Thursday, July 25, 2024

Bears make the most of their last month out

September means many things to me. It means a mad dash to pick berries and mushrooms before they dwindle away. It means duck dinners...

CHS student writes in for anniversary of Exxon spill 

By Holly West  Dear Editor,  I'm writing in regards to the legacy of the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989. A  significant amount of the younger...
Cordova Volunteer Fire Department member Dustin Solberg and Idaho Civil Support Team member enter the bus, serving in place of an aircraft, to find the weapon of mass destruction. Photo courtesy of Cordova Volunteer Fire Department

Giving Thanks for a Prepared Cordova

It is Thanksgiving weekend and Cordovans have much to be thankful for with regards to emergency preparation. Cordovans have a city council with the foresight...

Cordova Prepared: Mitigating against the big wind

Depending upon who you talked to on the morning of Dec. 11, you heard a completely different adventure story, but there was a common...
Residents had the opportunity to practice sheltering in place by taping up windows in this miniature home. Photo courtesy of Joanie Behrends

Cordova Prepared: Learn the drill for possible ‘shelter in place’ emergencies

If you and your family were instructed to “shelter in place,” would you know what to do?  Or why you were being asked to...

Behind the scenes with the fire department

Humans created fire between 300,000 to 400,000 years ago. A manmade fire was discovered in a cave in Israel and records trace it back...
Kevin and Nora Haisman read to pass the time at the shelter, as Isla looks on. Check out their orange ‘To Go’ kit. Photo courtesy of Joanie Behrends

Cordova Prepared: Have a ‘To Go’ kit ready in an emergency

Were you READY when the 7.9 earthquake hit, early morning January 23? Some people were REALLY ready. Others, many others, were not. Fourteen members of our...
A guide to preparing for long term self-sufficiency in case of earthquakes and other disasters is available on line. Joanie Behrends/For The Cordova Times

Cordova Prepared: Have your ‘To Go Kit’ ready to go

Are you READY yet? The earthquake is still in our recent memory. Good intentions still have time to come to fruition. Have we put together...

Cordova Prepared: Lessons learned from a storm

Flash flood warning! It was April 14 and we, the Behrends family, were on the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii. In the eye of the...

Cordova Prepared: What was ‘The WAVE’?

This was a drill! We had 10 minutes to get everything out of the fire hall before the wave hit. And we all had...