VALDEZ GLACIER EVENT EXPLAINED BY SCOTT BENDA
On Friday, June 24th, significant activity took place at Valdez Glacier lake that impacted the Valdez Glacier recreation area and increased the water levels in the Valdez Glacier stream. City employee Scott Benda had the opportunity to fly over the Valdez Glacier and the Glacier Lake above it in a helicopter. CLICK HERE
to see the dramatic pictures from that flight.
Tune in this Tuesday during the 9am, 12pm and 6pm news hours to hear an interview with Scott Benda regarding the event.
VALDEZ SOCIOECONOMIC INDICATORS REPORT
VALDEZ SCHOOLS DOING WELL
According to a report commissioned by the City of Valdez, Valdez City Schools are holding steady.
COST OF LIVING COMPARATIVELY HIGH
The cost of rent, food, and gasoline ranks Valdez at or near the most expensive compared to five other South-Central Alaska places. Compared to these same places, heating oil, electricity, and propane are relatively more affordable. A large proportion of Valdez’s housing stock is older and less efficient, and over a quarter of the city’s housing stock is in mobile homes. This combined with the harsh climate result in Valdez residents spending an average of 13% of their income on household energy, more than the comparison South-Central communities.
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Coyote on Dayville Road
ROAD CONSTRUCTION UPDATES
NO CONSTRUCTION 4th OF JULY WEEKEND
EXPECT CONTINUED CONSTRUCTION AND ROAD CLOSURES ON EAST PIONEER DRIVE
Road closures on Pioneer Drive will continue to alternate between the east and west sides of the street. No through traffic is allowed through Eagle’s Rest RV Park. Businesses in this area are OPEN and access will be maintained. No work will occur July 2-4 for the holiday weekend. SEE MAPS HERE
SAFEWAY PARKING LOT CONSTRUCTION
Safeway plans to repave the parking lot and sidewalks around the grocery store. Please follow posted signs once the repaving project begins.
DELAYS UP TO 20 MINUTES ON EGAN AND RICHARDSON HWY
The State of Alaska continues work to pave Egan and the Richardson Highway. Expect delays as their work progresses.
NEXT MONDAY IS 4th OF JULY
Look for next week's E-News on Tuesday
WARNING FROM VALDEZ LITTLE LEAGUE
This photo was posted on the Valdez Little League Facebook page to remind everyone to be cautious at the ball fields- bears are in the area.
The VPD responded to the call of a bear that was stuck inside the Gold Fields Baseball Complex. Parks & Rec requested an officer to stand by for assistance while they attempted to set it free.
VALDEZ PINK SALMON FESTIVAL THIS SATURDAY
4th OF JULY FESTIVAL NEXT MONDAY
for schedules, forms, information, map, and links.
If you missed our special edition E-Blast, CLICK HERE
MONTANA WOMAN MAKES THE LEADER BOARD
Congetta Betson of Seeley Lake Montana reeled in a 163.2 pound halibut on Thursday to get on the Valdez Halibut Derby leader board. Betson caught her fish aboard the Amanda Rose
and won 1st
place in week five of the derby. She is also currently in 3rd
place for the overall derby. According to Alaska Department of Fish and Game, halibut angling continues to be productive throughout Prince William Sound.
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SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
The next meeting will be held Monday, July 25th.
Summer Trivia is underway!
Tune into 93.3FM or 1230AM for your chance to answer questions and win.
Here are this week's winners:
- Jim Ujoka
- Jim Ujoka
- Leslie Bauman
- Gary Bridges
- Dimitri Kompkoff
- Sue Ellen Montes
- Gabby Franklin
- Leo Cavanaugh
Finish the Lyric
- Mindy Baczuk
- Derek Case
CLICK HERE for rules, participating businesses and winners list.
VALDEZ CITY SCHOOL SCHEDULE 2016-17 IS NOW AVAILABLE ON KVAKRADIO.COM
CLICK HERE for schedule
A caller reported that while riding their bike they heard some horrible intermittent wailing noises coming from the bushes and suspected a bear cub, dog, or a deranged person. An officer went down the bike path and found the noise to be ravens.
Fish & Game:
An injured pigeon was reported walking down the street. ACO patrolled the area and was unable to find the pigeon.