PORT VALDEZ DRIFT BUOY STUDY
Notice to mariners from Regional Citizens Advisory Council. A drift buoy study is taking place in Port Valdez. The study objective is to measure flow patterns at various depths within the Port. The study is funded by Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council in collaboration with the Prince William Sound Science Center.
The drifter buoys will be released on June 22nd and retrieved on July 1st
. Please do not pick up the buoys.
They are being monitored via GPS and need to be allowed to drift where the current takes them. Buoys that run aground, appear to be in the path of tanker traffic, or that drift inside the exclusion zone around the terminal will be retrieved and re-released. The drift buoys will be labeled PWSSC.
The buoys will have drogues attached that trail beneath them in the water, to depths of anywhere from one meter to 40 meters. Please be cautious when navigating around these drifter buoys.
For more information
on this drift study, visit www.pwsrcac.org
or contact Jeremy Robida at firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you have a buoy-related emergency, call 834-5040 or 834-5000.
TODAY IS SUMMER SOLSTICE
It’s the longest day of the year in Valdez!
It's also a strawberry moon (rare full moon on summer solstice- read more HERE
) and a quarterly blue moon (4th full moon since spring equinox).
to see how people around the world celebrate.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SHANNON MAJOR- WINNER OF THE FATHER'S DAY $50 PROSPECTOR GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY
Enjoy your gift card!
CALL FOR PINK SALMON COOKOFF CONTESTANTS
Celebrate Wild Alaska Pink Salmon with this opportunity for amateur and professional chefs of all types to submit original recipes for preparation of Pink Salmon and prepare those recipes for a panel of judges. Registration and recipes must be submitted by 5:00pm June 30, 2016. Registration is limited to 20 participants, so register early. Cash prizes ranging from $1,500 to $150 will be awarded for 1st‐5th Place. Registration forms may be found HERE
. For more information, CLICK HERE
or contact Doug Desorcie at 831-0683 email@example.com.
JEFF LEAVERTON WINS HALIBUT HULLABALOO
174.4 lbs. on June 16th
aboard the Dan Orion
Jeff won $1000 cash from the Valdez Fish Derbies in the Halibut Hullabaloo
SATURDAY, JULY 2nd IS PINK SALMON FESTIVAL
MONDAY, JULY 4th IS INDEPENDENCE DAY FESTIVAL
Pink Salmon Festival will include a Summer Art Contest Display & Public Voting, Pink Salmon Cook Off, Kids Pink Salmon Derby Games and Free Community Pink Salmon Fry, Independence Day #2 Movie at the Civic Center. Annual 4th
of July Festivities will include an Uncle Salmon Fun Run, a Kids Decorated Bike Parade, the 4th
of July Parade, new this year – a Slow Bike Race, the Fairbanks Street Block Party, Owen Johnson Memorial Kids Games, Canoe Jousting, a free Community Picnic and Live Music and much more.
Fairbanks Street Block Party Booth Information:
Call Felicia Rogers at the VCVB 835-2984. Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
July 4th Parade Registration
: Visit the event website: ce.valdez.ak.us/july4
. Or contact Doug Desorcie 831-0683.
Summer Trivia is underway! Tune into 93.3FM or 1230AM for your chance to answer questions and win.
Here are the winners so far:
- Tom Rich
- Wendy Farlin
- Meta Mettlen
- Josh Curry
- Gary Bridges
- Tom Rich
- Amber Melhberg
Finish the Lyric
- Jamie Kompkoff
- Dustin Wolfeden
for rules, participating businesses and winners list
COPPER RIVER SUPERINTENDENT CHOSEN AS ALASKA'S NEXT EDUCATION COMMISSIONER
The Alaska Board of Education and Early Development on Thursday unanimously selected Michael Johnson of Glennallen, superintendent of the Copper River School District, as the state's next education commissioner and Gov. Bill Walker approved the appointment. READ MORE
NEW ALASKAN DINOSAUR DISCOVERY
Researchers have discovered fossilized bones of the “ancient grazer,” Ungrunaaluk kuukpikensis (oo-GREW-naluck KOOK-pik-en-sis), Alaska’s newest hydrosaur and the fourth species unique to northern Alaska. These herbivorous polar dinosaurs likely roamed in herds and used their hundreds of grinding teeth to survive on coarse vegetation. They grew to 30-feet long. It is also likely these dinosaurs were warm blooded, though that debate continues.
Dinosaurs on the North Slope: LEARN MORE HERE
or GET COLORING PAGE
CITY COUNCIL MEETING TUESDAY NIGHT
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016
in City Council Chambers
Tuesday – 7 pm
Items will include:
1. Approval of the Cooperative Fire Protection Agreement, State of Alaska Division of Forestry and the Valdez Fire Department
2. Appointments to the City of Valdez Ports and Harbor Commission
3. North Harbor Drive Sidewalk Activity Encroachment Standards Letter Report
for full agenda
to read meeting packet
All City Council meetings are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast live on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on www.kvakradio.com
VPD- A caller reported there was a marmot trapped in their vehicle growling at them and they wanted assistance. The Animal Control Officer responded to the scene and apprehended the aggressive animal before anyone was injured.