RYLEE NORRIS FINISHES IN THIRD PLACE AT VALDEZ INVITE
Story Courtesy of Pete Toye
Once again our great community came together and helped provide a terrific venue for another very competitive Nordic ski competition. Last weekend teams from West Valley, Lathrop, Colony, Su Valley, Wasilla, and Grace Christian joined the Valdez Bucs for two days of skiing action. READ STORY
JV TEAMS WIN FIRST GAMES OF THE SEASON
Preston Fifarek leads the team
On Friday, the JV boys team had an impressive victory of 60-15 against Hutchison while the girls JV team started off Saturday with a victory of 40-30. Read story HERE
VARSITY BUCCANEERS IMPRESS IN THEIR FIRST CONFERENCE GAMES
This past weekend the VHS basketball teams played their first games at home against the Hutchison Hawks. These games also marked the first conference games for the buccaneer season.
Read article HERE
MASSIVE MURRE DIE-OFF IN SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA
Dead common murres line the shores of Southcentral Alaska, including Valdez. The murre die-off was starting to be noticed from Alaska to California last summer but has recently spiked dramatically. Murres normally spend the winter off-shore but have stayed close to shores with some moving inland this year- even as far Fairbanks. The Valdez Animal Shelter provided advice for anyone wanting to aid the murres. CLICK HERE
FLU SHOT CLINIC TODAY
The Valdez Fire Department will be administering flu shots at Safeway today, Monday January 11th, from 5:00-7:00 pm. If you would like a flu shot, stop by the ambulance for a FREE Vaccination.
AK DOT HOLDING PUBLIC DISCUSSION THIS TUESDAY IN VALDEZ: POSSIBLE REDUCED SERVICES FOR THOMPSON PASS
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is proposing reducing services at six maintenance camps, including the Thompson Pass Maintenance Station. The public is invited to participate in a meeting to discuss the issue this Tuesday, January 12th from 5-6:30 pm. READ MORE HERE
HAVE YOU SEEN THE MOOSE AROUND MILE EIGHT OR NINE OF THE RICHARDSON HIGHWAY?
There have been moose taking advantage of our plowed roads around mile eight to nine. They have created problems for drivers and caused several near accidents.
KETCHIKAN LOCATED IN ALASKA, FACEBOOK FINALLY REALIZES
-After almost a year of complaints, Facebook has fixed a glitch that listed Ketchikan as “Ketchikan, Washington.” Welcome back to Alaska, Ketchikan!
FEDS PUSH BACK AT ALASKA GAME BOARD OVER PREDATOR CONTROL
Federal wildlife managers and the Alaska Board of Game are at odds again, this time over a proposed new rule from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that would limit predator control in national wildlife refuges. READ MORE
VALDEZ CITY SCHOOL BOARD NEWS
DISCUSSION OF SEVERAL REVISIONS OF THE 2016-17 SCHOOL CALENDAR
Five drafts of the calendar for the 2016-17 school year have been brought before the Valdez School Board. The Board will be discussing calendar options at their meeting tonight. Here are links to the proposed calendars:
/ Draft #2
/ Draft #3
/ Draft #5
SCHOOL BOARD LOOKING TO CHANGE HIGH SCHOOL MATH REQUIREMENTS
Valdez School Board is planning to increase the number of math credits a high school student needs to graduate. Requirements will be effective beginning with the current sophomore class.
DIRECTOR OF THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD TO VISIT VALDEZ THIS WEEK
Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, Director of the Army National Guard, will visit Alaska this week with stops at JBER, Ft. Greely, and in Bethel, Napaskiak and Valdez. Lt. Gen. Kadavy will be looking at the unique challenges and capabilities of their organization in AK in an effort to garner support for revitalization of the Guard and growth of the Alaska State Defense Force in rural Alaska.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT
Monday, January 11th, 2015
in City Council Chambers
Monday – 6:30pm
Items will include:
1. Approve first reading BP 4200.4, Classified Leave Bank
2. Approve first reading of BP 6146.1 regarding math credits and 8th grade math on VHS transcripts
3. Discussion of 2016-2017 school year schedule. See Proposed School Calendar Options HERE
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 www.kvakradio.com