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JANUARY 30, 2017
VHS Boys basketball players Seth Auble and Lyler LaBonte volunteer at Healthier You booth at 2017 kickoff Saturday at Civic Center

FOR THE ALYESKA TEAM, IT'S 40 YEARS DOWN AND 40 TO GO
Alaska Journal- There are a lot of people in Alaska banking on the hope that throughput decline is just the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System going through a minor midlife crisis.
Because if that’s the case, many billion more barrels of oil are likely to flow through it.
Having pumped oil for 40 years, nearly 17.5 billion barrels of North Slope crude have coursed Alaska’s 800-mile economic artery.
CLICK HERE for story

VALDEZ TO HOST LEVITATION 49'S ICE CLIMBING FESTIVAL

Levitation 49 will be holding their annual ice climbing festival Feb 17th-20th. The festival includes workshops and clinics focusing on ice climbing, dry tooling, gear, and photography. Evening events will be open to the public and will include a showing of Mountainfilm, silent auction followed by a dance party with live music by The Unfaithful Lovers, and a bonfire feast. 
CLICK HERE for festival registration and more info on local events, see video of Women's Climb HERE, or a video gallery HERE.

TEACHERS MET WITH JIMMY CASAS
HHES students were released early last Thursday so teachers could meet with Jimmy Casas, an education leadership coach. 
Learn more about Casas HERE

VARSITY BASKETBALL TRAVELING TO WEEKEND TOURNAMENTS

The VHS varsity basketball teams will be going to separate basketball tournaments this weekend away from home. The Boys varsity team will be traveling  to Kotzebue to compete in the Husky Invitational. On Wednesday, the Lady Bucs will travel to Seward to play in a three-day tournament. Both teams have participated in three tournaments this season. Next weekend the Buccaneers will be playing at home for the annual Valdez Elk’s Tournament. 
CLICK HERE to preview Elks Tournament Brackets

VERSA STYLE DANCE COMPANY RELEASES VIDEO OF TIME IN VALDEZ

Versa Style Dance Company performed in Valdez on January 22nd. While in town, they spent time with local students and around the community.
See the video about their visit HERE

WINNER OF LAST WEEK'S MYSTERY:
Aleshia Cranor
The person who attacked KVAK the Duck Mascot was:

Leslie Bauman, place K-VAK was attacked was Post Office and the item used to attack K-VAK was a fruitcake,
THERE'S STILL ONE MORE WEEK TO WIN!
Just listen to KVAK 93.3FM and 1230AM for clues, then visit our website to fill in the name of the voice you heard on the air and choose from a multiple choice list, what item was used and where the attack occurred.

Listen all week and enter your guess at www.kvakradio.com by noon this Friday to win a luxurious KVAK Blanket.
CLICK HERE for details and answer form


Thanks to our festival sponsors who've committed to Frosty Fever so far, especially our big corporate sponsors. 
Conoco Phillips as our Title Sponsor, Crowley Fuels and Crowley Marine Services, Prospector, Wilson Brothers/ODOM/Lynden Transport
There's still time to sign up as a festival sponsor! Call KVAK at 835-5825 for more information.

We've already have a lot of specials and discounts on our list for Frosty Fever thanks to the local businesses who are participating.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE FOR FROSTY FEVER EVENTS NOW AVAILABLE
KVAK's Frosty Fever is coming and we've posted a preliminary schedule on our website.
CLICK HERE to see the schedule
Next Monday, Feb 6th is the last day to get your event added to our calendar. 
If you'd like to host an event, CLICK HERE for the sign-up form or call 835-5825.

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS FEBRUARY 7th and 10th

Student do not have school on February 7th for parent-teacher conferences and February 10th for a teacher in-service training day.

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS
The GMS Battle of the Books district battle will take place on Monday, February 13th at 10 AM.
We have been meeting twice a week since the end of September. There will be three middle school teams competing with the winning team heading to state on March 1.

ALASKA COMMERCIAL HALIBUT FISHERMEN GET BIG BOOST IN CATCH LIMIT
ADN- More Pacific halibut will be going to market this year due to an overall boost in harvests for the West Coast, British Columbia and Alaska. The coast-wide limit of 31.4 million pounds reflects a 5.1 percent increase and, for the first time in decades, not a single fishing region faces a decline its allowable catch.
CLICK HERE for story

NASA SOUNDING ROCKET SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES INTO ALASKAN NIGHT
phys.org- An experiment to measure nitric oxide in the polar sky was successfully launched on a NASA sounding rocket at 8:45 a.m. EST, Jan. 27, 2017, from the Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska.

 
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
CLICK HERE
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.

What's your go to Superbowl food?

1) Chicken Wings
2) Pizza
3) Potato Skins
4) Chips & Dip/Nachos
5) Hot dogs & burgers


CLICK HERE to answer the Question of the Week.

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW
How many years have you made it through a Winter without leaving Alaska?
0% - This is my 1st AK Winter
9% - Never- I've always had to leave
12% - 1-5 years
9% - 6-10 years
70% - 11+ years

1/30 - Sarah Jorgenson, Kristine Scribner, Lj Nibler
1/31 - Ruth Black, Robert Stumpf
2/1 - Sandy Atkinson, Jeremy Robida
2/2 - Sicily Paradiso, Brooke Alexander, Jennifer Fleming, Darcy Oxford
2/3 - Haejin Han, Joanne Winney, Jeanne Wilson
2/4 - Kate Karna, Carol Cook, Joyce Sommer, Holly Matison, Jason Barnick, Jenny Szmyd
2/5 - Kayla Ridderbush, Vicki Kellar, Linda Ledford

CVEA ACCEPTING BOARD NOMINATIONS
CVEA is accepting board nominations. There is one seat available for election in the Valdez district and one seat available in the Copper Basin District in 2017. To be eligible, you must be a member in good standing and complete a petition signed by at least 15 active CVEA members. Nomination packets can be picked up at your local CVEA office. Petitions must be received and signatures verified by 5pm Friday, February 24th.
CLICK HERE for more information

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BAKE A CAKE FOR KVAK'S FROSTY FEVER CAKE AUCTION?

KVAK is looking for bakers interested in baking and donating delicious cakes and/or desserts to be auctioned off during Frosty Fever. 
Girl Scouts will help run the auction this year as a service project to help provide needed goods to local kids in Foster Care. 
We are hoping to have commitments from bakers by next Monday, February 6th. 
CLICK HERE to sign up


Week One  – The Power Of Gratitude 

Challenge: Practice one small random act of kindness, and show gratitude towards those you interact with daily.
HYSA: XC Ski Clinic w/ Michelle Cullen, Feb. 4, 1 pm @ HHES Ski Loop
Didn't make it to the Kickoff? 
Sign up at Late Registration  

January 30th to February 10th
 5am to 8:30pm @ PWSC H&FC
What is Healthier You? 

CLICK HERE to learn more about this FREE program


Wednesday, February 8th ~ HHES Cafeteria
Pizza Dinner 5:45-6:30PM
Presentation 6:30-7:30PM
Door Prizes! Free Dinner!
Exciting Author!

The Valdez Literacy Council with support from Valdez City Schools and the Valdez Imagination Library are excited to be bringing author, Julia Cook to our community. This event is suitable for parents and children of all ages, mark your calendars!
(books will be available for purchase)
Please plan to attend this Love of Reading Family Literacy Night. 
Questions call 834-4718

CLICK HERE for flyer

CITY HIRING SNOW REMOVAL LABORERS

The City of Valdez Building Maintenance Department is now accepting applications for Temporary Snow Removal Laborers.
Rate of pay is $20.30/hour. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid AK drivers license. Small snow removal equipment experience preferred; however, will train the right individual. Successful candidates will be expected to work M-F, 7.5 hours per day with the possibility of limited overtime.  Applications are being be accepted at the Front Desk of City Hall, positions open until filled. 
 

Mark Your Calendars

Feb 2-4 – VHS Basketball – V Boys at Husky Invite/V Girls at Seward Invite
Feb 7 – Parent Teacher Conferences/No School
Feb 8 – HHES Family Literacy Night
Feb 9-11 – VHS Basketball – Elks Tournament/Home
Feb 10 – VCS In-service/No School
Feb 17-20 - Valdez Ice Climbing Festival
Feb 17-18 – VHS Basketball – Home vs Eielson
Feb 23-25 – VHS Basketball – Away at Delta/Galena
Feb 24 – Mar 5 – KVAK’s Frosty Fever

Frosty 2017

Feb 25 - Parks & Rec Zipfy Races
Mar 1-5 - Chugach Fat Bike Bash
Mar 2 - VHS Science/Art/Music/Woodworking Festival
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
Mar 4 - Civil Air Patrol Valdez Open Hanger Event
Mar 5 - Kids’ 120 Snow Machine Races
Mar 9-11 – VHS Basketball – Regions at Delta
Mar 10 – VCS End of Third Quarter
Mar 13 – 17 – VCS Spring Break

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