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APRIL 3, 2017
AVV Choose Respect March held last Thursday

APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
Teach Children it's OK to say NO

Advocates for Victims of Violence wants everyone to play an active role in Child Abuse Prevention. If you or someone you know might be a victim of Child Abuse, AVV can help. Advocates for Victims of Violence hotline number is 835-2999.

TAILGATE ALASKA FINISHES 10TH ANNUAL EVENT RECAP

snowboarder.com - Tailgate Alaska wrapped up the now legendary tenth annual event on Thompson Pass on March 26, making it the longest running, purely wintersports event in Alaska.
Alaska is the dream of snowboarders from around the world and for ten years, Tailgate Alaska has helped make the trip safe, affordable and unforgettable.
CLICK HERE for story and photos

VHS BAND TRAVELS FOR JAZZ FESTIVAL

This weekend the VHS band will be participating in the 2nd annual Valley Jazz Festival at Palmer High School. The band will leave this Thursday, and participate in various music clinics on Friday and Saturday. In addition, the band will also be participating in the nightly festival concerts alongside the featured musicians. The Gala Evening Cavalcade of Stars concert on Friday will start at 5:30pm. The Gala Honor Group concert on Saturday will begin at 6pm. All concerts will be hosted at Palmer High School and are free.
CLICK HERE to view flyer

PROPOSITION TO LIMIT MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS ON MAY BALLOT
A proposition to prohibit retail marijuana stores, cultivation facilities, manufacturing and testing facilities is on the ballot for the May 2nd municipal election. A “Yes” vote means that commercial marijuana establishments will be prohibited within the boundaries of the City of Valdez to include a 10 mile area within the adjacent unincorporated borough. A “No” vote means that commercial marijuana establishments will be allowed in the City of Valdez as authorized and regulated in Chapter 5.06 of the Valdez Municipal Code. CLICK HERE to read the full Ballot Proposition on the City of Valdez Elections Page.

VALDEZ MUNICIPAL ELECTION SAMPLE BALLOTS FOR MAY 2ND ELECTION NOW AVAILABLE

CLICK HERE for sample ballot

THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 6TH, IS THE PUBLIC MEETING TO DISCUSS FEMA FLOOD MAPPING CHANGES

Multiple agencies will be hosting a public meeting in Valdez this Thursday, April 6th at 6pm to highlight changes to FEMA flood mapping along the City of Valdez coastline, Lowe River, Robe River, Valdez Glacier Stream, and Mineral Creek.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development will discuss draft FEMA flood map revisions for Valdez and explain what these revisions mean for property owners.
Read more HERE
CLICK HERE for the map of proposed changes

EARTHQUAKE REMEMBRANCE HELD LAST MONDAY

The Pioneers of Alaska held an Earthquake Remembrance last Monday at Kelsey Dock to honor those lost in the 1964 quake. Though the snowflakes fell heavily during the ceremony, those who were lost were remembered once again. The ceremony included a proclamation read by Mayor Ruth Knight, a prayer, and a moment of silence.

GMS SUPER HUSKIES
  
6th grade:  Anthony Kelley - "Great leadership, honesty, hard worker and responsible are all qualities that Anthony displays in class.  Anthony works well with other students and has a great sense of humor.  He would make a great math teacher!!!
7th Grade: Caedance Leadbetter - "Caedance Leadbetter was nominated for and awarded "Super Husky" status for her high degree of effort, tireless good cheer, and wonderful attitude toward learning.  Keep up the good work, Caedance.
8th grade: Kaci Jones - "Kaci Jones comes to school with a bubbly personality every day and makes it a point to say hello to her classmates and teachers.  She is a positive addition to our school and a pleasure to have in class with her pleasant demeanor.   

CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY NIGHT

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
in City Council Chambers
Tuesday – 7 pm
 
Items will include:
1. Approve Purchase of 2,500 Cubic Yards of Class 3 Riprap Material from Harris Sand & Gravel in the Amount of $136,000 
2. #17-03 - Amending Title 9 of the Valdez Municipal Code Titled Public Peace and Welfare. First Reading. Public Hearing.
3. #17-04 - Amending Title 17 of the Valdez Municipal Code Related to Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries. First Reading. Public Hearing

CLICK HERE 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

THIS YEAR, TAX DAY IS TUESDAY, APRIL 18
If you're still trying to get your taxes finished, you might be glad that tax day is three days later than usual. This year, April 15th falls on a Saturday, which postpones the deadline to the next legal workday. Sunday, April 16th is Emancipation day in Washington D.C.. Because it falls on a weekend, Monday, April 17th is the legal holiday in D.C.. Under the tax code, legal holidays in the nation’s capital affect the tax-filing nationwide. Tax day is officially Tuesday, April 18th. File your taxes or apply for a six-month filing extension by midnight.
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
CLICK HERE
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.
If you're participating in Healthier You, how's it going?

1. Still going strong
2. Hit or miss
3. Fell off the wagon weeks ago
4. Oh right- I did sign up
5. I've gained 12 pounds

CLICK HERE to answer the Question of the Week.

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW

Permanent Dividend
8% - Applied Jan 1st
43% - Sometime in January
21% - Sometime in February
21% - Wait until the last day
8% - I forgot

4/3 - Colbin Hansen
4/4 - Richard Long, Tina Craig
4/5 - Shelley Benzo, Bonnette Cooper, Frankie Rohrer, Melissa Drew, Rob Jeffries, Colleen Murphy
4/6 - David Bradley, Celestina Bunch, Kim Beshears
4/7 - Steve Shiell, Ellen Sneve, Patrick Day, Pam Shirrell
4/8 - Justin Major, Katie Sauls, Thomas Tunnell
4/9 - Tom McAlister, Miranda Haltness, Jamie Mayer

APPLE & DONUT CLASSIC
THIS FRIDAY

Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 7pm
Location: VHS Gym
Admission: Free

RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET TONIGHT

Monday, April 3rd, 7pm
Civic Center

Rhythm Future Quartet is an acoustic jazz ensemble working to keep the spirit of Gypsy jazz alive. Their current album, “Travels,” was selected as one of the top jazz albums of 2016 by Huffington Post and All About Jazz.
Tickets available at A Rogue’s Garden or at the Civic Center tonight.
$20 for Adults
$10 for Students/Seniors/and Military  
CLICK HERE for video

Rhythm Future Quartet performed LIVE on the air for KVAK listeners this morning
CLICK HERE to listen to the podcast

SOUTH CENTRAL HARDWARE'S APRIL SPECIALS NOW AVAILABLE

Whether you're looking for supplies to spruce up your yard, tools, or cleaning supplies, South Central has what you need. 
CLICK HERE for this month's specials

COMMUNITY RECEPTION
Meet the Economic Development Director Candidates


Monday, April 10th, 5-7pm
Valdez Civic Center Ballroom C
Light Refreshments Served
Valdez City Manager Elke Doom invites the public to attend a community reception on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Ballroom C to meet the final candidates for City Economic Development Director.


Week 10: Career 

Challenge: 
Explore a new talent or skill - try something new that you’ve always wanted to do.
HYSA: Rock Climbing, Apr. 8, 10 am @ Middle School Rock Wall
BONUS: 3 on 3 Basketball, Apr. 9, 1 pm @ HHES Gym
Final Check-In - Today through Wednesday, April 19th @ the PWSC H&FC Monday - Friday, 5:30am - 8:30pm
Also happening: Walk with a Doc
Saturday, April 8th - Walk with a Doc. 9-10am @ The Civic Center



Sign ups 12-1, Races 1-3:30
By the Dog Park
CLICK HERE for more information

Mark Your Calendars

(Mon) Apr 3 – Rhythm Future Quartet
(Tues) Apr 4 – City Council Meeting
(Thurs) Apr 6 - FEMA Meeting
(Fri) Apr 7 - Apple & Donut Classic
(Sat) Apr 8 - Kids' Snow-X
(Sun) Apr 9 - Valdez 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
Apr 10 – School Board Meeting
Apr 15 - P&R Beacon & Eggs
Apr 15 - Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Apr 18 – City Council Meeting
Apr 18 - Tax Day
Apr 20-22 - Region Music Festival in Valdez
Apr 21 – VCS In-service/No School
Apr 22 - Music Festival Final Concert
Apr 22 - Healthier You Finale Run
April 24 – VCS In-service/No School
April 24 – Shane Koyczan Event
April 24 – School Board Meeting
Apr 29 - Parks & Rec Summer Camp Sign-Up Fair
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