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Sunday, January 21, 2018

This Week in Photos: Sheridan Glacier

A view of Sheridan glacier as seen from the end of the Sheridan Glacier trail on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times
A view of Sheridan glacier as seen from the end of the Sheridan Glacier trail on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times Mya Bingham helps her son, Lucas, roast marshmallows for s’mores as Mya’s mother, Ann Howard, starts to take a photograph while holding Mya’s daughter, Ailani. The group spent the afternoon hiking and exploring the...

Photo of the Week: On the Hunt

A bald eagle soars back to a tree branch after searching for food near the Cordova Ferry Terminal, as seen from New England Cannery Road on Jan. 5, 2018. At least five bald eagles were spotted resting on nearby tree branches or circling over the water. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times
A bald eagle soars back to a tree branch after searching for food near the Cordova Ferry Terminal, as seen from New England Cannery Road on Jan. 5, 2018. At least five bald eagles were spotted resting on nearby tree branches or circling over the water.Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times More Photos of the Week:

Photo of the Week: Frost

Frost Formation, taken on a walk down Ibek River on Dec. 22.  Photo by Tyler Quiring of Cordova.
Frost Formation, taken on a walk down Ibek River on Dec. 22. Photo by Tyler Quiring of Cordova.  More Photos of the Week:  Want even more Photos of the Week? Click here to view the archives.

This Week in Photos: Children rejoice at Toys for Tots event

Kade Christian, 3, was one of over 430 Cordova kids who received a gift during the Toys for Tots event on Dec. 22 at Mt. Eccles. Photo by Gayle Groff/for The Cordova Times
Every child in Cordova was invited to pick up a toy Dec. 22 from Toys for Tots at Mt. Eccles Elementary commons. The U.S. Marine Corps, Cordova School District administration and staff, and community volunteers, including Sandie Ponte, U.S. Coast Guard wives and the National Honor Society, made the project possible.“There was a little boy who sat on Santa’s...

Photo of the Week: Solstice Sunrise

“I could see this amazing sunrise developing over 45 minutes, unfolding in glorious shades of reds, yellows and oranges against a robin egg blue sky. It was a beautiful start to the day.” The Winter Solstice sunrise scene near the Copper River Highway pavilion overlooking the Merle K. “Mudhole” Smith airport was captured around 9 a.m. Dec. 21. Photo by David Little/for The Cordova Times
“I could see this amazing sunrise developing over 45 minutes, unfolding in glorious shades of reds, yellows and oranges against a robin egg blue sky. It was a beautiful start to the day.” The Winter Solstice sunrise scene near the Copper River Highway pavilion overlooking the Merle K. “Mudhole” Smith airport was captured around 9 a.m. Dec. 21.Photo by...

This Week in Photos: Sheridan Glacier

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Polar Plunge

More than 1,000 people took the Polar Plunge into Goose Lake in Anchorage on Dec. 16, raising $300,000 for Special Olympics Alaska summer and winter games for athletes with special needs. While Cordova has no specific Special Olympics program, the organization said a few Cordova residents do participate in its summer camp. Photo by Margaret Bauman/The Cordova Times
More than 1,000 people took the Polar Plunge into Goose Lake in Anchorage on Dec. 16, raising $300,000 for Special Olympics Alaska summer and winter games for athletes with special needs. While Cordova has no specific Special Olympics program, the organization said a few Cordova residents do participate in its summer camp.  Photo by Margaret Bauman/The Cordova Times

Photo of the Week: Bird Count

Rock Sandpipers near Spike Island; one of approximately 58 species of birds observed on Cordova's 46th Christmas Bird Count which took place on Dec. 16. Nearly 40 Cordovans set out into the rain and snow to take part in this year's count. Look for more coverage of Cordova’s Christmas Bird Count in the Dec. 29 edition of The Cordova Times. Milo Burcham/for The Cordova Times Milo has lived in Cordova since 2001. While his passion is photographing wildlife, he also tries to capture people participating in the many outdoor activities he enjoys, such as skiing, hiking, skating, hunting and fishing.
Rock Sandpipers near Spike Island; one of approximately 58 species of birds observed on Cordova's 46th Christmas Bird Count which took place on Dec. 16. Nearly 40 Cordovans set out into the rain and snow to take part in this year's count. Look for more coverage of Cordova’s Christmas Bird Count in the Dec. 29 edition of The Cordova Times.Milo...

This Week in Photos: Belle Mickelson Marks a Milestone

Musicians, square dancers, potluckers, friends and family came together to celebrate the 70th birthday of the Rev. Belle Mickelson, rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church in Cordova, on Dec. 2 at the Homeport.Photo by Katrina Hoffman/for The Cordova Times

Christmas holiday season ushers into town

Santa Claus, with Cordova Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Hicks, arrived to light the community Christmas tree on the evening of Dec. 1, on Main Street. Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times
The first weekend of December is historically the official start of the holiday season in Cordova, beginning with the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 1 in front of the Cordova Chamber of Commerce.The festivities were led by Santa Claus, who arrived via a sleigh pulled by a fire engine, and escorted by the local volunteer fire department....

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