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WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES

Last Saturday, 42 people walked in the AVV Walk a Mile in her Shoes event.  GMS Students and teachers raised $637.20 in five short days for domestic violence awareness.  The walker who raised money to be donated was Monty Morgan with a total donation of $500.  

NATIVE YOUTH OLYMPICS

Valdez Native Youth Olympics Mini Meet was held at Gilson Middle School on Saturday.  

PILLAR OF COMMUNITY TO BE REMEMBERED APRIL 25
LYLE VON BARGEN 
Obituary

Loving husband, father and devoted community member Lyle Von Bargen passed away April 6 at home with family by his side. Lyle was born on September 9, 1928 in Mazeppa, Minnesota, the fourth child of a farming family. After graduating from high school he enlisted in the Army and served in Germany at the end of WWII. 
There will be a Celebration of Life for Lyle on Monday, April 25th at 4:00pm at the Valdez Civic Center. The service will be followed by a pot luck meal. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
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NEW BILL WOULD PUT ALASKA IN TO THE PACIFIC TIME ZONE AND END DAYLIGHT SAVINGS 
AK Dispatch- The House State Affairs Committee approved a measure Thursday that would place Alaska into the Pacific Time Zone and remove the state from daylight saving time.
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ALASKA SENATE VOTES TO ALLOW CONCEALED GUNS ON UA CAMPUSES
AK Dispatch- A bill that would allow concealed guns on University of Alaska campuses is headed to the state House after senators passed the measure Thursday. READ STORY
 
BEWARE OF AVALANCHE RISK

Avalanche risks are high for much of Alaska.  Do you know what to look for?  Plan ahead to stay safe while enjoying the outdoors.  Find educational information and local conditions on the Valdez Avalanche Center website.
The Alaska Avalanche Information Center has online tutorials and videos along with weather, snowpack and avalanche observations.
LEARN MORE HERE
 
HAVE YOU FILED YOUR TAXES?

Next Monday, April 18th is the last day to file your 2015 income tax return.
Traditionally, April 15th is the deadline for taxes, however this year is an exception to that.  April 16 falls on a Saturday in 2016 so Emancipation Day will be celebrated on April 15 and Tax Day will be postponed until Monday.  

THIS SATURDAY IS NATIONAL STRESS AWARENESS DAY
Rather interesting it's right in the middle of tax deadlines.
 
WARM ALASKA SPRING MIGHT BE WAKING BEARS UP EARLY; GRIZZLY SPOTTED IN FAIRBANKS
Newsminer-  Warm temperatures across Alaska might be getting bears out of their dens early.  Bear sightings have been reported all across the state, including a grizzly in the Fairbanks area this week.
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SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT

Monday, April 11th, 2016
in City Council Chambers
Monday – 7pm
 
New business will include:
1.  Approve Superintendent Nygaard’s Evaluation
2. Approve salary placement for Classified Tech Employee
3. Approve first reading of BP 1330 - Facilities Use Policy
4. Discussion - FY17 Budget

CLICK HERE for full agenda
CLICK HERE to read meeting packet
See 2017 Proposed Budget HERE
and 2017 Budget Presentation HERE
 
All School Board meetings are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast live on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on www.kvakradio.com

WELCOME BABY DEMETRA
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David Lee Wyman Jr. and Sara Wyman welcomed Demetra Amelia Wyman to the world on April 2, 2016 at 3:59pm.  She was 8lb, 5.4oz and 20" long.
Congratulations!
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
CLICK HERE
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.
Do you support the bill to allow concealed carry on University of Alaska campuses? 
1. Yes
2. No

CLICK HERE to answer the Question of the Week.

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW
Without looking it up, how many School Board members can you correctly identify by name?
13% - 0
31% - 1 or 2
25% - 3 or 4
6% - 5 or 6
25% - All 7
4/11 – Jim Nygaard, Marilyn Warner
4/12 – Kelsey Prax, Darryll Canida, Don Hasse, Rene Chrystal, Jennifer Smith
4/13 – Erik Westman, Krystal Moulton
4/15 – Danielle Allen, Meta Weaver
4/16 – Janai Comer, Jennifer Sweitzer
4/17 – Debbie Zulz, Martha Peterson, Theresa Corbin-Greene, Matthew Smith, Sheila Wallace
CHILD FIND SCREENING SCHEDULED FOR APR 25th - 29th
The Valdez City Schools and Infant Learning Program will be holding FREE child screening for children up to five years old.  If you have concerns about speech, vision, hearing, motor skills, learning skills or overall development, call for an appointment.  
Birth - Three Years Old: 835-4323
Three to Five Years Old: 834-4713
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VALDEZ LITTLE LEAGUE CURRENTLY REGISTERING FOR 2016 SEASON

This Friday, April 15th from 9am-1pm and 3-5pm at the Post Office
This Saturday, April 16th from 9am-3pm at GGMS
CLICK HERE for registration forms, additional signup times and more
 

Arts Council presents DALA
Wednesday, April 20th at the Civic Center
Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala are coming to Valdez Wednesday, April 20th. Sheila and Amanda won the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, released 5 albums and toured extensively across North America. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, seniors and military. Advance tickets available at Rogue’s Garden and Harbor Landing General Store or available at the door the night of the show. Check out their music at dalagirls.com.

VCVB HIRING FOR SEVERAL POSITIONS

TRAVEL SHOW & EVENTS COORDINATOR
This full-time position will be responsible for producing VCVB events from conception through to completion and required to spend many hours working with the general public at VCVB Consumer Travel Shows. CLICK HERE for information on job responsibilities, requirements and compensation
VISITORS INFORMATION CENTER TOURISM AMBASSADOR
There are several seasonal, part-time positions available, two that begin immediately and three beginning May 1st.  Duties include: assist visitors by providing information, maintain the appearance of displays, and manage front desk.  For more information, CLICK HERE.  Applications are due April 13th


KINDERGARTEN ROUND UP ENDS THIS FRIDAY
Hermon Hutchens School Office
All parents with children five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016 can register.
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SAFETY FIRST
WEEK 11 CHALLENGE: Check your home, yard, classroom, or job site for safety hazards and report or fix these items

EVENT: Bike Safety Clinic and Tune-up
This Saturday, April 16th, 10am-12pm at the Teen Center
Event will include Bicycle Inspections, Free Helmet Fitting, Free Helmet and Hand Signal Clinic

Mark Your Calendars

Apr 11 - VHS Band and Choir Spring Concert
Apr 15-16 – Hooping for Spring Basketball Tournament
Apr 15-17 – Mountain Man Hillclimb
Apr 20 – Valdez Arts Council: Dala
Apr 28 – GMS Track at Teeland Invitational (Wasilla)
Apr 30 - PWSC Commencement
May 6-8 – Valdez Fly-In
May 9 – GMS Spring Music Concert
May 10 – GMS Living Was Museum and Invention Convention
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 21 – Valdez MS Track Invite
May 26 – Last Day of School

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