Valdez Youth Court Students Take Time to Make a Difference

On a sunny Sunday afternoon in January, twelve members of the Valdez Youth Court got together for their monthly meeting at the Valdez Courthouse. I wanted to meet these kids and learn more about what they were bringing to the town of Valdez. I also…

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Vessel construction, planning underway for Crowley to Edison Chouest transition

Council conducting independent review of vessel designs

This Alyeska chart compares some of the capabilities and specifications of the new vessels to the current fleet. The council is independently analyzing the vessels’ design specification…

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Happy Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

Happy Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

Today marks the Anniversary of the Alaska Territory Anti-Discrimination Act of 1945. It is named “Elizabeth Peratrovich Day” because of Elizabeth Peratrovich’s essential work towards getting the Act passed. Prior to the Anti-Discrimination act, public facilities, private businesses, housing, hotels, and schools were segregated. The situation was much like the […]

Backcountry Search and Rescue Responds to Thompson Pass

City of Valdez Public Information Office P.O. Box 307 Valdez, Alaska 99686 907-834-3468 (office) 907-200-7002 (cell)   PRESS RELEASE For immediate release:  2/11/2017 7:00 p.m. Valdez, AK – Valdez Fire Department’s Backcountry Search and Rescue Team assisted the Alaska State Troopers Saturday after receiving reports of a personal locator beacon […]