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Bill would okay charge for international card users

Legislation to allow businesses with independently owned ATMs to charge a fee for international card users has now cleared the Alaska House and Senate.

Bill would establish June 7 as ‘Walter Harper Day’

A bill establishing June 7 every year as Walter Harper Day, honoring a celebrated Athabascan adventurer, has passed the Alaska Senate and is on the way to the House for consideration.
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Capitol Report: Budget remains central focus of legislators

There's no reason legislators shouldn't be able to find a workable solution to Alaska's ferry problems, writes Sen. Gary Stevens.

Games help teens open up about dating violence

“I hope that the kids learned that this is an issue that can affect them and that, if they are in that situation, that there are people who care and there is help available,” said Emily Stoddard, prevention coordinator for Cordova Family Resource Center.

AFDF to present seafood competition awards

All winners in 2020 Alaska Symphony of Seafood competition will be honored on Feb. 24 at the annual legislative reception in Juneau co-hosted by Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation and United Fishermen of Alaska.

Lady Wolverines go 3-2 in marathon week

Cordova’s Lady Wolverines won three and lost two in a marathon week of basketball on the road.
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Wolverines remain undefeated in conference play

Midway through the season, the Cordova Wolverines remain undefeated in conference play.

Pizzeria owner serves up oven-fired raps

“It’s got a funny little take, but there are some serious lines in it too,” Brian Wildrick says. “I’m not just rapping about pizza, necessarily, but about the work that it took to start a business, being an entrepreneur and doing what you love and the importance of family."

House introduces new bills addressing AMHS

Members of the Alaska’s House Majority have introduced legislation aimed at charting a new course for the financially strapped Alaska Marine Highway System.

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Games help teens open up about dating violence

“I hope that the kids learned that this is an issue that can affect them and that, if they are in that situation, that there are people who care and there is help available,” said Emily Stoddard, prevention coordinator for Cordova Family Resource Center.
From left, Cordova Trap and Gun Club board member Danielle Verna, Hunter Information and Training Program Instructor Ardy Hanson, Cordova HIT Program co-founder Dick Groff and HIT Program Instructor Charlotte Westing. (Feb. 17, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

At last, Dick Groff receives 2019 lifetime achievement award

When Dick Groff was selected for a prestigious lifetime achievement award in February 2019, other members of the Cordova Hunter Information and Training Program (HIT) waited for a fitting occasion to present it to him. That moment arrived on Monday, Feb. 17, when Groff was presented with an award plaque at a HIT Program training at Mt. Eccles Elementary School.

Poll: Public supports 6 percent tax on alcohol, tobacco, marijuana

The surtax has yet to make a significant dent in business, say staff at local alcohol vendors. Customers grumble while paying for their drinks — but they still pay.

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AFDF to present seafood competition awards

All winners in 2020 Alaska Symphony of Seafood competition will be honored on Feb. 24 at the annual legislative reception in Juneau co-hosted by Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation and United Fishermen of Alaska.

Fish Factor: Still no ban on Russian seafood imports

Lost in the headlines about the hits to seafood sales from the Trump administration’s trade war with China is another international barrier with Russia that’s been going on far longer.

Bill would okay charge for international card users

Legislation to allow businesses with independently owned ATMs to charge a fee for international card users has now cleared the Alaska House and Senate.

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Lady Wolverines go 3-2 in marathon week

Cordova’s Lady Wolverines won three and lost two in a marathon week of basketball on the road.

Wolverines remain undefeated in conference play

Midway through the season, the Cordova Wolverines remain undefeated in conference play.
Pam Smith pores over a genealogical chart. (Nov. 6, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Genealogy project documents lineage of more than 400 Eyak people

Working on pieces of butcher paper usually reserved for wrapping moose meat, Pam Smith has compiled perhaps the most extensive Eyak genealogy ever recorded.
Mimi Briggs, Event Coordinator for the Cordova Community Center. (Oct. 11, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Volunteer Spotlight: Mimi Briggs grows Shorebird Festival for 30 years and counting

Mimi Briggs was volunteering in Cordova even before she officially moved to town. After being an integral part of the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival beginning, almost 30 years later, she’s still coordinating events here in Cordova with the Cordova Community Center.

Volunteering is part of Pastor Leppert’s faith

Volunteering isn’t a “give to get” concept for Steve Leppert.
Mazie VanDenBroek at Harbor Art gallery and communal art studio in 2015 with one of her watercolors in progress. Photo by Vivian Kennedy/For The Cordova Times

Mazie VanDenBroek: Cordova Arts & Pageants treasurer for life

"I think volunteering in a community is the best way to maintain physical, mental and emotional health," says Mazie VanDenBroek. "It creates ownership of my life and what I do with my time."

Cordova Chronicles: Farewell to Troop 624

After 50 years of remarkable success, Cordova Boy Scout Troop 624 is no more.

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Obituary: Jeffery Paul Van Dyck, a.k.a. Sarge

Jeff, known to many Cordovans as “Sarge”, his boat’s name, was the rare fishermen who had the same boat for 40 years. Jeff was a thrifty Dutchman who did not favor change.

Obituary: James ‘Jim’ Foode

James ‘Jim’ Foode.James “Jim” Foode passed away peacefully in...

Obituary: Anita Beatrice Yarbrough

Anita Beatrice Yarbrough, 83, of Cordova, Alaska, passed away peacefully December 18, 2019 at the Cordova Community Medical Center.

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Around Town: Fisher Poets, Mini Cheer Camp, CFRC Dinner

This year’s Fisherpoets Gathering is Feb. 28-March 1 in Astoria, Oregon. For times, locations, and full event info, visit fisherpoets.org/our-venues.html.

Law & Order: Jan. 31-Feb. 6

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between Jan. 31-Feb. 6. Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and the defendant and/or defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Law & Order: Jan. 31-Feb. 6

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between Jan. 31-Feb. 6. Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and the defendant and/or defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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