SHERI PIERCE APPOINTED AS INTERIM CITY MANAGER
After returning from an executive session during their regular meeting on Tuesday evening, Valdez City Council voted unanimously to appoint City Clerk Sheri Pierce to the position of interim city manager. Pierce’s interim appointment begins January 4, 2017; the day after current city manager Dennis Ragsdale’s resignation becomes effective.
“Having served over twenty-seven years in the City of Valdez clerk’s office, Ms. Pierce understands the unique needs and challenges facing our community”, stated Mayor Ruth E. Knight.
MS. ELKE DOOM TO RECEIVE EMPLOYMENT OFFER AS VALDEZ CITY MANAGER
Upon returning from executive session in a special meeting Friday evening, Valdez City Council voted 5-0 to offer a city manager employment contract to Ms. Elke Doom. Doom currently serves as city manager for the City of Oxford, North Carolina and was one of four finalists during the 2015 Valdez city manager recruitment process.
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Winner of the Festive Homes Contest: Matt & Brandy Smelcer
BUCS TRAVEL TO ACS
This weekend the VHS basketball team will be traveling to Anchorage for the annual Lime Solar Pepsi Invitational. The tournament is set to begin Thursday
, December and will conclude on Saturday. This year Valdez will compete in the tournament against Sitka, Lumen Christi, Kotzebue, the hometown ACS Lions, and the defending state champion Barrow Whalers. This tournament will be the first set of games for the Valdez basketball season. The girl’s first game is scheduled for Thursday
. The first game for the boy’s team will begin at the conclusion of the girl’s game around 5:30pm Thursday
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DON'T DRIVE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS OR ALCOHOL
Let's keep Valdez safe this holiday season!
THERE'S STILL TIME TO ENTER!
GMS MUSICAL: ELF JR.
Last week, the drama and choir students at Gilson Middle School put on the Disney Elf Junior Musical.
Entry deadline is New Year's Day
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ALASKA RANKS NO. 5 AMONG PEACE CORPS' TOP VOLUNTEER-PRODUCING STATES IN 2016
Peace Corps announced that Alaska ranks No. 5 among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers per capita. There are 32 volunteers from Alaska currently serving worldwide, and 1,008 residents of Alaska have served in the Peace Corps since the agency’s founding in 1961.
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE VALDEZ POLICE & FIRE REPORT
Welfare Check: A caller requested a welfare check on an individual who had borrowed their vehicle and hadn’t heard from them for awhile. It was discovered the individual had left town and the vehicle was at the airport.
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