DERRICK CASE IS THE WINNER OF KVAK'S SUMMER TRIVIA
Derrick Case and his team "Awesome Sauce" took home the 1st place prize in KVAK's end of the year trivia showdown Saturday at the Totem Inn. Case won last year's showdown and successfully defended his title again this year.
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HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED TODAY AND TONIGHT IN VALDEZ AND CORDOVA
Up to six inches of rain is expected to fall in the areas of Valdez and Cordova through tonight. Rain will taper off on Tuesday. May cause localized and small stream flooding.
DID YOU FEEL THE 2.0?
On Sept. 7th at 7:13pm, a magnitude 2.0 earthquake was centered 8 miles NW of Valdez. Depth was 0.3 miles.
KVAK KIDS CLUB INTERVIEWS SANDY JOHNS
Members of the KVAK Kids Club had the opportunity to sit down and interview Sandy Johns of the Alyeska Marine Terminal and ask about the Ballast Water Treatment Plant across the Bay.
for the podcast of the interview.
HOMECOMING WEEK GAMES
the VHS volleyball team will host the Valdez Invite in the high school gym. Tournament teams include: North Pole, Galena, Houston, Delta, Barrow, and Bethel. The tournament will have three different rounds. First round will be a Round Robin where each team plays everyone one game to 25 points. In the second round the top four teams will go into the Gold Round Robin Division and the bottom four teams will go into the Silver Round Robin Division. Finally the tournament will conclude with the championship games where the top two teams in the Silver Round Robin Division will play a championship match and the top two teams in the Gold Division will play a championship match. The first game for the Lady Bucs is scheduled for this Friday
to view the tournament bracket.
Final Football Game at Home
This weekend will be the final football game for the Valdez High School football team. The varsity game starts at 11am
and the JV game starts at 2pm
on the Valdez High School Field. The Bucs have had a successful season winning their first three games. This is a feat never accomplished before. The first win for the Bucs was an upset victory over the Nikiski Bulldogs in a nonconference game back in August. After this last home game, Valdez will have two more games away before the Small Schools Semi-Finals scheduled for October 8th
and State Championships on October 5th
MOST HUMPBACK WHALES TAKEN OFF ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST
- Federal authorities took most humpback whales off the endangered species list Tuesday, saying their numbers have recovered through international efforts to protect the giant mammals. However, four distinct populations remain endangered and one is now listed as threatened, some of which inhabit U.S. waters. The Central America population, which feeds off the West Coast, and the Western North Pacific population, which inhabits the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, are still endangered. The Mexico population, which feeds off the West Coast and Alaska, is threatened.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT
Monday, September 12th
in City Council Chambers
Monday – 6:30pm
Items will include:
1. Confirmation for AASB Annual Conference Attendance, November 10-13 at Anchorage Hilton
2. Approve Memorandum of Agreement with Providence Health Center for Mental Health Satellite Office
3. First Reading of BP 1250 Changes
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.
CITY FINANCIAL PLANNING SESSION
The City Council will hold a work session on Tuesday, September 13th at 6pm to discuss long-term City financial planning.
ALASKA HAS FINALLY BEEN MAPPED AS PRECISELY AS MARS
Alaska, like much of the Arctic, is remote, often ice- and fog-bound, and is therefore among the poorest mapped places on the planet. Some of the coastal charts still use data compiled by Captain Cook.
Whereas existing topographical maps don’t resolve features smaller than a hundred feet across, the new maps have a horizontal resolution of around 7 to 17 feet. Their vertical resolution is comparable, but in some places they show elevation differences of less than two feet.
PWS BLACK BEAR HUNTERS REMINDED TO REGISTER, REPORT, AVOID TAKING COLLARED ANIMALS
(Cordova) - Hunters in Prince William Sound Game Management Unit 6D are asked to avoid harvesting collared black bears. The bears are part of an Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Chugach National Forest cooperative study that includes tracking the animals to learn more about home ranges, bear movements, and habitat use. CLICK HERE
for more information.
BEARS ADDING TO RESPONDERS WORKLOAD
A caller reported that a black bear was inside their boat which was parked in their yard. The Animal Control Officer responded to the area but the bear had left.
A caller reported a black bear causing problems. The Animal Control Officer responded to the area to control the crowd. The bear took his fish and went back into the brush, the crowd dispersed.
A caller reported a black bear at the Salmon turnaround and a crowd starting to gather. An Officer responded to the area, the bear left and the crowd dispersed.
See full Police and Fire Reports HERE