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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Harbor Cleanup Day sees support from local children

Glass bottles, tarps, plastic buoys, paper and other trash littering Cordova’s harbor are gone, thanks to groups of volunteers who turned out on Saturday, April 14 for Harbor Cleanup Day.Together they tackled the soggy trash tucked in the rocky shores of the breakwater, underneath the ramps on the muddy harbor floor and intertwined in the bushes that border the...

Young skeet shooters learn basic skills

Instructors with the Cordova Trap & Gun Club’s Youth Skeet League are offering Cordova youths ages 13-18 a second year of basic instruction in the game of skeet, with a three-week course that runs through April 26.During the lessons, instructors Nick Docken and John Greenwood teach the students basic safety, proper stance and gun fit and more.“First and foremost,...

Easter Egg Hunt draws large crowd to Nirvana Park

At Nirvana Park, 2,000 eggs in a range of vibrant colors were carefully placed on the mossy forest floor for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, a Cordova tradition hosted by Linda Ecolano and her family.Families, friends and community members eagerly searched for the dyed, hardboiled and plastic eggs on Sunday, April 1.“We just kept the tradition going,” Ecolano said.It’s...

Points North celebrates 20 years

Just a 10-minute drive from Cordova’s city center, Points North Heli-Adventures provides a landscape for adventure, highlighted by a summer camp vibe; an environment Kevin and Jessica Quinn have nurtured and grown for the past 20 years.Points North provides remote guiding in the Chugach mountains via helicopters, allowing guests to ski and snowboard remote slopes of the 1,500 square...

Tanner crab devoured during celebration dinner

Local fishermen, cannery employees and government officials celebrated Cordova’s first Tanner crab fishery in 30 years with plates of fresh crab, shared with friends, family and coworkers.A celebration dinner was held for the “parties responsible for advocating for and executing the fishery” said Mayor Clay Koplin of the private event.The warm sun, now shinning bright well past 6 p.m.,...

Elected candidates complete oath of office

Friends and family gathered in the Cordova Center on March 15 to watch elected candidates complete their oath of office.As each candidate approached the front of the room, Mayor Clay Koplin greeted them with a warm smile and began reading the oath of office.Around 15 people gathered to watch the ceremony, often taking photographs as each candidate was sworn...

Sloughgrass reunites after 17 years

Banjo tones moved rapidly near the microphone, eventually giving way to the mandolin in a seamless transition, like tides moving effortlessly in and out.Four musicians stood around the microphones, shifting in, out and around each other, highlighting each instrument in the small corner of the Powder House.Children bounced up and down, weaving their way between couples dancing to the...




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