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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 and third place in 2017.
Helmets such as this with built-in earphones are the latest innovation to enhance entrainment for skiers and snowboarders.

Cordova Chronicles: Entrainment could prove to be hazardous

One of the news reports that came from the recently completed Olympics centered on the use of music to pump up athletes, especially snowboarders...

Lady Wolverines finish regular season with sweep at SuValley

Cordova’s Lady Wolverines finished the regular season with a sweep of conference opponent SuValley on March 2-3.  CHS topped the Rams 36-17 and 52-18...

Unalaska tops Lady Wolverines in non-conference play

Unalaska topped Cordova’s Lady Wolverines 46-30 and 40-33 in non-conference play at Dutch Harbor on Feb. 23 and 24.The long trip westward started with...

CHS boys drop pair at SuValley

The SuValley Rams topped Cordova 53-43 and 43-29 in conference play at SuValley on March 2-3.Cordova High School trailed 30-18 at halftime of the...

Cordova Chronicles: Olympic moments and beyond

Any skater who has taken a tumble while cruising amongst ice bergs on Sheridan Lake knows that water in its solid state is a...

Wolverines drop pair at Unalaska

Traveling far out the Aleutian Chain to Dutch Harbor, the Cordova Wolverines dropped a pair of non-conference games to 2A powerhouse Unalaska on Feb....
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...







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