State workers, departments honored

...This year's honorees were:? Co-worker Recognition Award: Peter Bente (Fish and Game) ? Crisis Responder Award: Valdez Avalanche Fighters (Transportation and Public Facilities) ? Customer Service Excellence Award: Marja Hallsten (Law...
State | Local
Empire Editorial: If Seattle doesn't want Shell, head north to the future

...drill for it and produce it to maintain our standard of living. It isn't risk-free - anyone who lived through the Exxon Valdez oil spill or saw the Kulluk aground on Kodiak Island knows this. But this state long ago decided that oil was worth the risk...
Federal, state estimates agree: Juneau's population is dropping

...than it did in 2010.According to state estimates, most areas of the state lost residents between 2013 and 2014. Only the Anchorage/Mat-Su region and the Gulf Coast region (Kenai/Kodiak/Valdez/Cordova) posted population gains.
Governments seek more time in Exxon Valdez case

...additional money for restoration work following the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill but need more time.Government attorneys, in a court...general and Fish and Game commissioner are members of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council.Lawsuits brought against Exxon Mobil...
Alutiiq Museum Celebrates 20 Years 1995, the museum grew from the Kodiak Area Native Association's Culture and Heritage Division, following the EXXON-Valdez Oil Spill. A 1.5 million dollar grant from the EVOS Trustee Council helped KANA build a home for heritage collections and...
Upcoming Navy exercises prompt protest

...Carpenter said the community of 2,300 people is feeling the risk personally, having gone through the fallout from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill about 45 miles southeast of Cordova. The tanker spilled 11 million gallons of crude - a staggering blow for an area...
Hunting for art

...sea otter fur."I can finally get paid to go hunting," he said.He first got into skin sewing after taking a class from Valdez Native Tribe President John Boone, who came to Yakutat with the Harbor Seal Commission in 2010."All I ever did before that...
Legislators reverse $1.75M in cuts to Alaska Marine Highway

...reduction of M/V Lituya service to four trips per week. The Chenega serves the Prince William Sound communities of Whittier, Valdez and Cordova. The Lituya is the only vessel that serves the Southeast community of Metlakatla.The rest of the restoration...
State | AK legislature
Coast Guard says remains of missing Alaska pilot found

...The search was launched after the pilot reported engine trouble Tuesday afternoon near Perry Island, 60 miles southwest of Valdez. The Coast Guard says the pilot stated he might have to set the plane down.The Coast Guard says searchers included Alaska...
Remembering the chaos of war's end

...They literally forgot about us," said Master Sgt. Juan Valdez, now 77, of Oceanside, California, who was the detachment...After one last glace to make sure all of his men were gone, Valdez was the last man to board the last helicopter.On the chopper...
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