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.
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.
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