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DECEMBER 5, 2016
Sunset in Valdez

WEDNESDAY IS THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF PEARL HARBOR

Events will be held Dec 2nd -11th to pay respect and remember the tragedies of World War II.
*Learn more about the history of Pearl Harbor HERE
*Find education resources, photos, and more HERE
VHS MUSIC DEPT TO PARTICIPATE
28 band and choir members from Valdez High School will be performing in the 75th Anniversary Pearl Harbor Mass Band Performance. The performance will feature over 1,000 student musicians presenting, "A Gift of Music" via international webcast.
Find out more about the performance HERE.

WOULD YOUR BUSINESS OR ORGANIZATION LIKE TO SHARE A HOLIDAY MESSAGE?

Share your holiday message on KVAK Radio! FREE Bonus: All holiday messages ordered by Wed., Dec. 7th will be included in KVAK's LIVE Kids Club Holiday Show on Thurs., Dec. 15th.
CLICK HERE for information

WRESTLING FINISHES REGULAR SEASON
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The VHS wrestling team finished up their regular season this past weekend with a small tournament in Glennallen. At the tournament, three of Valdez’s wrestlers saw success.
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BASKETBALL SEASON STARTS
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The Valdez high school hosted basketball tryouts for the 2016-2017 season last week. Tryouts were conducted over a course of two days during the week to test the individual skills in different aspects of the sport. 
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WELCOME VALDEZ BABIES!
BABY RHYAN

Jesse and Britni Deaton welcomed Rhyan Elaine Deaton to the world on November 21st at 12:13am. She weighed 8 lb, 11 oz and was 18.5 inches long.

BABY SABLE
Alyson and Jason Christoffersen welcomed Sable Maye Christoffersen to the world on Dec 1st at 9:03am. She weighed 9 lb, 5.4 oz and was 21.5 inches long.
Congratulations!

HOLIDAY SHOUTOUTS

Leave a message for someone special and KVAK Kids Club will read them on-air during their LIVE Christmas Program on Thurs. Dec. 15th.
You can even win a prize for the person you sent your shoutout to.
CLICK HERE to send your message

CITY COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY NIGHT

Tuesday, Dec. 6th, 2016
in City Council Chambers
7pm
 
Items will include:
1. Public appearance: Heidi Strickland - Meritain Wellness Strategist for the City of Valdez
2. Discussion Item: Alaska Gasline Project
3.#16-45 - Adopting the 2017 City of Valdez Budget and Appropriating Monies for that Budget
See 2017 Budget Summary of All Funds HERE

CLICK HERE 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



FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN!
CLICK HERE for more information

VHS FALL ATHLETIC AWARDS TONIGHT

Monday, Dec. 5th
Civic Center, 6pm


HHES WINTER CONCERT TUESDAY

Tuesday, December 6 at 1:30 pm
The HHES Winter Concert is Tuesday, December 6 at 1:30 pm in the HHES Gym.  This year's concert will be streamed live on the Internet. CLICK HERE to watch

SPORTS SHORTS

KVAK Sports Shorts is a KVAK original program reporting on student athletics in the town of Valdez. Sport Shorts also features other students participating in extra-curricular activities such as music and Acadeca. Iam Cabitac of KVAK will bring the public written stories and weekend wrap ups in our e-mail newspaper. The stories and live updates can be heard on air. Each week, Cabitac also interviews students in various activities and the interviews on the radio every Thursday. If you miss Sports Shorts Interviews on the, radio they can be heard in their entirety on www.kvakradio.com. 

KVAK Sports Shorts is brought to you by our local sponsors:
MVP Sponsors

Subway, Prospector, Napa, Harris Sand and Gravel, Valdez Native Tribe, and Foothills Dentistry

Other Sponsors
Crowley Petroleum, Safeway, Eagles Order 1971, Innovations Hair Design, Copper Valley Telecom, Sound Realty, Conoco Phillips, and Arts Design

HHES EARLY RELEASE

December 21st at 1:50 pm

APPLICATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS PROGRAM DUE NEXT MONDAY

The annual Community Christmas Show will be held at the Civic Center Auditorium on Saturday,  December 17th at 4pm.
If you'd like to participate, CLICK HERE for form and more information.

HOLIDAY "CREATE A CRAFT" ACTIVITY

Sponsored by the HHES PTA
Saturday, Dec.10th: 2-4pm
Tuesday, Dec. 13th: 3-4:30pm
Cost: $2.00 for each craft
Location: HHES Cafeteria
Children are invited to come join the fun, and create their own HOLIDAY crafts (decorations or gifts). Gift wrap will be available for your creations as well.
CLICK HERE for more information

VALDEZ POLICE AND FIRE REPORT
CLICK HERE
to see the latest Valdez Police and Fire Report.

See Press Release regarding two vehicle crash in Keystone Canyon HERE

Elf on the Shelf:
1) A family favorite
2) Super creepy
3) Way too much work

CLICK HERE to answer the Question of the Week.

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK'S QofW
What's your favorite holiday movie? 
*Click each movie to watch the trailer*

13%Miracle on 34th Street
7%The Santa Clause
18%How the Grinch Stole Christmas
15%Elf
9% Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
38%A Christmas Story
12/5 – Tanya Cathey
12/6 – Monika White, Karla Allen
12/7 – Shawn Barnes, Katrina Duren, Kipp Norris
12/8 – Jaxson Gallatin, Kristina Lawrence, Victoria Richardson
12/9 – Amber Mehlberg, Jacob Jensen, Jesse Garcia, Samantha Ace
12/10 – Hailey Major, Dan Neill, Tiffeni Major, Willie Morgan, Terri Dahlstrom, Dahlia O’Neil, Sandy Skuza
CHERISH THE LADIES CONCERT THIS WEDNESDAY
Traditional Irish Music

Wed, Dec 7th at 6pm
Valdez Civic Center

These ladies create a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step dancing.
Tickets: $20.00 Adults; $10.00 Students, Seniors, Military. Available at A Rogue's Garden and at the door.
CLICK HERE for more information
CLICK HERE for video

LIVE MUSIC & COOKIES SHOPPING NIGHT AT THE PROSPECTOR

FRIDAY - 5pm to 8pm 
Prospector invites you to get into the Holiday Spirit this Friday from 5pm to 8pm. Listen to live local music as you give your holiday shopping a jump start. In addition to live music infusing your soul with Christmas music, Prospector will have hot cocoa and cookies.
Need gift ideas? Prospector has you covered. 
CLICK HERE for Gift Ideas for Him
or HERE for Gift Ideas for Her
or HERE for Ideas for Kids/Teens, and the "Hard to Shop For"

LADIES' CHRISTMAS TEA
THiS WEDNESDAY

*Wed * 7pm * Valdez Civic Center*


Child Care available at Puffin Early Learning Center by Donation to the Valdez Girl Scouts (No On-site care)
The Ladies’ Tea is open to all women, 10 years of age and older, and is free. We do accept donations.

The theme is “The Christmas Guest” and the speaker is Adele Morgan. 
Ms. Morgan is an award winning singer/songwriter, national recording artist and producer, former national spokesperson-diabetes advocate, volleyball coach, humanitarian, wife, mother, and grandmother.
Hear stories and songs about how recording artist, Adele Morgan, found the true meaning of her life’s song.
Adele will have cd’s available for purchase before and after the Tea.
CLICK HERE to watch video
Learn more about the Ladies' Christmas Tea HERE

VALDEZ YOUTH BASKETBALL


JUNIOR LEAGUE SKILLS TESTING

BOYS AND GIRLS GRADES: 2ND, 3RD AND 4TH
CLICK HERE for Registration Form

DATES:
BOYS:
  
Wednesday, Dec 7th
GIRLS:  Thursday, Dec 8th
TIME:  Registration Starts 6pm
SKILLS TESTING:  6:30-8pm
HHES Gymnasium
Questions:  Contact Carey Wade 
clhrlw@yahoo.com OR  831-1060
*League begins week of Jan 9th through Mar 9th.


Give the gift of world-class gourmet salmon caviar and smoked salmon from Solomon Falls, right here in Valdez.

Order now to have your order shipped in time for Christmas.
Visit Solomonfalls.com, stop by our location at 1815 Loop Road
or call 835-4874.


DECK THE HALLS 
FESTIVE HOMES CONTEST


Valdez Parks & Rec is holding their annual Festive Homes contest. To participate, register at the Parks & Rec office by Friday, Dec. 16th.
CLICK HERE for more info

THINKING ABOUT ADVERTISING? 

KVAK has you covered with our Holiday Blitz packages!
Purchase a Blitz package in the month of December and receive a free gift!
CLICK HERE for information

PARKS & REC COMMUNITY SURVEY

The Parks & Recreation Commission is asking the public to participate in a survey to assist them in updating their updating their Master Plan. The information collected from this survey will aid in updating the Parks & Recreation Commission’s Master Plan, as well as provide our Department with useful information to help us better serve our Community.
CLICK HERE for survey

Mark Your Calendars

(Tues) Dec 6 - HHES Winter Concert
(Tues) Dec 6 - Valdez City Council Meeting
(Wed) Dec 7 - Ladies' Christmas Tea
(Wed) Dec 7 - Cherish the Ladies Concert
Dec 12 - School Board Meeting
Dec 15 - KVAK Kids Club LIVE Holiday Program
Dec 15 - VHS Band Concert
Dec 17 - Community Christmas Concert
Dec 20-21 - GMS Winter Musical
Dec 21 - VCS End of Second Quarter
Dec 21 - HHES Early Release (1:50pm)
Dec 22 - Jan 4 - VCS Christmas Holidays/Vacation for Students
Dec 29 - VHS Basketball - ACS Pepsi Invite

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