"He joined the figure-it-out-on-your-own side of Alaska,” said Taylor Kimbarow, Neil Durco's friend and housemate. “He valued the adventurous aspect of it, but he never lost sight of his roots as a man of science. He was one of those intellectual roughnecks — not just a hardass."
Kristin Carpenter spent 21 years building connections between previously isolated communities and working to address the complex environmental issues facing the Copper River Watershed."There’s a satisfaction to untying the Gordian Knot and making it happen, despite all of the complications," Carpenter says.
Officials with Native Village of Eyak, The Eyak Corporation and Cordova Community Medical Center are banding together to provide financial relief for Cordova as the community faces the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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