Sunday, January 3rd
5:16 pm: Magnitude 1.97, Depth 12 miles, 47 miles West of Valdez
5:38 pm: Magnitude 3.61, Depth 8 miles, 87 miles West of Valdez
ALASKA'S MINIMUM WAGE ROSE TO $9.75 AN HOUR FRIDAY
For those working full-time at minimum wage, the department says the increase will mean about $2,000 in additional annual earnings.
Read story HERE
VALDEZ SPORTS NEWS
LIME SOLAR/PEPSI INVITE
The VHS varsity basketball team travelled up to Anchorage this past weekend for the annual Lime Solar/Pepsi Invitational at ACS. READ STORY
VALDEZ VS HUTCHISON
The Valdez High School basketball team is scheduled to play their first home games of the season this weekend against the Hutchison Hawks. CLICK HERE
for games times and more.
VALDEZ NORDIC SKI INVITATIONAL
This weekend, 200 high school skiing athletes from West Valley, Lathrop, Colony, Su Valley, Wasilla, and Grace Christian will join the Valdez Buccaneers for the annual Valdez Invite. For more information, CLICK HERE
INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT JEAN, INTERIM VALDEZ CITY MANAGER
Robert Jean, interim Valdez city manager, is scheduled to come to the KVAK studios for an interview Tuesday. Interview is scheduled to air Tuesday during the nine, noon, and six o'clock news hours.
CRAZY WEATHER IN ALASKA AND NATIONWIDE
CLICK HERE for a
few things from the weather scene so far this season.
DECEMBER WEATHER TOTALS
Precipitation: 4.66 inches
(average is 7.78 inches)
High Temperature: 41 degrees
(average is 30 degrees)
Low Temperature: 3 degrees
(average is 22 degrees)
VALDEZ ANNUAL WEATHER TOTALS FOR 2015
Warmest Day was 80 degrees (June 14 and 15)
Coolest Day was -2 degrees (Jan 27-28)
Total Precipitation was 59.45 inches.
(average is 62.18 inches)
Biggest Wind Gust- 89 mph (Feb 6)
Highest Sustained Wind- 62 mph (Feb 6)
DROP IN OIL PRICES ROCKS PRODUCER STATES, TRIGGERS HISTORIC TAX HIKE PLAN IN ALASKA
- The plunge in oil prices has given a needed break to drivers this holiday season, but it's causing some real pain in states that rely on oil revenue to fuel their economies and shore up their budgets. READ STORY
ALYESKA POURING EFFORTS INTO COLD WEATHER OPS
AK Journal of Commerce
- It has been a warm winter so far, and operators of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System operators are thankful. But winter has just begun, and the worry of cold temperatures in Interior Alaska and a midwinter “event” that halts pipeline operations, like what happened in 2011, is never far from mind.
JAN. 3, 1959: A LOOK BACK ON THE DAY ALASKA BECAME A STATE
KTVA- The Last Fronties has been a state for 57 years - Alaska officially became a state with President Dwight Eisenhower's signature on the Alaska Proclamation on Jan. 3, 1959.
TOP ALASKA SCAMS OF 2015
As the countdown begins toward 2016, Better Business Bureau has tallied the year’s top scams with the help of Scam Tracker
. The top five scams hitting Alaska are Sweepstakes, IRS Scam, Imposter Scam, Debt Collections, and Credit Cards. Read story HERE
A LOOK AT FACTS, LINGERING QUESTIONS IN AK PLANE CRASH
The Washington Post- Days after a deadly plane crash in the heart of Alaska’s largest city, there are lingering questions regarding what caused the pilot to fly into two office buildings, including one where his wife works. READ MORE
CITY COUNCIL MEETING TUESDAY
Tuesday, January 5th, 2015
in City Council Chambers
Tuesday – 7pm
Items will include:
1. Approval of Professional Services Agreement with Kim Hutchinson, dba Trust Consultants in the Amount of $50,000
2. Approval to go into Executive Session: TAPS Litigation
for full agenda
to read meeting packet
All City Council meetings are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast live on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on www.kvakradio.com