School Shooting: Oxford, Michigan was "My" Town Before We Started The Country Journal

ESSAY  All-American Oxford, Michigan  By Linda Weld  Copper River Country Journal  (Former Editor, Oxford Leader)  The first cop I ever got ...

Heritage Month: Chistochina Culture Bearer Lena Charley

 Culture Bearer  Lena Charley at an Anchorage Cultural Fair where she was selling artwork. (Photo, Country Journal)  Lena Charley  Born To D...

Let's Give Thanks That We're Not Boiling Beans & Eating Sphagnum Moss Out On The Trail!

Thanksgiving Dinner Raw Rice & Beans  It was rough work, slogging your way across the wilds of Alaska. The gold miners of 1898 were cons...

Native Heritage Month: Baby Steps

  Tiny Handmade, Hand-Beaded Athabascan Baby Mocassins   Even the smallest Alaska child – living in one of the most isolated and cold places...

Heritage Month: How Art Goodlataw "Walked The Walk" At 83 Below Zero & Was As Fast As The Mail Truck

No Thanks. I Think I'll Just Walk!   Art Goodlataw & Cliff Steadman Traveled  From Chitina To Copper Center At Record Low Temperatur...

Heritage Month: Buster Gene Began Trapping When He Was Only 13 Years Old

Life Of A Gakona Village Elder From The Archives Of The Copper River Country Journal   (Photo, Public Domain)  Buster Gene Hauled The U.S. M...

At Least 20 West High Students Could Face Charges After A Cafeteria Brawl At School

Authorities Aren't Saying What Triggered The Melee   Violent Incidents In Public Places On The Rise In America  Violent behavior has bec...

November 14th-20th Is "Rock Your Mocs" Week In Native Heritage Month

These Boots Are Made For Living  Beaded high-topped moose hide boots in Fairbanks. (Photo by Country Journal, January 2014)  Pink-Flowered W...

Talking To Those To Come, Markle Ewan Explained Why You Need An Education

University of Alaska Website (UAF) Sixty Years Ago, Markle Ewan Of Gulkana Village Discussed The Value Of Education  He Said: The World Is G...

Dunleavy Tells Fish & Game To Look Into Bringing Deer To Mat-Su

 Governor Mike Dunleavy Wants To Introduce Deer To The Matanuska-Susitna Borough To Help Hunters    Good Idea that didn't get very far. ...

Markle Ewan, Bacille George, Louise Tansy & Fred John Looked To The Future

In 1963, Three Men & One Woman Were Visionaries Of A Better Life In The Copper River Valley & Interior Alaska    Long ago, Native Am...

This Is How Copper Valley "Spanish Flu" Cases & Deaths Were Reported in 1919

Alaskan Newspapers Published Stories Of The Flu & Its Impact In Our Region  Received Local Information By Telegraph  In the winter of 19...

Lisa Murkowski Says She's Running Again For U.S. Senate

Lisa Murkowski has announced that she will be running again for the Alaska U.S. Senate seat she has held since 2003. Lisa Murkowski (Officia...

Veterans Day Report: Native Valor In The Battlefields Of World War I

A Century Ago, American Indian Soldiers Were Praised For Battle Skills Overseas  Masked medics of 1918. Red Cross workers aid World War I in...

Families With Food Assistance ("SNAP") To Get More Money As Benefits Raised

Alaskan Families To Get Additional Food Money Under New SNAP Rules  It looks like SNAP (Food Stamp) families will automatically be getting m...

Tik Tok Hand Signal: Secret 911 Hand Code That You're In Danger

Call 911... In Sign Language Learn The New Secret Signal For Help  Missing 16 Year Old Girl Saved By Motorist Who Saw Her Using Hand Signal ...

High Fashion In Alaska: Beaver Fur, Quills, Buttons And Beads

Clothes Make The Man And Women Make The Clothes Anchorage Museum (Photo by Country Journal, 2013)  Anchorage Museum Shows Athabascan Lifesty...


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