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Valdez Community Christmas Tree
 
SWANSON RESIGNS AS HEAD OF CITIZENS' COUNCIL
Mark Swanson has resigned as executive director of the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council. His resignation was unanimously accepted by the council board November 24 during a telephonic meeting. While the board works to seek a permanent replacement, Donna Schantz, the organization’s director of programs, will serve as acting executive director.

CALIFORNIA TOWN COLDER THAN ALASKA AREA ABOVE ARCTIC CIRCLE
KTLA- A record cold snap continued across Northern California on Sunday, including more below-zero temperature readings. Alturas registered minus-3 degrees, while Barrow recorded 3 degrees above zero.  READ MORE

ALASKA ROAD CREW USES HOWITZER TO TRIGGER SNOW SLIDES ALONG PARKS HIGHWAY
AK Dispatch- The Alaska Department of Transportation used an artillery piece Sunday to lower avalanche danger along the Parks Highway north of Cantwell.  Read More HERE

GILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL SUPER HUSKY AWARD WINNERS

6th grade: Levi Clubb "Levi brightens any classroom with a sweet smile and positive attitude. He works hard, participates in class discussions, and is a great friend to all!"  --Mrs. Langseth

7th grade: Anna Agcaoili - "Anna's cheerful spirit and dedication to academic excellence is an inspiration to all the staff and students at Gilson Middle School." --Mrs. Warner 

8th grade: Amber Major - "Amber is such an energetic 8th grader.  She is consistent with her work and her smile.  Amber is an extraordinaire, a runner and avid reader." --Mrs. Huisingh

SERVICES FOR CELESTE DITMAN

There will be a celebration of life for Celeste Ditman, Monday, December 7th at 6pm. Services will be held at the Valdez Civic Center with a potluck reception immediately following at Bayside Community Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to International Friends of Compassion or the Bayside Community Church Benevolence Fund in Celeste's name. 


SPORTS INTERVIEWS & AUDIO PODCASTS

KVAK recently updated our website and has some new features. Sports Reporter Iam Cabitac has been meeting with VHS and GMS athletes every Monday and producing "Sports Shorts" programs that air on 93.3FM & 1230AM. These one-minute interviews are all archived on our new
Sports Shorts Interview Page.
See Sports Schedules HERE and
Sports News HERE
All of these features are made possible by support from our sponsors

Sports Fan Sponsors
GCI * Mikes Palace * Napa Auto Parts * Sound Realty * Safeway * Copper Valley Telecom * Arts Design * Petro Star Valdez Refinery

KVAK HOLIDAY ON-AIR SHOW DECEMBER 16th

Mark your calendars and get your radio warmed up for KVAK's Annual Holiday On-Air Show. Hear holiday tunes sung by vocalists right here in Valdez, have a chance to win prizes and hear holiday songs and poems. KVAK Kids Club members will be behind the scenes learning about live broadcast and lending their voices to features and giveaways. The holiday on-air festivities will begin with 3:30pm December 16th on 93.3FM and 1230AM.


 Devan Walker and Tyler Stillwell at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

CITY COUNCIL MEETING TOMORROW

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
in City Council Chambers
Tuesday –7pm
 
Items will include:
1.  Approval of the 2015 Escrow Payment of $5,500,465 for Defeasance of 2012 Middle School General Obligation Bonds
2.  Approval to Purchase 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe Police Car from Alaska Sales and Service in the Mount of $65,907.65
3.  Approval to Purchase a 2015 24' PackMan Landing Craft from Munson Boats in the Amount of $98,151.00

CLICK HERE for full agenda
CLICK HERE to read meeting packet

All City Council meetings are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast live on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on www.kvakradio.com

 
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
CLICK HERE
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.
What  percentage of your holiday shopping is done locally?
 
0 – 10%
11 – 25%
26 - 40%
40- 60%
More than 60%

CLICK HERE to answer the Question of the Week.
RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK’S QotW
What is your Christmas philosophy?
0% -  Do everything, go everywhere and buy it all
47% - Focus just on family and holiday traditions
33% - Try to find the middle ground
20% - Give up and just drink egg nog
11/30 - Susan Whitefeather, Hannah Ambacher, Donna McKinley
12/1 - Terry Delay, Dan Stowe
12/2 - Corina Gittins, Susan Everitt, Marvin Nelson, Sharry Miller, Kim Robles
12/3 - Benjamin Brown, Louise Parish, Peggy Giles, Christie Scott, Drina Wallis, Carrie Nash, Harrison Hubner
12/4 - Yvette Morales
12/5 - Tanya Cathey
12/6 - Monika White, Karla Allen
SCHOOL CONCERTS COMING UP
HHES WINTER CONCERT TOMORROW
K-5 Concert, Tuesday, Dec 1st
6:00pm - 7:30pm
*Kids should arrive at 5:45*
VHS  CONCERT, Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 7pm VHS cafeteria
With bake sale for your Christmas goodies and a "vote with your bucks" gingerbread house contest.  We are fundraising to attend the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Mass Band and Choir Performance in December of 2016.
GMS CHOIR AND DRAMA
to perform the musical Alice in Wonderland, Jr., Dec. 11th -12th.  Friday performance at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm.
GMS BAND CONCERT
Tuesday, Dec. 15, GMS Commons, 7pm


BABIES R' SWIMMIN' CLASS
REGISTRATION BEGINS TODAY

Class will be Dec 5th, 6th, 12th, & 13th
For more information, CLICK HERE


See Christmas gift ideas for various budgets from The Prospector
CLICK HERE

BUSINESS CLASSES STARTING IN JANUARY AT PWSC

 
Prince William Sound College is offering four classes this spring for people looking for professional development, starting their own business, or improving their business skills. Students can take one, some, or all of the classes while in their current job or as a full time student.  Read more HERE

VHS HIRING HIGH SCHOOL JV GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH

Required qualifications include a HS diploma or equivalent, working knowledge of basketball, including training and conditioning techniques and ability to mentor student athletes.
For more information CLICK HERE

VCS DECEMBER AND JANUARY BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENUS

Find them on our website HERE

Mark Your Calendars

(Tues) Dec 1 - HHES Winter Concert

(Wed) Dec 2 - Ladies Christmas Tea

(Fri-Sat) Dec 4-5 - VHS Cross Country Skiing/ MatSu Invite

Dec. 8 - VHS Concert

Dec 11-12 - Alice in Wonderland, Jr.  GMS Stage

Dec 11-12 VHS Cross Country Skiing/ Lynx Loppet at Kincaid Park

Dec 11-12 - VHS Wrestling/Regions at Home

Dec 13 - Community Christmas Program

Dec 15 - GMS Winter Band Concert

Dec 17-19 - VHS Basketball/ Grace Invite (Girls Varsity)

Dec 18- VCS End of Second Quarter

Dec 18-19 - VHS Wrestling/State at Chugiak

Dec 19 - Ugly Sweater Walk, Run or Ski

Dec 19 - VHS Cross Country- Town Race #1 at Home

Dec 21 - Jan 1 - VCS Winter Break

Dec 31-Jan 2 - VHS Basketball/ACS Pepsi (Varsity)

Jan 4 - Teacher Workday at All Schools/No School

Jan 5 - Back to School after Christmas

Jan 8 - VHS Basketball vs Hutchison at Home

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