HALIBUT DERBY STARTS THIS SATURDAY IN VALDEZ
VALDEZ, Alaska – Warm weather and an early Spring have given Valdez charters and boat owners an opportunity to get their boats into the water and get fishing a bit early. Harbormaster Jeremy Talbott said he has seen a lot of private boaters hitting the waters to set pots for shrimp and has already seen two 75 pound halibut come across the docks.
Charter Captains in Valdez are also preparing for a busy season as anglers have high hopes of being the winner of the $15,000 first place prize in the Valdez Halibut Derby. A ticket costs $10 for the day or $50 for the season and must be purchased before heading out on the water.
CITY COUNCIL MEETING Monday, May 18th 2015
at City Council Chambers
Regular Meeting –7pm Items include:
1. Acceptance of the 2015/2016 Valdez City Schools Budget
2. Approval of Change Order with DOWL in the Amount of $12,000 for the 10 Mile Material Site Analysis
3. Approve Award of Contract to Curtis Electric / Apex Technical Services (Joint Venture) for VCT North Star Warehouse Upgrades in the Amount of $66,620.50
All meetings of City Council and School Board are held in City Council Chambers, broadcast on 1230AM KVAK and streamed LIVE on www.kvakradio.com
LOCAL VALDEZEAN NEEDS HELP
Richard Fraley was diagnosed with 4th stage lung cancer and is fighting for his life in Anchorage. An account has been set up at Wells Fargo to help he and his wife, Linda, with travel and living expenses. Richard is a veteran and has been a loyal friend to Valdez, so if you would like to help out, a donation can be made at Wells Fargo.
Fennovoima’s planned nuclear plant in Pyhäjoki is proceeding apace, despite controversy, lack of final permits and opposition from some cottage owners who have been given until the end of the month to vacate the area.
OPINION: Whether or not you think drilling offshore Alaska is a good strategy for the nation or the state, BOEM’s decision does not make the U.S. look like a leader. Instead, the Obama administration seems to be following a time-tested strategy: Drill for oil, clean up the spill, start drilling again.
Neither a protest by hundreds of demonstrators nor a permit violation notice from the city will halt Royal Dutch Shell's use of a Seattle seaport terminal as it prepares for exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, spokesmen say.