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Alaska senators set on King Cove road despite federal ruling

WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Alaska's senators say they won't give up the fight for King Cove. After a federal judge blocked the Trump Administration's plan to create a roadway to the isolated community in March, the Alaska delegation on Capitol Hill says it is simply a legal speed bump. Neither side of


I am an Ice Hockey Star | INDIE ALASKA

You can’t talk about Alaska without mentioning hockey. Guadalupe Martinez has been playing indoor, outdoor and pond hockey for years now, thanks to the help from the Scotty Gomez Foundation.


Around Town: Easter celebrations, electronics recycling event and Crater Lake update

The Current Rhythms spring dance show, Cirque De Pluie, will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20 at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center. General admission is $10 and $5 for children 5 years and under. Tickets will be available at the door.


This Week in True-Crime Podcasts: Murder in Alaska

The true-crime podcast universe is ever-expanding. We’re here to make it a bit smaller and a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows, and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the noteworthy and the exceptional. Each week, our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and spe


Law & Order: March 29-April 4

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between 3-29-19 thru 4-4-19. Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and the defendant and/or defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


These quick, tasty Alaska beet-pickled eggs bring brilliant color to any appetizer tray

I said goodbye to my little flock of chickens this week. It was a good urban chicken run, but I decided it might be time for the children to get a dog, and the combo seems dicey. In honor of my girls, I’m sharing a favorite recipe that celebrates both Alaska’s sweet beets and the wide variety of egg


Ravn needs more pilots and they want them from Alaska

Many college students struggle with the balance of going to class and having to work to pay for their education. Rather than waiting until after graduation to start making money, students in the UAA Aviation Degree & Airline Pilot Employment program can now start working while finishing their educat


Cordova troopers participate in DPS rural trooper training

During the first week of April, the Department of Public Safety held its first Rural Trooper Training and saw participation from Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers from Cordova, Anchor Point, Bethel, Kotzebue, Nome, Prince of Wales, St. Mary’s and Togiak.


Classic rockers Kansas and several others announce Alaska State Fair shows

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Alaska State Fair will have another showcase of musical talent this summer, after it announced four more performers playing the main stage. Classic rockers Kansas will play August 25, Dropkick Murphys will play August 30, Cole Swindell will play August 31 and Elle King is sche


Drill conductor training coming to Cordova

A fishing vessel drill conductor class will be held May 1 in Cordova by the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association, offering hands-on training with marine safety equipment and instruction in best practices for surviving emergencies at sea.


As cruise ships grow, more passengers are headed to Alaska

The first cruise ships of the season begin sailing to Alaska this month. And across the state, port cities are preparing to welcome a record number of passengers. John Binkley is the President of Cruise Lines International Association Alaska. He says the big difference this year is ship size.


Ghost hunter’s board hopes are busted by Alaska Legislature

JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature on Wednesday night voted against the appointment of a Wasilla man to the state’s violent crimes compensation board after lawmakers said they were concerned about his ghost-hunting hobby and his criminal history.


A railroad connecting Alaska and Canada may be on track for development sooner than later

ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — This week, the Alaska State Senate unanimously passed a resolution urging the U.S. Secretary of State to approve permits for the development of a railway that would connect Alaska and Canada.


Employee union thinks it runs Alaska Psychiatric Institute

It’s been almost 20 years since I last saw anything like Jake Metcalfe’s screed on behalf of the Alaska State Employees Association, AFSCME Local 52, regarding their “legal” actions over the State’s contracting out the management of the Alaska Psychiatric Institute.


Discover the Magic of Migration at the 29th Annual Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival

Join over 12 million shorebirds and migrate to Cordova, Alaska May 2nd -5th 2019. The 29th Annual Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival celebrates the magic of migration with presenters and artists from the Pacific and Atlantic flyways and perspectives from three countries. Activities and fun abound


Salmon forecast looks pretty encouraging

In the wake of a 2018 fishing season that left many scraping to get through the winter, forecasts for the upcoming commercial season bode well for a harvest of upwards of 70 million Pacific salmon in Prince William Sound.


A boxcar full of memories

It was 4 p.m., April 2, 2019. After passing over duck cabins at the mouth of Eyak River, Alaska Airlines Flight 66, a Boeing 737, banked sharply to align itself for final approach to the Mudhole Smith Airport at Mile 13.


Voice concerns now on budget cuts to schools

I, along with Cordova School District Superintendent Alex Russin, CSD Board of Education Vice Chair Sheryl Glasen and board member Pete Hoepfner spent the last four days in Juneau meeting with 16 legislators and their staff, and attending committee hearings and House floor sessions.


Call for artists for state-wide art exhibition

Cordova’s annual art exhibition, The Painted Bird, celebrates the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival and migratory bird fly-way though art. Artwork for the exhibition is open to bird-related art in any medium by Alaskan artists over 18 years of age with a limit of two entries per artist.


Town hall, athletic awards night and clothing drive for kids

Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes, both R-Kodiak, are hosting a town hall from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, to discuss the operating budget, in the community rooms at the lower level of the Cordova Center.