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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.
A 1930s view of the salmon hatchery at Mile 7 on Power Creek road. It was built in 1921, but after several failures, transferred to the U.S Forest Service in 1927, and eventually became the Bethany Home for children in 1938. Cordova Historical Society photo

Cordova Chronicles: First hatchery was not “eggs-actually” a success

The first hatchery in the Cordova area was located a mere seven miles from town, on what is now known as Power Creek Road.Today...
Cordova standout sophomore Christian Adams goes up for a rebound put-back against three flat-footed Tok defenders at CHS court on Feb. 16, 2018. Mikie McHone/for The Cordova Times

Tok edges Cordova in battle of Wolverines

It was the Cordova Wolverines versus the Tok Wolverines in Homecoming hoops action on Feb. 16 and 17, and the visitors spoiled it with...
Cordova’s Keyona Mattson drives to the hoop against a Tok defender in Homecoming action on Feb. 16, 2018. Mikie McHone photo/for The Cordova Times

Lady Wolverines sweep Tok in last home games of season

Cordova’s Lady Wolverines topped Tok 41-26 and 40-34 in Homecoming basketball on Feb. 16 and 17.Nine players, the most the CHS girls have had...

Cordova Chronicles: Say a ‘Hail Mary’ for hatcheries

Now is the time of year when Cordova’s fishing fleet sits idle.In the harbor, vessels of a flotilla that drives the local economy move...

Lady Wolverines top Eielson in Valdez tournament action

Led by Jieller Tabara and Riley Butler, Cordova cruised past former 3A Aurora Conference rival Eielson 42-21 in the final round of the 41st...

Tough tournament competition derails Wolverines

The CHS Wolverines lost all three games at the Valdez Valentine’s Tournament, falling to 4A Kenai 71-45, 3A Bethel 59-34, and 3A Galena 61-45.While...
Daniel Turducken Stinkerbutt, a dapperly and diaper clad emotional-support duck, boarding a recent American Airlines flight. Mark Essig courtesy photo

Cordova Chronicles: Have duck, will travel

By now, most of the Cordova-area ducks and geese have traveled south to warmer climes. Their absence, combined with long winter nights and the...
Lady Wolverine Jieller Tabara displays focus and form in a free throw attempt against Glennallen in Conference action here on February 2, 2018. Photo by Mikie McHone/for The Cordova Times

Glennallen takes pair from Lady Wolverines

The visiting Glennallen Panthers topped Cordova 32-31 and 44-25 in Iceworm Festival high school basketball action here on Feb. 2-3.In the first game, the...
During an Interior Conference matchup here on Feb. 2, 2018, Cordova’s Kaiden Graves performs acrobatics in a lay-in attempt over Glennallen’s Aiden Fields (No. 14). Photo by Mikie McHone/for The Cordova Times

Wolverines split conference showdown with Glennallen

Cordova split a big conference showdown with Glennallen here last weekend. The games were played in the afternoon on both Friday, Feb. 2, and...
Damage in Odiak Slough caused by the tide surge following the 9.2 earthquake on 27 March 1964. Cordova Historical Society photo

Cordova Chronicles: A wave of news from the 7.9 earthquake

While the 7.9 earthquake that struck at 12:32 a.m. on January 23 in the Gulf of Alaska 170 miles southeast of Kodiak did not...









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