01/01/12 - 9:48am
ANCHORAGE — For Janet Mitchell, odd is becoming a way of life.
Mitchell is the city administrator in Kivalina, a community that could be considered the epicenter for the anomalous in Alaska in 2011.
A mysterious orange goo in August settled on the Inupiat Eskimo village, located on a barrier island between the Chukchi Sea and Kivalina River to the north and the Wulik River to the south.
Then it was one of many western Alaska communities battered by one of the worst storms in decades nearly three months later.