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MAY 16, 2016
GMS Student Faith Gray playing the part of women's rights activist Alice Paul during the Wax Museum Tuesday Night

CONSTRUCTION CAUSES FRUSTRATION FOR DRIVERS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES
Road construction season is underway and Valdez is feeling the affects. Business owner Laura Saxe of Eagles Rest RV Park said she is excited to see improvements, but feels local and state officials do not understand how much starting this project late and having an unclear plan is adversely affecting business. According to Saxe, the project is behind schedule and there is much confusion over where the construction will be each day.  READ STORY

KVAK TOWER MAINTENANCE

This Thursday, May 19th, KVAK Radio will be off the air for tower maintenance beginning at 7pm and continuing for several hours. We should be back on air by midnight. Thanks for your patience.
 

GMS Student Michael O'Neill playing the part of Douglas Munro at the Wax Museum Tuesday Night

SCHEDULE FOR GMS MAP TESTING NOW AVAILABLE

MAP assessment tests will be completed this week at Gilson Middle School.  
SEE SCHEDULE HERE

MICHAEL RADOTICH 
NAMED 2016 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR

2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars have been announced and Michael "Mickey" Radotich, a graduating senior at Valdez High School, is one of two students selected from Alaska. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by executive order of the President to recognize distinguished high school seniors. Each Presidential Scholar has been offered the opportunity to name his or her most influential teacher. Radotich named Adam Sharrai of Valdez High School.  READ MORE

ALEUTIAN VILLAGE UPDATE
At the April 19th City Council meeting, a subcommittee was formed to work with City administration regarding Aleutian Village. 
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FAIRBANKS SETS WORLD POLLEN RECORD, ANCHORAGE LEVELS ALSO HIGH
KTVA- It’s a world record allergy sufferers may not be happy to hear about — Fairbanks set it on Monday for the highest levels of birch pollen in a single 24 hour period. Allergy doctor Jeff Demain said Monday’s count shattered the old world record that was set in Sweden several years ago. READ MORE
 

May’s Edition of Coffee with the Counselors is now available on KVAK’s website.  Listen to the podcast HERE.
 

VHS GRADUATION THIS TUESDAY, MAY 17th at 7pm 
See KVAK's Senior Spotlights HERE

VHS SUPERINTENDENT FOOD FOR THOUGHT LUNCHEON

This Thursday, May 19 at 12:10pm
Parents are welcome.  Find out what's happening in the district and ask any questions you may have.
The district provides a light lunch.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING
MONDAY NIGHT
*Date changed due to VHS Graduation*

Monday, May 16th, 2016
in City Council Chambers
Tuesday – 7 pm
 
Items will include:
1.  Swearing in of the new Mayor and Council Members
2.  Authorization to Purchase Passenger Van on Behalf of Valdez Senior Center, Pursuant to Adopted 2016 Budget, with Cost to City of $30,000, and Total Cost of $56,500.
3. Approval to Purchase a 2016 Elgin Whirlwind Sweeper from Yukon Equipment, Inc.in the Amount of $305,728.36

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 kvakradio.com
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
CLICK HERE
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.
What's your favorite part of Spring?
Tulips
No Snow
Bears
Fiddlehead Ferns
Sunshine

CLICK HERE to answer the Question of the Week.

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW
Were you playing the grocery game?  How far did you make it?
19% - Didn’t even start
0% - 25% of the way
13% - Halfway
31% - 75% of the way
37% - All the way
5/16 – Debbie Kephart, Jane Cotter, Mary Baron, Holly Powers
5/17 – Alexander Kompkoff
5/18 – Jenny Morris, Eric Scheidt
5/19 – Ernie Perez
5/20 – Carly Casillas, Amanda Wakefield
5/21 – Jessica Willce
5/22 – Kathy Nielsen, Tiffany Biggs, Harry Woods, Carey Wade, Michelle Petersen, Beverly Huckstep, Geni Decker
H2O GUIDES RETAIL STORE
NOW OPEN!

Inside the Valdez Pioneer Field Airport
Dean and Karen Cumming H2O Guides has opened a retail store.
   
* H20G Skis & Merchandise * Bern Helmets * Outdoor Gear & Clothing *Alaska Chicks Gear * Tundra Wookie Clothing * Arc’teryx * Helly Hansen and More! *
Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rackup to 70% OFF!


THIS SATURDAY
9am-1pm - Grab a bag and fill it up

5-7pm - FREE BBQ and Music at the Teen Center
See Flyer

BLM NEW INFOGRAPHICS

Bureau of Land Management published some fun, new infographics.  Check them out on KVAK's Facebook page HERE.

PUBLIC NOTICE: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Applications for renewal of an Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan, under Alaska Statute 46.04.03 and in accordance with 18 AAC 75, have been received by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation. Comments and requests for more information will be accepted May 18, 2016, and will extend for 45 days to July 1, 2016.  SEE FULL NOTICE HERE


6TH ANNUAL 5K RUN
Saturday, May 28th
Click for more information

Mark Your Calendars

(Mon) May 16 - GMS Track JV Championships (Palmer MS)
(Mon) May 16 -  Valdez City Council Meeting
(Tues) May 17 - Valdez High School Graduation
(Sat) May 21 - Valdez MS Track Invite
(Sat) May 21 - Community Clean-Up Day
(Sat) May 21-Sept 4 - Valdez Halibut Derby
May 23 - School Board Meeting
May 26 - Last Day of School
May 27-30 - Valdez Rock Climbing Festival
May 28-29 - Valdez Military Appreciation Weekend
May 28 - Bite Back 5K Run/Walk, 1K Kids' Run
May 31 – VAC Annual Picnic
June 4 - Colors of Cancer Fun Run
June 7 -  Valdez City Council Meeting
June 10-19 - Valdez Halibut Hullabaloo
June 13 - School Board Meeting
June 21 -  Valdez City Council Meeting
July 5 -  Valdez City Council Meeting
July 8-9 - Fireweed 400 Bike Race
July 19 -  Valdez City Council Meeting
July 23 - Valdez Kids' Salmon Derby
July 23-Sept 4 - Valdez Silver Salmon Derby
July 25 - School Board Meeting
July 26 - 31 - Playground Build Week
July 29- Valdez Fish Derbies Big Prize Friday
Aug 2 -  Valdez City Council Meeting
Aug 3-7 - Valdez Gold Rush Days
Aug 8 - School Board Meeting
Aug 13 - Valdez Women's Derby
Aug 16 -  Valdez City Council Meeting
Aug 22 - School Board Meeting
Aug 23 - School Starts
Sept 2 - Valdez Fish Derbies Big Prize Friday

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