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New York Times top 10 books for 2018 at your library
The Cordova Public Library staff works hard to keep the freshest batch of good reads on our shelves, especially during these dark months of winter. Check out this wonderful list that that New York Times created of the best books of 2018.
Poetry Corner: Little Shop of Horrors
Dyin’ and laughin’ while I tried to Die.. Off key and a little too loud.. Plants don’t really eat people. Real Men are Always Gentlemen. Joseph L. Fuentes came to Cordova for the fishing, participating in this year’s season, and decided to stay. He currently works at AC and has taken part in Little
Alaska man charged with ISIS-related threats at Lafayette College, school president says
An Alaska man is behind a series of tweets in May claiming a Lafayette College student had converted to Islam, joined ISIS and threatened an attack on the campus, according to an email distributed Saturday by the college president.
Alaska has climate solutions
Alaska, the state warming twice as fast as the rest of the nation, is a canary in the coal mine for climate disruption. Across the state, the effects of climate change are being experienced – in some areas much more poignantly and life-altering than others.
A Trip Inside Alaska’s Frozen Caves Is Positively Surreal
Inside one of Alaska’s incredible glaciers is a magical place that looks like it’s from a dream. The Mendenhall Ice Caves are absolutely beautiful, glittering with an unearthly blue and shimmering in the cool light. You’ll adore a visit to the ice caves in Alaska for a winter adventure you’ll never
Saturday Market and Christmas Bird Count
Businesses throughout Cordova are staying open late on Friday nights leading up to Christmas, offering sales, specials, activities and treats. The last 2018 Moonlight Madness nights are Dec. 14 and 21.
Eyak film premieres at Anchorage International Film Festival
French filmmaker spent six years documenting Eyak people in Cordova. Eyak pride and resilience echoed in the Alaska Experience Theatre during the world premiere of French filmmaker Vincent Bonnay’s feature-length documentary, “On The Tip of The Tongue” (Sur Le Bout De La Langue).
Potential $10 M to go toward harbor repairs
Resolutions put on Cordova’s March 5 general election ballot. A resolution involving $5 million in bonds and a 0.5 percent raw fish tax was approved by the Cordova City Council during its Dec. 5 meeting and subsequently added to Cordova’s 2019 regular general election ballot.
Aftershocks of 7.0 quake rattle Southcentral Alaska
A 7.0 earthquake centered in Anchorage shook much of Southcentral Alaska on Nov. 30 and aftershocks, some of considerable strength,continue to rattle the area. Road systems suffered significant damage, from severe fractures in main roads, including the Glenn Highway northbound from Anchorage, to ram
Law & Order: Nov. 23-29
The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between 11-23-18 thru 11-29-18. 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.
Schmid named regional forester of the Alaska Region
David E. Schmid, who has served as acting regional forester for the Alaska region since this past spring, has been named permanently to that U.S. Forest Service post in Juneau.
Fishing industry says no to net pen finfish
A group of fish harvesters and seafood industry entities is urging Congress to oppose attempts to legitimize open net pen finfish aquaculture, as proposed in fish farming legislation introduced in late September.
Over 4,000 bulbs illuminate live Christmas tree
Snow, carolers and local vendors kick-start holiday season in Cordova. First of the season snow the night before welcomed this year’s Hometown Holiday Kick-off and Christmas Tree lighting in Cordova, just hours after a 7.0 earthquake centered in Anchorage shook Southcentral Alaska.
Around Town: Little Shop of Horrors, Breakfast with Santa and CHS Christmas Concert
Businesses throughout Cordova are staying open late on Friday nights leading up to Christmas,offering sales, specials, activities and treats. The 2018 Moonlight Madness nights are Dec. 7, 14 and 21.
Alaska Airlines Is Offering the Chance to Pay Up for Status
End-of-year mileage runs are always a frustrating experience, when some travelers realize they haven’t flown enough to requalify for elite status. The mileage run is essentially a quick round-trip (sometimes with no overnight stay) solely for the purpose of earning miles. One or two extra flights ca
Cordova Chronicles: Veteran pilot retires after 50 years of adventures
Terry Kennedy: ‘The hardest thing to learn in flying is when to say no’ Terry Kennedy made his last commercial flight on Oct. 31, 2018, ending a remarkable 50-year career flying small planes in Alaska’s challenging conditions.
All-clear given after Cordova tsunami warning
At 10:02 a.m. a cancellation of the tsunami warning following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit seven miles north of Anchorage was issued. A tsunami warning was issued for Western Prince William Sound, Kodiak, Homer, Seward and Cook Inlet, said Cordova Police Chief Mike Hicks. Although Cordova was
2018 salmon season among highest in value -The Cordova Times
Alaska’s 2018 commercial salmon harvest, excluding 2016, was the smallest in 34 years, but the seventh most valuable since 1975, earning harvesters $595.6 million.
Study looks at climate impact on Pollock -The Cordova Times
Researchers with the NOAA Fisheries’ Alaska Fisheries Science Center concluded that climate clearly drives variation in spawn timing, with warmer temperatures leading to an earlier and more protracted spawning period, consistent with expectations of advanced spring phenology under warming. Phenology
Coffee’s bitterness is a natural warning system -The Cordova Times
Researchers at Northwestern University say that given its bitter taste people should want to spit it out, but drink it they do, because that bitterness is a natural warning system.