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Native Civil Rights Leader Elizabeth Peratrovich to be Commemorated on U.S. $1 Coin

Native Civil Rights Leader Elizabeth Peratrovich to be Commemorated on U.S. $1 Coin

Alaska Native Civil Rights Leader Elizabeth Peratrovich to be Commemorated on U.S. $1 Coin Designs celebrating Peratrovich, Alaska’s Anti-Discrimination Law to be released in 2020  June 30, 2017 JUNEAU — The United States Mint has released candidate designs that commemorate Alaska Native Civil Rights Leader Elizabeth Peratrovich and Alaska’s Anti-Discrimination […]

Erling Johansen at Cordova Office 1988

Former Cordova Mayor Dies in Norway

Former Cordova Mayor Erling Johansen, 59, died on Christmas Eve Day while vacationing with his family in Overhalla, Norway. Johansen, who was suffering from ALS, (Lou Gehrig’s Disease,) had intended to return to Alaska in a month, but he became too ill to make the return trip, said his wife, Eileen. Johansen served […]

Assimilation and Healing

Assimilation and Healing

By Sue Bergstrom for Valdez City News – The World’s Boarding School history is brutal. But in this acclaimed play, Natives run the school and Whites are being assimilated. Quoted from the Assimilation Kickstarter campaign. Friday night’s performance of Assimilation was not a typical night at the theater. The play […]

Bob Reeve; Valdez Aviation Pioneer

Bob Reeve; Valdez Aviation Pioneer

By Sue Bergstrom for Valdez City News – Robert Campbell Reeve is best known as the founder of Reeve Aleutian Airways. He began his Alaska career flying out of Valdez in 1932. Before leaving Valdez in 1938, Reeve made over 2,000 glacier landings, hauling over one million pounds of freight. […]

Obituary:  Karen Davey Stewart

Obituary: Karen Davey Stewart

Karen Davey Stewart, 62, of Valdez, Alaska died in an ATV rollover accident in the Valdez area on September 7, 2015. She was born in LaGrange, Illinois on December 29, 1952 to Arlene (nee Meisgeier) and George Davey. Karen received a BA in Education and Sociology from Fort Lewis College […]