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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Iceworm festival goes out with a splash

The 2017 Cordova Iceworm Festival was laid to rest Feb. 5, becoming another Ghost of Iceworm Past – which was the theme of the 56th annual winter festival.The last day of the festival, packed with competitive events and the Iceworm Festival parade, dawned with clear blue skies and temperatures in the low 30s.By 10:30 a.m. some 300 onlookers crowded...

Ghosts of Iceworm Past festival may be best yet

This year’s Iceworm Festival got off to a busy start, with basketball, dodgeball and volleyball games rocking the courts and continuing through this weekend at Bidarki Recreation Center and Mt. Eccles Elementary School.Some 200 hungry Cordovans turned out for the annual food fair on Jan. 28, looking for respite from cooking at home, and the recent weather extremes here.The...

Love, peace and seal grease: NVE’s 23rd Annual Sobriety Celebration and Memorial Potlatch

For more than two decades, the Native Village of Eyak has called for Alaska’s people to come together against the use of drugs and alcohol in the land we call home.Nov. 11-13 marked the 23rd year of NVE’s Annual Sobriety Celebration and Memorial Potlatch.Each year the Sobriety Celebration is harder to top, “but then we do,” emcee Robert Henrichs...

Cordova’s funky fungus festival is always an autumn favorite

There’s fungus among us – several varieties of fungi, that is, in the forests and through the trees all around Cordova.Last weekend was full of all things related to mushrooms during Cordova’s tenth annual Fungus Festival, thanks to the Cordova Chamber of Commerce, The Copper River Prince William Sound Marketing Association, the U.S. Forest Service Cordova Ranger District, the...

First day of school is under students’, teachers’, admins’ belts

Children and teens are back in the halls of Mt. Eccles Elementary and Cordova Junior-Senior High School as of August 25. Backpacks are filled with new school supplies and smiles are spread across the bright faces of our local youth as the halls of education are reopened for the 2016-2017 academic year.Mt. Eccles Elementary School updateGayle Groff is celebrating...

Extra! Extra! Paper kids keep tradition alive

Antonina, better known as Toni Hosick, moved to Cordova from Massachusetts when she was 33. Toni, who turns 98 on Saturday, Aug. 27, is the oldest Cordovan to receive The Cordova Times to her door each week by Cordova’s youngest paper delivery boy Andrew Bellefeuille, who is 7 years old. Andrew is filling in for his 11-year-old sister Andrea...

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