Two shots of protection against shingles

Q: Is the shingles vaccine a good idea? A: Short answer: Yes, if you are over 50 years old.Long answer: Shingles is a disease cause...

Make your own family disaster plan

Nine years ago, this community began to prepare. Nine years ago, we ran this article, and nine years later, it is still relevant. This...

Cordova Prepared: What was ‘The WAVE’?

This was a drill! We had 10 minutes to get everything out of the fire hall before the wave hit. And we all had...

Cordova Prepared: Lessons learned from a storm

Flash flood warning!It was April 14 and we, the Behrends family, were on the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii. In the eye of the...

Celebrate 20 years with the Copper River Watershed Project at the Wild Food Feast

Wild foods, wild foods, wild foods.Forage, forage, forage.Harvest, harvest, harvest.We’re rapidly approaching that time of the year when this mantra is weaving its way...

Cordova Prepared: Be ready if the tsunami actually comes

Go to high ground! Tsunami!Hopefully, Cordovans will not hear the sirens announcing such news — again — any time soon. However, Cordova experienced a...
A guide to preparing for long term self-sufficiency in case of earthquakes and other disasters is available on line. Joanie Behrends/For The Cordova Times

Cordova Prepared: Have your ‘To Go Kit’ ready to go

Are you READY yet? The earthquake is still in our recent memory. Good intentions still have time to come to fruition. Have we put together...

6 weeks to better health — Cordova style

It’s that time of year! We have that wonderful bright sunlight, and some people, including me are thinking about getting in shape for all our...
Kevin and Nora Haisman read to pass the time at the shelter, as Isla looks on. Check out their orange ‘To Go’ kit. Photo courtesy of Joanie Behrends

Cordova Prepared: Have a ‘To Go’ kit ready in an emergency

Were you READY when the 7.9 earthquake hit, early morning January 23?Some people were REALLY ready. Others, many others, were not.Fourteen members of our...

Cordova Prepared: A little insurance goes a long way

A few weeks ago, this column referred to disaster insurance by stating:“A LITTLE INSURANCE CAN GO A LONG WAY. Consider the cost — and...

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