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JULY 3, 2017
LEVITATION 49 COMPLETES WORK ON SHOUP TRAIL
Shoup Trail is now open for hiking and trail running, thanks to a lot of hard work from locals and Levitation 49. The trail goes from Valdez to Shoup Bay, a distance of 10 miles. The trail has been brushed out and improvements have been made to manmade trail features to make for safer travel. Cabins are available for rental and can be reserved online by clicking here
Levitation 49 is the permitted commercial operator of four state park units in Valdez: Worthington Glacier State Recreation Site and Blueberry Lake Campground on Thompson Pass as well as the 10-mile Shoup Trail and three public use cabins in Shoup Bay State Marine Park.

KVAK WEBSITE EXPERIENCING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES
Some links in this week's E-News may not work immediately. InterTech Media, KVAK's web host, is experiencing an outage. They're currently working to restore service. All links should work as soon as service is restored. Sorry for the inconvenience.

WOUNDED BROWN BEAR NEAR THE SOFTBALL COMPLEX & CORBIN CREEK SUBDIVISION
Valdez Police Department received notification of a wounded brown bear near the Valdez Gold Fields Softball Complex on Sunday evening and would like to warn citizens of increased danger in the area. A camper shot and injured the bear when it entered his campsite. Police were unable to locate the injured bear.
CLICK HERE for Press Release

4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION TUESDAY

Don't forget the Valdez 4th of July Celebration happening Tuesday!

CLICK HERE for detailed schedule 
CLICK HERE for printer-friendly schedule  
See a map of events HERE

Uncle Salmon Fun Run- 9:30 with registration at 8:30
Summer Art Contest- voting from 10am-3pm
Kids' Bike Decorating 11am until parade lineup
Parade- This year, there's a $500 prize for the most patriotic float!
Block Party- after the parade- various activities for everyone.
Canoe Jousting 3:30 to 5:30pm
USCG Small Boat Station Boat Tours- 4-6pm
Free Community Picnic & live music- 5-7pm
S'mores & live music- 7-9pm
Kids activities and goodies- 7pm
Wonder Woman- 7pm
CLICK HERE for more detailed info about events 

PLANNING ON DOING FIREWORKS?

Check out the recommendations from the City to be sure you're following regulations.
CLICK HERE to view

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: JULY 22
KIDS' PINK SALMON DERBY &
SILVER SALMON DERBY OPENING
Kids' Pink Salmon Derby


Last year, two kids caught fish that ended up in the top three biggest fish ever caught in the history of the Kids' Derby. Here are the top three record holders.

Christian Wingert holding his record fish
1. Christian Wingert, 8.08  lbs., 2016
2. Theron Lee, 7.92 lbs,. 2012
3. Austin Evans, 7.90, 2016
CLICK HERE and scroll down to see who caught the top ten biggest fish ever in the Valdez Kids' Pink Salmon Derby.
CLICK HERE for the Kids' Derby flyer
Silver Salmon Derby
The Valdez Silver Derby features a $15,000 cash Grand Prize for the largest Silver, $5,000 cash for 2nd place and $2,000 for 3rd place. In addition to daily 1st and 2nd place prizes, all anglers who purchase a derby ticket have a chance to win $10,000 cash in a drawing at the end of the season.
CLICK HERE for more information

PINK SALMON ARE INTO ALLISON POINT IN VALDEZ
Anglers lined the shores of Allison Point this past weekend to catch pink salmon and many of them met success. Mike Waller of Easy Freeze said reports started coming in the last week of June that the pinks had arrived. “The pinks are in. They have been caught at Allison Point and I heard of one being caught behind the ballfields”. Last year at this time the first pinks were being caught at the narrows and beyond, but this year it appears they are a bit early. “The head of the run is definitely here”, Waller said.
CLICK HERE for Press Release
 
JUNE WEATHER TOTALS FOR VALDEZ

Weather Underground
Precipitation: 2.22 inches
(average is 2.76)
High Temperature: 68 degrees
(average is 61 degrees)
Low Temperature:  39 degrees
(average is 46 degrees)

CITY COUNCIL MEETING
WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017
in City Council Chambers
Wednesday – 7 pm
***Note- Due to Independence Day, the meeting date was changed.***
 
Items will include:
1. Appointment to Valdez Museum and Historical Archive Board of Directors
2. Approval of Request to Waive Landfill Fees for Totem Inn Demolition in the Amount of $33,500
3. Approval of Professional Services Agreement with Kimley - Horn and Associates, Inc. for Community Engagement, Development of Comprehensive Plan, and Marketing and Branding Program in the Amount of $950,000

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




OVERALL HALIBUT LEADERS
  Name Hometown Weight Date Boat
1st Place Tim Stadtmiller Fairbanks 266.6 lbs June 19 Dan Orion
2nd Place Daniel Schmitz Wasilla, AK 176.6 lbs June 12 Jamie Lynn
3rd Place Lupe Gonzales Clint, TX 158.0 lbs June 20 Halibut Grove
Current leaders are posted on ValdezFishDerbies.com.


Wednesday & Thursday
July 19th & 20th
Noon to 4pm , KVAK Studios
Cost: $35

Ages: Going into 4th Grade through 6th Grade (2017-2018 school year)
Limited Space: KVAK will be accepting 12 students for the program on a first-come / first served basis. Payment confirms attendance.
CLICK HERE for more information and signup form 
 
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
CLICK HERE
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.

How do you prefer to celebrate the 4th of July:

1. In a small group
2. Community events

CLICK HERE to answer the Question of the Week.

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW

If you could speak with government officials about the Permanent Dividend situation, do you feel they would listen to what you have to say?

1. Yes
2. No
*Due to technical difficulties, last week's totals aren't available yet. Totals will be posted on kvakradio.com when available*
7/3 - Josh Guyer, Anthony Compehos, Lindy Vititow, Yosselyn Gheen, Cindy Unger
7/4 - Lisa Blanchard, Julia Fletcher-Gilbert
7/5 - Alison Anderson, Dianne Selanoff, Michele Thiewes, Jeremy Talbott, Debbie Gilson
7/6 - Dee Gibson, Sissy Mattison, Don Smith, Bart Hinkle, LaDeana Gibson
7/7 - Lucy Miller
7/8 - Sarah Tapp
7/9 - Mike Waller
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY
INNOVATIONS HAIR DESIGN SALON

STOP BY FRIDAY FOR GOODIES

On Egan Drive Across from the Prospector

Innovations Hair Design is celebrating their one year anniversary with a 15% OFF SALE on hair products all week. Teresa will also have goodies this Friday, so stop by. While you are at Innovations, make sure you enter her Anniversary drawing. Teresa thanks everyone for supporting her shop during her first year in business.
Teresa is a great addition to our community and we're lucky to have her here!


July 14th, 15th, & 16th
at Kelsey Dock

CLICK HERE for flyer

PINK SALMON COOK-OFF
JULY 15TH


The Pink Salmon Cook-Off will take place Saturday, July 15th at the John Kelsey Dock. 
Registration:
When: Closes next Monday, July 10th, 5pm
Where: Parks & Rec Dept, Civic Center
Include: Original recipe
CLICK HERE for rules and application

FEATURE PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Enjoy delicious meals during your Stan Stephens Cruise- included in your ticket price. 
CLICK HERE to visit the Stan Stephens Cruise website

ALASKA SMOKED SALMON
SUMMER PASTA SALAD

Brought to you by



Get world-class gourmet salmon caviar and smoked salmon from Solomon Falls, right here in Valdez.
Visit Solomonfalls.com, stop by 1815 Loop Road or call 835-4874.
Ingredients:
8 oz. bow tie or penne pasta, cooked, drained and cooled
8 oz. Alaska Smoked Salmon, sliced or chunked
12 oz. blanched green or yellow beans, asparagus or zucchini, cooled slightly and cut into 2-inch pieces
CLICK HERE FOR FULL RECIPE


Twist up your tongue as you try to say a tongue twister on Tuesday to win!
THIS WEEK'S TONGUE TWISTER
I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish.
You can also find the tongue twister at kvakradio.com- click the Contests and Promotions Button

WELCOME BABY LOGAN

Clayton Strickland and Jennifer Page welcomed Logan Elgin to the world on June 27th at 3:50 am. He weighed 8 lbs 8 oz and was 22.5 inches long.
Congratulations!

Mark Your Calendars

(Tues) July 4 - Valdez 4th of July Celebration
(Tues) July 4 - Uncle Salmon Fun Runs
July 5 – Valdez City Council Meeting
July 7-8 – Fireweed 400 Bike Race
July 15 - Valdez Pink Salmon Festival
July 18 – Valdez City Council Meeting
July 22 – Kids Pink Salmon Derby
July 22 – Sept 3 – Valdez Silver Salmon Derby
July 28 – Silver Salmon Big Prize Friday
Aug 1 – Valdez City Council Meeting
Aug 2-6 – Valdez Gold Rush Days
Aug 12-13 – Annual Women’s Silver Salmon Derby
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