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The city of Cordova’s Christmas tree succumbed to high winds, snapping in half and falling into First Street, shortly before 12:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11.The downed tree was first reported to The Cordova Times by Amanda O’Brien.Rob Campbell reported 68 knots at his weather buoy in the harbor. “Glad I tightened my lines!” he wrote on The Cordova Times...

Fisheries Announcements

Latest Copper River and Prince William Sound Fisheries announcements

Here are the latest Copper River and Prince William Sound Fisheries Announcements (Click to view or download the PDF):NEW! Prince William Sound Season Summary.pdfFisheries...

Latest News

Alaska lawmaker refuses to resign amid misconduct claims

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska lawmaker who has been accused by several women of inappropriate behavior refused to resign on Tuesday amid calls for him...

Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an...

America’s homeless population rises for first time in years

LOS ANGELES — The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of...

Delivery truck drives into Anchor River, spills diesel fuel

ANCHORAGE — A box truck used to haul appliances crashed into the Anchor River and spilled diesel fuel.The owner, Alaska Trucking of Soldotna, estimates...

‘One of my nightmares’: Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway

NEW YORK — A would-be suicide bomber inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation's busiest...

12 governors urge Congress to fund children’s health program

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Twelve governors of both parties are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for a popular children's health insurance program as soon as...

Troopers release name of woman killed in Parks Highway crash

TALKEETNA — Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a woman killed in a Parks Highway head-on crash near Talkeetna.Troopers say 39-year-old Margaret...

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

4th Annual Secret Santa underway

Over 100 envelopes ready for Cordova’s 4th Annual Secret Santa event, each containing a single name of a local resident. The recipient of each...

Cordova & Prince William Sound

AMHS summer schedule now available

Now is the time to start booking for summer travel to and from Cordova aboard the Alaska Marine Highway System.The AMHS summer schedule, released on Dec. 11, covers ferry travel from May through September...

Extreme weather: City Christmas tree snaps in 108 mph winds

The city of Cordova’s Christmas tree succumbed to high winds, snapping in half and falling into First Street, shortly before 12:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11.The downed tree was first reported to The Cordova Times...

M/V Aurora ferry sailings cancelled for extreme weather

Due to extreme wind and seas forecast in the Gulf of Alaska, the M/V Aurora has cancelled its sailings for Dec. 11-13.The Aurora will have to transit the Gulf before continuing on to service in Prince William Sound.Alaska...

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Federal bill would offer harvesters small vessel relief

Legislation introduced by Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., would extend a moratorium exempting fishing vessels and vessels under 79 feet from incidental discharge permitting requirements...

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Cordova Chronicles

Cordova Chronicles: Santa brings local basketball fans an early treat

Santa is arriving early this year, by ferry of all things, bearing a special treat for local basketball fans.The Valdez Buccaneers will be here on Dec. 15-16 to tip off the high school round...

Opinion & Commentary

Letter to the Editor: Thank you to music concert supporters

Thank you to the school’s music director Chelsea Corrao, superintendent Mr. Alex Russin, the Cordova school board, Jr./Sr. principal Mrs. Kate Williams, Mt. Eccles...

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Life Announcements

Lisa Schuldt on the floats of one of her favorite planes. Photo by Steve Ranney/For The Cordova Times

Moving on to the next adventure: Liza (Lobe) Schuldt

“High integrity, absolutely honest. She had a sense of empathy and compassion. I observed her,...

Laura Wiese, William Slayton wed in Hawaii

Laura Wiese and William (Billy) Slayton were wed by Rev. Robert Alamodin on Nov. 7,...
Ronel B. Stephens

Obituary: Ronel B. Stephens

Ronel B. Stephens, 71, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 22, 2017, surrounded by his...

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Recipes

Recipe of the Week: Potato crusted Alaska salmon with beurre blanc

SERVES 4PREP TIME 0 minutesCOOK TIME 25 minutes INGREDIENTSBEURRE BLANC SAUCE:2-1/2 Tablespoons finely minced shallots5 whole...
Blueberry Lox Recipe

Recipe of the Week: Blueberry Salmon Gravlax

Brighten up your holiday table with this festive Cordova salmon recipe. Ingredients1 Fillet Copper River Red...

Recipe of the Week: Fresh Rolls with Smoked Salmon and Basil

SERVES 4 - 5 PREP TIME 45 minutes COOK TIME 10 minutesINGREDIENTS FRESH ROLLS: • 2 oz. dried rice...

Last Frontier Discoveries & Research

Predicting snow loads: How a UAA research team helping create safer...

In Alaska during the late 1970s, there was a major effort to predict snow loads across the state which would help civil and structural...

Salmon complete 1,000-mile journey, and life

MOUTH OF THE DELTA RIVER — On a morning with biting air in the single digits Fahrenheit, this river smells like sulfur and is...

National News

Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an...

America’s homeless population rises for first time in years

LOS ANGELES — The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of...

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Law & Order

Law & Order: Nov. 24-30, 2017

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between 11-24-17 thru 11-30-17. Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations...

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