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Tony Gorman, KCHU - Valdez

Tony Gorman is a reporter at KCHU in Valdez.

Governor Leads Valdez Choose Respect Rally

Governor Parnell led the Choose Respect rally in Valdez today.

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March 27, 2014 - 6:03 pm

Valdez Earthquake Survivors Recall 1964 Experiences

The community of Valdez was devastated by the Good Friday earthquake. The giant tsunami that formed right after the shaking began killed 30 people gathered at the harbor and on the dock. The earthquake and tsunami destroyed the town. It took three years for locals to relocate from Old Town Valdez to where the new town site is today.

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March 25, 2014 - 5:20 pm

Valdez Museum Prepares Commemorates 1964 Quake

The Valdez Museum is commemorating next week’s 50th anniversary of the 1964 Earthquake with the launch of two exhibits.

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March 21, 2014 - 4:25 pm

3 OK After Vessel Sinks Near Valdez

Three men are okay after their vessel sank near Valdez while participating in an oil spill response drill. The Coast Guard Sector Anchorage Command Center received a report Wednesday night that the landing craft Belltech 5 was taking on water and sinking near Valdez Arm.

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February 27, 2014 - 5:42 pm
Richardson Highway Reopens After Avalanche Debris Removed

Richardson Highway Reopens After Avalanche Debris Removed

The wait is over for residents in Valdez.  The Richardson Highway is now completely open to motorists ahead of schedule. The announcement comes after avalanches buried and flooded the roadway nearly two weeks ago.

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February 5, 2014 - 5:13 pm

Richardson Highway To Reopen Wednesday

After nearly two weeks, the Alaska Department of Transportation says the Richardson Highway in the Keystone Canyon area could reopen as soon as Wednesday.

February 4, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Richardson Highway Opens North Of Mile 19

The Alaska Department of Transportation opened up a section of the Richardson Highway today. DOT cleared avalanches from the road north of mile 19, but the highway is still closed between Miles 12 and 19.

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January 29, 2014 - 5:16 pm

Can You Guess When The Road To Valdez Will Reopen?

Nobody knows when the Richardson Highway is going to reopen, but the Valdez Parks and Recreation Department is hoping everyone has a fun time guessing.

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January 29, 2014 - 5:15 pm

State, Valdez Officials Assess Richardson Highway Avalanches

Valdez remains cutoff by road from the rest of the state due to avalanches and flooding over the weekend. Progress has been made in clearing some of the debris on the Richardson Highway, but crews still have a long way to go.

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January 27, 2014 - 5:22 pm
Allen Moore Wins Copper Basin 300

Allen Moore Wins Copper Basin 300

Allen Moore has successfully defended his Copper Basin 300 title. The Two Rivers musher held off Nicolas Petit on the final leg for his fifth victory, the most in race history.

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January 13, 2014 - 5:17 pm

Driver Injured After Semi-Truck Strikes Bus Carrying Kenai Skiers

A high school cross-country ski team is okay after its bus was struck by a semi-truck on the Richardson Highway on Friday morning. Valdez Police say the accident involving the Kenai Central High School cross-country ski team happened at mile 55 of the Richardson Highway at 11:30 a.m.

January 10, 2014 - 4:43 pm

Copper Basin 300 Field Shapes Up

The Copper Basin 300 appears to have another loaded race field with big name veterans and a lot of rookies starting Saturday. This year, forty-five mushers from Alaska and five different countries will compete in the qualifier for the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod.

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January 9, 2014 - 5:08 pm

Without KTUU, GCI Deal, Subscribers Deal With Alternate Programming

GCI and KTUU-TV have been negotiating a new deal to broadcast the NBC affiliate to rural communities.  Without a deal, subscribers in those areas will have to settle for something else as talks continue.

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November 19, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Four Incumbents Fall In Valdez Elections

In Valdez, only one of five incumbents survived Tuesday’s Municipal Election. Three seats on the City Council and two on the School Board were up for grabs.

October 2, 2013 - 7:30 am

Tourism Pioneer Stan Stephens Dies

One of Alaska’s tourism pioneers passed away over the weekend. Stan Stephens was 79-years-old. He was known for his popular charter boat line that provided tours in the Prince William Sound.

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September 25, 2013 - 5:05 pm

John Kelsey Passes Away

A key figure in Valdez history has died. John Kelsey wore many hats, but is best known for building Valdez to what it is today. He’s most remembered for bringing economic development to the city in the 50s, 60s and 70s.  Kelsey led the way in rebuilding Valdez after it was destroyed by the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake.

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September 3, 2013 - 5:21 pm

Wasilla Hunting Guide Headed to Jail

A hunting guide from Wasilla is heading to jail after being found guilty of two counts of big game violations by a jury in Cordova District Court. The violations stemmed from an illegal wolf hunt a year ago.

September 2, 2013 - 5:03 pm
Coast Guard personnel monitor the 65–foot fishing tender, Fate Hunter, after it grounded near Shoup Bay, approximately four miles west of Valdez, Alaska on August 11, 2013. The owner of the tender worked with Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Valdez and State of Alaska personnel to minimize environmental impact. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Marine Safety Unit Valdez.

No Timetable Set For ‘Fate Hunter’ Salvage

Crews have been very cautious in salvaging a fishing tender that grounded near Valdez last weekend. According to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, the Fate Hunter is currently laying on rock ledge as divers assess the vessel.

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August 14, 2013 - 4:08 pm

Low Numbers Prompts Restrictions On Nelchina Caribou Hunts

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has issued an emergency order that will restrict hunters to harvesting Nelchina caribou bulls for most of the upcoming season in Game Management Unit 13. The low number of cows was a factor into the decision.

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August 7, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Crews Fight Copper River Valley Wildfires

Crews are fighting wildfires in the Copper River Valley that were started by lightning strikes last week.

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August 5, 2013 - 5:25 pm