BACK ON TOP: VALDEZ RALLIES PAST MONROE TO TAKE CLASS 3A VOLLEYBALL CROWN
AK Dispatch: Led by a strong attack from Mesa Rohrer, Valdez overcame a first-set loss to capture the Class 3A state volleyball championship Saturday with a four-set win over Monroe at the Alaska Airlines Center.
The Buccaneers triumphed 24-26, 25-18, 25-18, 25-20 to return to the top of 3A volleyball for the first time since winning four straight state crowns from 2001-04.
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EARLY-SEASON AVALANCHES IN SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA PROMPT WARNINGS
- Outdoor enthusiasts, beware: Alaska’s serving up a slew of early-season avalanches, even without a large amount of snow accumulation. Read full story HERE
2015 GMS BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL
The Gilson Middle School Gym was packed Saturday night as the boys and girls Husky basketball teams competed for the Boys B, Girls A and Boys A Championships. The Boys B team lost the final round game to the Cordova Wolverines and the Boys and Girls A Teams took 1st Place. SEE RESULTS
Girls Gilson Middle School A Team Wins Championship Game at Valdez Invitational
DRUGS & PARAPHERNALIA FOUND AT VALDEZ HIGH SCHOOL
Valdez High School requested officer’s assistance after three juvenile students were found in the possession of drug paraphernalia and contraband – including tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana. Investigation continues and will result in citations and criminal charges forwarded to the Juvenile Intake Officer.
WOMEN OF DISTINCTION WINNERS ANNOUNCED AT AWARDS CEREMONY
Mary Helen Stephens and Kate Farmer
LETTERS ALOUD PERFORMANCE THIS THURSDAY
Thursday at 7pm
The Valdez Arts Council welcomes Letters Aloud, a highly entertaining reading series where intimate, private letters, written by some of history’s most famous (and infamous) people,
are read aloud.
VALDEZ POLICE RESPONDED TO A DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT
On Saturday, Nov 14th, a caller reported witnessing a vehicle swerve into and hit a parked truck in front of their residence, and another vehicle in their neighbor’s driveway. The driver of the vehicle, Caleb M. Springer of Valdez, DOB 08/07/1987, was determined to be heavily intoxicated and transported to Providence Valdez for further medical treatment. He was arrested on the charges of Driving under the Influence, Reckless Driving, and Failure to Possess Liability Insurance. Springer provided a BrAC of .209 at the Valdez Jail.
CODY GREENE DOMINATES AT HUTCHISON MELTDOWN
The VHS wrestling team traveled to compete in the Hutchison Meltdown this past weekend. Greene won 1st place at the 138 pound weight division.
READ MORE HERE
ANCHORAGE ASSEMBLY APPROVES NEW TEXTING-AND-DRIVING PENALTY
- Beginning Jan 1st, drivers caught texting behind the wheel in Anchorage will face a $500 fine but no threat of jail time. The change will make prosecution easier by changing a texting violation from a misdemeanor into a minor offense.
The law is not an outright cellphone ban while driving. It is designed to prevent drivers from using texting or apps on smartphones while behind the wheel. Read More HERE
FEDERAL JUDGE SPEAKS OUT ON EXXON VALDEZ SAGA
- U.S. District Court Judge Russel Holland, who presided over the monumental Exxon Valdez oil spill court cases, removed his black robes to joke and offer personal thoughts on the stories surrounding his decades of legal work on the disaster Thursday in an Anchorage federal courtroom. READ MORE
Derek Case picks up his personalized KVAK Trivia Grand Champion jacket. Congratulations!
SCHOOL AND DISTRICT ALASKA MEASURE OF PROGRESS RESULTS
District and school-wide Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) results are available on the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development's website. Individual student results will be available to parents at the end of November. See the reports here: State
, Valdez High School
, Gilson Middle School
, Hermon Hutchens Elementary
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.
11/16 – 11/22
According to Readers Digest, a 2010 survey of more than 1,000 pet owners, 32 percent said they would be very likely to spend $5,000 on a single treatment for a pet.
Would you pay $5,000 for a medical treatment for your pet?
to answer the Question of the Week.
RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK’S QotW
If you could only have ONE ITEM for Thanksgiving, what would you choose?
- Mashed potatoes
- Pumpkin pie
- Green bean casserole
11/16 – Kimberly Elias, Frank Reitter
11/17 – Linda Mittleider
11/18 – Brenda Coffman, Lon Rake, Sr. Marie Brent
11/19 – Nathan Hendrix, Amanda Hatton, Janet Miller, Nancy Field, Erika Holbrook, Laura Mittlestadt
11/20 – Bernice Krinke, Levi Terry, Leslie Hoffman, Patrick Hillberg
11/21 – Bryan Stachura, Janese Chrystal, Sandra Crump
11/22 – Andrea Grace Huhndorf, Kristen Doherty
TURKEY TROT 5K THIS SATURDAY
The Annual Parks & Rec Turkey Trot Family 5K is Saturday. Same day registration is at 9:30AM with the race at 10AM at the Teen and Community Center. $5 per individual or $20 per family OR non-perishable food donation. All ages are welcome! For more details and online registration, CLICK HERE
SCOUTING FOR FOOD THIS WEEKEND
On Saturday, Cub Scouts in Valdez will go door to door collecting non-perishables and canned food items. Donation bags will be passed out a day or two before. The food will go to our local Food Bank for distribution. Donations can be left out in the bag for pickup starting at 9AM Saturday. If you don't receive a bag and would like to donate, drop your donations at the Lutheran Church or PVMC. This is a great opportunity to support our local food bank and Cub Scouts.
CVTV RETIRES $2.4 MILLION OF CAPITAL CREDITS
During its October 29, 2015, meeting, the Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative Board of Directors approved retiring $2,402,850 of capital credits, the largest general retirement in the cooperative's history. Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative mailed approximately 5,200 retirement checks to members and former members on November 12th.
See the press release HERE
WELCOME VALDEZ BABIES
Will and Jessica Curtis welcomed Sebastian Jerome Dwayne Curtis to the world on Nov 8th
. He weighed 8lb, 2oz and was 20” long.
David and Erin Christie welcomed Zophia Lynn Christie to the world on Nov 11th. She weighed 7lb, 3oz and was 19.75" long.
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TOWN HALL MEETING ON LOCAL MARIJUANA OPTIONS RESCHEDULED
Due to high winds, Cynthia Franklin, State of AK Marijuana Control Board Director, was unable to reach Valdez for the Town Hall Meeting. The meeting has been rescheduled for Fri, Dec 11th, 7PM.
Mark Your Calendars
(Thurs) Nov 19 – Letters Aloud (Valdez Arts Council)
(Fri-Sat) Nov 20-21 – VHS Wrestling/Lancer Smith Memorial at Palmer
(Sat) Nov 21 – VHS Cross Country Skiing- Flint Hill Races/Fairbanks
(Sat) Nov 21 – Turkey Trot Family 5K
(Sat) Nov 21 – Cub Scout Food Drive
Nov 26-27 – VCS Thanksgiving Holiday/No School
Nov 29 – Tree Lighting Ceremony
Dec 4-5 – VHS Cross Country Skiing/ MatSu Invite
Dec 11-12 VHS Cross Country Skiing/ Lynx Loppet at Kincaid Park
Dec 11-12 – VHS Wrestling/Regions at Home
Dec 13 – Community Christmas Program
Dec 17-19 – VHS Basketball/ Grace Invite (Girls Varsity)
Dec 18- VCS End of Second Quarter
Dec 18-19 – VHS Wrestling/State at Chugiak
Dec 19 – Ugly Sweater Walk, Run or Ski
Dec 19 – VHS Cross Country- Town Race #1 at Home
Dec 21 – Jan 1 – VCS Winter Break
Feb 26-Mar 6
- Frosty Fever
Click to see the complete Community Calendar at kvakradio.com