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
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.
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.
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
VERSA STYLE DANCE COMPANY RELEASES VIDEO OF TIME IN VALDEZ
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 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:
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
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.
NASA SOUNDING ROCKET SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHES INTO ALASKAN NIGHT
- 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.