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OCTOBER 10, 2016
High School Senior Seth Auble Coaching Valdez Youth Basketball League Thursday night at Hermon Hutches
 
ALLISON CREAK POWER PLANT OFFICIALLY OPENS

Pipe (Penstock) that carries water into the turbine at the new Allison Creek Power Plant
Copper Valley Electric flipped the switch on their new Allison Creek Power Plant Wednesday afternoon. Currently CVEA receives 55 percent of their power from hydro. This project brings the percentage of hydro power up to 69 percent, making Valdez less dependent on fossil fuels. The project took several years to build and includes a 7,000 foot run of penstock to run underground from the diversion structure to the power house. This week KVAK will have the opportunity to talk with CVEA’s Chief Operating Officer Travis Million and we will share that interview with the public on Friday during the 9am, Noon and 6pm news hours.

Community members checking out the new diversion structure at top of Allison Creek Hydro Electric Project
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Rebekah Ambacher driving to the basket
 
ALASKA GETS $1M FEDERAL GRANT TO PROCESS BACKLOG OF SEX-ASSAULT EVIDENCE KITS
ADN-  Alaska has secured a $1.1 million federal grant to process some of the state's thousands of never-tested sexual assault evidence kits. The three-year grant will help manage about 1,000 sexual assault kits that are in the hands of the Alaska State Troopers. The state will use the money to run tests, study policy shortcomings, investigate new findings and prosecute newly identified suspects.
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WOMEN OF THE WORLD CONCERT THIS SUNDAY

What do you get when you take four women with beautiful voices and varied cultural backgrounds and experiences? You get “Women of the World”, an a cappella singing group that celebrates the beauty of diversity and sings not just for tolerance but for wisdom, respect and joy. This award-winning quartet will take the audience at the Civic Center this Sunday from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets are available at Rogue’s Garden before the show and at the door the night of the show. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and military. Arts Council accepts debit and credit cards at the door.
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ALASKA GASLINE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION HIRES VICE PRESIDENT
The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), an independent, public corporation of the State of Alaska, is pleased to announce the hiring of a senior level executive for the organization. Rosetta Alcantra, former President of E3 Environmental, will become AGDC’s Vice President of Communications.

ALASKA'S 10 BILLION BARREL OIL DISCOVERY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Forbes- Alaska’s beleaguered oil industry has finally found a lifeline. A small but very successful energy exploration company, Caelus Energy LLC, announced its discovery of a new oil field on Alaska’s North Slope.
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HOWL-O-WEEN IS COMING!

Get your pet costumes ready for KVAK's Howl-O-Ween! Watch for the details in the coming weeks.
CLICK HERE for some DIY ideas
 
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT

Monday, October 10th, 2016
in City Council Chambers
Monday – 6:30pm
 
Items will include:
1. Governor Walker’s Proclamation to Recognize Principals and Assistant Principals
2. Approve Preliminary FY 18 Budget
3. Approve Social Studies Curriculum

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.
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
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to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.
Valdez City Council hired an interim and new city manager. After more than a year, do you feel like the council and City administrators:

1) Are going the right direction
2) Went off the tracks

CLICK HERE to answer the Question of the Week.

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW
What’s the best thing to put
pumpkin flavor in?  


60% - Pie
23% - Bread
3% - Coffee
7% - Cookies
7% - Pumpkin is nasty
10/10 – Rachael Selby, Michael Wheeler, Benna Hughey, Janet Blood, Andrew Goldstein, Rebecca Ramos
10/11 – Suzie Koklich
10/12 – Don Jacob, Bob Hunter
10/13 – Whitney Major, Sheila Huff, Brian Fickes
10/14 – Scott Randall, Susan Eide, Bob Gibbs, Jonathan Smith
10/15 – James Plath, Jessica Mitvitnikoff, Luther Bartholomew
10/16 – Bill Isca
NEXT MONDAY IS DEADLINE FOR AVV WOMEN OF DISTINCTION NOMINATIONS 
Do you know a woman in Valdez who deserves to receive an award for her significant contribution to our community and to the advancement of women? Maybe a woman who has a spark of activism who volunteers her time or balances the demands of her career, family and community? Then nominate her to be an AVV Woman of Distinction.
Women may be nominated in one of two categories: Young Woman of Distinction Age 17 to 27 and Women of Distinction Age 28 or older. Nomination packets are available at AVV.
Deadline for nominations is
Monday, October 17th

CLICK HERE for Nomination Packet


PERFECT TIMING FOR YOUR PFD!

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Oct 1-28: Ruralite Cover Photo Contest
Oct 17-21: Joint Cooperative Food Drive
Oct 31: CVEA Halloween Spooktacular
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ZOMBIE RUN/WALK
*Sat Oct 15th * Teen Center*
4pm- Registration
5pm- Kids 1K
5:15pm- 5K Race
Wear a costume to win a pumpkin!
CLICK HERE for flyer
 

Mark Your Calendars

(Mon) Oct 10 – VCS In-service/No School
(Mon) Oct 10 – School Board Meeting
(Fri-Sat) Oct 14-15 – VHS Swimming vs Palmer
(Fri-Sat) Oct 14-15 – VHS Volleyball- Away at Delta Invite
(Fri-Sat) Oct 14-15 – VHS Wrestling/Houston
(Sat) Oct 15 – Running Dead Zombie Walk/Run
(Sat) Oct 15 – VHS Football – State Championships
(Sun) Oct 16 – Women of the World Concert
Oct 18 – Valdez City Council Meeting
Oct 21 – VCS End of First Quarter
Oct 21-22 – VHS Volleyball- Away at Delta
Oct 21-22 – VHS Wrestling/Valdez Invite
Oct 24 – School Board Meeting
Oct 27 – VHS Wrestling/Grace- Duals
Oct 27-29 – VHS Swimming/Kodiak – Regions
Oct 28-29 – VHS Volleyball- Home vs Galena
Oct 28-29 – VHS Wrestling/Seward

DID YOU KNOW???

KVAK has an extensive Community Calendar on our website.  
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