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Iceworm Festival kicks off, Round Up at the Register

This year’s Iceworm Festival “Ahoy Iceworm”, will begin Saturday, Jan. 29, and end with a firework display at 8 p.m. Feb. 5. For details, see the special Iceworm Gazette inside this week’s edition of The Cordova Times.

Philanthropist, banker Edward Rasmuson succumbs to cancer

Third generation banker and philanthropist Edward Bernard Rasmuson, whose family foundation has donated millions of dollars in efforts to improve life for Alaskans, died at home on Tuesday, Jan. 4, of brain cancer. He was 81.

Latest Copper River Gallery exhibit highlights Sheridan Glacier

The “Show Us Your Ice” exhibit featuring Sheridan Glacier themed works of art is on display in the Copper River Gallery through the end of January. Most of the artwork is available for purchase.

Kodiak museum benefits from Rasmuson grant

A $1.8 million grant from the Rasmuson Foundation to the Alutiiq Heritage Foundation will help renovate and expand the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository in Kodiak.

Around Town: Holiday Kickoff, Breakfast with Santa, Snowman Competition

Don’t miss this year’s Hometown Holiday Kick-off Santa Parade, Tree Lighting and Holiday Bazaar, kicking off at 5:15 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 at the Cordova Center. Plus more events coming to Cordova this week.

Around Town: Secret Santa, Quarantine Dreams, Bob Ross month

November is “Have a Happy Little” Bob Ross month at the Cordova Museum. Plus the museum is accepting submissions for an upcoming "Quarantine Dreams" exhibit. Find out what else is happening in this week's Around Town.

Prison sentence ordered for theft of fossilized tusk

A second man involved in theft of a fossilized woolly mammoth tusk from the Campbell Creek Science Center, a federal Bureau of Land Management museum in...

Museum Memories

Things began looking up for Cordova by the spring of 1963. The Copper River Highway was on the horizon, fishing was about to start, and sprits were high when sometime in the very early hours near 4 a.m. May 2, 1963, the fire started.

Cordova museum receives $5,175 Rasmuson grant

Museums Alaska has announced a $5,175 grant for archive/research room equipment for the Cordova Historical Society and Museum.
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