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JANUARY 23, 2017

TIM AND LUCY LANG TRYING TO REBUILD FOLLOWING TRAILER FIRE
Friends of Tim and Lucy Lang set up a goFundme account to help the family. In just three days, the site received donations from 143 people. The fundraising goal on the site is $20,000 to help the Lang's purchase a new trailer. Current donations (as of 1pm Monday) are at $14,750. CLICK this link to visit site and make a donation. Monetary donations and small to medium material goods can be dropped off at the information desk at the hospital.
EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS RESPOND TO FIRE
Valdez Fire and Police Departments responded to a structure fire on Gulkana Street early Thursday afternoon. Firefighters verified residents in the involved and neighboring homes were evacuated. 
CLICK HERE for press release
or HERE for ADN's coverage

TRUCK ROLLOVER ON RICHARDSON TUESDAY
A Big State Logistics double trailer truck had the rear trailer overturn at mile 17.5 on the Richardson Highway. Valdez Fire and Police responded to the scene and the Richardson Highway was closed for just over two hours on Tuesday. According to City Clerk Allie Ferko, there was a minor diesel spill and the Big State hazmat team responded and emptied the tank before turning the overturned trailer upright. 

WINNER OF LAST WEEK'S MYSTERY:
Rachel Sutton
The person who attacked KVAK the Duck Mascot was:
Dawson Moore, place K-VAK was attacked was Keystone Canyon and the item used to attack K-VAK was a snowball. 
IT'S EASY TO WIN!!!
Just listen to KVAK 93.3FM and 1230AM for clues, then visit our website to fill in the name of the voice you heard on the air and choose from a multiple choice list, what item was used and where the attack occurred.

Listen all week and enter your guess at www.kvakradio.com by noon this Friday to win a luxurious KVAK Blanket.
CLICK HERE for details and answer form

SCHOOL DISTRICT ENCOURAGES COMMUNITY TO FILL OUT SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION FORM
Valdez City Schools is getting ready to go through the process of Superintendent evaluations, and has a form for community members to fill out on the front page of the Valdez City School District Website. The website address is: www.valdezcityschools.org . Or you can pick up a copy of the form at the Valdez School District office on Klutina Street next to the Hermon Hutchens. Please return the form to the district office or return via e-mail to: vhedman@valdezcityschools.org
CLICK HERE for link to Superintendent Evaluation Form

BUCCANEER BASKETBALL

LADY BUCS FINISH SECOND IN NIKISKI TOURNAMENT

The VHS girls varsity team traveled to Nikiski for a tournament this past weekend.  Last Thursday the Lady Bucs competed in their first game, their opponent the Kodiak Bears. Valdez won easily by a score of 53-30 to advance in the tournament. 
Read story HERE
VHS BOYS TAKE THIRD IN DEAN CUMMINGS INVITE
The boys varsity team competed in the Dean Cummings Invitational this past weekend. The Bucs first game of the tournament was against Galena last Thursday. Valdez started the game off hot, finishing the first quarter up 20-8. 
Read story HERE

HAVE YOU SEEN THE LOGO FOR KVAK'S 2017 FROSTY FEVER?
Maybe that's why Frosty's melting!


ALASKA'S 2016 WAS WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD- BY WIDE MARGIN

AK Dispatch- Alaska just completed its warmest year on record, a mark set by a staggering margin, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The state's average 2016 temperature of 31.9 degrees Fahrenheit was 5.9 degrees above the long-term average, and 1.6 degrees higher than the previous record annual average, set in 2014. That is more than a record; it is "extreme," said Rick Thoman, climate science and service manager for the National Weather Service in Alaska.
CLICK HERE for story 

TOWN SKI RACE SERIES RESULTS

This past weekend the VHS ski team hosted the second race the town ski races series.
Girls Division 7K Race:
1- Rylee Norris- 26:58
2- Sarah Carter- 29:15
3- Erin Stark & Bowser- 29:27
Boys Division 10K Race:
1- Ben Swanson- 34:34
2- John Banner- 41:34
3- Will Stark- 42:28
CLICK HERE for full results

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT

Monday, Jan 23rd, 2016
in City Council Chambers
Monday – 6:30pm
 
Items will include:
1. Approve Girls’ Basketball Travel Request
2. Approve 1 st Reading of BP 1114/AR 1114- Media Policy
3. Discuss Recommended Changes to Graduation Policy
CLICK HERE 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.


SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED:
WOMEN REPORT VERY HIGH RATE OF STALKING

The Alaska Victimization Survey 2015 results were released this week by the state Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault as well as the UAA Justice Center. The survey's authors estimate one in three women in Alaska, or 80,800 women, have experienced stalking in their lifetime. They also estimate more than 15,300 women, or one in seventeen have been stalked in the past year. They also note estimates may be conservative because of the continuing stigma of reporting victimization.
CLICK HERE for the survey report
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
CLICK HERE
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.

How many years have you made it through a Winter without leaving Alaska?

1) This is my 1st AK Winter
2) Never- I've always had to leave
3) 1-5 years
4) 6-10 years
5) 11+ years

CLICK HERE to answer the Question of the Week.

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW

What was the worst thing that happened during the last wind storm?
31% - Losing multiple new streetlights  
65% - Losing the Big Fish
4% - Losing several stop signs

1/23 - Dustin Woods, John Kamauoha, Lynne Gardiner, Albert Ramos, Sonya Ash-Selanoff
1/24 - Tony Day
1-25 - Hannah Gilson, Lariaha Griffith, Jennifer Tauscher
1/26 - Ereichera Holland, Christopher Waddell, Rob Stapleton, Heather Seiber
1/27 - Aurora Meller, Nate Smith, Richard Kirkpatrick, Gloria Day, Lisa Anderson, Jeanne Lematta, Keith Boruff
1/28 - Samantha Benda, Sarah Brewer, Elizabeth Samuel
1/29 - Sandra Mobley, David Winney


THIS SATURDAY, 4-7PM

Valdez Civic Center

FREE Registration
for individuals and teams

Ages 5 & Up
Free T-Shirt while supplies last
You could will $1,000!
CLICK HERE for more information


CVEA Community Foundation Scholarships available! One $2,000 general scholarship and one Idaho Youth Rally Leadership Camp scholarship available.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, February 24.
CLICK HERE to visit www.cvea.org for details and application.
 
WELCOME BABY TUCKER

Todd and Shelby Stubblefield welcomed Tucker James Stubblefield on January 11th at 5:05am. He weighed 7 lbs 8.6 oz and was 21 inches long.
Congratulations!


February 24th through March 5th
Would you or your organization like to be part of Frosty Fever? 
* Host an Event 
KVAK has a few spaces open on the calendar for parties interested in putting on events. 
CLICK HERE for form
* Sponsor the Frosty Fever Festival
* Offer a Discount or Special for people with a Frosty Fever Button

E-Mail: valdeznews@gci.net or
call 835-5825


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

With the constant variety in our weather, avalanche conditions can change quickly. The Valdez Avalanche Center provides detailed information for anyone heading into avalanche country. 
CLICK HERE to visit their website for 

HAVE YOU SEEN OUT KVAK'S SPORTS SCHEDULE PAGE?

Check out game times, brackets, and more on KVAK'S Sports Schedule Page. 
CLICK HERE to find out what's coming up
Also find Sports News HERE

Mark Your Calendars

(Sat) Jan 28 - Healthier You KickOff Event

Feb 2-4 - VHS Basketball - V Boys at Husky Invite/V Girls at Seward Invite

Feb 7 - Parent Teacher Conferences/No School

Feb 9-11 - VHS Basketball - Elks Tournament/Home

Feb 10 - VCS In-service/No School

Feb 17-18 - VHS Basketball - Home vs Eielson

Feb 23-25 - VHS Basketball - Away at Delta/Galena

Feb 24 - Mar 5 - KVAK's Frosty Fever

Mar 3-4 - VHS Basketball - Home vs Monroe

Mar 9-11 - VHS Basketball - Regions at Delta

Mar 10 - VCS End of Third Quarter

Mar 13 - 17 - VCS Spring Break

Mar 20 - VCS In-service/No School

Mar 22 - VHS Cheerleading State Competition

Mar 23 – VHS Basketball – State/Anchorage

Apr 9 – Rhythm Future Quartet

Apr 21 – VCS In-service/No School

April 24 – VCS In-service/No School

April 24 – Shane Koyczan Event

May 24 – Valdez High School Graduation

May 25 – VCS Last Day of School

May 30 – VAC Annual Picnic



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