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Dick Shellhorn

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Dick Shellhorn, author, reporter, ref and grandpa, can be reached at shorn@gci.net. Shellhorn was born and raised in Cordova, Alaska, and has lived there his entire life. He has been writing sports stories for the Cordova Times for over 40 years. In his Cordova Chronicles features, he writes about the history and characters of this Alaska town. Alaska Press Club awarded Shellhorn first place for Best Humor column in 2016.

Cordova Chronicles: Ole Evinrude’s ice cream courtship

Duck hunting season begins on Sept. 1, and the silver salmon fishing has already shifted into high gear on the Eyak River and one...

Cordova Chronicles: It all started with a No. 2 shovel

It’s hard not to notice the mark that contractors and engineers have made on Cordova. Looming to the south are picturesque Mt. Heney and...

Cordova Chronicles: Cordova fisherman scores TKO over brown bear

Ladies and Gentlemen:  Today’s Main Event features Robert Cunningham Jr., 7 foot 1 inch 300 pounder, of Cordova, versus  Ursus Arctos, a 350 pound 4 foot ...

CAYAC training encourages local hoopsters

The Cordova Amateur Youth Athletics Association sponsored a four-day basketball camp at CHS Court on Aug. 7-10.  Morning sessions featured several youngsters grades 2-6, afternoon sessions included seven Lady...

Promising Wolverine Plays AAU Summer Hoops in Utah

The ASAA high school basketball season is many months away, but the Cordova Wolverines are already preparing for another campaign. Most of the squad...

Cordova Chronicles: That buzzing sound you hear isn’t giant mosquitoes

By now, most of us have some familiarity with drones. Why, a small four-bladed model could be seen and heard buzzing above the start...

Cordova Chronicles: Time marches on

One of Main Street’s iconic signs is gone. A few days after Cordova’s popular Fourth of July kelp box races finished in front of Wells Fargo bank, orange...

Summer basketball camps an Alaskan staple 

Both the Cordova girls and boys teams have been on the road for basketball camps this summer.  Such camps have become an Alaskan staple. “Summer camp...

Cordova Chronicles: Boxes: A Big Part of Cordova’s 4th of July

Cordova’s recently completed Fourth of July celebration was a big success.  The Kelp Box races, revived through the efforts of Kelly Weaverling and many others, drew...

Cordova Chronicles: His goose was cooked

Local contractor Don Sjostedt is a student of history and greatly enjoys discovering stories regarding Cordova’s past. The other day he called from his office at Eagle...

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