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Special Coffee Break: 25th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Part 2

By Tony Gorman

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, KCHU hosted a special two-hour Coffee Break on Monday.  Our guests included University of Washington political science doctoral candidate and Redlight to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster author Angela Day, Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council project manager Jeremy Robida, SERVS director Andres Morales, Alyeska Pipeline Company Valdez Communications manager Kate Dugan, and KCHU general manager John Anderson.

Here's  Part 2 featuring Angela Day and Jeremy Robida...

Download | Duration: 00:29:16

Special Coffee Break: 25th Anniversary Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Part 1

By Tony Gorman

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, KCHU hosted a special two-hour Coffee Break on Monday.  Our guests included University of Washington political science doctoral candidate and Redlight to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster  author Angela Day, Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council project manager Jeremy Robida, SERVS director Andres Morales, Alyeska Pipeline Company Valdez Communications manager Kate Dugan, and KCHU general manager John Anderson.

Here's  Part 1 featuring Angela Day and Jeremy Robida...

Download | Duration: 00:22:23






State Championship RECAP: Panthers are 2A Champs, Lady Panthers and Lady Bucs finish fourth

By Tony Gorman

The Glennallen Panthers are this year’s 2A State Champions.  The team knocked off Dillingham 59-39 in last night champion ship game.  Aaron Miller scored a game-high 14 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.  Cameron Peters and Will Endres each had 12 points.  Brent Sampson had 10 rebounds  Dillingham’s Dylan Wassily was the only player to score in double-digits.  He had fifteen points.

On the girls’ side, the Lady Panthers closed out the tournament with a 31-26 win over Nenana.  Lexus Martin led the way with 11 points.  Kendall Maslen chipped in 10 points.

Nenana’s Teresa Long had 8 points in a losing effort.

In the 3-A girls basketball tournament, the Lady Bucs to defending champion Barrow in the first round, 53-40.  The Lady Whalers’ Angela Miguel scored a game-high 24 points.  Marian Wamsely was the on Valdez player to score in double-digits.  She had 14 points in a losing effort.

Valdez rebounded in the consolation round with a 54-41 win over Nikiski.  Veronica Hursh exploded with 21 points and seven rebounds.  Alyssa Darch was the leading scorer for the Lady Bulldogs with 15 points.

The Lady Bucs closed out the tournament in fourth place with a 38-30 win over Seward.  Senior Rachel MacDonald finished her career with a game-high 11 points. 


Balcerek resigns as VHS principal

By Tony Gorman

The principal of the Valdez high School has resigned.  Dr. Elizabeth Balcerek was in her third year when she turned in her resignation before Spring Break.  KCHU’s Tony Gorman has more.

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Cordova General Election: Official Results

By Tony Gorman

Here are the official results from last week's Cordova General Election:

City Council

Seat B

Timothy L. Joyce                324
Robert "Moose" Heinrichs  117

Seat C
Tom Bailer                          350

School Board

Sheryl Glason                    256
David Allison                      190

Proposition No. 1

Yes                                    263
No                                     201

Longtime hoops coach and educator Barb Lyons retires

By Tony Gorman

It’s March Madness in Alaska.  High school teams across the state are playing in their respective conference tournaments.  For one former coach, the Madness is ending.  Barb Lyons is retiring after 31 years with the Valdez City School District as a PE teacher and activities director.  She is best known for her time has head coach of the Valdez High School girls basketball team.  As KCHU’s Tony Gorman reports, Lyons tenure was marked with great success, but her coaching career ended with controversy.

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Evans jailed for sexually assaulting a minor

By Tony Gorman

a Valdez man is in jail for sexually assaulting a minor for several years.  Valdez Police were notified three weeks that Douglas Evans had engaged in sexual intercourse with step-daughter for three years.  According to charging documents filed in Alaska Third Judicial District Superior Court in Valdez, Family members, friends, and teachers described Evans and his step-daughter's relationship as an over-friendly and affectionate to police.  He was arrested the following week.

Evands is charged with four counts of sexual assault of a minor and currently being held at the Valdez Jail Facility without bail.  Valdez Police are continuing their investigation and expect more charges to be filed.

Ng steps down as PWSCC president amid allegations of bullying and harrasment

By Tony Gorman


Photo from advocate-online.net:  Dr. Jacob Ng

The president of Prince William Sound Community College has resigned after only six months on the job.  Jacob Ng’s resignation comes amid an investigation into allegations of the harassment of student employees and unpaid on-campus housing.  KCHU’s Tony Gorman reports.

Download | Duration: 00:03:08

Cordova General Election: Unofficial Results

By Tony Gorman

There will be new faces on the Cordova City Council and School Board and new trapping regulations are on the way.  That’s according to last night’s General Election.

Tim Joyce is poised to return to Seat B on the Council.  He collected 295 votes to Robert “Moose” Heinrichs’ 105.

Tom Bailer ran unopposed for Seat C and received 318 votes. 

The man he is replacing on the council, David Allison, made an attempt to run for the School Board.  So far, his bid has not been successful.  Sheryl Glason is leading the race with 231 votes.  Allison has 174.

As for Proposition 1 for setting new trapping regulations, Cordovans are in favor of it.  232 voters said yes and 187 said no.

Absentee and questioned ballots are set to be counted next Wednesday, March 12th.


City Council

Seat B

Timothy L. Joyce                295
Robert "Moose" Heinrichs  105

Seat C
Tom Bailer                          318

School Board

Sheryl Glason                    231
David Allison                      174

Proposition No. 1

Yes                                    232
No                                     187

Ballot proposition focuses on trapping in and around Cordova

By Tony Gorman

Voters in Cordova are heading to the polls tomorrow.  The lone proposition on the ballot deals with trapping with city limits.  As KCHU’s Tony Gorman reports, it also calls for regulations within annexed areas around the city.

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