CLICK HERE for Kids Derby Video
ALEX PLOWMAN OF FAIRBANKS SETS RECORD IN KIDS PINK SALMON DERBY
Alex Plowman said he knew the fish he caught for the Valdez Kids Pink Salmon Derby was a big one, but he had no idea it would set a record. Plowman reeled in a 10.12 pound pink salmon Saturday to win the 8 to 10 year old age division.
for Top 10 All Time
See Press Release HERE
1ST PLACE WINNERS OF THE KIDS PINK SALMON DERBY
5 to 7 Age Division
Bryndi Beck, Valdez, AK, 10.08 lbs.
8 to 10 Age Division
Alex Plowman, Fairbanks, AK,10.12 lbs.
11 to 13 Age Division
Andrew Hayse, Wasilla, AK, 8.20 lbs.
14 to 16 Age Division
Fred Sinnok, Shishmaref, AK, 7.66 lbs.
for complete 2017 winners list
KIDS BROADCASTING CAMP
Last week, the staff of KVAK worked with students on a variety of radio techniques.
The kids wrote radio ads for Gold Rush, learned about editing, read and produced radio spots, conducted live on-air giveaways and were the emcees for the Kids Pink Salmon Derby.
Thank you to Alyeska Pipeline for helping to fund KVAK Kids Broadcasting camp! KVAK is seeking additional sponsors so we can bring more kids camps in the future. If your company or organization is interested, please contact KVAK.
for more pictures
PIPELINE AT 40: ROBOTS ON PATROL FOR CORROSION
After its 800-mile journey across Alaska, oil that flows through the Trans Alaska Pipeline ends up at the Valdez Marine Terminal, which is a $1.4-billion dollar facility that was built on a site, blasted from the mountainside, above Valdez harbor, in the early 1970s.
SILVER SALMON DERBY UNDERWAY, HALIBUT DERBY GOING STRONG
The Valdez Silver Salmon derby began Saturday and the largest fish weighed in so far is a 12.42 pound silver salmon caught by Weston Branshaw of Valdez aboard the High Mark
. Amid the chaos of hundreds of kids weighing in pink salmon for the Kids Pink Salmon Derby, one young lady brought a silver salmon to the weigh-in.
Read Press Release HERE
THIS FRIDAY IS BIG PRIZE FRIDAY IN THE VALDEZ SALMON DERBY
Crista Andersen, 2016 winner of Big Prize Friday
In addition to the daily prizes, the derby angler catching the largest silver will WIN $500 cash
. There’s no additional cost to participate in Big Prize Friday. Just purchase a regular derby ticket and if you catch the largest fish during Big Prize Friday – the $500 is a bonus!
to see more past winners
DID YOU MISS KVAK'S BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL EDITION?
WOMEN'S SILVER SALMON DEBY
This year's theme is Adventures on the High Seas.
Tickets are $50, + Silver Salmon Derby Ticket (daily or season).
FEATURE PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Stan Stephens new addition to the fleet: the new Glacier Spirit.
CLICK HERE to visit the Stan Stephens Cruise website
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT
Monday, July 24th, 2017
in City Council Chambers
Monday – 6:30pm
Items will include:
1. Superintendent Search Update
2. Personnel Action Report
3. Approve Food Service Policy Edits
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.
Twist up your tongue as you try to say a tongue twister on Tuesday to win!
THIS WEEK'S TONGUE TWISTER
Five fuzzy French frogs Frolicked through the fields in France. (x2)
You can also find the tongue twister at kvakradio.com- click the Contests and Promotions Button
WELCOME BABY KANE
Nathan & Danae Gilfillan welcomed Kane Joseph Gilfillan to the world on July 14th at 2:48 pm.
He weighed 9 lbs 7.2 oz and was 22 inches long.
OPRAH TO WRAP UP WEEK-LONG TOUR OF ALASKA IN KETCHIKAN
KTUU- Following a week-long tour of Alaska, famous television personality and entrepreneur Oprah Winfrey will be wrapping up the Alaska leg of her journey on Thursday, with the last scheduled stop-over being in Ketchikan.
COAST GUARD SPENT $300K SEARCHING FOR MAN WHO FAKED DEATH
- The U.S. Coast Guard racked up $311,000 in expenses searching for an Alaska man who faked his own death to avoid going to prison in a sexual assault case, according to federal prosecutors.
RESEARCH SHIPS FIND ALASKA CRAB BOAT THAT SANK IN BERING SEA
- Federal research ships have found a crab boat that sank with six men on board in the Bering Sea.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the Destination, a 98-foot (30-meter) crab boat that disappeared Feb. 11, was found upright in 250 feet (76 meters) of water off St. George Island.
Read story HERE
SCIENTISTS LOOK TO ALASKA TO ANSWER QUESTION: COULD MELTING GLACIERS TRIGGER EARTHQUAKES?
- Researchers Jeanne Sauber with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Bruce Molnia from the U.S. Geological Survey sought to find out if glacial fluctuations had any relation to earthquakes.
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.
7/24 - Chad Nylund, Janelle Gauthier, Shawn Herr, Hope Finley, Crystal Tyone, Chelsea Stevens
7/25 - Lorrie Mott, Shiela Jordan, Teresa Mahaffey
7/26 - Dawson Moore, Nicole Wilson, Tracey Czarnecki, Alice Chappell
7/27 - Pamla Berry, Walter Marchuk, Brittany Giesbers
7/28 - James Stepp, Kelly Hawkins, Charmaine Allen, Gia Ortiz, Joe Buck
7/29 - Rita Diego, Lori Vigil, Pat Egger, Cherubim Palomar
7/30 - Wayne Dahl
AUGUST 2ND - 6TH
Join the Gold Rush Days Parade!
Sunday, August 6th at 3pm
The Gold Rush Days committee is looking for organizations, businesses, sports teams, marching bands, and individuals who would like to participate in the Gold Rush Days Parade.
Registration for the parade is FREE!!
for registration form
Send completed forms to Jessica Bugni (Bew-Nee) at email@example.com
GOLDEN ROCK AWARDS
The Golden Rock Awards program is dedicated to promoting the beautification of Valdez through the fine art of gardening. Nominate a local gardener!
CLICK HERE for more information
CALL FOR OPEN AIR MARKET VENDORS
Applications for 2017 Open Air Market vendors is OPEN! Dates of this year's Gold Rush Days Open Air Market are Friday, August 4th, 5 - 10 pm, Saturday, August 5th, 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday, August 6th, Noon - 5 pm
CLICK HERE for more information
VALDEZ'S GOT TALENT
REGISTER BY THIS FRIDAY
Do you have a hidden talent you have been waiting to set free? Well now's your time to shine! This is an anything goes style (family appropriate) talent show, and we want you!
CLICK HERE for flyer
SOUTH CENTRAL HARDWARE GUN SALE
Starts tooday through August 4th
THIS FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Special Guests: Rodeo announcer Jeff Lee & Rodeo clown Ronald Burton
Friday & Saturday:
Gates open 3pm, show at 5pm
Gates open Noon, show at 2pm
Ages 9+ - $12
Military & Senior - $10
Ages 8 & under - Free
Tune in to KVAK for ticket giveaways!
CLICK HERE for flyer
For more information call 907-835-2531
CLICK HERE for Junior Rodeo Info
UAA BUCCANEER TEAM CAMP
Featuring head coach Chris Green
July 28-29 from 9am-4pm
Herman Hutchens Elementary School Gym
Contact Head coach Ron Langseth at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more info.
The Nat Shack
238 N Harbor Drive
The Nat Shack is in Valdez they have some UH-MaZing tacos!!! AND they’ve just recently added HALIBUT to their menu! Head down to the Harbor and check them out!
to see their menu
-Eligible to meet Federally Qualified paraprofessional criteria
-Requires ability to understand test scores, understand teacher’s prescription for student, and understands how to put materials together for students to deliver the lesson.
-Requires good oral and written communication skills.
for more information
OVERALL HALIBUT LEADERS
OVERALL SALMON LEADERS
Current leaders are posted on ValdezFishDerbies.com
VALDEZ SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION
COED Softball Scores from 07.19.17
Harris Sand & Gravel (16) vs. Puddle Pirates (11)
SilverBay (24) vs. Hooligans (1)
Harris Sand & Gravel (7) vs. Hooligans (0)
Crowley (12) vs. Puddle Pirates (2)
Current COED League Standings
Harris Sand & Gravel 8-4
Puddle Pirates 3-8
Upcoming COED League Events
– COED League Championship Mini-Tourney @ Valdez Gold Fields
Mark Your Calendars
(Mon) July 24 – School Board Meeting
(Fri-Sun) July 28-30 – Black Gold Rodeo
(Fri) July 28 – Silver Salmon Big Prize Friday
Aug 1 – Valdez City Council Meeting
Aug 2-6 – Valdez Gold Rush Days
Aug 12-13 – Annual Women’s Silver Salmon Derby
Aug 15 – Valdez City Council Meeting
Aug 19 – Richardson Highway Rendezvous
Aug 19 – Furry and Four-Legged 4K Fun Run
Aug 22 – First Day of School for students