THIS TUESDAY IS FLAG DAY
*Read about the history of Flag Day HERE
*Learn about the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the National Anthem HERE
VALDEZ HEATS UP
This week's expected to be a hot one with the warmest temperatures so far this year. Temperatures are fore cast to be in the 70's to low 80's. Grab your sunscreen!
MCCARTHY FAMILY MUSIC CAMP
Mary Schallert, Brian DeMarcus and Ian Wahl are coming to McCarthy to put on a Family Music Camp. During the tune-filled, action-packed folk music camp, families will engage in multiple instructor-led group sessions and classes. Registration closes soon. For more information, visit: http://www.wrangells.org/familymusiccamp/
KVAK E-NEWS CHANGES
In the next couple weeks, KVAK will experience some changes in our email service. If you don't receive your E-News, please let us know so we can troubleshoot. You can email us at email@example.com. To see each week's E-News in our Archive, CLICK HERE
HALIBUT FISHING GOING STRONG IN VALDEZ
The Valdez Fish Derbies weigh-in station was busy with anglers weighing in fish for a chance to take home the Halibut Hullabaloo grand prize. Many fish were weighed in just over 100 pounds. Currently leading the Halibut Hullabaloo is Larry Bazilwich of Fairbanks with a 150.4 pound halibut he caught June 11th
aboard the Jaime Lynn
Bazilwich stands to win a $1,000 cash prize in addition to regular derby prizes if his fish is the largest weighed in between June 10th
. READ MORE HERE
OVERALL HALIBUT LEADERS
VALDEZ FISH DERBY
Current leaders are posted on ValdezFishDerbies.com
EXPECT CONSTRUCTION AND CLOSURES ON WEST PIONEER
Road closures will alternate between the east and west side through early to mid-July. Business access will be maintained.
CLICK HERE FOR LARGER IMAGES AND TO READ MORE
FISHING STEADY AS CHITINA DIPNET FISHERY OPENS
Some dipnetters have already filled their freezers with Copper River red salmon this year. READ STORY
to see the Chitina Dipnet Hotline report which provides a daily report and current conditions for dipnetting.
SEA LION TAKES ON SALMON SHARK IN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND – AND WINS
Professional photographer Daryl Pederson, commercial gillnetters, sea lions and others converged off the coast of Esther Island in Prince William Sound on Wednesday, all in search of the chum salmon run. He spotted a sea lion and something else: "I thought it was a big halibut that the sea lion had caught." Soon he realized that the "big halibut" was actually a salmon shark.
24th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BEAR RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT
Every 18 months, bear biologists and professionals from around the world meet to present current research, management and conservation efforts. This year’s conference will be held in Anchorage this week. Past conferences have been held in Greece, India, and Georgia Republic. CLICK HERE
to see events open to the public.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT
Monday, June 13th, 2016
in City Council Chambers
Monday – 6:30pm
Items will include:
1. Approve VHS Activities Handbook
2. Approve permission for Superintendent Nygaard to hire for any possible openings during the summer
3. Approve Board Members to participate in the audit review committee (The audit will take place from July 18-22)
for full agenda
to read meeting packet
All School Board meetings are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast live on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on www.kvakradio.com
QUEEN ELIZABETH'S 10 FAVORITE SONGS
SHARED DURING 90th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Queen Elizabeth celebrated her 90th birthday over the weekend and as part of the celebration, her favorite music was shared.
WELCOME BABY KENNEDY
Bryan and Ashley Briggs welcomed Kennedy Grey Briggs to the world on June 9th at 11:30am. She weighed 6lb, 8oz and was 19.75" long.
BABY MUSK OX PLAYS IN KIDDIE POOL
Kiddie pool plus water and a ball equals a very happy baby musk ox.
CLICK HERE to see video