Turnagain Times Tidbits
By Marc Donadieu
Glacier City Gazette
Now that the Turnagain Times has passed into the annals of history, it’s appropriate to look back at its 20-year past after its final issue was published Nov. 2, 2017.
The following excerpt is from the first Turnagain Times, published June 4, 1998. It was written by the original Publisher and Editor Ken Osuna. He passed away Nov. 2006 and remains a beloved figure in the community by those who knew him.
A Letter from the Publisher
As we examined the idea of a newspaper for the Turnagain Arm area, one consideration was the fact that it is what those of us in the business call “an underserved media market.” All too often, unless it’s a major wreck on the Seward Highway, or a quirky story about those quaint people along the Turnagain Arm, the world according to the Anchorage news media ends at Potter Marsh. Important stories that have an impact in the local community rarely are reported because they’re perceived as not being of interest to the larger media market. Having been a part of that media establishment for almost two years before founding the Turnagain Times, I have to enter a guilty plea for committing that same offense.