VALDEZ HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PERFORMED AT THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF PEARL HARBOR
28 VHS band and choir members travelled to Honolulu, Hawaii to participate in the 75th
Anniversary Pearl Harbor Mass Band concert. 1,500 instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers from across the country participated.
for video of concert
VALDEZ CITY MANAGER DENNIS RAGSDALE RESIGNS
At the conclusion of the annual city manager evaluation process, the Valdez City Council voted Tuesday evening to accept the resignation of City Manager Dennis Ragsdale.
“After discussing my evaluation with the City Council, I concluded they were unanimous in their belief it would be in the best interest of the City to move forward with different leadership”, stated Dennis Ragsdale, Valdez city manager. “Based upon this conclusion, I tendered my resignation to the City Council effective January 3, 2017.”
for press release
HELLERS QUALIFY FOR STATE
The VHS wrestling team had two wrestlers qualify for the state tournament this past weekend at regions, Alisa and Orion Heller. Alisa Heller placed first with another dominant performance and a second round pin in the finals. Orion made it to the finals and lost in a sudden victory over time.
KVAK KIDS CLUB LIVE ON-AIR HOLIDAY SHOW THIS THURSDAY
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Thursday, December 15th starting at 4pm
KVAK will be LIVE on the air with the KVAK Kids Club to celebrate the holidays.
The show will be streamed LIVE online.
for live stream or click the Listen Live button at kvakradio.com
Shout Outs * Giveaways * Local Interviews * Holiday Music
Send a shoutout message to someone special and Kids Club will read them LIVE during the show!
CLICK HERE to submit your message
ALASKA MINIMUM WAGE TO INCREASE TO $9.80
The Alaska minimum wage will increase from $9.75 to $9.80 in 2017. Alaska voters approved a ballot initiative in 2014 that increased the minimum wage from $8.75 to $9.75 in 2016 and requires the Alaska minimum wage to be adjusted annually for inflation.
Read more HERE
ALASKA NATIONAL GUARD BRINGS HOLIDAY CHEER TO AKIACHAK
Santa Claus traded his sleigh and eight magically motivated reindeer for an Alaska Air National Guard C-130 Hercules during a Dec. 3, 2016, visit to Akiachak.
Saint Nick’s journey to the Western Alaska village marked 59 years for Operation Santa Claus, an Alaska National Guard community-outreach effort dependent upon a legion of elfin volunteers as well as volunteers from Alaska businesses, non-profit organizations, and many who are supportive of the program.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT
Monday, Dec 12th
in City Council Chambers
Monday – 6:30pm
Items will include:
1. Canceling the March 13th Regular School Board Meeting
2. Approve First Reading of Changes to BP 1800- Outsourcing Policy
3. Approve First Reading of BP 3545- Airline Miles
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.
WELCOME BABY KRISTOPHER
Freddy and Georfie-Ann Christoffersen welcomed Kristopher Kayden Christoffersen to the world on Nov 26th at 12:42am. He weighed 5 lbs, 1 oz and was 19 inches long.
VHS EXAM SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE
VHS exams will be held Dec 19th - 21st.
CLICK HERE for schedule
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