Originally from Ottawa, Canada, Joe Spenard came to Alaska in 1909. The City Express, Spenard’s transfer and taxi service was born in Valdez and moved to Anchorage, along with Spenard and his wife, in 1916.
More than a century later, The Spenardian launched its first publication in 2018. Inspired by the rich culture and heritage that Joe Spenard pioneered in the area, we dedicate ourselves to hyperlocal reporting in and around the curviest road in Anchorage. In addition to the current events and news of Spenard, The Spenardian features food, culture, arts and entertainment, history and profiles of the neighborhood’s businesses and inhabitants.