INTERIM CITY MANAGER BOB JEAN STICKING AROUND
Bob Jean presented a consultation proposal to the Valdez City Council and it was reviewed during the January 14th work session. The original proposal outlines Jean working on four projects: Council/Manager Teambuilding, Goal-Setting and Performance Evaluation; Conducting Supervisory, Management and Senior Leadership Team Training; Technical Support for Aleutian Village, Housing Authority and Partnership Proposal to the Port Valdez Company; and Management and Technical Support to Human Resources and Finance. The original proposal outlines a schedule of 40 days of work at a cost of $1,000 per day plus expenses to Jean. Discussions between Council and City Administration are ongoing concerning Mr. Jean's role as a consultant for the City.
ELKS TOURNAMENT THIS WEEKEND
This Thursday through Saturday over 200 high school basketball players and cheerleaders will join the Valdez Buccaneers for the annual Valdez Elks Basketball Tournament. READ MORE
for brackets (will be updated throughout tournament)
SENIORS TO BE RECOGNIZED
The VHS will recognize the seniors on the Buccaneer basketball teams during the Elks Tournament this weekend. MORE INFORMATION
NATIVE YOUTH OLYMPICS PROGRAM WRAPS UP AND SKI PROGRAM BEGINS WITH TRACY GILSON
HHES Teacher Tracy Gilson has opened the gymnasium doors for Elementary Students to exercise their hearts and minds. Earlier this year, Gilson hosted a "Jump Rope Club", followed by an after-school program where she taught "Circus Arts".
Most recently, a group of students practiced NYO (Native Youth Olympics) games and the after school program culminated with a mini-meet with ribbons for the top athletes in each competition.
Next Gilson will take her program outdoors, inviting students and parents to learn and experience cross country skiing. MORE PICTURES
MINOR EARTHQUAKE NEAR VALDEZ
Yesterday, Sunday Feb 7th at 4:42pm, a magnitude 3.9 earthquake was felt in Valdez. It was centered 29 miles north of Valdez at a depth of 12.3 miles.
AK Earthquake Center
VHS EVACUATION DRILL THIS TUESDAY
Valdez High School will be having their first evacuation drill this Tuesday, February 9th at 1pm. The school will be evacuating to PWSC on foot, making sure all students are accounted for then returning to the school.
This Tuesday is Wear Orange Day at VHS to show support for healthy relationships. MORE INFORMATION
NEW EVENTS ON FROSTY FEVER SCHEDULE
KVAK's Winter Carnival Celebration "Frosty Fever" is coming to Valdez February 26th through March 6th.
In addition to having a chance to win cash prizes and certificates
on-air with a Frosty Fever Button, there's a full schedule of community events
. Long-time favorites like the International Food Fair, Zipfy Races, Prospector Outdoor Challenge, Kids SnowCross and Family Bingo will be returning to the schedule and new events like Pickleball,the VHS Science/Art/Music/Woodworking Festival as well as a Fat Tire Bike Race will fill out the schedule of events. For information on confirmed events, CLICK HERE
THIRD TOWN SKI RACE RESULTS
Last Saturday, the VHS ski team hosted the third town ski race. Participants included the VHS ski team, residents of Valdez, and Valdez middle school students. SEE RESULTS
SEWARD SEAHAWK CLASSIC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
BOYS FINISH FIRST
The boys won their first two games of the tournament where junior Seth Auble and sophomore Tyler Mann were announced as the Players of the Game.
LADY BUCS FINISH SECOND
The Lady Bucs were awarded 2nd place for the tournament. READ MORE
SCIENTISTS SOLVE MYSTERY OF DEADLY 1964 ALASKA TSUNAMI
Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey have solved a 50-year natural science mystery: the undersea source of tsunami waves that devastated a remote Alaska village following the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake.
EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING SYSTEM IN DEVELOPMENT
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) with university partners are developing and testing an earthquake early warning system called ShakeAlert. The test area focuses on the west coast of the United States. Alaska is not included but the goal is to expand coverage in the future. READ MORE
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT
Monday, February 8th, 2015
in City Council Chambers
Monday – 6:30pm
Items will include:
1. Discussion – Confirming Calendar recommendation for the 2016-2017 school year
2. Approve first reading of BP 6146.1 regarding math credits and 8th grade math on VHS transcripts
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 kvakradio.com
ANOTHER ALASKA SNOW DROUGHT SETS RECORDS
There has been a record amount of snow in much of Alaska lately, but not the kind of record you would expect. Many locations in Alaska have set records for least amount of snowfall in December and January. Temperatures have also been significantly warmer than average across the state. READ STORY
ALASKA LAWMAKER PROPOSES ‘AMERICAN IDOL’ LICENSE PLATE
A bill attempting to mimic the success of a popular reality television show by establishing a statewide contest for license plate design has begun winding its way through the House after advancing from the House State Affairs Committee Tuesday. READ STORY