Appreciation luncheon honors USCG

Red, white and blue decorations on each table at the Little Chapel welcomed service members, families and the community on Sept. 14 to the Native Village of Eyak’s fourth annual U.S. Coast Guard Appreciation Luncheon.The patriotic color theme extended to Diane Ujioka’s cakes, glistening in sunlight seeping through the windows, with blue and red berries accenting fluffy white frosting.Crews...

NOAA marks second annual whale count

Citizen scientists of all ages turned out on Sept. 15 to help NOAA Fisheries count endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales and learn more about the importance of healthy marine habitat.The second annual beluga whales count drew over 2,000 people to 14 scientist-manned viewing stations along Cook Inlet from Homer to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley in the morning and the afternoon...

Kids Fishing Derby rebounds

The Kids Fishing Derby is back!It happened on a sunny and warm Sunday, Sept. 2 at the place where it all began, the Eyak River Boat Launch.Kids of all ages, accompanied by parents and family joined in on the derby and, after registering, made their way down rivers and along shores for a day spent fishing.“My kids loved everything,”...

Cordova’s 2018 Fungus Festival bathed in sunshine

Beautiful weather, energetic mycologists and mouthwatering mushroom dishes created the perfect palette for the Cordova Fungus Festival this past weekend.People of all ages ventured out the road and into the Chugach National Forest for guided mushroom foraging and learned species from mycologists, people who study fungi.The first day of the festival kicked off on Aug. 31 with artist workshops,...

Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore crew are Buoy Tender Round-up champions

Crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, based in Cordova, claimed the Buoy Tender Round-Up championship in Juneau on Aug. 23.They placed first in the Line Toss, Survival Suit Race, Tug of War and Show Board, the last being an award to the cutter with the best overall appearance and cleanliness.The Sycamore also took second in the Chain...

Photo of the Week: Fungus among us

Rachel Hoover with her son Sulho, 2, forage for fungus along Power Creek Road on Wednesday, Aug. 29 with close friend Raven Madison. “Raven and I have this weird thing where we’ll just be driving along and I’ll get an itch that this is a good place to look,” Hoover said. “We both get out of the car and...

FNRA pre-event raises funds, sells guns, and connects community

The Powder House was packed Tuesday night, Aug. 28, as Cordova’s gun enthusiasts gathered for the 10th annual Smoke ‘n Guns fundraising event, hosted by the Cordova chapter of Friends of the National Rifle Association of America.Smoke ‘n Guns, the pre-event for the Friends of the NRA main banquet, featured a Wall of Guns where raffle ticket winners chose...

Students reunite with friends on first day of school

Students armed with new backpacks filled with school supplies, chatted with friends in the Mt. Eccles Elementary School lobby and cafeteria before the start of the first day of classes in Cordova on Aug. 22. Principle Gayle Groff meandered through the crowd of parents and children, to welcome them all, and the weather cooperated, with the rain subsiding as...

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