Zachary Snowdon Smith
An 81-minute film can only contain so much dewy-eyed tragedy before it threatens to burst at the seams. Is there such a thing as an excess of charm?
“What Did Jack Do?” is what you get from a director of limitless talent working on a very limited budget: an uncanny, unhinged, hilarious trifle. Not to be taken seriously, but not easily forgotten, either.
Cordova City Council has dismissed a plan to put most tax increases to a public vote. The plan, outlined by Councilman Ken Jones, would require a majority vote of the people to implement new or increased taxes, with a possible exception made for property taxes.
“In today’s world, we do more than just put out fires,” Fire and Police Chief Mike Hicks said. “As each year passes, the public relies on us more and more for emergency services to respond to more and more complex emergencies.”
Republicans in Houston, Alaska are following Cordova’s lead in demanding changes to party rules.
Roughly 150 demonstrators gathered near the Cordova Ferry Terminal Tuesday, Feb. 11, urging the state to address its growing transportation crisis. The icy stretch of pavement may have seemed an out-of-the-way venue for a rally, but an online video stream operated by the Cordova Chamber of Commerce ensured the event was seen by thousands.
In his college days, cellist Gideon Freudmann loved to practice at sunset, improvising a soundtrack for the clouds as they changed shape in front of him. Since then, Freudmann has built a career composing soundtracks for motion pictures, both new releases and classics of the 1920s.
The ice worm spends its life burrowing through glaciers, something this year’s Iceworm Festival participants may relate to. Snows that buried vehicles, threatened the Copper River Highway with avalanches and halted air travel made a complex event even more challenging for organizers to pull off.
A rally in support of the Alaska Marine Highway System is planned for noon on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Cordova Ferry Terminal.
They weren’t the fastest swimmers, they didn’t execute a perfect stroke and they didn’t break any records — but they still walked away from the Feb. 1 Iceworm Survival Suit Races with a perfect score.