Jan. 9: An Alaska National Guardsman clears a roof in Cordova. Spc. Balinda O'Neal/Alaska National Guard Public Affairs hide caption toggle caption Spc. Balinda O'Neal/Alaska National Guard Public Affairs The Two-Way In Snow-Weary Alaskan Towns, Sun And Smiles Emerge January 18, 2012 Cordova and Valez have been buried this winter. But the forecast is for clear skies the rest of this week and life is beginning to return to normal.