VALDEZ VETERANS RECOGNIZED
Last weekend was Military Appreciation Weekend in Valdez. Military personnel from around the state participated in various events. A Military Appreciation Ceremony was held Saturday and three Valdez veterans were recognized. Honor Awards were given to Sergeant Major Jeff Koontz, Petty Officer First Class Charles Sasse, and Sergeant Edward "Mike" Meller. READ STORY
WEST END OF EAST PIONEER DRIVE CLOSED UNTIL JUNE 4TH
Expect the west end of the street to remain closed until approximately Saturday June 4th
. Business access
will be maintained by entering Pioneer Drive from the Richardson Highway. No through traffic
or business access is allowed through Eagle’s Rest RV Park.
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VALDEZ EXPERIENCES RARE THUNDERSTORM
Residents of Valdez are accustomed to rain and massive snow storms, but thunder and lightning are quite rare. Sunday's storm brought several hours of both thunder and lightening, along with hail for some areas.
BROWN BEARS IN MINERAL CREEK SUBDIVISION
A brown bear sow and 3 cubs have been spotted walking around in the Mineral Creek Subdivision near Porcupine Street, Robe River Drive, and near the Hospital property. They may still be in the area. The mother bear is on high alert due to some of the crowds that have gathered in the area. Be cautious and do NOT approach the bears.
IT'S ALMOST HERE!
Catch the largest Halibut in the Valdez Derby and WIN $1,000 CASH
, in addition to the regular derby prizes! If it’s the biggest halibut caught all season, you could take home the grand prize of $15,000 CASH
in the regular derby.
for more information.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE
FOR JUDY LEVSHAKOFF
A Celebration of Life for Judy Levshakoff will be held this Saturday, June 4th at 4pm in the Valdez Eagles Lodge. The Ladies Auxiliary will provide food and you may also bring a dish to share. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the FOE Diabetes Research Center in Judy's memory. SEE ANNOUNCEMENT
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
6TH ANNUAL BITE BACK 5K RACE RESULTS
The 3th Annual Bite Back 5K Race to help end malaria was held last Saturday. Here are the winners of each category.
12 & Under - Josh Baczuk
13-19 - Rafael Alfaro
20-29 - Curtiss Stedman
30-39 - Aaron Brown
40-49 - Twilah Beck
50-59 - Bradley Cope
SEE FULL RESULTS HERE
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FIRST ALASKA IBIS SIGHTING HAS BIRDERS GOING 'BALLISTIC'
An unusual bird was spotted in two separate Southeast towns on the same day last week. The ibises were a rare treat that has left bird experts scratching their heads, wondering why these southern birds have landed in Alaska. READ STORY
RESEARCHER AIMS TO USE FUNGUS TO INSULATE ALASKA HOMES
A University of Alaska-Anchorage researcher wants to put fungus in the walls of your home. Really. Dr. Philippe Amstislavski, a university professor and environmental scientist, said he is using Alaskan mushrooms to create biodegradable insulation for Arctic infrastructure. READ STORY
STILL TIME TO SEE MARS AT ITS BRIGHTEST
In 2016, Mars will appear brightest from May 18-June 3. You don't need a telescope to see Mars. Just look to the South - Southeast at sunset, south at midnight, southwest in hours before dawn. READ MORE