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AUGUST 15, 2016
JAPANESE EXCHANGE STUDENT WINS VALDEZ WOMENS SILVER SALMON DERBY
Nana Matsui, an exchange student attending Prince William Sound College in Valdez, was surprised and excited to be crowned Queen of the Silver Salmon Sisterhood Saturday night. Matsui reeled in a 15.9 pound silver salmon to win $1,000 in cash and $1,000 in prizes from Prospector Outfitters and Valdez Fish Derbies. Matsui said it was her dream to come to Alaska from her hometown of Osaka, Japan because she loves nature.
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CLICK to watch Interview with Nana Matsui

SECOND PLACE- CINDY UNGER
Valdez, AK / 14.58 lbs

CLICK for Cindy's Interview

THIRD PLACE - KARINNA GONZALEZ
Fairbanks, AK / 14.22 lbs

CLICK for Karinna's Interview




See Top 50 Winner's List with Photos HERE


CLICK for Women's Derby Slideshow


CLICK for Women's Derby
Weigh-In Photos


ALASKA PRIMARY ELECTIONS TOMORROW

Polls Open 7AM to 8PM
Voting Locations
Precinct No. 1 - Valdez Teen Center
Precinct No. 2 - Valdez City Council Chambers
Precinct No. 3 - Robe River Fire Station
Absentee Voting in Person
Monday - Friday, last Day Aug. 15th
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. @ City Hall
CLICK HERE for sample ballots and more information.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING POSTPONED

The Valdez City Council meeting originally scheduled for this week has been changed due to the election.  The meeting will be held next Tuesday, August 23rd in City Council Chambers.

RAMONA MOONEY IS THE WINNER OF KVAK'S REFER-A-FRIEND PROMOTION!
PRIZE: STAN STEPHENS COLUMBIA GLACIER CRUISE FOR TWO

 Congratulations to Ramona Mooney, the winner of our Refer-A-Friend to KVAK's E-News promotion!  In last Monday's E-Newspaper, we announced we would be holding a drawing for readers who referred someone new.  Thanks for sharing!  Please stop by the KVAK Studios to pick up your Gift Certificate, courtesy of KVAK Radio.

VALDEZ SHOCKS NIKISKI IN SEASON-OPENING GAME

newsminer- Rushing and forcing turnovers aided the Valdez Buccaneers in a 38-20 upset of the Nikiski Bulldogs in a nonconference, season-opening high school football game Saturday morning in Valdez.
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 VALDEZ SOCIOECONOMIC INDICATORS REPORT: SEAFOOD PROCESSING AND COMMERCIAL FISHING
The vast majority (82% in 2014) of earnings from commercial fishing activities by Valdez residents
are the result of participation in the Prince William Sound seine fishery. The pink salmon runs on
which this fishery is based can fluctuate significantly from year to year. The 2014 PWS seine harvest
totaled 131 million pounds with an ex-vessel value of $40 million. The value of the 2014 was less
than half the 2013 value.

Seafood processing employment data for the Valdez Cordova Census provides an
indication of the scale and timing of processing employment in the region. In 2014, seafood professing employment averaged 443 jobs, however monthly employment ranged from a low of 58
in January to a peak of 1,161 in August. The total number of workers in the sector was 1,658. Based
on pounds landed, Valdez hosted about one-third of the seafood processing employment in the
census area in 2013, or about 600 individual workers.

See larger images and read more HERE.
          
  Name Hometown Weight Date Boat
1st David Jamison Fairbanks, AK 253 lbs May 29 Nanatuk
2nd Kim Steiger Westchester, PA 211.0 lbs July 5 Halibut Grove
3rd Jeff Leaverton Madisonville, LA 174.4 lbs June 16 Dan Orion

        
 
  Name Hometown Weight Date Boat
1st Nana Matsui Valdez, AK 15.9 lbs Aug 13 Summer School
2nd Jensen Rhoades Valdez, AK 14.58 lbs Aug 9 From Shore
3rd Cindy Unger Valdez, AK 14.58 lbs August 13 See 'n Things
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Locals and visitors alike are calling in and winning prizes in KVAK’s Summer Trivia program. 
Tune in to 93.3FM or 1230AM for your chance to answer questions and win.
Here are this week's winners: 
Decade- Gabby Franklin
Fishing- Nathan Hendrickson
Entertainment- Gabby Franklin
Sports- Nate Hendrickson
Alaska Wildlife- Diane Selanoff
Famous Jingles- Michael McCain
Outdoors- Amanda Lawson
Alaska- Ramona Mooney
Finish the Lyric- Leo Cavanagh
CLICK HERE for rules, participating businesses and winners list.
**If you're a trivia winner, don't forget to stop by the KVAK Studios to pick up your prize!**


Back to School information is available on KVAK's website.
CLICK HERE

UFO POLICE CALL
A caller reported what she thought was a UFO when she saw orange lights flying around above her house. Responding Officers determined the lights were luminaries consisting of candles in brown paper bags.
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
CLICK HERE
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.
What lifts your spirits when it's raining?
1) Splashing in puddles
2) Fishing in the rain
3) Off-roading
4) Curling up with a good book
5) Kickin’ it at home with a pitcher of Margaritas

CLICK HERE to answer the Question of the Week.

Learn about our Rainy Day Photo Contest below!

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW
If you could go to one of the concerts at the Alaska State Fair, who would you go see?
38% - The Band Perry
6% - Home Free
25% - Cheech & Chong
0% - Andy Grammer
31% - Pat Benatar
8/15 – Amber McGee, Sherry Olds, Darren Mitvitnikoff, Ryan Blood
8/16 – Zbaetzqu Ken, Lorrie Smith, Pat Wing, Molly Sheldon, Tawnya Woods
8/17 – Sadena Perez, Kelli Karau, Scott Caruthers, Heidi Franke, Judy Bartlett
8/18 – Abigail Woods, Jason Smilie, Larry Oberender, Debbi Marsden
8/19 – Shannon Foster, Dan Pratt, Patricia MacDonald, Robert Swanson, Mackenzie Jones, Uvereuxj Vigorda
8/20 – Amy Hull, Kelly Letendre, Meagan Craig
8/21 – Alison Boyle, Lisa Martin


FEATURE PHOTO OF THE WEEK

On Good Friday 1989, life for the residents of Prince William Sound changed when the Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef. Stan’s vessels were some of the first to carry response observers to the site. Learn more historical information about the area on a Stan Stephens cruise. 
CLICK HERE to visit the Stan Stephens Cruise website

ARCTIC CHIROPRACTIC OFFERING SPORTS PHYSICALS

Back to School is right around the corner and if your child is into sports, that means they’ll need their annual Sports physical.

Dr. Garrett Williams at Arctic Chiropractic now offers Sports Physicals, and is open weekdays 9am to 6pm, with same day appointments often available. To schedule an appointment, call 835-8777



SUMMER TRIVIA BLOWOUT
THIS THURSDAY


Each day, we have at least two trivia questions on air, but Thursday, August 18th - it's a Trivia Blowout! This is your chance to qualify for the Showdown as we will be asking question live on air in rapid, blitz format. What does that mean? Well, we'll be doing a lot of trivia that day. That's Thursday August 18th - Trivia Blowout on KVAK Radio 93.3FM & 1230. Tune in and qualify for KVAK's trivia showdown by correctly answering trivia questions in at least two categories. Our trivia winners and their team of 2 advisors will compete head to head in a live contest for prizes and bragging rights on September 10th at Totem Inn. The most famous trivia showdown contest this side of Thompson Pass. 

SCHOOL WELCOME EVENTS
HHES HOT DOG HOWDY THIS THURSDAY

Hermon Hutchens Elementary School
Welcoming Event for Students & Parents Grades 1 – 5
*Thursday * 5 – 6 PM*
GMS ICE CREAM SOCIAL & OPEN HOUSE
NEXT MONDAY


For middle school students and their families
*Monday, August 22nd * 5:30-6:30 PM*
Pick up final schedules and visit classrooms

KVAK RAINY DAY PHOTO CONTEST

What do you like to do in the rain?  
Take a picture of yourself, family or friends enjoying a favorite rainy day activity and you'll be entered to win Stan Stephen's Cruise tickets, courtesy of KVAK!  Share photos to KVAK's Facebook Page.  Entries must be received by 9AM, next Monday, August 22nd.


VHS FOOTBALL HOME GAME THIS FRIDAY
6PM vs Seward

CLICK HERE for Season Schedule

VALDEZ ENDUROCROSS OBSTACLE RACES THIS SATURDAY

*Valdez Glacier Park Gravel Pit*
Registration 11AM, Races 12PM
$10 Kids (ages 3-11)
$20 Adults (ages 12+)
SEE FLYER HERE
 
HURRY 4 HISTORY 5K IS THIS SATURDAY

8AM Registration, 9AM Start
Early Registration $20 Individual/$60 Family
Day of: $30 Individual/$90 Family
CLICK HERE for more information

POOL SCHEDULED TO RE-OPEN AUGUST 22nd

If all goes as planned, the swimming pool should open to the public the week of August 22nd.

Mark Your Calendars

(Tues) Aug 16 – Alaska Primary Election
(Thurs) Aug 18 – HHES Hot Dog Howdy
(Fri) Aug 19 – VHS Football – Home vs Seward
(Sat) Aug 20 – Endurocross Obstacle Races
(Sat) Aug 20 – Hurry for History 5k
Aug 22 – School Board Meeting
Aug 22 – GMS/VHS Ice Cream Social and Open House
Aug 23 –  Valdez City Council Meeting
Aug 23 – School Starts (1-12 Grades)
Aug 27 – VHS Football away at Reddington
Aug 31 – School Starts (K)
Sept 2 – Valdez Fish Derbies Big Prize Friday
Sept 3 – VHS Football – Home vs Eielson
Sept 5 – Labor Day Family Fun Runs
Sept 5 – No School
Sept 6 – Valdez City Council Meeting
Sept 10 – KVAK End of the Summer Trivia Showdown
Sept 10 – VHS Football – Away at Vos (Homer)
Sept 10 – Blues Cruise
Sept 12 – School Board Meeting
Sept 17 – Chris Proctor Concert
Sept 17 – VHS Football – Home vs Houston
Sept 19 – VCS In-service/No School
Sept 20 – Parent Teacher Conferences/No School
Sept 20 – Valdez City Council Meeting
Sept 24 – VHS Football – Away at Monroe
Sept 26 – School Board Meeting
Oct 1 – VHS Football – Away at Barrow
Oct 4 – Valdez City Council Meeting
Oct 8 – VHS Football – Small School Semi-Finals
Oct 10 – VCS In-service/No School
Oct 10 – School Board Meeting
Oct 15 – VHS Football – State Championships
Oct 16 – Women of the World Concert
Oct 18 – Valdez City Council Meeting
Oct 21 – VCS End of First Quarter
Oct 24 – School Board Meeting
Nov 1 – Valdez City Council Meeting
Nov 11 – VCS In-service/No School
Nov 14 – School Board Meeting
Nov 15 – Valdez City Council Meeting
Nov 24-25 – VCS Thanksgiving Holiday/No School
Nov 28 – School Board Meeting
Dec 6 – Valdez City Council Meeting
Dec 7 – Cherish the Ladies Concert
Dec 12 – School Board Meeting
Dec 17 – Community Christmas Concert
Dec 21 – VCS End of Second Quarter
Dec 22 – Jan 4 – VCS Christmas Holidays/Vacation for Students

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