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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: A farewell thanks to the O’Briens

After 36 years of service, pharmacist Dave O’Brien filled out his last prescriptions for Cordovans on Dec. 9. From the glass window behind his...
From left, Edrea Navarro and Inga Arvidson block out a taller Valdez player to secure a rebound for the Lady Wolverines. Photo by Mikie McHone/For The Cordova Times

Valdez sweeps Lady Wolverines

The Valdez girls swept Cordova in the season opener for both squads here on Dec. 15-16.Led by 6-0 senior Bobbie Mott, the Lady Bucs...

Valdez renews rivalry with pair of wins

It’s been seven years since the Valdez Buccaneers played at Cordova High School court, and the cross-Sound rivals returned home via fast ferry with...

Cordova Chronicles: All I want for Christmas is a Wonderduck

Another duck season officially ends Dec. 16. Most of the birds have already headed South from frozen sloughs and ponds on the Copper River...

Cordova Chronicles: Santa brings local basketball fans an early treat

Santa is arriving early this year, by ferry of all things, bearing a special treat for local basketball fans.The Valdez Buccaneers will be here...

New look Wolverines open season

The Cordova Wolverines open their season here on Dec.15-16, with many new faces on the court and the sidelines.Bert Adams, who coached the JV...

Lady Wolverines look forward to new season

Cordova’s Lady Wolverines have started practicing, with second year Coach Brad Sjostedt continuing his rebuilding campaign.“We are looking forward to the upcoming season,” he...
With the ingenious use of a cordless drill, Drew Lindow checks the ice thickness at Sheridan. It was less than two inches, so there was no skating that day. Photo by Dick Shellhorn/For The Cordova Times

Cordova Chronicles: Skaters and glaciers are on the move

The ice skating season is here. Starting on Sunday, Nov. 11, more and more locals were seen venturing out onto nearby Eyak Lake, after...

Ski Hill Beginner’s Hill Opens

While most of us scrambled to line up Thanksgiving feasts, the Sheridan Ski Club has been busy making snow.Thanks to an early dusting of...
Third-grade Rosie the Riveter twins Isabella and Victoria Nothstine flex their muscles and smiles following the program’s conclusion. Photo by Nicole Nothstine/For The Cordova Times

Cordova Chronicles: American Voices: A salute to remember

Cordova’s Musical Magician is at it again. We have been delighted by the Christmas programs and many other performances Chelsea Corrao has spearheaded throughout...

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