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DECEMBER 19, 2016
VHS Choir performs during KVAK LIVE holiday show

KVAK KIDS CLUB LIVE HOLIDAY SHOW WRAP-UP

The KVAK Kids Club entertained last Thursday with the annual live holiday show. 
SHOW WINNERS
Charles & Sonya Selanoff - $50 Copper Valley Telecom
Carey Wade - $50 Capt'n Joe's Tesoro
Nedra Buck - $50 South Central Hardware
DID YOU MISS THE SHOW?
The podcast of the show is now on our website. 
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AUTEN AND NORRIS TAKE TOP SPOTS IN TOWN SKI RACESki Team

The VHS 2016-2017 ski team
Eric Auten of Valdez dominated the community racers division using classic technique in the 7k event and was the overall winner of the Town Ski Race Saturday. VHS senior Rylee Norris finished 1st in the high school division with an outstanding classic race. Norris was followed closely by junior Ben Swanson who also had a strong classic. 
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FRIENDLY REMINDER REGARDING NORDIC SKI TRAILS

The VHS Ski Team and Community Remind Everyone
The East Dike of the Nordic ski trail is closed to all motorized vehicles from Cato Bridge to Mineral Creek Road. In Mineral Creek Canyon, the Nordic trails on both sides of Mineral Creek Road are designated for skiing only and no motorized vehicles or bikes are permitted on this venue. Bikes create ruts that are very dangerous to skiers. A $300 fine is possible for violating these regulations.

ALISA HELLER FINISHES 4TH AT STATE
wrestling (80 x 80 - Featured Image)
Last weekend was the 3A State Wrestling tournament hosted at the Alaska Airlines Center in Anchorage. This year Valdez had two wrestlers qualify to compete in the two day tournament, Alisa and Orion Heller. Orion qualified for state by winning 2nd place in the regional tournament the week prior. Alisa, who had one 1st place in her region, finished the two day tournament with a 4th place finish in Anchorage at the 120 pound weight division.

VCS WINTER BREAK BEGINS THURSDAY

This year, the Valdez City Schools will have Winter Break beginning Thursday, Dec 22nd through Jan 4th. HHES will have an early release this Wednesday, with school getting out at 1:50pm.



CHICKEN CAPER
Dec 18- An immature eagle has been reported to be hanging around outside a local business.  The eagle was seen taking a piece of freshly fried chicken out of someone’s hand as they walked to their vehicle.

BASKETBALL SCHEDULES AVAILABLE ON KVAKRADIO.COM

CLICK HERE for VHS Basketball Season Schedule and ACS Tournament Brackets.


FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!
Entry deadline is New Year's Day

CLICK HERE for more information

ALASKA GOV. WALKER LOOKS AGAIN TO PERMANENT FUND FOR REVENUE IN NEW BUDGET PROPOSAL
ADN- Alaska Gov. Bill Walker unveiled a state budget proposal Thursday that sets the stage for another battle with lawmakers over the future of the Permanent Fund. The $5 billion spending plan assumes that the Legislature will agree to restructure the fund and use some of its earnings to pay for government — a step the state House refused to take last year, even with Alaska facing a huge deficit stemming from low oil prices.
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CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY NIGHT

Tuesday, Dec. 20th, 2016
in City Council Chambers
7pm
 
Items will include:
1. Approval of Contract Change Order with Lamar Cotten for Services as Economic Diversification Contract Staff in the Amount of $35,000
2. Approval of Final Plat of South Harbor 2016 Subdivision
3. Discussion Item: Review of 2017 Employee Cost of Living Adjustment

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


ALASKA AIRLINES ACQUIRES
VIRGIN AIR

Virgin Air is now officially part of Alaska Airlines, becoming the fifth-largest airline in the United States. Starting today, Virgin Air customers can earn airline miles and book tickets through Alaska Airlines. On Jan 9th, airline miles may be used between airlines.
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FORMER ALASKA BUSINESSMAN FACES CHARGES FOR DISTRIBUTING $1B IN IRANIAN FUNDS
ADN- A businessman with longtime ties to Alaska has been charged in federal court for his alleged role in illegally distributing $1 billion in Iranian funds to countries worldwide. Kenneth Zong, 77, is named as the sole defendant in the 47-count indictment handed up by a federal grand jury in Anchorage on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Alaska.
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VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
CLICK HERE
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.
What's your favorite use for fruitcake?
1) Doorstop
2) Eat it!
3) Feed it to your pet
4) Give it away
5) Booster seat
CLICK HERE to answer the Question of the Week.

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW

What percentage of gifts do you buy locally?

41% - 0-10%
22% - 10-30%
7% - 31-60%
12% - 61-80%
18% - 81-100%
 
12/19 – Julie Linnell, Melissa Metzger, Julie Linnell, Jim Shephard
12/20 – Clayton Paddock, Teresa Cummins
12/21 – Karen Ables, Ashley Eskilida, Heidi Fox
12/22 – Afton Chappell, Jennifer MacDonald, Stanley Gilfillan, Viola Amberg
12/23 – Kelly Deaton, Vickie Martel, Walter Wamsley, Tanya Steyaert, Misty Olson, Noel Coble
12/24 – Sharon Strick, Trisha Montgomery, Jamie Winchester
12/25 – Jade Calderin Van Hout, Robert Grande
Find Elf on a Shelf at Prospector and WIN
Prospector is hiding a quirky "Elf On a Shelf" in the store.
Customers that find the elf, win a small bag of jelly beans and get a chance to enter a drawing for a daily $25 gift card.
A sale like we've never had before!
AT LEAST 25% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE!

Everyone who finds the elf will be eligible to win a $100 gift card. 




South Central Hardware can help with your last-minute holiday needs!
*Toys * Gift Wrap * Holiday Decorations*
*Camping * Hunting * Housewares* 

GMS MUSICAL THIS TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

The drama and choir students at Gilson Middle School will be putting on the Disney Elf Junior Musical this Tuesday at 7pm. There will be an afternoon performance Wednesday at 12:30pm. The musical will be held on the stage in the Gilson Middle School Commons. Admission is free

JUDGING FOR THE FESTIVE HOMES CONTEST THIS WEDNESDAY

Parks & Rec will judge the Festive Homes Contest this Wednesday night. Take a drive around town and see the awesome decorations!
SEE FLYER



CALL TO ARTISTS
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS 


The City of Valdez Mayor’s Beautification Task Force invites proposals from artists for conceptual images and artwork to be used in the fabrication of street light banners for the Egan Street Beautification project. 
Individual artists, consortia of artists, students, and organization may apply regardless of residency but preference will be given to Valdez residents. If an artist submitted on the previous RFP, they must resubmit to become eligible for consideration.
Artists must submit a minimum of 3 designs but are allowed to submit a maximum of 5.
 A stipend of $500 will be awarded.
 Proposals must be received by 
5pm, February 13th.

 CLICK HERE for more information

WELCOME BABY RYDER!

Chayse Brooke and Jessica Cox welcomed Ryder Lee Brooke to the world on Dec 13th at 3pm. He weighed 7 lbs, 8.3 oz and was 20 inches long.
Congratulations!

Mark Your Calendars

(Tues-Wed) Dec 20-21 – GMS Winter Musical

(Wed) Dec 21 – VCS End of Second Quarter

(Wed) Dec 21 – HHES Early Release (1:50pm)

(Thurs) Dec 22 – Jan 4 – VCS Christmas Holidays/Vacation for Students

Dec 29 – VHS Basketball – ACS Pepsi Invite

Jan 6 – VHS Basketball – Away at Houston

Jan 7 – VHS Senior Ball

Jan 12-14 – VHS Basketball away at Delta/Hutchison

Jan 16 – VCS In-service/No School

Jan 19-21 – VHS Basketball Away – V Boys- Dean Cummings Invite/V Girls- Nikiski Invitational/JV Redington

Jan 22 – Versa Style Dance

Feb 2-4 – VHS Basketball – V Boys at Husky Invite/V Girls at Seward Invite

Feb 7 – Parent Teacher Conferences/No School

Feb 9-11 – VHS Basketball – Elks Tournament/Home

Feb 10 – VCS In-service/No School

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