Zachary Snowdon Smith
The preschool lottery will be drawn starting at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 9. Parents of both selected and non-selected students will be notified by phone ahead of the weekend.
Alaska normally welcomes European tourists. One traveler who’s been officially banned, however, is the European green crab, an invasive species with the potential to overrun coastal ecosystems.
JT Anderson said he enjoyed the race in spite of suffering a leg cramp midway through. “It was challenging at some times, but it was actually really fun,” he said.
“There’s a lot of different topics that people argue about in town, but I think 99 percent of people would agree that they want to have more going on in the wintertime," City Planner Leif Stavig said.
Previous Eyak Lake Cleanup Days have turned up everything from cigarette butts and Kleenex to corrugated metal, tires and a water heater. This year’s biggest find was several large blocks of styrofoam, said Shae Bowman, operations manager for the CRWP.
Biologists believe that deer populations have returned to normal levels after a slump following the severe 2011-2012 winter.
“We are going to scrub this schedule to see if we can eke out even a tiny more bit of service, and we will be asking the unions to work with us to help make that happen,” said Mary Siroky, deputy commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation
“This unconscionable, arbitrary, no-notice-or-public-input, seven-month removal of ferry service will be devastating to our community and our business,” said Gary Graham, co-owner of the Powder House Bar and Grill.
Free, nutritionally balanced breakfasts and lunches will be available to Cordova elementary and high-school students when the school year commences on Aug. 21. Elementary school students will additionally receive an after-school snack.
Many library reading programs focus on children, but the Cordova Public Library’s Knit & Lit Book Club is carving out space for adult book-lovers.