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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Tourism, Cordova Center and raw fish tax discussed at town hall meeting

City Manager Alan Lanning laid out details on the city’s $10.5 million budget for 2018 on Tuesday, Jan. 16 to more than 50 Cordovans...
Shoppers at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 12 were lined up on both sides of the entrance to Sam’s Club off Dimond Blvd. in Anchorage. They said they were waiting about one hour to get into the store. Despite recent announcements that Sears in Anchorage and all three Sam’s Clubs stores in Alaska are closing, Alaska is seeing a softening of the recession and the economy seems to be improving a bit, says state labor economist Neal Fried. Photo by Margaret Bauman/The Cordova Times

Perks, buds and visitors will boost state’s 2018 finances

Job losses will continue in some areas of the Alaska economy in 2018, but the good news is more than a million visitors are...
The Caldentey family snorkel in Hawaii on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Photo by Paul Caldentey /for The Cordova Times

False ballistic missile threat puts life in perspective

The sun begins to rise between two palm trees. Waves roll over one another, gently reaching the shore, as the pink sky reflects in...

Cordova Chronicles: Peace on Earth, at least in Cordova

Another holiday season has passed, and we were blessed with not only a seven-day stretch of incredibly blue-skied Christmas vacation weather, but also a...
Cartons of Darigold milk sit in the refrigerator at Nichols’ Backdoor Store on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Owner, Dan Nichols, purchases the milk from Sam’s Club. Walmart announced the closing of Sam’s Club branches nationwide, including the three Alaska locations. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times

UPDATED: Sam’s Club closures have immediate effect on Cordova businesses

Local businesses are already feeling the effects of all three Alaska Sam’s Clubs closing.Walmart abruptly announced Thursday the closure of 63 of its 650...
Members of St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church in Cordova gather and sing during the last night of Russian Christmas on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times

Singing and star-twirling keep tradition alive during Russian Christmas

There is a soft murmur among the parishioners, growing steadily as candles are lit and the star is brought in.The cold outside air seeps...

Marketplace for CRS just keeps growing

From its onset 22 years ago, to protect the resources supporting fishing families in the Cordova area, Copper River Seafoods has expanded its markets...

Cordova Chronicles: The ball kept rolling

The famous Cordova Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual New Year’s Eve Ball was featured in the December 29, 2017 Cordova Chronicles. Like many local events,...
First grade Sky Robots sharing their project with the community. From left, Amber Thompson, Micah Phillips, Bastien Wagner, Grace Higgins, Tage Kinsman and Brian Wagner. Photo courtesy Cordova Tech Club

Student teams hold first Robotics Showcase

Students in the First Lego League teams in the first through third grades had an opportunity to share their projects with the community recently...
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Marijuana business is now legal in Cordova

Commercial cultivation and sale of marijuana is now legal within the city of Cordova.The city council vote to remove the expired temporary prohibition against...

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