Copper River Highway washout forces early business closures

Erosion along the Copper River Highway is never unexpected, but now the raging Copper River seems intent on cutting a new channel, as evidenced by a washout at mile 45 that cuts off access to the Million Dollar Bridge.Jack Stevenson, owner of The Riverside Inn & Childs Glacier Tours, shared the news on Aug. 19, and word spread quickly.Going...

65 bands play to 8,000+ Salmonfest fans

“What an honor,” said folk rock singer Brandi Carlile, from the stage of the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds at Ninilchik, as the crowd roared a welcome. “I never expected so many people to be here.”But there they were on that warm sunny Aug. 3 evening, settling down on tarps, lawn chairs, even curled up in a tree, in the midst...

Eyak language and culture are growing globally

What is a language? Is it alive? Can it die?These are the questions that 29-year-old French linguist Guillaume Leduey asked himself as he became more familiar with endangered languages, such as Eyak.“I don’t think it can die,” he said. “A dead language doesn’t mean anything to me. As long as there is some material or as long as it...

Cordova Trap & Gun Club hosts Women on Target

Women gathered over the weekend to participate in the Cordova Trap & Gun Club’s Women on Target event at Cordova’s Public Shooting Range.Volunteers and instructors lined the shooting benches, helping teach participants about gun safety mechanisms, proper shooting stances, how to properly load a gun, and more. CT&GC hosted two groups of 10 women each, on July 28 and...

4H Music Camp brings Hawaiian culture to Cordova

Students and instructors gathered to create, learn, and perform music during this year’s Cordova 4H Music Camp, featuring Hawaiian Camp, Bluegrass Camp and adult classes.Keawe and Kaloku Holt of the Ke Kukui Foundation lead the Hawaiian Camp this year with instructors Mahealani Mackenzie, Alyssa Reyes, and Ka’imipono Mohika while Bradley Murphy and Leslie Zeigler led the Bluegrass Camp.Students learned...

She’s 19 and Homegrown food truck owner

Homegrown, a food truck offering homemade meals by owner Heidi Wiese, is the latest addition to the Breakwater Fill Lot, where families come to see fishermen off and watch bowpickers safely returning home.Meals by Wiese, a 2017 graduate of Cordova Jr./Sr. High School, feature locally sourced fish from 60° North Seafoods, that Wiese gets from her cousin John Derek...

Couple travels 18,000 miles from Córdoba, Argentina to Cordova, Alaska to foster connections

Just seven months ago Laura Tallone and Dante Gonzalez quit their jobs in Córdoba, Argentina, and headed north in a pickup truck, intent on visiting other communities named Córdoba and Cordova across South and North America.Before arriving in Cordova, Alaska, on July 17, they visited five more Córdobas before crossing the U.S. border, one in Peru, three in Columbia,...

Cordova’s Public Works Streets Division installs new flagpole

Cordova’s Public Works Streets Division put another finishing touch on the Cordova Center by working with Jerry Blackler to install majestic new flagpoles just in time for Independence Day. Streets Division employees who completed the concrete base were Bill Howard, Mark Wegner, Chris Bolin, Mike Arvidson, Jim Cardwell and Will Brown and the Blacklers donated their time to install the...

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