WINTER STORM BRINGS NEW SNOW TO VALDEZ
Residents report 24"-36" of new snow in town and Thompson Pass received 31" with 3.5" water equivalent (Valdez Avalanche Center). Heavy snow is expected to continue until late tonight.
PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT ON CURRICULUM MATERIALS
Valdez City Schools has Social Studies sample materials on display for public viewing and evaluation at each of the schools. Please take the time to come in, look over the materials, and give your input. Materials are located in the HHES office conference room, the GMS office complex, and the VHS library. All materials will be on display until January 20th. Input is sought to help the School Board decide which Social Studies materials to adopt for the next six years.
For more information contact Ruthie Knight @ 834-4711.
Who attacked KVAK?!?
The New Year begins with a mystery here at KVAK.
It seems that a few well known Valdezeans have been making attempts on the life of our mascot K-VAK the duck. We need your help to figure out the following: the PERSON who is trying to kill K-VAK, the PLACE they made an attempt on our beloved mascot's life and what ITEM they used to hurt K-VAK. Check your KVAK e-mail newspaper each week for a clue about who attacked K-VAK and listen to 93.3FM and 1230AM Monday to hear a clip of the perps voice. On Tuesday, listen on-air for the clue about where the crime took place. Wednesday, you’ll get a clue about the item our perp used to commit their crime. On Thursday we will air all of the clues so you can piece it together.
CLICK HERE for today's clue!
When you’ve got PERSON, PLACE and ITEM figured out visit kvakradio.com to submit your answer for a chance to win a luxurious blanket.
Enter by Noon Friday.
CLICK HERE for entry form
BOYS TEAM HAD STRONG PLAY IN THREE GAME WEEKEND
The boys varsity team finished the weekend with a 2-1 record for the first conference games of the season. The Bucs first game of their road trip was against Delta last Thursday. The 1st and 2nd quarters were even for the teams with the Huskies leading at half 21-19. In the next half the Bucs couldn’t seem to diminish the deficit and lost 66-53. Valdez was led by senior Seth Auble who scored 17 points and tallied 7 rebounds.
Read story HERE
MOTT STANDOUT PLAYER OF WEEKEND
The VHS girls varsity team traveled to compete in a string of three games this past weekend. Last Thursday the Lady Bucs competed in their first game of three for the weekend, their opponent the Delta Huskies. Valdez won in emphatic fashion by a score of 60-41.
Read story HERE
BUCCANEER TEAMS TRAVEL FOR TOURNAMENT PLAY
The Valdez basketball teams will be having three separate trips for a basketball tournament filled weekend away from home.
CLICK HERE for more
KVAK Sports Shorts is brought to you by our local sponsors:
Subway, Prospector, Napa, Harris Sand and Gravel, Valdez Native Tribe, and Foothills Dentistry
Crowley Petroleum, Safeway, Eagles Order 1971, Innovations Hair Design, Copper Valley Telecom, Sound Realty, Conoco Phillips, and Arts Design
ANCHORAGE OPERA ANNOUNCES VETERANS ENGAGEMENT PROJECT
CONOCOPHILLIPS ANNOUNCES ALASKA DISCOVERY WITH DAILY PRODUCTION POTENTIAL OF 100,000 BARRELS
Anchorage Opera announces a special project, AK Vet Stories, honoring our Alaska veterans’ community. On Feb 10th, 12th, 16th & 18th, Anchorage Opera presents the Alaska premiere of Glory Denied by Tom Cipullo. Alaska veterans who wish to be a part of this project are invited to share a story, a memory, a feeling, or a thought about their time in the service. To participate and/or find out more about AK Vet Stories, contact Anchorage Opera at 907-279-2557 or email Judy Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org
- ConocoPhillips on Friday heralded
a promising new oil discovery on its leases in the nation's petroleum reserve in Alaska that could produce up to 100,000 barrels of oils daily, possibly providing some replacement to depleted production from Prudhoe Bay.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 2017 - 7pm
in City Council Chambers
Items will include:
1. Approval of One-Year Extension of Professional Services Contract for Financial Statements Audit with BDO, LLP.
2. Approval to Contract with Rodeo Alaska to Host 2-Day Rodeo Event (w/optional 3rd day Junior Rodeo included in bid) in the Amount of $46,000.
3. Approval of Contract with UAA Small Business Development Center for Business Workshop Training (Reconsideration Requested by Council Member McCune)
for Agenda and Packet
All City Council meetings are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast live on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on www.kvakradio.com
RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY JAPANESE TAPEWORM PARASITE IN ALASKAN-CAUGHT SALMON
In 2012, a Japanese man with a fondness for chilled salmon came down with what physicians described as a “watery” bout of gastrointestinal distress. This was uncomfortable enough, but his illness took a turn for the shocking.
TODAY IS MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY
Martin Luther King Jr Day is a US federal holiday celebrating King's birthday- January 15th. It's observed the third Monday of every January. Some states have different names for the holiday, including Civic Rights Day and Human Right Day.
Learn more about today's holiday HERE
US PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION IS THIS FRIDAY
The nation will swear in the 45th President of the United States this Friday. Opening remarks are schedule to begin at 7:30 AM Alaskan Time.
for a guide to the Inauguration
Learn about the day's traditional events HERE
Presidential Inauguration Trivia
- George Washington delivered the shortest inauguration speech- 135 words
- William McKinley's inauguration in 1901 was the first one to be filmed
- Theodore Roosevelt wore a ring containing a lock of Lincoln's hair to his inauguration
How much do you know about inauguration history?
to take a quiz
to learn about the history of Inauguration Day