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
PROPOSITION TO LIMIT MARIJUANA ESTABLISHMENTS ON MAY BALLOT
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
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
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
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
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!!!
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.
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, 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
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