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SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
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.
CLICK HERE for the podcast of the interview.

HOMECOMING WEEK GAMES
Volleyball Invite

This Friday and Saturday 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 at 1pm.
CLICK HERE 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
CBS- 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.
CLICK HERE for story

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT

Monday, September 12th, 2016
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

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.

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
National Geographic- 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.
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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
Bear Incident:  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.
Bear Incident:  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.
Bear Incident:  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.
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
CLICK HERE
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.

CLICK HERE for Press Release on backcountry rescue team response to reports of injured and unconscious hiker on Saturday.
Let us know if you’ve already purchased a Christmas present:
1) Yes
2) You’re joking, right? 
3) You mean for last year? 
4) It isn’t Christmas Eve yet

CLICK HERE to answer the Question of the Week.

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW

What’s your favorite thing to do with Alaska wild berries? 
0% - Syrup
9% - Pancakes
27% - Jam/Jellies
55% - Eat them
9% - Pies

9/13 – Lindee Town, Kay Houghton
9/14 – Allen Chaffin, Staci Beauvais, Shannon Mahoney-Irish, Marie Paddock, Tanoi Vuylsteke
9/15 – Terri Raidmae, Brandy Smelcer, Nelli Vanderburg, Carry Boo, Kimberly Crisp
9/16 – Nick Springer, Diana Crisp, Sara Fifi, Jielin Lieu
9/17 – Ginger Keller, Brandon Friend, Lisa Sparrell, Rita Hamilton
9/18 – Mel Grove, MaryLou Vanderburg

ARTS COUNCIL BRINGS CHRIS PROCTOR TO VALDEZ THIS SATURDAY
Saturday - 8pm at Civic Center

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Chris Proctor’s  “Solo Guitar Orchestra” is coming to Valdez this Saturday. If you think that you know how a solo acoustic guitar concert sounds, prepare to be amazed and delighted. Bringing 6 and 12-string steel-string guitars, Chris will present a concert of both stunning arrangements and sparkling original compositions, drawn from folk, bluegrass, blues, jazz, Celtic rock, pop, and world music sources. You’ll think that you’re hearing 3 guitarists at once, as Chris coaxes sound you’ve never heard from a guitar with techniques that you’ve never seen. Chris is a former U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, has recorded 10 CD’s of his original compositions and arrangements for Windham Hill, Rounder, Flying Fish and Sugarhouse Records.
Tickets: $20.00 Adults; $10.00 Students, Seniors, and Military. Debit and credit cards are accepted.  Advance tickets available at A Rogue's Garden or at the Civic Center the night of the show.

COMMUNITY RECEPTION
EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL ARTIST CONCEPTS


Next Monday, Sept.19th
 6-8pm, Valdez Museum

Alaska artists Rhonda Green and Dobson & Dault will display their design concepts for the proposed Earthquake Memorial at Dock Point Park.  Meet the artists and vote for your favorite design.  Appetizers and No Host Wine Bar
CLICK HERE to see flyer

YOUTH BASKETBALL STARTS FOR 4th, 5th & 6th GRADERS

Registration for Youth Basketball is going on now and skills testing will be held this Tuesday and Thursday. Registration form should be returned with check to HHES or GMS office or bring to skills testing. 
SKILLS TESTING:
Boys: Tuesday, September 13th - 6:30 to 8pm @ HHES
Girls: Thursday, September 15th - 6:30 to 8pm @ HHES
CLICK HERE for Registration Form 

NO SCHOOL NEXT MONDAY OR TUESDAY

Next Monday, Sept. 19th is In-service and Tuesday, Sept. 20th is Parent Teacher Conferences.

Mark Your Calendars

(Mon) Sept 12 – School Board Meeting

(Fri-Sat) Sept 16-17 – VHS Swimming vs Kenai

(Fri-Sat) Sept 16-17 – VHS Volleyball/Valdez Invite

(Sat) Sept 17 – Chris Proctor Concert

(Sat) Sept 17 – VHS Football – Home vs Houston

(Sat) Sept 17 – VHS XCountry- SuValley Invite in Talkeetna

Sept 19 – VCS In-service/No School

Sept 19 – Community Reception- Earthquake Memorial Concept

Sept 20 – Parent Teacher Conferences/No School

Sept 20 – Valdez City Council Meeting

Sept 23 – VHS Swimming vs Sohi

Sept 23-24 – VHS Volleyball – Away at Monroe

Sept 24 – VHS Football – Away at Monroe

Sept 24 – VHS XCountry- Regionals/Soldotna

Sept 26 – School Board Meeting

Sept 30 – Oct 1 – VHS Swimming/Valdez Invite

Sept 30 – Oct 1 – VHS Volleyball- Home vs Eielson

Oct 1 – VHS Football – Away at Barrow

Oct 1 – VHS XCountry- ASAA 123A State Championships

Oct 4 – Valdez City Council Meeting

Oct 7-8 – VHS Volleyball- Away at Grace Invite

Oct 8 – VHS Football – Small School Semi-Finals

Oct 8 – VHS Swimming vs Bartlett

Oct 10 – VCS In-service/No School

Oct 10 – School Board Meeting

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