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PFAS legislation passes US House

Legislation mandating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to declare two polyfluoroalkyl substances as hazardous substances eligible for EPA Superfund cleanup resources and requiring polluters to pay for remediation passed the U.S. House on Jan. 10.
Under the watchful eye of Coach Brad Sjostedt, center, the Lady Wolverines run lay-up drills at Cordova High School court. Photo courtesy of CHS

SuValley edges Lady Wolverines

SuValley edged Cordova in a pair of conference games at SuValley on Jan. 6-7.

Cordova boys open conference play with sweep of SuValley

The Cordova Wolverines opened conference play with a sweep of SuValley on Jan. 6-7.

Suppressed languages live on through Russian Orthodox ceremony

Anyone celebrating Christmas at St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Church receives a handout with hymns in Aleut and Church Slavonic, allowing them to sing along in these languages even if they don't understand them.

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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Bill would require mental health education

A legislator concerned about the mental health of Alaska’s youth has pre-filed legislation to require K-12 mental health curriculum, to be sure students are educated on symptoms, resources and treatment.

City: Leave faucets dripping to prevent freeze-ups

Four months after a water shortage had Cordovans skipping showers, the department of public works is advising residents to do the opposite. Leaving at least one tap in each residence dripping will help prevent pipes from freezing, says Samantha Greenwood, director of public works.

Koplin seeks accord with Dunleavy

“We want to have a positive working relationship,” says Mayor Clay Koplin. “We recognize he has his back against the wall, politically. We’ll give credit where credit’s due in the same way we share frustrations when we develop them.”

Obituary: Charles ‘Chuck’ A. Irvine

Charles A. Irvine (Chuck) born March 1, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois and passed away on Dec. 30, 2019 in Spokane, Wash. He was 81 years old.

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City: Leave faucets dripping to prevent freeze-ups

Four months after a water shortage had Cordovans skipping showers, the department of public works is advising residents to do the opposite. Leaving at least one tap in each residence dripping will help prevent pipes from freezing, says Samantha Greenwood, director of public works.
Cordova Community Medical Center. (Dec 27, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

CCMC: Native Village of Eyak may purchase hospital within 6 months

If all goes well, Native Village of Eyak may purchase Cordova Community Medical Center within the next six months, says Greg Meyer, chair of the CCMC Board of Directors.
Councilman Ken Jones’s seat is one of two up for election March 3. (Dec 4, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

2 city council seats up for election March 3

Two city council seats will be up for election March 3. Cordova City Council Seats B and C are currently occupied by Councilmen Ken Jones and Jeff Guard, respectively.

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GAPP explores Pollock opportunities in China

Representatives of the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers have traveled to Shanghai to explore opportunities for export.
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Fish Factor: Picks and pans for 2019

Every year since 1991 Fish Factor has selected “picks and pans” for Alaska’s seafood industry — a no-holds-barred look back at some of the year’s best and worst fishing highlights.

Bill would require mental health education

A legislator concerned about the mental health of Alaska’s youth has pre-filed legislation to require K-12 mental health curriculum, to be sure students are educated on symptoms, resources and treatment.

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SuValley edges Lady Wolverines

SuValley edged Cordova in a pair of conference games at SuValley on Jan. 6-7.

Cordova boys open conference play with sweep of SuValley

The Cordova Wolverines opened conference play with a sweep of SuValley on Jan. 6-7.
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."
The 1952-53 Cordova Wolverines, replete in repeating double-digit uniform numbers. Front row, from left, Roy Triber, Charles McCracken and Ted Siemion. Back row, from left, Frank Siemion, Stanley Makarka, Bob Maxwell and Jerry Olsen. Not shown: Martin Parsons and Ralph Fenner. CHS Annual photo

Cordova Chronicles: A fan for all ages

The game of basketball binds Cordova together, writes Dick Shellhorn.

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Obituary: Anita Beatrice Yarbrough

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

Obituary: Charles ‘Chuck’ A. Irvine

Charles A. Irvine (Chuck) born March 1, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois and passed away on Dec. 30, 2019 in Spokane, Wash. He was 81 years old.
Fred “Red” Barnes

Fred ‘Red’ Barnes

Fred “Red” Barnes passed away on Nov. 20, 2019 at home with his family in Cordova, Alaska.

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Fireworks at Ski Hill. (Jan. 3, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Around Town: Tip-Off Tournament, Saturday Market, ICC Membership Dinner

The 38th Annual Cordova Tip-Off Basketball Tournament is scheduled for Jan. 16 through 18 at the CHS gymnasium. Teams include Cordova, Wasilla, Scammon Bay and Unalaska. Volunteers are needed to keep the scorebook and run the clock during the tournament. To sign up, visit tinyurl.com/s3sow8r

Law & Order: Dec. 13-19

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between Dec. 13-19. 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: Dec. 13-19

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between Dec. 13-19. 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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