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MARCH 20, 2017
OFFICIAL CANDIDATES FOR THE MAY 2ND ELECTION ANNOUNCED:
CITY COUNCIL AND SCHOOL BOARD

The following candidates have been nominated for office by qualified electors of the City of Valdez, Alaska and will appear on the May 2, 2017 regular municipal election ballot. 
City Council Member - Two Year Term (Two vacancies)
 Doug Davies
Lon Needles
Carl J. Hedman
Ron Ruff
Sue Ellen Montes
Jim Shirrell 
City Council Member - Three Year Term (One vacancy) 
 Darren Reese
School Board Member - Two Year Term (One vacancy) 
Tammy Holmes
School Board Member - Three Year Term (Three vacancies)
Woody Woodgate
Jamie Winchester
Alan Sorum
Cara Bourne
Check your KVAK E-News and kvakradio.com prior to the election for information about each candidate.

BUCS TRAVEL TO STATE

CLICK HERE for boys bracket
and
CLICK HERE for girls bracket
This week the VHS varsity basketball teams are traveling to Anchorage for the 3A state tournament at the Alaska Airline Center. The tournament is scheduled to take place this Thursday through Saturday.
Read story HERE
 
VALDEZ CONSORTIUM LIBRARY HEAD LIBRARIAN MOLLIE GOOD APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF THE ALASKA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Mollie Good accepts the AkLA’s president gavel at the annual meeting.
Photo credit: Rebecca Moorman

Mollie Good was appointed President of the Alaska Library Association Executive Council at the organization’s annual general membership meeting in Ketchikan, Alaska. Ms. Good will serve a one year term as president. 

NOTICE TO MARINERS:
PORT VALDEZ DRIFT STUDY 


The final portion of the Port Valdez drift study being conducted by the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council and the Prince William Sound Science Center will begin tomorrow. The drifter buoys, about the size of an average shrimp pot buoy, will be released March 21st and retrieved March 30th. Please be cautious when navigating around these buoys, and DO NOT TOUCH THEM! They are being monitored via GPS and need to be allowed to go where the current takes them. The buoys will be labeled PWSSC. For more information on this project, visit pwsrcac.org or call 834-5000.

MAYORS CUP HELD OVER THE WEEKEND

Professionals starting at the Mayors Cup
The Valdez Mayors Cup Race was held over the weekend. Here are the first place winners of each category:
Pro: Tyler Aklestad
Semi-Pro: Virgil Bullard
Vet: Jon Tolley
Women: Rachel Kidwell
Snow Bike: Matt Smelcer
Vintage: Tony Petito
CLICK HERE for the full results and more photos on the Valdez Snowmachine Club facebook page.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY NIGHT

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
in City Council Chambers
Tuesday – 7 pm
 
Items will include:
1. Approval of Construction Contract with Kane, Inc. in the Amount of $647,619 for the North Tank Reservoir Re-Coating Project
2. Approval of Renewal of Employee Health Care Plan and Insurance Broker Contract for Twelve Months Beginning April 1, 2017
3. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding Between the State of Alaska Department of Revenue and the City of Valdez

CLICK HERE for Agenda and Packet
All City Council meetings are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast live on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on kvakradio.com

ALASKA HOUSE VOTES TO CUT LEGISLATIVE ALLOWANCE
US News- The Alaska House has voted to cut the daily allowance lawmakers can claim during session in a bid to show legislators' willingness to take a financial hit amid a state budget deficit.
READ STORY
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
CLICK HERE
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.

Which is worse?

1. Scraping the ice off your windshield
2. Chipping away the ice from your walkway

CLICK HERE to answer the Question of the Week.

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW

What should you NOT put green food coloring in?
13% - Eggs
13% - Beer
17% - Pancakes
57% - Ketchup
3/20 - Joy Ferguson, Clayton Harris, Faith Revell
3/21 - Bob Benda, Aj Keeton, Julie Roetman, Jess Gondek, Christa Rogers, Patrick Kelley, Maureen Gibson, Zena Disney
3/22 - Blake Campbell
3/23 - Venessa Dawson, Gary Farrell
3/24 - Alaina Hoffman, Erin Williams, Chaylene Mills, Lerissa Beer, Suzie Michaud, Scott Smith
3/26 - Tegan Montgomery, Pamela Wolfenden, Zach Littu, Betsy Caruthers, Steve Waller, Sarah Histand, Margaret Benzo, Angie Norenbery
THE FAT MERMAID
COMPLETE MENU NOW AVAILABLE

The Fat Mermaid menu is now available online! They are also open for breakfast!
BREAKFAST HOURS
6am to 11:30am 
6am to 3pm Saturday & Sunday
CLICK HERE for complete breakfast and dinner menus


WEEK 8: Stay Hydrated 

Challenge: 
Drink the recommended daily servings of water.
HYSA: Swimming Clinic With the Valdez Masters Swimming—Salty Dawgs
Swim Association, Sat. Mar. 25, 10 am @ Swimming Pool

EARTHQUAKE REMEMBRANCE
53 Years
March 27th 1964 Earthquake

Join the Pioneers of Alaska to remember those lost. A prayer, a moment of silence, and reading of names of those lost during the earthquake.
Kelsey Dock, March 27th, 5:30pm
Everyone is welcome. 

 


NOW HIRING adjunct instructors in History and Economics.
Master’s degree in the specific instruction discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Applicants should have 2 years relevant experience. Adjunct instructors design curriculum, prepare lesson plans, instruct students, and hold office hours. Applicants should have effective written and oral communication, and public speaking skills.
To apply for these or possibly other adjunct positions, go to http://careers.alaska.edu  
For more information or to get help applying, call 834.1617.

Mark Your Calendars

(Mon) Mar 20 – VCS In-service/No School

(Tues) Mar 21 – City Council Meeting

(Wed) Mar 22 – VHS Cheerleading State Competition

(Thurs) Mar 23 – VHS Basketball – State/Anchorage

Mar 27 – School Board Meeting

Apr 3 – Rhythm Future Quartet

Apr 4 – City Council Meeting

Apr 10 – School Board Meeting

Apr 18 – City Council Meeting

Apr 21 – VCS In-service/No School

April 24 – VCS In-service/No School

April 24 - Shane Koyczan Event

April 24 - School Board Meeting

May 2 - City Council Meeting

May 2 - Valdez Elections

May 8 - School Board Meeting

May 12-14 - Valdez Fly-In

May 16 - City Council Meeting

May 22 - School Board Meeting

May 24 - Valdez High School Graduation

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