Around Town: culture week, wellness fair, fisheries meeting

The Native Village of Eyak, in partnership with the Cordova School District, is hosting Mt. Eccles Culture Week from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 at Mt. Eccles Elementary School. Classes are Monday through Thursday with an exhibition and traditional foods potluck on Friday. This year’s theme is design, carving and storytelling.

Volunteering is part of Pastor Leppert’s faith

Volunteering isn’t a “give to get” concept for Steve Leppert.

Genre-blending band explores Native Alaskan culture

“We just want to take people on a magical unicorn ride through their imaginations, using all the beautiful music traditions from all over the world that we’ve encountered and we’ve let influence us," says Che Apalache frontman Joe Troop.

Scavenger hunt, costume sale fundraiser, Che Apalache concert

A four-man string band based in Buenos Aires, with members from Argentina, Mexico and the U.S. will play at the North Star Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 25. This and more events coming up in Cordova.

Mazie VanDenBroek: Cordova Arts & Pageants treasurer for life

"I think volunteering in a community is the best way to maintain physical, mental and emotional health," says Mazie VanDenBroek. "It creates ownership of my life and what I do with my time."

Junior fishing derby draws more kids than fish

Following a rash of bear sightings, the 2018 Kids Fishing Derby drew only 15 participants. This year’s derby, with better advertising and fewer bears, registered an unprecedented 64 kids, organizers said.

Bull moose hunt ends in Unit 6B

A bull moose hunt for area RM164 including all of Unit 6B will close by emergency order on Sunday, Sept. 15 in order...

6 tips to photograph mushrooms like a scientist

These guidelines will help you properly document the mushrooms you find on your forays.

Scientists seek to identify Alaska’s mystery mushrooms

“We have so much work to do,” ecologist Kate Mohatt said. “It’s a continent-wide project aiming to identify every species of mushroom-producing fungi in North America, because, believe it or not, we’re not even close to having done that yet.”

Mushroom forays saved by last-minute rains

"To me, mushrooms are interesting because there’s always more," said Gabriel Wingard, the 12-year-old co-president of the Turnagain Arm Mycological Society. "No one knows how many there are, because there will always be places where we haven’t looked."



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