEYSTONE CANYON WATER RESCUE
Valdez Fire Department Surface Water Rescue Team responded late Saturday to reports of an overturned raft in Keystone Canyon with six people in the water.
ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATES
EAST PIONEER DRIVE CLOSURE
The East Pioneer road closure moved over the weekend. Expect the east end of the street to remain closed until approximately Friday, June 10th
. Business access will be maintained by entering East Pioneer Drive from Meals Avenue. READ MORE
EXPECT CONSTRUCTION ON EGAN AND RICHARDSON HWY INTO FALL
The construction area will include Egan and the Richardson Highway starting at the East Pioneer intersection continuing to the Hazelet Intersection. Project includes new light poles, beautification upgrades and a plaza between Chenega and Meals. Lane closures begin this week. READ MORE
COUPLE LOCKED INSIDE RESTROOM REQUEST EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
A distraught man called police dispatch for assistance after he jokingly locked the door to the woman’s restroom at the Harbor Masters office only to discover that he has locked himself and his girlfriend inside. Officers responded and released the couple.
ALEUTIAN VILLAGE RESIDENTS RECEIVE TEMPORARY REPRIEVE
Aleut Real Estate rescinded their 2015 "Notice to Vacate" that would have evicted all tenants. Although the news is welcome to residents, the notice stated another eviction notice could be expected in the future.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING TUESDAY NIGHT
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
in City Council Chambers
Tuesday – 7 pm
Items will include:
1. Approval of Final Plat of Meller Subdivision
2. Approval of Request for Qualifications for Comprehensive Community Visioning- Redevelopment Program
for full agenda
to read meeting packet
All City Council meetings are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast live on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on www.kvakradio.com
COAST GUARD TO CONDUCT COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL EXAMS IN CORDOVA
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez will be sending a team of commercial fishing vessel examiners to Cordova June 29th-30th. READ MORE
REGISTRATION UNDERWAY: ALASKA STATE ELKS YOUTH CAMP
Valdez Elks Lodge #2537 would like to send 10 kids from Valdez to our Elks Youth Camp (near Palmer, AK) this summer. The program is free!
Please apply by June 17th.
Girls' Week is July 24 to 29.
Boys' Week is July 31 to August 5th.
The camp is open to children ages 9 to 13 at the time they arrive at camp.
for more information and forms (scroll down). Email applications to Gary Washburn at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Hunter safety course (optional) will be available to twelve campers per week.
If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Lodge at 835-2537 for forms. Don't forget, applications are due June 17th!
See full listing HERE
or find applications and more information HERE
TUESDAY IS NATIONAL
CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DAY