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CITY COUNCIL NAMES NEW CITY MANAGER
A group of City Employees, Community Members and the Valdez City Council met with City Manager candidates last week in Valdez. At the conclusion of the Council’s special meeting Friday, Valdez City Council voted to offer the Valdez City Manager position to Mr. Dennis Ragsdale of St. Cloud, Florida. The 6-0 vote (Council Member Needles absent) was taken following Council’s executive session.
to read Ragsdale’s Resume.
HARBOR FUNDING HITS 82.6 MILLION
Valdez voters approved a 20 million dollar bond to build the New Valdez Harbor. At the time, the project was anticipated to cost 60 million with the remainder of funding coming from other sources. With the project growing to more than 80 million dollars, it now appears the City of Valdez will bear the burden of an additional 40 million dollars (in addition to the 20 million voted on by the public).
Tomorrow night (Tuesday) the Council will vote to move 20 million dollars to the Harbor fund. City Council has already spent more then 20 million dollars more than appropriated by the voters through various resolutions. CLICK HERE
to see a breakout of expenses for the New Harbor.
MOOSE FIGHT IN AN ANCHORAGE DRIVEWAY
In Suburban Anchorage,
resident Bill Tyra discovered two moose brawling in his driveway. See the video HERE
ALASKA WAGES LOWER BUT INCOMES HIGHER THAN THEY WERE 25 YEARS AGO
- Wages for Alaskans working year-round are about $4,000 lower than they were 25 years ago, according to a new report by state labor economists
. And yet Alaskans are actually taking in more money than they were in 1989, even when inflation is taken into account. See the story HERE
NEW FBI CRIME STATS FOR AK: MURDER RATE UP, RAPES DOWN
- The FBI's annual roundup of crimes around the country released last week shows large changes in two categories of serious reported crimes in Alaska: a 20 percent increase in murder and a decrease of about 15 percent in rape in 2014. READ MORE
YOUR CHANCE TO YODEL YOUR WAY TO PRIZES
The Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau is putting on an Oktoberfest and Home Brew celebration this Saturday night at the Valdez Civic Center. Tickets to the event are $35 and include: A pint glass, food, music games and your first beer free. Win prizes in the bierdeckel flipping and yodeling contests and bid on live and silent auction travel packages. Tickets are available at A Rogue’s Garden and the VCVB office.
OPPORTUNITY TO SPONSOR LOCAL SPORTS PROGRAM
KVAK Radio is gearing up for our sports program called "Sports Shorts". KVAK will review results from weekend sporting events, interview local athletes and coaches and provide updates for upcoming sporting and extra-curricular events. If your organization or business is interested in sponsoring "Sports Shorts" so we can bring our kids to the airwaves, give KVAK a call at 835-5825 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALEUTIAN VILLAGE TOWN HALL MEETING
A City Manager Town Hall meeting for the community and affected residents is scheduled on October 16, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in City Council chambers. The meeting is open to the public.
for updates on the situation
WOMEN OF DISTINCTION NOMINATIONS DUE TUESDAY
Do you know a woman in Valdez who deserves to receive an award for her significant contribution to our community and to the advancement of women? Maybe a woman who has a spark of activism who volunteers her time or balances the demands of her career, family and community? Then nominate her to be an AVV Woman of Distinction. To be eligible a woman must reside in the Valdez Area. Self-nominations are not accepted and current members of the AVV Board or AVV staff are not eligible. Women may not be nominated in one of two categories: Young Woman of Distinction Age 17 to 27 and Women of Distinction Age 28 or older. Nomination packets are available at AVV or at kvakradio.com on the community events page. Call AVV for more information. Deadline for nominations are Tuesday, October 13th
. The event will be held November 14th
for Application Page 1
E for Application Page 2
KVAK KIDS BIRTHDAY CLUB
* New this Year *
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Congratulations to Craig and Laurie Engler on the birth of their baby boy, Colton James Engler, born Sept 30.
8lb 3oz, 20 1/5”
Kyla Patrick and Chris Brown welcomed Lyla Rayne Moore into the world on
. 6 lb, 13.6oz, 18.5”
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT
Monday, Oct 12th, 2015 - 6:30pm
in City Council Chambers
Items will include:
1. Approve Funding Request Letter