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Cordova, AK
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Happy Independence Day! 

Cordovans celebrated the Fourth of July on Main Street, with kelp box derby races, street games for kids and adults, and a huge community potluck.Crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Support Facility Cordova surprised the crowd with two unscheduled flyovers in their C-130 aircraft, and the Coast Guard Color Guard arrived prior to the national anthem.  The...

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...

This Week in Photos: Sport Fishers

Sport fishers lined the edge of Orca Inlet June 15, trying their luck hooking a Chinook salmon.Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

Photo of the Week

The last of the fireweed — is winter around the corner?When fireweed flowers turn to cotton, Alaskans believe winter is forgotten (or just six weeks away). This bee is either unconcerned with winter or hurrying to collect as much pollen as possible before it’s too late. Do you have a great photo of the area you’d like to see...

Community events welcome in the Christmas season

Cordova’s Christmas festivities kicked off on the evening of Dec. 2, with the arrival of Santa Claus, in a sleigh accompanied by the Cordova Volunteer Fire Department, making a bold entrance with lights flashing and sirens squawking on their fire trucks.The Cordova Chamber of Commerce welcomed all at  5 p.m., with hot cocoa and other treats. Christmas carols were...

Photo of the Week: Sunrise on Hawkins Island

The fog lifted at 5:30 a.m. to reveal a lovely sunrise on Hawkins Island while deer hunting Aug. 10. Photo by Dick Shellhorn/The Cordova Times 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 here his entire life. Shellhorn has been writing sports stories for the Cordova Times for over 40 years. In his...

A 7-hour cruise onboard the M/V Aurora

The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Aurora departed Whittier Aug. 6, headed to Cordova. Bright, sunny skies accompanied the vessel through Prince William Sound, providing optimal conditions for onboard photographers to capture Alaska’s beauty, fishing boats and tenders, and pleasure craft. It was just another day in Alaska.