"I believe she is a hero. Will you print that in your headlines?"

The following letter was sent to the Valdez Star anonymously. Normally when someone sends an anonymous letter to the newspaper it is read, scrutinized to make sure it is not from a genuine whistle...

Fighting back: teachers learn defense strategies

Hello deranged gunman at Valdez City Schools - we'd like you to meet A.L.I.C.E. Valdez police chief Bill Comer would like you to meet A.L.I.C.E. too. And the new bullet-stopping white boards teachers ...

Alaska High Kick record set for VHS

Nick Devens kicked his way into the record books last weekend and senior Shoney Ridderbush put on a grand finale at the Valdez Native Youth Olympics Mini-Meet. The NYO meet featured athletes from...

Riding the bumps of the far northern trail

WEST OF NUIQSUT - A sick snowmachine awaits rescue here on the snow-covered ice of this boot-shaped lake. After an 85-mile journey from our last stop at Umiat, one of the Ski Doo Skandics sputtered...