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CHRISTOPHER LEVI HARNDEN FOUND GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE ASSAULT
A Valdez-based Alaska Superior Court jury found 29-year old Christopher Levi Harnden guilty of felony first-degree assault on Monday, March 14, 2016.
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CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED FOR MAY 3rd REGULAR MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Mayor: Ruth E. Knight
City Council Member (Three Vacancies): Chris Moulton, Nate Smith, David Jones, Dennis Fleming, Jim Shirrell, Doug Davies, Darren Reese
School Board Member (Three Vacancies): Alan Sorum (One-Year Term), Erica Shirk, Sonya Ash-Selanoff, Joe Prax, Melissa Cockerham
 
ALEUTIAN VILLAGE TRAILER PARK MEETING
This Tuesday, Mar 22nd, 6-7pm
in Valdez City Council Chambers

Doors will open at 5pm to give the public a change to meet amongst themselves.
The Valdez City Council will be holding a work session to discuss the Aleutian Village Trailer Park.  This is the public's key opportunity to ask questions, provide input and voice concerns directly to the Council about what will happen to the 63 families who call Aleutian Village home.  See the most current updates HERE.  

MOTHER NATURE CELEBRATES LAST DAY OF WINTER WITH SNOW

Residents of Valdez spent the last day of Winter clearing approximately three feet of snow.     

1964 EARTHQUAKE REMEMBRANCE THIS SUNDAY
March 27th at 5:30pm at Kelsey Dock
Join the Pioneers of Alaska for a moment of silence, prayer and reading of names of those lost during the earthquake. 

APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS DESIGNATION OF POLAR BEAR HABITAT
Washington Times- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service followed the law when it designated more than 187,000 square miles - an area larger than California - as critical habitat for threatened polar bears in Alaska marine waters and its northern coast, an appeals court ruled Monday. READ STORY
 

RANDOM FACTS ABOUT PEEPS
from AARP  SEE ALL
1) 5.5 million Peeps are made every day, 2 billion per year — enough to circle the Earth three times.
2) The annual Washington Post Peeps Diorama Contest draws 700-plus entries re-creating Peep versions of everything from politicians to paintings.
3) Peeps jousting: Put two Peeps on a plate facing each other, each inserted with a toothpick. Heat in microwave until one Peep stabs the other as they expand.
SEE PEEPS RECIPES HERE
or PEEPS CRAFTS HERE

COAST GUARD TO CONDUCT COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL EXAMS IN CORDOVA
Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez will be sending a team of commercial fishing vessel examiners to Cordova April 22-27, 2016.  READ MORE

MORE MILITARY ID'd FROM 1952 CRASH SITE
USNews- The Air Force said Wednesday it has identified the remains of more service members who died when a military transport plane slammed into an Alaska mountain near a glacier more than six decades ago, killing all 52 people aboard.  READ STORY

NEW BUTTERFLY DISCOVERED IN ALASKA FOR FIRST TIME IN 28 YEARS
National Geographic- A scientist organizing butterfly specimens in a museum collection made a startling discovery: What people had thought was a variant of a common species is actually a totally new organism, and one with an interesting evolutionary history to boot. The new species may be the only type of butterfly endemic to Alaska.  READ MORE



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VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
CLICK HERE
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.
Who's your top pick to win the NCAA National Title?
Kansas- Jayhawks
UNC- Tarheels
Oklahoma- Sooners
Duke- Blue Devils
Oregon- Ducks

CLICK HERE to answer the Question of the Week.

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW
Without looking it up, how many City Council members can you correctly identify by name?
7% - 0
27% - 1 or 2
13% - 3 or 4
20% - 5 or 6
33% - All 7
3/21 – Patrick Kelley, Jess Gondek, Zena Disney, Bob Benda, Julie Roetman
3/22 – Blake Campbell
3/23 – Vanessa Dawson, Gary Farrell
3/24 – Scott Smith, Chaylene Mills, Erin Williams, Lerissa Beer, Suzie Michaud, Alaina Hoffman
3/26 – Sarah Histand, Betsy Caruthers, Margaret Benzo, Pamela Wolfenden, Tegan Montgomery
3/28 – Todd Beck, Theresa Randall, Dave Petersen, Cynthia Ebb
CAST YOUR VOTE IN THE CVEA DIRECTOR ELECTION

The CVEA Board of Directors has one Director seat open in the Valdez District. Check your mail for election materials & information. Ballot envelopes must be signed and in the designated Post Office box by 5pm Tuesday, March 29. 


Let it Rain, Let it Shine, Let it Snow!
WEEK 8 CHALLENGE: Spend 10 minutes outside each day, enjoying nature or physical activity.

EVENT:
 
This Saturday, March 26th, 10am-12pm at Salmonberry Ski Hill

10am- Beacon Training
10:30am- Egg Hunt (Ages 5 and under)
11:30am- Egg Hunt (Ages 6 and up)
*FREE * See more info HERE*



Wednesday, March 30th at 7pm
Valdez Civic Center

The Valdez Arts Council presents WONDERHEADS, a multi-award winning physical theatre company specializing in mask performance and visual storytelling for adults and childrenAudiences have described the experience as watching a living cartoon- Pixar in theatrical form.


TICKET SALES CLOSE THIS FRIDAY
To win, guess the closest date and time for when one of the tower flags touches the ice at Ruth Pond.

Tickets are $3 at the Civic Center.

Mark Your Calendars

Mar 24-26 – VHS Basketball / State in Anchorage
Mar 25-26 – PWSC Drama- The Inferno
Mar 27 - Earthquake Remembrance
Mar 30 – Valdez Arts Council: Wonderheads
Apr 1-10 – Tailgate Alaska
Apr 20 – Valdez Arts Council: Dala
May 6-8 – Valdez Fly-In

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