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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.

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...

Cordova Chronicles: If you build it, they will come

We all know the saying that  “one thing leads to another”, a truism verified by something as simple as a pile of sand.   In...

Cordova Chronicles: These Are a Few of My Favorite New Things

Have you ever sat down on a rainy day to ponder some of the unique inventions that have impacted the way you do things? ...

Cordova Chronicles: If Wheels Could Talk

A few weeks ago I was driving out Whitshed Road, trying to watch the speedometer to make sure I wasn’t breaking any speed limits....

Cordova Chronicles: Let’s Hear Cheers for Dandelions

Spring is here.  It must be.  Dandelions are popping up everywhere.  Folks driving Whitshed Road along Odiak Slough comment about the grass and flowers...

Cordova Chronicles: It’s all in the letters

A couple weeks ago my fishing partner Randy Bruce and I headed out to Strawberry in search of halibut.  The big flat fish have...

Cordova Chronicles: The beavers are believers

While skepticism about global warming continues in some circles, one group has cast their vote in affirmation.“As woody shrubs move north in a warming...

Cordova Chronicles: News of the world with your morning coffee

Thanks to online news, the plop of a daily paper landing on the front porch is pretty much a thing of the past, but...

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