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Friday, January 19, 2018

Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson

Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson is a staff writer and photographer for The Cordova Times. She has been writing in one form or another for 30-plus years and has had a longstanding relationship with The Cordova Times starting in 1989. She's been an Alaskan since 1976 and first moved to Cordova in 1978. She's lived in various West Texas towns; in Denver, Colorado; in McGrath, Cordova, Galena, Kodiak, Wasilla, Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska and in Bangalore, India. She has two children and three grandchildren. She can be reached at cgibbens-stimson@thecordovatimes.com or follow her on Instagram @alaskatoindia.
Santa Claus, with Cordova Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Hicks, arrived to light the community Christmas tree on the evening of Dec. 1, on Main Street. Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

Christmas holiday season ushers into town

The first weekend of December is historically the official start of the holiday season in Cordova, beginning with the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony...
The Sheridan Glacier Experience Tour, offered by Orca Adventure Lodge of Cordova, is rated easy to moderate, and is suitable for all ages. Gift certificates for the adventure are available. The cost is $175.00 per person. Photo by Rado Godocik/For The Cordova Times

Gift Guide: 7 Cordova-only gifts for your “nice” list

1. Yoga Gift Cards or Gift Certificates for Dance Classes from Current Rhythms Dance Studio If you’re already an experienced yogi, know a yogi, or...

NVE hosts 24th annual Sobriety Celebration

“Hi, my name is Bob and I’m an alcoholic,” the keynote speaker began.“Hi Bob,” came back the response from just a few the crowd...
City Manager Alan Lanning, left, Cordova Chief of Police Mike Hicks, and Alaska Department of Corrections Commissioner Dean William discuss the police department’s partnership with ADOC in implementing new pretrial procedures in an effort to reduce jail costs. Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

New ADOC pretrial model is effective January 1

State corrections officials have teamed up with local law enforcement and tribal entities for training in new pretrial and electronic monitoring procedures that go...
A special recall election was held in Cordova on Nov. 7 to decide if councilmember Josh Hallquist should be recalled from council seat E for alleged misconduct while in office. Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

Cordova City Councilor Josh Hallquist recalled

Cordova City Councilor Josh Hallquist has been recalled.The preliminary vote in the special election held on Nov. 7 was 217-99.The election was called after...
The Girls on the Run Costume 5K event started at the Masonic Hall on Main Street at 10 a.m. Oct. 28. The course took participants out Orca Road to a midway point, then back to the finish line at the hall. Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

Cordova Girls on the Run 5K Halloween event in third year

Several dozen racers lined Main Street in front of the Masonic Hall Oct. 28, as the Girls on the Run Costume 5K event kicked...

Halloween Town: Events abound for over two weeks

Cordova celebrates Halloween with gusto, not in a day, but with numerous events taking place over a two-week period.Staff from the Cordova Parks and...

Council nixes new split sales tax ordinance

The Cordova city council has voted to approve a motion for a four cent per gallon fuel excise tax.The vote during the council’s Oct....
Patience Faulkner received the Chugach Alaska Corp.’s 2017 Elder of the Year award Oct. 14, during Chugach’s annual shareholders’ meeting at the Cordova Center. Photo by Angela Butler/For The Cordova Times

Patience Faulkner honored as Elder of the Year

Alaska Native artist and teacher Patience Faulkner, who is of Chugach Sugpiaq heritage, was honored Oct. 14 in Cordova as Chugach Alaska Corp.’s 2017...
Rear Adm. John Korka, Pacific Fleet civil engineer and commander of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, presented the Northern Edge 17 after action report to the Cordova city council and residents Oct. 11. Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

NE17 used less ordnance than allowed

Officials with the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet and Alaska Command descended on Cordova on Oct. 11 to deliver an after-action report on Northern Edge...