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Each one has a story

This story isn't about bridges or signs. It isn't about the evils of war, its glories or sometimes arbitrary, cruel realities. This is a story about remembering, considering, really, the names that stand as if ghostly reminders along the Copper River Highway. Michael Dean Banta, Warren Allen Paulsen, David Alen Lape, David Henry Elisovsky, Leonard F. Olson, Norman D. Osborne, Patrick A. Burchett, John W. Jones, W.H. Mumby, Matthew Anderson, Lucian Platt, Steve Green, William M.
 
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Community

Fish to School

Dozens of tiny Coho salmon fry swim around the fish tank at Mt. Eccles Elementary School, as 5th graders from Gretchen Carpenter\'s class look on [...]

Letter: Our Pacific Halibut Are In Trouble

In the last ten years, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands trawl fisheries have killed and discarded 62.6 million pounds of halibut as bycatch.   A [...]

Unferry to Us!

The recent protest against Alaska Marine Highway cuts in service to Cordova was a testimony to this city\'s willingness to rally for a just cause, and [...]

Letter: Invest in our community

Cordova's community spirit is a big reason many of us choose to live here. Diverse as we are, we pull together when it's most important, particularly [...]

CORDOVA MEMORIES- Take me out to the ballgame

The recent clear-cut near Mudhole Smith Airport at Mile 13 has revealed a number of strange "u"-shaped mounds. Made of gravel and roughly 20 [...]

Summer meals

The Cordova School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the [...]

News

ERIN'S LAW: AN OVERDUE OUNCE OF PREVENTION

We were lucky, my sister and I. As kids we were inseparable and had that built-in buddy system not all kids have. Still, we had some close calls.  Our [...]

Copper River shines from the dock to Denali

As fishermen delivered their opening catch of the season last week, the cameras were rolling, including a video team following the first fish from the [...]

2014 North Pacific salmon harvest showed big increase

Harvest figures compiled by the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission say preliminary North Pacific-wide total salmon catches for 2014 added up to [...]

Bill backs six icebreakers for Coast Guard

Legislation to construct up to six heavy icebreakers, to be designed and operated by the Coast Guard in the Arctic, was introduced in the U.S. Senate [...]

NSEDC profits benefit 15 Norton Sound communities

Profits from the community development quota entity representing 15 communities in the Bering Strait region of Northwest Alaska have paid nearly $1.5 [...]

Not so says Alaskan Command

Alaskan Command says it wishes to clarify misperceptions regarding the upcoming Northern Edge trainings in the Gulf of Alaska. "The greatest [...]

 

Statewide Stories

Readers write: Letters to the editor, May 25, 2015

Readers write: Letters to the editor, May 25, 2015 LETTERS: Alaska Dispatch News readers comment in brief on news of the day.May 25, 2015

Yurts, tents and urban suites -- Airbnb options grow in Alaska

Yurts, tents and urban suites -- Airbnb options grow in Alaska "You're on your own. Try not to die," reads one Airbnb listing near the [...]

As floodwaters recede, DOT kicks off Dalton Highway repairs

As floodwaters recede, DOT kicks off Dalton Highway repairs The DOT said that repair work on the washed-out portions of the road to Alaska's North [...]

Despite protests, Shell chief says Seattle is best offseason home for Arctic drill rig

Despite protests, Shell chief says Seattle is best offseason home for Arctic drill rig In a brief summer drilling season off Alaska's Arctic shore, [...]

Alaska legislators unlikely to face voter repercussions for gridlock, insiders say

Alaska legislators unlikely to face voter repercussions for gridlock, insiders say Voters are not likely to hold Alaska's lawmakers accountable at [...]