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NOVEMBER 28, 2016
Snow in Valdez
 
SPECIAL MEETING FOR CITY MANAGER EVALUATION

Tuesday - 6pm in Council Chambers
The City Council will hold a special meeting this Tuesday night at 6pm in Council Chambers to discuss the evaluation of City Manager Dennis Ragsdale. 
CLICK HERE for current City Manager Employment Agreement
CLICK HERE for City Manager evaluation form

FREE AVALANCHE CENTER TRAINING TONIGHT

Monday, November 28th
6pm to 7:30pm at the Prospector


Valdez Avalanche Center provides training, forecasts and information to help outdoor enthusiasts prepare for their adventures in and around Valdez.  
Valdez Avalanche Center will be at the Prospector Monday, November 28th from 6 to 7:30pm to conduct a free training class. This will be a great introductory class for people new to Valdez and a great refresher course for those who live here. Free training and complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and cookies.
CLICK HERE for more information about the Valdez Avalanche Center. 

VHS MUSIC TO PERFORM AT PEARL HARBOR
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This weekend 28 VHS band and choir members will be traveling to Honolulu, Hawaii to participate in the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor concert. The students will leave Sunday for six days and will join 1,200 band and 300 choir members from across the nation. They will be performing at the Pearl Harbor Memorial sight in front of the USS Missouri on Pearl Harbor Day, Wednesday December 7th
Read more HERE

BREWERY LICENSE APPROVED FOR VALDEZ BREWING COMPANY, NEXT STEP ZONING
Amanda Hatton from Valdez Brewing Company attended the Valdez C
ity Council meeting Tuesday, November 22nd to seek approval for a brewery license. Hatton intends to open a very small tasting style brewery here in Valdez. “We are one of the only communities in the state that does not have a brewery at this point and we have some of the best components. We have some of the best water in the world and a community that could really benefit,” Hatton said.
CLICK HERE for story

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT

Monday, Nov 28th, 2016
in City Council Chambers
Monday – 6:30pm
 
Items will include:
1. Approve FY 16 Financial Audit
2. Discuss VHS Graduation Requirements
3. Approve Legislative Priorities

CLICK HERE for agenda and meeting packet
 
All School Board meetings are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast live on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on www.kvakradio.com.


REGULATORS: TANKER-TRUCK CRASHES AND SPILLS AN INCREASING WORRY ON ALASKA HIGHWAYS
ADN- Federal and state regulators in Alaska say they're working to stem what has been a growing number of tanker-truck accidents in recent years — including three big rollovers since September that dumped thousands of gallons of diesel fuel into woods and wetlands. Residents in towns along the Richardson Highway where those and many other spills have occurred say they worry an out-of-control fuel tank will slam into traffic or damage fish habitat with a spill, including the salmon-rich Copper River with its prized fisheries.
CLICK HERE for story

SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS NOW AVAILABLE ON KVAK'S WEBSITE

CLICK HERE for menus

ALASKA TRAFFIC FATALITIES UP SHARPLY SO FAR IN 2016
ADN- Alaska roads are on track for one of the deadliest years in the last decade, according to state officials who say the number of fatal crashes has sharply increased from last year. The state had seen 75 traffic fatalities this year resulting from 69 fatal collisions as of Monday, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities said in a statement. 
CLICK HERE for story

THAWING ARCTIC ICE REVEALS NEW CLUES TO MYSTERY OF THE LOST SHIPS TERROR AND EREBUS
Newsminer- 
Almost two centuries ago, 134 men set sail on two British naval ships to discover the fabled Northwest Passage, a trade route through the Arctic linking Europe to the riches of the East. They never returned. The Inuit, native residents of the North, tell tales of the three-masted ships caught in ice and of men afflicted by scurvy and going hungry, until finally they broke the biggest taboo of humankind: cannibalism. Despite search efforts, neither ship was found. 
Read story HERE

PRINCESS CRUISES TO EXPAND IN ALASKA
USA Today- Princess Cruises will send seven ships to Alaska in 2018, up from six this year and in 2017.
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VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
CLICK HERE
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.
What's your favorite holiday movie?
*Click each movie to watch the trailer*

1) Miracle on 34th Street
2) The Santa Clause
3) How the Grinch Stole Christmas
4) Elf
5) Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
6) A Christmas Story

CLICK HERE to answer the Question of the Week.

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW
Favorite Thanksgiving pie:
24% - Pecan
5% - Apple
45% - Pumpkin
7% - Cherry
19% - We don't think it belongs but it's Iam's favorite: Blueberry
11/29 – Cori Hillar, Cary Cox
11/30 – Hannah Ambacher, Donna McKinley, Danielle Henry, Alissa Brown, Paul Matson, Laura Larson, Rachel Sensabaugh, Kristin Meyers, Susan Whitefeather
12/1 – Terry Delay, Dan Stowe
12/2 – Corina Gittins, Susan Everitt, Marvin Nelson, Sharry Miller, Kim Robles
12/3 – Benjamin Brown, Peggy Giles, Drina Wallis, Christie Scott, Carrie Nash, Harrison Hubner, Louise Parish
12/4 – Yvette Morales

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS SHOW
CALL FOR PERFORMERS

The 44th Annual Community Christmas Show is coming! This year the show will be Saturday, December 17th at 4pm at the Civic Center. This show is packed with Local Holiday Talent. If you would like to be in the show, your registration form needs to be turned in by Monday, December 12th. You can find the Christmas Show Performance
Registration form on the KVAK website *CLICK HERE* or pick up a hard copy at the Valdez Public Library. Forms must be returned to the library by Monday, December 12th. The show is organized by Valdez Arts Council.

VALDEZ YOUTH BASKETBALL


JUNIOR LEAGUE SKILLS TESTING

BOYS AND GIRLS GRADES: 2ND, 3RD AND 4TH
CLICK HERE for Registration Form

DATES:
BOYS:  
Wednesday, Dec 7th
GIRLS:  Thursday, Dec 8th
TIME:  Registration Starts 6pm
SKILLS TESTING:  6:30-8pm
HHES Gymnasium
Questions:  Contact Carey Wade 
clhrlw@yahoo.com OR  831-1060
*League begins week of Jan 9th through Mar 9th.

HHES WINTER CONCERT

Tuesday, December 6 at 1:30 pm

This year, the HHES Winter Concert will be December 6 at 1:30 pm.  Immediately after the concert, another survey will be open to collect thoughts about concert scheduling.  Survey information will be used to help determine the timing of next year’s concert.

CHERISH THE LADIES

Traditional Irish Music

Wed, Dec 7th at 6pm
Valdez Civic Center

These ladies create a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing.
Tickets: $20.00 Adults; $10.00 Students, Seniors, Military. Available at A Rogue's Garden and at the door.
CLICK HERE for more information
CLICK HERE for video

Mark Your Calendars

(Mon) Nov 28 – School Board Meeting

(Fri-Sat) Dec 2-3 – VHS Wrestling/Grace

Dec 6 – Valdez City Council Meeting

Dec 7 – Ladies Christmas Tea

Dec 7 – Cherish the Ladies Concert

Dec 12 – School Board Meeting

Dec 17 – Community Christmas Concert

Dec 21 – VCS End of Second Quarter

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 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

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