What does everyone do when visiting state parks? They take pictures. If you get some good ones this summer, you can enter them in the 2017 America’s State Parks Photo Contest. Alaska’s state parks have some of the most phenomenal scenery anywhere in the world as well as wildlife […]
-by Allison Sayer for Valdez City News. Photos by Pam Verfaillie The City of Valdez Parks and Recreation Department hosted the Second Annual Giant Ski Race as part of Frosty Fever in downtown Valdez. The event took place on the morning of Saturday, March 4. Saturday morning saw a rare […]
By Allison Sayer for Valdez City News – Prince William Sound pink salmon fishermen are glad to have this season, described by one captain as “biblically bad” behind them. The salmon harvest was less than 30% of the expected harvest for this year. Prince William Sound was not alone; Kodiak, […]
By Sue Bergstrom for Valdez City News – The Valdez Ice Climbing Festival was started in 1983 and it continues to grow. This year’s festival was the biggest ever. Participation in this year’s event doubled for the third year in a row. On Saturday approximately three hundred climbers took part, […]
“Closing In” A Brown Bear closing in on a Silver Salmon, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Can you see the splash from the escaping silver salmon? The post Closing In! appeared first on Photo Blog – Niebrugge Images.
By Sue Bergstrom for Valdez City News – Hotel Hill, Hippy Hill, some people call it one and some call it the other. Either way, it’s disappearing before our eyes as the heavy equipment works at digging it up and hauling it away. The hill on South Harbor Drive in […]
By Sue Bergstrom for Valdez City News – While the fact that ice climbers like Valdez may not be news to most residents, many of them may not be aware of the history and the one-of-a-kind nature of the Valdez Ice Climbing Festival that takes place in Keystone Canyon every […]