Friday, July 19, 2024

Rachel Kallander

Rachel Kallander
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Rachel Kallander was raised in Cordova and graduated from CHS. Rachel is CEO of Kallander & Associates, a consulting firm serving policy and business clients statewide. She is the founder and executive director of the Arctic Encounter – the largest annual Arctic policy conference in the U.S., with policy convenings and partnerships worldwide. Rachel also serves as the Honorary Consul of Iceland to Alaska. She lives with her husband, Casey Pape, and two young children in Anchorage.

Publisher’s note: The 35th anniversary of the spill and The Cordova Times’ pledge 

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Core memories: The threads that connect us 

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Empowering our rural communities: The vital role of media literacy

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Reflections on our first year in print

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A letter of thanks to outgoing editor

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A note from the publisher this holiday season

This holiday season, I am focused on community and the people that make my community feel so full. I often refer to the people...

Celebrating local artist

Mike Webber, a local artist and fisherman, received the Eileen Panigeo MacLean Education award on the main stage at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) convention on Oct. 21 at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage.

A new chapter

It has been six weeks since The Cordova Times was on newsstands. I am thrilled to welcome you to the first print edition since taking ownership of the paper, and I thank you for your patience during this transition period. It’s truly an honor to take on the responsibility of continuing this institution of record in Prince William Sound, and I owe great gratitude to The Native Village of Eyak for its management and care these past years, and for giving to the community of Cordova in this way. 

From the Publisher’s Desk: Continuing the Legacy that is the Cordova Times

Rachel Kallander writes: Cordova is my hometown and the bedrock of my sense of community. My parents first landed here in the 1970s. Like so many Cordovans, I can say that the back deck of my family fishing boat was my first job and ultimate classroom. The Cordova Times has told our community’s story – the good, bad, and the comical – for over a century.