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FEBRUARY 13, 2016

Boys Basketball Team during Elk's Tournament

VHS BOYS FINISH SECOND AT ELK'S TOURNAMENT
The boys varsity team competed in the 40th Annual Elks Basketball tournament at home this past weekend. The Bucs' first game of the tournament was against the Cordova Wolverines. Valdez jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter leading 23-13. 
Read more HERE

VALDEZ CHEERLEADERS TAKE SECOND IN FIRST COMPETITION

This past weekend the VHS cheerleaders competed in a cheerleading competition at the Elks Basketball Tournament. On Friday, during halftime of the Valdez/Kotzebue game the Valdez cheerleading team, was judged on their half-time dance routine. 
Read story HERE

LADY BUCS FINISH FOURTH AT ELKS

This past weekend the Lady Bucs compete in the 40th Annual Valdez Elks Basketball Tournament.  Valdez had an easy 55-12 victory last Thursday against the Cordova Wolverines for their first game of the tournament. 
CLICK HERE for story
See more photos of Elk's Tournament HERE


During last week's City Council meeting, Mayor Knight proclaimed February 2017 Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.


This Tuesday, February 14th

Love is …respect. Wear Orange this Tuesday to raise awareness about healthy relationships and dating abuse during Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

Dating violence can happen to anyone, regardless of age, financial, race, gender, sexual orientation or background. There is No excuse for abuse and no one deserves to be abused. Stand with Advocates of Victims of Violence and the youth of Valdez by wearing orange Tuesday, February 14th and raise awareness about healthy relationships and dating abuse.

Visit loveisrespect.org to chat, for resources, and more information.


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RYLEE NORRIS WINS GIRLS TITLE

Courtesy of VHS Ski Coach Pete Toye- Early morning temperatures in Talkeetna of -10F finally released their grip amid sunny skies and glowing Denali, allowing temperatures to soar to single digits and allow for legal racing conditions. The Buc girls had an exceptional outing which featured senior stalwart Rylee Norris winning the girls championship by a most impressive one minute and twenty seconds over the field of 30. 
CLICK HERE for story


GMS Volleyball vs Cordova

USCG OVERHAULING INACCURATE, OUTDATED ALASKA MAPS
ktoo- Unlike other states, Alaska is using topographic maps that were created over 50 years ago. These maps, some of which were hand-drawn, are rife with inaccuracies. Rivers flow upstream, mountains are out of place and some features are missing altogether. These mistakes affect everything from aviation to back country hiking. This year, Alaska hopes to take a big leap forward by completing new maps for over half of the state.
Read story HERE

IDITAROD TRAIL SLED DOG RACE RESTART TO MOVE TO FAIRBANKS
The Board of Directors of the Iditarod Trail Committee voted unanimously to move the Iditarod restart location from Willow to Fairbanks due to the poor conditions of critical trail areas in the Alaska Range. 
This marks the third time in the history of the Iditarod that the restart has been moved to Fairbanks due to poor conditions in the Alaska Range. The first was in 2003, and second in 2015.
Read more HERE


FEB 24TH THROUGH MARCH 5TH
Start planning to attend
Frosty Fever Events NOW!
Check out the schedule HERE
FIVE LUCKY WINNERS WILL WIN A SIX-PACK OF COKE AND A KVAK SCARF 
Monday-Friday on kvakradio.com during Frosty Fever
Be sure to check out kvakradio.com during Frosty Fever. Each day Monday through Friday, one lucky number will be posted on our website and the winner has until 5pm THAT DAY to contact KVAK. Call us at 835-5825 or stop by our studios to claim your prize!
MANY LOCAL BUSINESS PARTICIPATING IN FROSTY FEVER SPECIALS!
Your favorite local business have planned sales and specials to bring great deals to anyone with a Frosty Fever Button!
More details coming next week.

ALASKA NAMED SECOND MOST DANGEROUS STATE FOR ONLINE DATING
NY Post- Love is a battlefield. But in some states, online dating is legitimately unsafe. Researchers analyzed the FBI's cybercrime and violent crime rates per capita for each state. Highspeedinternet.com and Safewise.com found that Washington, DC, Alaska and Louisiana were the most dangerous states for online dating.
CLICK HERE for story
or
See study results HERE

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING TONIGHT

Monday, February 13th, 2017
in City Council Chambers
Monday – 6:30pm
 
Items will include:
1. Approve 1st Reading of Changes to BB 9220- School Board Election Policy
2. Approve 1st Reading of Changes to BP 1114- District-Sponsored Social Media Policy
3. Approve 2017-2018 School Calendar

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.

ALASKA NAMED MOST DISEASED STATE IN THE US
BackgroundChecks.org used a combination of STD data published by the CDC, local county and state health data, and social media surveys, to create a comprehensive look at the state of STDs in the US.
See Report HERE


Did you know?
- According to History.com, approximately 150 million Valentine's Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine's Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas.
- In Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign your name on a Valentine's card.
- Based on retail statistics, about three percent of pet owners will give Valentine's Day gifts to their pets.
- Over $1 billion worth of chocolate is purchased for Valentine's Day in the U.S.

Learn about the history of Valentine's Day HERE OR find printable Valentine's Bingo cards here.

YOU COULD TAKE AN ALASKAN CRUISE WITH OPRAH THIS SUMMER 
USA Today- Oprah Winfrey fans, your ship has come in. Holland America and O, The Oprah Magazine, on Thursday announced a new partnership that will include a cruise to Alaska with the media mogul, actress and longtime talk show host.
Read story HERE

RESEARCHERS: WARM PACIFIC WATER LED TO VAST SEABIRD DIE-OFF
newsminer-  A year after tens of thousands of common murres, an abundant North Pacific seabird, starved and washed ashore on beaches from California to Alaska, researchers have pinned the cause to unusually warm ocean temperatures that affected the tiny fish they eat.
CLICK HERE for story
VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
CLICK HERE
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.

Which would be the worst Valentine's Day present?

1) Coupons
2) Cheap chocolate
3) A star named after you
4) Plastic flowers
5) Beef Jerky Roses

CLICK HERE to answer the Question of the Week.

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW

What's your favorite type of kind of  KVAK interview?
52% - Superintendent Interview
12% - City Manager Interview
19% - KVAK Special Community Interviews
17% - Sports Interviews

2/13 - Brody Friend, Kelly Brown, Desareigh Sweet
2/14 - Kate Herring, Kent Reinke
2/15 - Cindy Rymer, Kosk Vigorda
2/16 - Sonja Mishmash, David Geis, Larry Weaver
2/17 - Blayne Joseph, Theresa Casillas, Vicki Fahnholz
2/18 - Jazlyn Gallatin, Lily Major, Melissa Sanford, Mariane Freebury
2/19 - Jojo Palomar, Jessica Curtis, Ruby Mitvitnikoff, Jessica Curtis, John Hozey

ICE CLIMBING FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND
Get ready Valdez!  The 2017 Ice Climbing Festival is coming Feb 17th through 20th.  There are a myriad of amazing events planned and all are invited.  From climbing clinics and competitions, to a 2-day adventure photography workshop, and more.  

See video of last year's festival
There will be exciting evening events happening each night of the festival. Friday night, it’s the Welcome Reception and Mountainfilm at the Civic Center. On Saturday Night, come to a Dance Party with live music by the Unfaithful Lovers. And on Sunday night, come out to an epic Bonfire Feast with spaghetti, bonfire and DJ. Non climbers rate is $20. The bonfire will be held at Oldtown – take a right off the Richardson highway just before the Valdez Glacier Stream Bridge and look for signs. 
You don’t have to be an ice climber to enjoy this Festival – the general public is welcome to come out and join the fun. Tickets are available at the door.  To participate in the climbing activities, and for additional information on each event, go online to valdezicefest.com to register.


Week 3: Feb. 13-19– Sleep
 

Challenge: Go to bed early this week! Go to bed one hour earlier than your normal bed time this week. Get a full 8-10 hours each night!
HYSA: Wearable Technology w/ CVT, Feb. 18, 10 am @ PWSC H&FC
BONUS: PWSC H&FC Free Admission, Feb. 18, 9:00 am-8:45 pm

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DEADLINES APPROACHING FOR CVEA BOARD NOMINATIONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Board Nominations
CVEA is accepting board nominations. There is one seat available for election in the Valdez district and one seat available in the Copper Basin District in 2017. To be eligible, you must be a member in good standing and complete a petition signed by at least 15 active CVEA members. Nomination packets can be picked up at your local CVEA office.Petitions must be received and signatures verified by 5pm Friday, February 24th.
Find more information HERE
Community Scholarships Available
One $2,000 general scholarship and one Idaho Youth Rally Leadership Camp scholarship available.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, February 24.
CLICK HERE to visit www.cvea.org for details and application.

APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2017 DOWNTOWN BEAUTIFICATION MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM

The City of Valdez is sponsoring a program to help small downtown businesses and non-profit organizations improve their curb appeal. The program offers matching grants designed to improve the overall outside appearance for residents and visitors.
CLICK HERE for application and more information

KVAK'S FROSTY FEVER BUTTON GIVEAWAYS COMING 
Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th

Mark your calendar or set reminders on your phone so you don't miss it!
Pick up your button for a chance to win great prizes.
The Grand Prize is $1,000! 
Early Bird Giveaway
The first 500 button numbers registered will be eligible for the on-air early bird giveaway- One Night's stay at the Dimond Center in Anchorage!
Listen to 93.3 FM & 1230 AM Monday, Feb 27th, 10am-12pm for your button number to be called. Winner will have 12 min 30 sec to call and claim prize.

THERE'S STILL TIME TO SIGN UP!
BAKE A CAKE FOR KVAK'S FROSTY FEVER CAKE AUCTION

KVAK is looking for bakers interested in baking and donating delicious cakes and/or desserts to be auctioned off during Frosty Fever.
Girl Scouts will help run the auction this year as a service project to help provide needed goods to local kids in Foster Care. 
CLICK HERE to sign up

Mark Your Calendars

(Mon) Feb 13 – School Board Meeting

(Fri-Mon) Feb 17-20 – Valdez Ice Climbing Festival

(Fri-Sat) Feb 17-18 – VHS Basketball – Home vs Eielson

Feb 21 – City Council Meeting

Feb 23-25 – VHS Basketball – Away at Delta/Galena

Feb 24 – Mar 5 – KVAK’s Frosty Fever

Frosty 2017
CLICK HERE for schedule

Feb 25 – Parks & Rec Zipfy Races

Feb 27 – School Board Meeting

Mar 1-5 – Chugach Fat Bike Bash

Mar 2 – VHS Science/Art/Music/Woodworking Festival

Mar 3-4 – VHS Basketball – Home vs Monroe

Mar 3 – Bike Parade/Race/Street Party

Mar 4 – Giant Ski Races

Mar 4 – X Country Bike Ride

Mar 4 – Civil Air Patrol Valdez Open Hanger Event

Mar 5 – Kids’ 120 Snow Machine Races

Mar 7 – City Council Meeting

Mar 9-11 – VHS Basketball – Regions at Delta

Mar 10 – VCS End of Third Quarter

Mar 13 – 17 – VCS Spring Break

Mar 13 – School Board Meeting

Mar 20 – VCS In-service/No School

Mar 21 – City Council Meeting

Mar 22 – VHS Cheerleading State Competition

Mar 23 – VHS Basketball – State/Anchorage

Mar 27 – School Board Meeting

Apr 4 – City Council Meeting

Apr 9 – Rhythm Future Quartet

Apr 10 – School Board Meeting

Apr 18 – City Council Meeting

Apr 21 – VCS In-service/No School

April 24 – VCS In-service/No School

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