Battle of the Books Winners at HHES.
Team Mind Readers - (left to right): Kelsey Prax, Carlie VanBuskirk, Abigail O'Neil and Morgan Hamilton. The team will compete in the State Tournament next.
FAT BIKE BASH COMING SOON
March 1st - 5th
Check out the video on facebook
Levitation 49 is hosting the Second Annual Chugach Fat Bike Bash in Valdez March 1st through 5th. The Bash is a family- and spectator-friendly fat bike rodeo and the debut of the Fat Freeride World Championships. Under-18 Junior Divisions will be available for all events. Events include Community Costume Bike Parade, Northern Lights Harbor Race, Ursa Major Street Party, Revelate XC, Hoodoo Fat Bike Rodeo, and a Dance Party.
for agenda and register online HERE
BUCS DOWN RAVENS
This past weekend the boys high school basketball team faced off at home against the Eielson Ravens. On Friday the boys varsity had a solid victory winning 58-44. Senior Seth Auble led the way for Valdez scoring 21 points on 8-8 shooting and also had 8 rebounds.
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LADY BUCS DOMINATE EIELSON RAVENS
The Lady Bucs played at home this past weekend against the Eielson Ravens. Valdez started off hot in their first game on Friday. In the first quarter the Lady Bucs held the Ravens scoreless while going on a 19 point run. For the rest of the game Valdez showed a strong defensive presence, holding Eielson to single digit scoring for the remaining three quarters.
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FROSTY FEVER STARTS THIS FRIDAY!
We're so excited for Frosty Fever and the great schedule we have to share with you! We have more businesses than ever offering specials and sales around town. Watch your inbox Wednesday for the Special Edition E-News for everything Frosty Fever.
If you know someone new to town, let them know to sign up NOW for KVAK's E-News
so they don't miss out!
to see the Schedule of Events on our website.
2017-2018 SCHOOL CALENDAR APPROVED
The Valdez City Schools District Calendar for the 2017-2018 school year was recently approved by the Valdez School Board.
CLICK HERE to view
SEVEN VALDEZ HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN ACADEMIC DECATHLON
140 high school students representing 12 high schools from across the state will converge in Anchorage in hopes of out-smarting their competitors at the 32nd
Annual Alaska Academic Decathlon.
Jared Bowden, Kira Friend, Kassandra Howard, Chloe Miller, Brooke Parsons, Storm Rohrer, and Kendall Wesenberg will represent Valdez High School.
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KVAK FROSTY FEVER LIVE SHOW THIS FRIDAY
Tune in to 93.3 FM and 1230 AM for the Frosty Fever Live Show.
THIS Friday, Feb 24th at 10am
Listen for information on Frosty Fever events, specials, button giveaways, prizes and more!
Frosty Fever Grand Prize is $1,000!
VHS DRAMA TRAVELS TO ANCHORAGE FOR COMPETITION
This week East Anchorage is hosting the annual Drama, Debate and Forensics Competition. For the first time in the history VHS there will be a group of seven students traveling to participate in the competition. The VHS students will be competing in two different categories: Reader’s Theater and Duet Acting.
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4:30-6pm at CVTC
Family Pizza & Prize Extravaganza
6-7:30 at Fat Mermaid
Frosty Fever Kickoff Party
LIVE Music with Acoustic Avalanche
7:30-??? @ Fat Mermaid
10-11:30am at South Central Hardware
11:30am-1pm at Subway
1-2:30pm at The Prospector
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, Feb 21st, 2017
in City Council Chambers
Tuesday – 7 pm
Items will include:
1. Approval of a Professional Services Agreement (PSA) with RSA Engineering in the amount of $86,883 for Design of a Replacement Potable Water Distribution System within the Providence Valdez Medical Center (PVMC) and Gilson Clinic
2. Approval to Submit Application to the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities to Vacate & Acquire Portions of Dayville Road Right-of-Way
3. Discussion Item: 2017 Flood Mitigation Plan
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
- Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government. Traditionally celebrated on February 22—Washington’s actual day of birth—the holiday became popularly known as Presidents’ Day after it was moved as part of 1971’s Uniform Monday Holiday Act, an attempt to create more three-day weekends for the nation’s workers. While several states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present.
Have you heard our Winter Travel Forecasts sponsored by CJ’s Tesoro? Tune in during the 10am, 11am, 5pm & 6pm hours to find out what to expect on the Richardson and Glenn highways.
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.
If you've participated in Frosty Fever, how many years?
1) This is my first year
to answer the Question of the Week.
RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW
Which would be the worst Valentine's Day present?
41% - Coupons
12% - Cheap chocolate
6% - A star named after you
18% - Plastic flowers
23% - Beef Jerky Roses
2/20 - Claudie Banner, James Smith, Jessica Webb, Donna Newcomer
2/22 - Rowena Palomar, Heidi Remer
2/23 - Alicia Ewan, Becky Fickes, Reese Pedersen, Dan Murphy
2/24 - Kinleigh Day, Barbara Chrestensen, Rhonda Williams, Sheila Daoust, Okhee Cho
2/25 - Mac MacDonald, Julie Haltness, Cindy Weichert, Madeline McCurley, Whitney Wright
2/26 - Lindsay Guthrie, Roy Lang, Kycha Hoppe, Paul Silveira, Kaye Mayfield
Get your Frosty Fever button early!
The first 500 people to pick up their Frosty Fever button will be eligible for the
Early Bird Giveaway!
The prize is one night's stay at the Dimond Center in Anchorage.
Listen to 93.3 FM & 1230 AM Monday, Feb 27th, 10am-12pm for your button number to be called. Winner will have 12 min 30 sec to call and claim prize.
EVER THOUGHT OF RUNNING FOR PUBLIC OFFICE?
There will be seats open on the City Council and School Board. To run, nominee must be a qualified elector of Alaska who has been a resident of the City of Valdez for a period of not less than one year immediately preceding the date of filing. Nomination forms may be obtained at the City Clerk’s office.
Final date for filing a nominating petition is March 16th at 5pm.
On the City Council
, there is: One (1) Vacancy to Serve a Three (3) Year Term and Two (2) Vacancies, Each to Serve a Two (2) Year Term. On School Board
, there are Three (3) Vacancies, Each to Serve a Three (3) Year Term and One (1) Vacancy, to Serve a Two (2) Year Term.
* CLICK HERE
for more information on this year's election
* CLICK HERE
for the City's election page.
A NIGHT IN PARIS
A Fundraiser for the Valdez Preschool
THIS Saturday, Feb 25th, 6:30pm
Valdez Civic Center
A wine tasting, gourmet hors d’oeuvres & silent auction fundraiser! Tickets are $20 and available at Rogue’s Garden. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed couple, lady & gentleman. 21 & older only.
*Click HERE for Flyer*
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Business Class and Advising Survey
The City of Valdez has invited the Alaska Small Business Development Center to conduct a series of business classes
and provide business advising
to businesses in Valdez over the next 12 months. If you run a business, plan to start one, or are just considering the idea for a business, the City would like you to take this survey. The survey results will help provide the maximum benefit to the business community as the feedback will be used to determine class topics and the best possible scheduling. The survey will remain open through March 3
CLICK for survey
Week 4 Feb. 20-26 – Families That Play Together Stay Together
Find a 30-60 minute physical activity to do with your family, partner, close friends, or HY team.
HYSA: 5th Annual Parks & Rec Zipfy Races
Saturday Feb 25th, Registration at 11:30am
Location: Salmonberry Ski Hill
*FREE * CLICK HERE to Pre-Register*
*Click HERE for flyer*
BEAUTIFICATION GRANTS AVAILABLE
The City of Valdez is sponsoring a Downtown Beautification Matching Grant program to help small downtown businesses and non-profit organizations improve their curb appeal. The program offers grants designed to improve the overall outside appearance of our community.
CLICK HERE for application and more information
INTERNATIONAL FOOD FAIR
Valdez Emblem Club #514
Saturday, 5-7pm at Elks Lodge
*Click HERE for Flyer*
-Cross Country Skiing- October 25, 2017-February 24, 2018
-VHS Cheerleading- November 29, 2017- March 24, 2018
High school diploma or equivalent; knowledge of sport assigned; ability to communicate; maintains strong moral character; current First Aid and CPR
certification, pass background check when hired, and complete AASA
Coaching Certification within a year of hire date.
Coaching experience; Experience working with youth.
CLICK HERE for more information
Mark Your Calendars
(Tues) Feb 21 - City Council Meeting
(Thurs-Sat) Feb 23-25 - VHS Basketball - Away at Delta/Galena
(Fri) Feb 24 - Mar 5 - KVAK's Frosty Fever
CLICK HERE for festival schedule of events
Specials & Discounts Coming Soon to an Inbox Near You
If you know of someone new in town, tell them to sign up for KVAK E-News by Wednesday to receive KVAK’s special edition Frosty Fever E-Blast & Link to Specials & Discount Sheet.
(Fri) Feb 24 - KVAK's Frosty Fever Live Show
(Fri) Feb 24 - KVAK Frosty Fever Kick Off Party
(Sat) Feb 25 - Parks & Rec Zipfy Races
(Sat) Feb 25 - International Food Fair
(Sat) Feb 25 - Night in Paris
(Sun) Feb 26 - Family Game Time
Feb 27 - School Board Meeting
Feb 28 - Frosty Fever Family Bingo
Mar 1 - KVAK's Way Back Wednesday
Mar 1-5 - Chugach Fat Bike Bash
Mar 2 - KVAK Frosty Fever Cake Auction
Mar 2 - Crowley BBQ
Mar 2 - VHS Science/Art/Music/Woodworking Festival
Mar 3 - KVAK's Frosty Fever Live Show
Mar 3 - Community Market
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/Fat Bike Rodeo/Big Air, Big Splash/Fat Bike Dance Party
Mar 4 - Civil Air Patrol Valdez Open Hanger Event
Mar 4 - Community Ice Skating Party
Mar 4 - Hawaiian Feast Fundraiser
Mar 5 - Kids’ 120 Snow Machine Races