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The City Manager Assessment Committee conducts a video interview with candidate Ernest Weiss. (Sept. 4, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Who will be Cordova’s next city manager?

Get to know the four candidates competing to become Cordova's next city manager.
From front: Madi and Kadee Goss fish near the Michael Dean Banta Bridge during the Ed Zeine Kids Fishing Derby. (Sept. 7, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Junior fishing derby draws more kids than fish

Following a rash of bear sightings, the 2018 Kids Fishing Derby drew only 15 participants. This year’s derby, with better advertising and fewer bears, registered an unprecedented 64 kids, organizers said.

Commentary: Heat-stressed salmon are Alaska’s climate stress canary

Salmon are under critical threat from climate change, writes Marine Stewardship Council Regional Fisheries Director Kate Troll.

Bull moose hunt ends in Unit 6B

A bull moose hunt for area RM164 including all of Unit 6B will close by emergency order on Sunday, Sept. 15 in order...
Fishing vessels docked in Cordova Harbor on Sept. 12, 2019. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Humpy catch ends, coho opener wait for rain

“We still haven’t gotten a lot of rain, so we’re tracking behind in escapement and the (coho) commercial harvest is below anticipated,” said Jeremy Botz, gillnet area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Cordova.
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Legislators: Pebble mine could spark a cataclysmic mistake

Claims of Gov. Mike Dunleavy to a potential investor in the Pebble mine project that the state will actively help defend the project from “frivolous and scurrilous attacks” are drawing a sharp rebuttal from 20 Alaska legislators and the Bristol Bay Native Corp.

Looking back on the beginnings of St. George’s

The Cordova Times takes a look at the early days of St. George’s Episcopal Church and the Red Dragon Reading Room.
Meals Reservoir, though still 6 feet below the spillway, is slowly being replenished. (Sept. 3, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Water crisis over at last, says city

The month-long water conservation effort that had residents skipping showers and wearing unwashed clothes is now over, says Samantha Greenwood, director of public works.
Grammy-winning classical cellist Zuill Bailey played pieces by Bach and others at the North Star Theater on Monday, Sept. 9. Bailey was later joined onstage by pianist Alfredo Oyaguez. (Sept. 9, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

This Week in Photos: Sept. 13, 2019

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Fungus Festival

Russula nigricans mushrooms, photographed in “pictorial” style. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

6 tips to photograph mushrooms like a scientist

These guidelines will help you properly document the mushrooms you find on your forays.

Scientists seek to identify Alaska’s mystery mushrooms

“We have so much work to do,” ecologist Kate Mohatt said. “It’s a continent-wide project aiming to identify every species of mushroom-producing fungi in North America, because, believe it or not, we’re not even close to having done that yet.”
Sarah Kathrein searches for mushrooms near the Haystack Trail. (Aug. 31, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Mushroom forays saved by last-minute rains

"To me, mushrooms are interesting because there’s always more," said Gabriel Wingard, the 12-year-old co-president of the Turnagain Arm Mycological Society. "No one knows how many there are, because there will always be places where we haven’t looked."

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The City Manager Assessment Committee conducts a video interview with candidate Ernest Weiss. (Sept. 4, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Who will be Cordova’s next city manager?

Get to know the four candidates competing to become Cordova's next city manager.

Looking back on the beginnings of St. George’s

The Cordova Times takes a look at the early days of St. George’s Episcopal Church and the Red Dragon Reading Room.
Meals Reservoir, though still 6 feet below the spillway, is slowly being replenished. (Sept. 3, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Water crisis over at last, says city

The month-long water conservation effort that had residents skipping showers and wearing unwashed clothes is now over, says Samantha Greenwood, director of public works.

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Fisheries

Humpy catch ends, coho opener wait for rain

“We still haven’t gotten a lot of rain, so we’re tracking behind in escapement and the (coho) commercial harvest is below anticipated,” said Jeremy Botz, gillnet area management biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Cordova.

Fish Factor

Seafood benefits to be considered in dietary guidelines update

Federal agencies are meeting now through next March to define U.S. dietary guidelines for 2020-2025, and a high-powered group of doctors and nutritionists are making sure the health benefits of seafood are front and center.

Alaska

Legislators: Pebble mine could spark a cataclysmic mistake

Claims of Gov. Mike Dunleavy to a potential investor in the Pebble mine project that the state will actively help defend the project from “frivolous and scurrilous attacks” are drawing a sharp rebuttal from 20 Alaska legislators and the Bristol Bay Native Corp.

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Cordova Culture

Junior fishing derby draws more kids than fish

Following a rash of bear sightings, the 2018 Kids Fishing Derby drew only 15 participants. This year’s derby, with better advertising and fewer bears, registered an unprecedented 64 kids, organizers said.

Bull moose hunt ends in Unit 6B

A bull moose hunt for area RM164 including all of Unit 6B will close by emergency order on Sunday, Sept. 15 in order...

Cordova Chronicles

This summer big ripe salmon berries were available everywhere for both bears and human berry pickers. Photo courtesy of Marleen Moffitt/for The Cordova Times

It’s been a very berry summer

It’s been a very berry summer, and in fact, that’s likely why it has not been a very bear-y summer.

Opinion & Commentary

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Life Announcements

Hannah Jo Kruithof

Birth: Hannah Jo Kruithof

Hannah Jo KruithofHein Kruithof and Kasandra Huffman of Cordova...
Brad Alan Farthing

Obituary: Brad Alan Farthing

Brad Alan FarthingBrad Alan Farthing, age 49, of Harrisburg,...
Antonina Hosick celebrates her 100th birthday on Aug. 27, 2018. Photo courtesy Kory Blake

Hosick prepares for 101st birthday

“Personally, I didn’t like tending bar,” Antonina Hosick said. “We used to have some real characters, years ago. They were out having fun, but they did a lot of weird things. One man got drunk and they got a coffin out and stuck him in the coffin! When he woke up, he was kind of perturbed.”

Life Announcements

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Around Town

Fishing derby, classical concert, medical fundraiser

The annual kids’ fishing derby will be Sept. 7 at Fleming Spit. Children ages 2-15 are encouraged to arrive anytime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Museum Memories

Law & Order

Law & Order: Aug. 16-22

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between Aug. 16-22, 2019.

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Museum Memories

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Law & Order: Aug. 16-22

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between Aug. 16-22, 2019.

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