RIP Pepe’s North of the Border

Pepe’s, the Mexican restaurant dear to the heart of any resident of the North Slope over the past 30 some years, burned to the ground yesterday. A true iconic building is gone. Thank god no one was hurt. More in my column this week as I go back over my 30 years in Barrow and remember all the wonderful times with Fran Tate and Pepe’s.