BIG WEEKEND FOR VALDEZ WRESTLING AT REGIONAL TOURNAMENT Pictured above: the Valdez Wrestling Team and Coaches and Austin Rake with his award.
Photos provided by Lori Day.
The Valdez Wrestling team had a busy weekend at the 2013 regional tournament in Glennallen coming home with individual and team awards and multiple wrestlers on their way to state. Austin Rake was awarded Most Outstanding Wrestler at the tournament and coach Ken Deaton was honored with the Coach of the Year award. The Valdez Bucs crowned seven Regional Champions out of a total of 13 weight classes and captured the Denali Regional Championship Banner by outscoring Denali Region rival Eielson / Ravens – 167 to 161. Additionally the team will see 11 wrestlers heading to the ACS state tournament next weekend in Anchorage. CLICK HERE to read a summary provided by wrestling coach Ken Deaton.
MIDDLE SCHOOL CHANGES ADD COST TO PROJECT
ARCADIS, the company working to build Gilson Middle School, is making a request to the City Council tonight for an additional $188, 786 to cover work they have done outside the scope of the original contract. According to a letter from Kent Crandall, Senior Project Manager for ARCADIS to City Manager John Hozey, the additional services rendered are: Temporary football field coordination; High level of client service; Utilities coordination; Design Management of Track and Field scope revisions; Coordination of connex purchases and rental for extra storage; Crump warehouse rental least contract development, management and coordination; Involvement in early planning of maintenance buildings; Managing bus barn relocation and science modular salvage as well as planning, coordination, execution and supervision of move contractor for 5 moves. CLICK HERE for more information. CLICK HERE to read letter:
Find fees information HERE.
GROWLER BAY BREWING COMPANY VOICES PLANS
FOR VALDEZ BREWERY
Rhonda and Paul Langley recently spoke to James Roberts of The Anchorage Press about their plans to open a brewery in Valdez next fall. Although still in the “start up phase,” the article reports that opening a brewery in Valdez has been a dream of Rhonda’s for eight years. Despite the work that still needs to be done to make the Growler Bay Brewing Company a reality, the couple has big plans. “I want to bring a taste of something different than what’s out there for Valdez to try. I’m not sure what our first beer will be. What people want, we’ll have, but I want to do specialty beers as well,” Rhonda said, adding, “Our main goal is just a brewery with a tap room and to participate in the PWS…We want to make exceptional beer with quality ingredients and processes. That’s where our heart lies.” CLICK HERE to read the full story from The Anchorage Press.