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CITY COUNCIL AND INTERIM CITY MANAGER TO HOST DISCUSSION ON FUTURE OF VALDEZ SEPTEMBER 8th


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The City of Valdez recently published a document that outlines information and possible outcomes for a sustainable-affordable Valdez economy. Strategic plan workshops started this discussion back in 2010 and it will be continued Tuesday, September 8th at the 7pm during the regular City Council meeting. Interim City Manager Bob Jean said he hopes the September 8th meeting will become part of an ongoing conversation over the next few years. 

CLICK HERE to read the packet put together by City Manager Bob Jean
COAST GUARD TO CONDUCT COMMERCIAL FISHING VESSEL EXAMS IN CORDOVA
 
VALDEZ, Alaska – Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez will be sending a team of commercial fishing vessel examiners to Cordova September 17-21, 2015.
 
This will be the third and final visit made by MSU Valdez to conduct exams for this year. The Coast Guard encourages mariners to schedule their free commercial fishing vessel safety exams to improve preparedness and ensure they are in compliance with current regulations.

CLICK HERE for full press release
SEAN DUFFY PLAYING WITH THE BIG BOYS
Sean Duffy moved from Valdez to Anchorage a couple years ago and plays baseball and football at West Anchorage High School. Currently starting quarterback for the Eagles, Duffy was recently featured in a story the Alaska School Activities Association website.

CLICK HERE to read.
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Anchorage Daily News
Obama to call for more icebreakers in Arctic as US seeks foothold
President Obama on Tuesday will propose speeding the building of new icebreakers that can operate year-round in the nation’s polar regions, part of an effort to close the gap with other nations, especially Russia, in the Arctic.
Full transcript: Obama speaks at GLACIER in Alaska
Full transcript of President Barack Obama's speech from the GLACIER Conference in Anchorage on Monday.
Indigenous concerns get spotlight at Arctic conference
Indigenous residents from some of the smallest communities and most remote parts of Alaska had a message for international leaders who convened in Anchorage for a high-profile State Department-hosted Arctic conference: Climate change is an existential threat.
Shell resumes Arctic operations halted by storm
Royal Dutch Shell PLC has resumed operations after high winds and rough seas north of Alaska's northern coast put a temporary stop to exploratory drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
Climate-threatened coastal communities also face bureaucratic hurdles
Arctic coastal communities that are primarily indigenous and facing forced relocation because of the effects of climate change face not only environmental threats but also bureaucratic hurdles.
For emergency responders, Arctic presents unusual challenges
Coast Guard officials around the circumpolar north are tasked with “keep(ing) oil and people out of the water,” as one official speaking at a State Department conference in Anchorage on Monday put it. But the region presents unusual challenges to such efforts.
Group urges Obama to unilaterally create national marine monuments
Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility wants monuments created in the Aleutian Islands, the Bering Strait and the Arctic Ocean. 
Watch live: Obama remarks at GLACIER conference in Alaska
Live Stream: "Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience," or GLACIER, in Anchorage.
Kerry: Alaska showcases 'human dimension' of climate change
Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience at a State Department conference in Anchorage on Monday that Alaska, with its long human history and dramatic climate-induced changes, is the right place to discuss the future of a changing Arctic.
Migrants bike into Norway at remote Arctic border crossing
As Europe grapples with record-breaking numbers of migrants, a trickle of asylum seekers from Syria and the Mediterranean region have found an unlikely route: Through Russia to a remote Arctic border post in Norway, partly on bicycles.
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