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Slim Williams: Alaska's mushing highway ambassador to the Lower 48
FAIRBANKS - Adventurer Clyde "Slim" Williams moved to Alaska in 1900. According to his biography, "Alaska Sourdough," Slim lived in the Copper River Basin in the 1930s, and one fall, while buying supplies at Copper Center, heard rumors of a Nome musher's plan to drive a dog team from Alaska to the 1
UPDATED: Sam's Club closures have immediate effect on Cordova businesses
Cartons of Darigold milk sit in the refrigerator at Nichols' Backdoor Store on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Owner, Dan Nichols, purchases the milk from Sam's Club. Walmart announced the closing of Sam's Club branches nationwide, including the three Alaska locations. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Tim
Shortlist of names for new superintendent of Valdez City Schools announced
January 10, 2018 A shortlist of candidates to lead Valdez City Schools was announced Tuesday morning by the consulting firm hired by the school district to help aid in its search for a new leader. Mr. Patrick Mayor of Wrangle is the only Alaskan named after Sunday's executive session. Mr. Brad Moore
Photo of the Week: On the Hunt
A bald eagle soars back to a tree branch after searching for food near the Cordova Ferry Terminal, as seen from New England Cannery Road on Jan. 5, 2018. At least five bald eagles were spotted resting on nearby tree branches or circling over the water.
Marijuana store to remain open despite recent federal policy shift
January 10, 2018 It's business as usual for Alaska's first legal retail marijuana outlet - despite a recent announcement from Washington that the Trump administration intends change its enforcement of federal marijuana laws. Herbal Outfitters in Valdez - Alaska's first legal marijuana store - opened
Stay informed about city council through Youtube channel
Council member David Allison, left, and Mayor Clay Koplin laugh during a city council meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times Council member Robert Beedle addressed the public during council comments on Jan. 3, making note of alternative ways to keep informed abo
The whole story about plastic bags
In a recent Spectrum piece Todd Smoldon spoke out against the proposed plastic bag ban by the City of Wasilla. Mr. Smoldon does not dispute the harm caused by plastic bags. Flimsy plastic shopping bags are a problem in the Valley because they catch every bit of wind, flying out of dumpsters, trash c
State settles for $165 M with pipeline shippers after prolonged disputes
January 3, 2018 (AP) Alaska expects to collect about $165 million its owed in back taxes from companies that paid to ship oil down the Trans-Alaska Pipeline after a settlement was reached on rates. The payments primarily from oil companies operating on the North Slope are not expected to be made in
Second Casey's General Store in the works for Russellville
The Russellville Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall to consider a petition for a special use permit to build a second Casey's General Store. A petition was filed by Catalonian Inc. for a special use permit to operate a gas and convenience store (Casey'
Edwin Raymond Bunten, Jr.
Edwin Raymond Bunten, Jr "Eddie", age 58, passed away peacefully, January 15, 2018. Born in St. Louis, MO June 30, 1959 he came to Little Rock, AR in 1965 with his parents and 4 older brothers. Although born special needs - Eddie overcame all obstacles put before him. He graduated from Ole Main High
Some roads, buildings closed or see delay openings today
Several roads are closed because of winter precipitation, Hot Springs Village Property Owners' Association said this morning, Tuesday, Jan. 16. Roads include Fresno Rd. from Carmona Road to Ponferrada Way and North Barcelona Road from Tomino Way to Paso Way. "While some portions of DeSoto Boulevard
How Much Snowfall Did Arkansas Get?
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Reports continue to come in on how much snowfall Arkansas has received. The attached photo from the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Little Rock shows snow total reports received during the past 24 hours, in its area of responsibility. The NWS says highest amounts were a
Conway shooting range holds grand opening
Two Conway couples banded together to create and open S7 Tactical, which officially opened its range Saturday. The company is broken up into two components: S7 Tactical, which offers training services, and Arkansas Gun Club, a private-member, referral-based club. A grand-opening ceremony was held Sa
Police arrest Little Rock woman accused of shooting at vehicle
Little Rock police on Friday arrested a woman accused of shooting at a vehicle in a confrontation with two other people. Deborah Marks, 48, was charged with committing a terroristic act and aggravated assault against a family or household member. Officers arrested Marks about 11:30 p.m. at her home
Blue Sail to close Donaghey location
Blue Sail Coffee's Donaghey Hall location will close its doors for the final time Friday. Owner Kyle Tabor said after a year and a half at the location the company wasn't able to make the store profitable. "We tried really hard for a long time," he said. Tabor said the struggle was a combination of
Arkansas Students, Teachers Work from Home on Snow Day
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Waking up to a winter wonderland during the week isn't called a "snow day" any more in many Arkansas school districts. Instead, it's an "Alternative Methods of Instruction" (AMI) day, where students work from home to skip those dreaded make-up days that bleed into their summer.
Bond denied for man charged with attempted murder
A 36-year-old Orangeburg man remains in jail on a charge of attempted murder and possession of a weapon by a violent felon. A magistrate denied bond for Dewhite Davis of 476 Sunnyside St., who was arrested by Orangeburg Department of Public Safety officers early Monday morning. According to warrants
Lowcountry woman raised a baby she kidnapped, police say. 20 years later, she's in court
A Lowcountry woman accused of kidnapping a baby nearly 20 years ago and raising the girl as her daughter was in court on Tuesday for charges related to the incident. Gloria Williams of Walterboro was arrested last January and is accused of dressing as a nurse and taking newborn Kamiyah Mobley from
Augusta's 'Sky City' music venue set to reopen with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Sky City, a live music venue and bar located on Broad Street is set to reopen on Thursday, Jan. 18 with major enhancements. Headlining the grand reopening is music group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. The new owners of Sky City tell News 12 that the newly-re
Former Richmond County coroner released from federal prison
Augusta, Ga (WJBF) - Former Richmond County coroner, Grover Tuten has been released from a federal prison in Florida. He is now in a halfway house and is set to be released in May. Tuten was sentenced to federal prison in 2015 after he pleaded guilty to stealing money and other items from the dead.