Cody Greene wins Outstanding Wrestler Award.
"WE ALASKANS" WINNERS
Mrs. Walker's Creative Writing class participated in a writing contest sponsored by The Alaska Dispatch News. Participants were asked to write an Alaskan story in only six words. Of the 500 entries received, Alaska Dispatch will be publishing three winners as well as a couple dozen favorites in the October 25 issue of "We Alaskans
." The work of four VHS students was chosen to be featured in this publication.
Trevor Hawkins: Snowshoe and snow boots. Winter on.
Timothy Kimble: Mountains, water, trees, all will please.
Caitlin Mond: Northern lights shine, Alaska life divine.
Makenzie Williams: I'd rather have moose than beef.
Congratulations to you all!!!
VHS WEEKEND WRAP UP
Buccaneer sports had an eventful weekend while hosting the annual VHS “Throw Down In Snow Town” Wrestling Tournament. This year the VHS wrestling team had five student athletes participate in the tournament. VHS senior Cody Greene walked away with top honors. Greene had an impressive performance winning 1st
place in the 138 pound division and walking away with the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler Award. VHS junior Quentin Bujan had an exceptional performance as well winning 3rd
place in the 285 pound weight division. The wrestlers now look forward to the “King of the Mountain” tournament in Seward this weekend. In other sports, the high school volleyball team faced off against the Eielson Ravens. Once again the Lady Bucs had a dominant performance winning all their sets for the weekend.
The Valdez High School will host the Region III Swimming and Diving Championships. Eleven schools and over 250 student athletes will be coming to participate in this three day tournament. The competition is set for October 29th
through Saturday, October 31st
, and will be held at the VHS Pool. On Thursday, the event will start at 4:30pm with the female and male diving preliminaries. On Friday, events begin at 10:30am and will conclude at 7pm. Saturday, the championships will conclude with the swimming and diving finals starting at 1pm. An award ceremony will follow. This year the VHS Swimming team has a group of 13 spirited student athletes, including five VHS seniors: Emily Doyel, Hannah Haase, Torie Hansen, Josie McNelly, and Stuart Relay.
VHS VOLLEYBALL SENIOR RECOGNITION
This weekend, VHS will recognize the senior volleyball athletes. The team concluded the conference games last weekend by winning against the Eielson Ravens. They now look toward Volleyball Regionals in Valdez on November 6th
. The volleyball team has scheduled friendly match – ups in the VHS gym for Friday, October 30th
and Saturday, October 31st
against the Glennallen Panthers and Kenny Lake Hawks. On Friday, the JV volleyball team will face the Kenny Lake Hawks at 4pm then the varsity team will play the Glenallen Panthers at 5:30pm. Following the varsity game there will be a brief ceremony in the gym to recognize the seven senior volleyball athletes who have amassed a great high school volleyball career at VHS. On Saturday, they will conclude their friendly match – ups with the JV team playing Glennallen at 10am and the varsity team playing Kenny Lake at 11:30am.
ANCHORAGE LAWMAKERS PROPOSE CHANGING THE FINE FOR TEXTING WHILE DRIVING
Anchorage City Hall is looking to crack down on texting and driving by proposing a new $500 ticket for anyone caught using their phones behind the wheel. Read more HERE
LAWMAKER LOOKS AT PROPOSAL TO SHIP WATER FROM ALASKA TO PARCHED CALIFORNIA
- A proposal to ship 9 billion of gallons of water a year from Alaska to drought-plagued California caught the eye of U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn, D-Calif., who calls it "an idea worth exploring."
Read the whole story HERE
CITY OF VALDEZ BUDGET WORK SESSIONS
Tuesday, October 27th
Wednesday, October 28th
Thursday, October 29th
*Held at City Council Chambers
Budget CIP Meeting
Thursday, November 5th
Budget Hearings will be broadcast on 1230AM and streamed at kvakradio.com.
Just click the Listen to Live Meetings Icon on the KVAK Homepage or above.
See the meetings agenda HERE
See the proposed 2016 budget HERE
Tuesday, Oct 27th - Meeting Packet
Wednesday, Oct 28th - Meeting Packet
Thursday, Oct 29th - Meeting Packet
Thursday, Nov 5th - Meeting Packet
GUARDSMEN TRAIN WITH THE VALDEZ COMMUNITY
On Oct 17th
, Valdez hosted an exercise for the Alaska Army National Guard. It provided our Guardsmen with an opportunity to engage with the local municipality and community members.
BLM APPROVES FIRST FEDERAL PRODUCTION WELL IN THE NATIONAL PETROLEUM RESERVE
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approved a drilling permit and offered a right-of-way grant for the proposed Greater Mooses Tooth Unit oil and gas development project, opening the way for the first production of oil and gas from federal land in the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. Read more HERE
HHES NEW PLAYGROUND FUNDS
The HHES PTA would like to thank Linden Shipping for their sponsorship of $1,000 and shipping partnership for playground materials. The total funds raised for the Valdez Community Playground is $46,254.65. See how you or your company can support the Valdez Community Playground efforts by visiting newly designed website at www.valdezplayground.org
. PTA will have a booth at the Halloween Carnival on Sat.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
The next meeting will be held Monday Nov 9th at 6:30.
All School Board meetings are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast live on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on www.kvakradio.com