SEVERE WIND STORM STRIKES VALDEZ
On Friday the Valdez Small Boat Harbor registered a 93 mph high gust for the day while out at the airport, a gust of just over 94 mph was recorded. In addition to several stop signs blowing down, the new streetlights just installed on Egan took a hit with pieces breaking and blowing in the wind. The Valdez Public Works departments asks that any fallen signs or streetlights that are found be returned to City Hall or Public Works.
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LEANING INTO THE WIND GAUGE
Courtesy Jason Kuzik
and scroll down to see video of Friday's wind at HHES on KVAKRadio's facebook page.
BUCCANEER BOYS IMPRESS IN ENDOWMENT GAMES
This past weekend the VHS basketball teams played their first games at home against the Mt. Edgecumbe Braves. The boys varsity team had a strong victory Friday, winning 78-70.
LADY BUCS ROUTE CORDOVA IN FIRST HOME GAME
The Lady Buccaneers played their first home game this past Thursday in a last minute endowment game against the Cordova Wolverines. Valdez consistently throughout the game stayed in control and won 46-35. (No Stats Available) The basketball team will leave for their first conference games this Thursday for one game against Delta then travel to play Hutchison Friday and Saturday.
VALDEZ INVITE SUCCESSFUL DESPITE WIND CONDITIONS
Courtesy of Pete Toye
– The indomitable spirit and toughness that defines the Nordic skier was once again on display this past weekend at the 2017 Valdez Invite. The horrific wind conditions of January 6 made that day’s relay race far too dangerous in every way imaginable and had to be cancelled to the great chagrin of all involved. The great winds finally subsided enough for Saturday’s main event classic races to commence despite some challenging wind chills and drifting on certain sections of the course.
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for message from VHS Ski Coach Pete Toye
WINNER OF KVAK FROSTY FEVER BUTTON CONTEST
Congratulations to Acacia Montgomery for her winning concept in KVAK's Frosty Fever Button Contest! She won 10 pounds of Jelly Belly jelly beans. The runner up is Ellie Schantz.
Check your e-news and listen to 93.3FM and 1230AM next week for clues on who attacked KVAK and have a chance to win a luxurious blanket and other KVAK prizes.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT
Monday, Jan 9th
in City Council Chambers
Monday – 6:30pm
Items will include:
1. Approve VHS Chapter of National Beta Club and Bylaws
2. Discuss the 2017-2018 School Calendar
3. Discuss Recommended Changes to Graduation Requirements Policy- BP 6146.1
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All School Board meetings are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast live on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on www.kvakradio.com.
ALASKA DELEGATION MAKES MOVES TO OPEN ANWR
Another chapter has begun in the decades-long battle over drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan introduced legislation Friday that would open a section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to limited oil and gas exploration, according to a news release from the U.S. Senate Energy Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
SUMMER AIRLINE SCHEDULES TO LOWER 48 ANNOUNCED: GOOD TIME TO FIND LOW PRICES
If your Summer plans include travel to the lower 48, now is a good time to look for airline tickets. Several airlines, including JetBlue, have announced some Summer flights, prompting competing airlines to lower prices. If you have some flexibility in your schedule, you can find a few flights today for as low as $66 one-way to Seattle (Delta) or LA round-trip for $279 (Delta) or $303 (American). Prices fluctuate all the time so keep an eye out for the city and airline you prefer.