VHS ALUMNI CARL ARTS TO BE HONORED THIS WEEKEND
This weekend at the Elks Tournament there will be a small ceremony to honor former VHS basketball player Carl Arts. Named 2003-04 Alaska 3A Player of the Year after leading Valdez High to a 28-0 record and its second state title in three years.
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ELKS TOURNAMENT IN VALDEZ THIS WEEKEND
The updated brackets are in for the Valdez Elks Tournament. CLICK HERE
for all the game times. The Valdez Varsity girls will tip off against Cordova on Thursday at 6pm and the Varsity Boys will play Cordova in first round action at 7:30pm. KVAK's Iam Cabitac will be posting updated brackets on the kvakradio.com
sports page and doing audio updates on air at 93.3FM and 1230AM. There are 16 teams in the tournament and games will run from 9am to 7:30pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the VHS gymnasium.
VALDEZ CHEERLEADERS TO COMPETE DURING ELKS TOURNAMENT
This weekend the VHS cheerleaders will have their first cheer competition of the year during the Elks Basketball Tournament. The Valdez cheerleading team, as well as the cheerleading teams around the state of Alaska, will be judged throughout the weekend on the sideline performance cheers and their half time dance routine. The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the tournament on Saturday during the awards ceremony.
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS THIS TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
Students do not have school on Tuesday, February 7th for parent-teacher conferences and Friday, February 10th for a teacher in-service training day.
Parent Teacher Conference Times
HHES: Scheduled appointments
GMS & VHS: 12-3pm and 6-8pm
BUCS DO WELL AT SKI MEET IN HOMER
Courtesy of VHS Ski Coach Pete Toye
– The Buc ski team made a very long road trip to Homer which paid off nicely with some very strong top-10 overall performances by a number of athletes. Valdez joined teams from Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski, Seward, Wasilla, and host Homer for the two day event featuring classic on Friday and skate on Saturday.
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LAWMAKERS WEIGH GOVERNOR'S PROPOSAL TO TRIPLE ALASKA'S GAS TAX
- Alaska drivers pay the lowest per gallon gas tax in the country, but that may soon change. Lawmakers are again taking up a proposal from the governor to triple the tax rate for highway, aviation, and marine fuels.
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VHS BOYS HAVE SOLID PERFORMANCE AT HUSKY INVITE
The boys varsity team competed in the Husky Invitational this past weekend in Kotzebue. The Bucs first game of the tournament was against Unalaska last Thursday.
LADY BUCS FINISH SECOND IN SEAHAWK CLASSIC
The VHS girls varsity team traveled to Seward for a tournament this past weekend. Last Thursday the Lady Bucs competed in their first game against the home town Seahawks.
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WINNER OF LAST WEEK'S MYSTERY:
The person who attacked KVAK the Duck Mascot was:
Joe Prax, place K-VAK was attacked was the playground and the item used to attack K-VAK was a zipfy sled.
Winners received a luxurious KVAK blanket!
THANKS TO ALL THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED!
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
in City Council Chambers
Tuesday – 7 pm
Items will include:
Approval of Land Use of Tract B, USS 455 for a Police Impound Lot and Storage
Approval of Change Order to Prosser Dagg Construction Company in the Amount of $219,648.11 for 2016 City Streets Project
Approval of Final Plat (SUBD #17-02) of Barney Meyring Parkstrip Subdivision. Applicant: City of Valdez
for Agenda and Packet
All City Council meetings are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast live on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on kvakradio.com
TIME RUNNING OUT TO ADD YOUR EVENT TO KVAK'S FROSTY FEVER FESTIVAL CALENDAR
If you'd like to sponsor an event for Frosty Fever but haven't gotten around to making arrangements, act fast! Today is the LAST DAY to get events on the calendar!
Call 835-5825 for more information.
to see what's on the calendar so far.
Would your corporation or business like to be a Frosty Fever Sponsor?
There's still time to sign up! Call KVAK at 835-5825 for more information.
ALASKA MARIJUANA REGULATORS REJECT PLAN TO ALLOW IN-STORE CONSUMPTION
Alaska was set to become the first state to allow cannabis use in stores, but on Thursday a regulatory board rejected the plan with a 3-2 vote in the state's capital city. The rejected proposal would not have actually allowed licensed dispensaries to allow smoking or consumption of edible marijuana on-site but instead would have allowed local governments to decide for themselves if that should happen.
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KEEP ABREAST OF WHAT’S HAPPENING IN JUNEAU
To see new bills
in the 30th Alaska Legislature, CLICK HERE
To see this week's Committee Hearing Schedule
, CLICK HERE
All legislative meetings may be watched live
or on Gavel to Gavel
Searching for information about something specific? Chat with the Information Staff online.
Visit the AK Legislature website HERE
Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4pm and look for the chat icon in the lower right corner.
UNIVERSITY REPORT FINDS 'UNACCEPTABLY HIGH' RATES OF ALASKA STUDENTS ENROLLING IN REMEDIAL CLASSES
A University of Alaska report found that an average of 74 percent of students who graduated from a subgroup of five state high schools had to take at least one remedial class when they enrolled at UA, even after many has already passed a comparative class in high school.
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See full study HERE
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.
What's your favorite type of kind of KVAK interview?
1) Superintendent Interview
2) City Manager Interview
3) KVAK Special Community Interviews
4) Sports Interviews
to answer the Question of the Week.
RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW
What's your go to Superbowl food?
20% - Chicken Wings
10% - Pizza
5% - Potato Skins
45% - Chips & Dip/Nachos
20% - Hot dogs & burgers
5/6 - CR Roberts
5/7 - Jon Anderson, Scott McKay, Earlene Harper, Rafael Alfaro
5/8 - Joseph Hughes, Laura Jolicoeur, Sarah VonBargen, BreeAna Larson, Joseph Hughes, Jeanne Maughn
5/9 - Susan Smith, Susan Towne, Dale John, Donna Bender
5/10 - Thera Wood, Tammy Jones, Phylicia Martel, Cyndy Ezell, Keith Thomas, Sophia Boone, Kathleen Nalen
5/11 - Mark Hartman
5/12 - Joe Prax, Donna Johnson, Melissa Kenny, Pati Washam
SOUTH CENTRAL HARDWARE'S FEBRUARY FLYER IS NOW AVAILABLE
From light bulbs and home improvement to bird food and planting supplies, South Central has a great selection for your home and garden needs.
2017 DOWNTOWN BEAUTIFICATION MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS
Good looks aren’t everything, but they can definitely go a long way – especially when it comes to the outside of a small business. This program offers a matching grant designed to assist the core downtown small businesses and non-profit organizations, by improving the business setting for investors as well as to provide an overall upgrade in appearance for residents and visitors.
CLICK HERE for application and more information
CVEA ACCEPTING BOARD NOMINATIONS
CVEA is accepting board nominations. There is one seat available for election in the Valdez district and one seat available in the Copper Basin District in 2017. To be eligible, you must be a member in good standing and complete a petition signed by at least 15 active CVEA members. Nomination packets can be picked up at your local CVEA office.Petitions must be received and signatures verified by 5pm Friday, February 24th
for more information
CVEA COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
One $2,000 general scholarship and one Idaho Youth Rally Leadership Camp scholarship available.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, February 24.
to visit www.cvea.org
for details and application.
THIS WEDNESDAY * HHES Cafeteria
Door Prizes! Free Dinner!
This event is suitable for parents and children of all ages so bring your family to hear this award winning author!
(books will be available for purchase)
Questions call 834-4718
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WOULD YOU LIKE TO BAKE A CAKE FOR KVAK'S FROSTY FEVER CAKE AUCTION?
KVAK is looking for bakers interested in baking and donating delicious cakes and/or desserts to be auctioned off during Frosty Fever.
Girl Scouts will help run the auction this year as a service project to help provide needed goods to local kids in Foster Care.
We are hoping to have commitments TODAY.
CLICK HERE to sign up
Week 2 Feb. 6-12 – You Are What You Eat
Eat 5 servings of fruits/vegetables each day.
Packing Healthy Lunches w/ Gianna Gusti, Feb. 11, 10 am @ the Teen & Community Center
STILL NEED TO SIGN UP?
REGISTRATION ENDS THIS FRIDAY
Late Registration is being held at PWSC Health & Fitness Center
*Through Friday, 5am to 8:30pm*
JANUARY WEATHER TOTALS FOR VALDEZ
(average is 6.57")
(average is 28 degrees)
(average is 19 degrees)
ALASKA SNOWFALL THROUGH THE YEARS
KTUU- A comparison of 30-year annual snowfall records from 1981-2016. The interactive data visualization shows 15 different Alaska locations and their monthly snowfall amounts using archived climate data from the Alaska Climate Research Center (ACRC).
CLICK HERE to view
Mark Your Calendars
(Tues) Feb 7 - Parent Teacher Conferences/No School
(Tues) Feb 7 - City Council Meeting
(Wed) Feb 8 - HHES Family Literacy Night
(Thurs-Sat) Feb 9-11 - VHS Basketball - Elks Tournament/Home
(Fri) Feb 10 - VCS In-service/No School
Feb 13 - School Board Meeting
Feb 17-20 - Valdez Ice Climbing Festival
Feb 17-18 - VHS Basketball - Home vs Eielson
Feb 21 - City Council Meeting
Feb 23-25 - VHS Basketball - Away at Delta/Galena
Feb 24 - Mar 5 - KVAK's Frosty Fever
Feb 25 - Parks & Rec Zipfy Races
Feb 27 - School Board Meeting
Mar 1-5 - Chugach Fat Bike Bash
Mar 2 - VHS Science/Art/Music/Woodworking Festival
Mar 3-4 - VHS Basketball - Home vs Monroe
Mar 3 - Bike Parade/Race/Street Party
Mar 4 - Giant Ski Races
Mar 4 - X Country Bike Ride
Mar 4 - Civil Air Patrol Valdez Open Hanger Event
Mar 5 - Kids’ 120 Snow Machine Races