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Arctic shipping legislation moving forward

Arctic shipping legislation addressing impacts and opportunities of increased maritime traffic advanced out of the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday, Dec. 11, heading to the floor of the Senate.
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at the Cordova Center. (Dec. 6, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Tree-lighting festive despite rain

“The anticipation of the lights being turned on, with everybody waiting for that moment, was fun to experience,” said Jessicca Hoover, programs and events coordinator for the Cordova Chamber of Commerce. “My favorite part of the job is watching this event unfold that I’ve spent months working on. That was great.”
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43,165 tons of herring forecast for Togiak fishery

State fisheries biologists are forecasting a 2020 Togiak commercial herring harvest of 43,165 tons, with 30,999 tons, or 80 percent for the purse seiners and 7,750 tons, or 20 percent, for the gillnetters.
Demolition workers tear down the façade of the Cordova Hotel and Bar. (Dec. 4, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Cordova Chronicles: Stories came up as the walls came down

The first building in Cordova was a saloon, observes Dick Shellhorn. Now, one of its more famous is gone forever.
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Inuit involvement urged to fight acidification

The Inuit Circumpolar Council-Canada says the Inuit must be involved in fighting acidification of the Arctic Ocean through monitoring efforts and sharing of their knowledge.
Prerunning Mojo, Zeke Brown driving and Ryan Sellmeyer navigating. (Nov. 20, 2019) Photo courtesy of Jen Morell

Locals compete in Baja 100 off-road race

For Bart Aspen and Alex Hagmuller, entering the Baja 1000 was a dream race often discussed during former adventures out the road.
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Man buried in Chugach avalanche saved by other hiker

"Honestly, at first I thought it was a kid playing around in the snow, didn't think much of it," said Alex Kuprienko. “I went up, and sure enough, there was a guy buried in the snow with his legs sticking up."
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Prosecutors say Anchorage dentist rode hoverboard at procedure

An Alaska dentist accused of fraud and unnecessarily sedating patients also performed a procedure while riding a hoverboard, authorities said.
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Regulation standards seen as factor in Alaska quake damage

Assessments following Alaska’s enormous 2018 earthquake showed building damage was worse outside Anchorage’s safety area because of reduced regulation, municipal officials said.

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Copper River Watershed Project Operations Manager Shae Bowman loads plastic bottles into a baler. (Aug. 7, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

CRWP gets funding for recycling efforts

Copper River Watershed Project has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation to expand its recycling efforts in Cordova with the purchase of a baler and conveyor belt system.
The Cordova Police Department has warned residents not to enter the site of the recently demolished Cordova Hotel and Bar. (Dec. 4, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Trespassers on demolition site may be arrested

Police have warned residents not to enter the site of the recently demolished Cordova Hotel and Bar.
The Cordova Legislative Information Office (Dec. 2, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Legislative Information Office reopens Dec. 20

The Cordova Legislative Information Office will reopen Dec. 20. Hours are 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. weekdays.

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43,165 tons of herring forecast for Togiak fishery

State fisheries biologists are forecasting a 2020 Togiak commercial herring harvest of 43,165 tons, with 30,999 tons, or 80 percent for the purse seiners and 7,750 tons, or 20 percent, for the gillnetters.
Fishing vessels docked in Cordova Harbor. (Sept. 12, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Fish Factor: Lower catch limits expected for Pacific halibut

Lower catches for Pacific halibut are in the forecast for the foreseeable future.

Arctic shipping legislation moving forward

Arctic shipping legislation addressing impacts and opportunities of increased maritime traffic advanced out of the Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday, Dec. 11, heading to the floor of the Senate.

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Tree-lighting festive despite rain

“The anticipation of the lights being turned on, with everybody waiting for that moment, was fun to experience,” said Jessicca Hoover, programs and events coordinator for the Cordova Chamber of Commerce. “My favorite part of the job is watching this event unfold that I’ve spent months working on. That was great.”

Cordova Chronicles: Stories came up as the walls came down

The first building in Cordova was a saloon, observes Dick Shellhorn. Now, one of its more famous is gone forever.
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."
Demolition workers tear down the façade of the Cordova Hotel and Bar. (Dec. 4, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Cordova Chronicles: Stories came up as the walls came down

The first building in Cordova was a saloon, observes Dick Shellhorn. Now, one of its more famous is gone forever.

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Obituary: David Allan Oltman

David Allan Oltman died unexpectedly in Dutch Harbor, Alaska on Oct. 17 at the age of 38.
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Collins-LaMonica announce marriage

Kim Collins, daughter of Rich and Debbie Collins, and Dana LaMonica, daughter of Steve LaMonica and Cindy Dore were married on Saturday, Sept. 14.
Gery Thorne Jr. and Heather Richardson.

Thorne-Richardson announce engagement

Gery Thorne Jr. and Heather Richardson, both of Cordova, announce their engagement. Heather is the daughter of Paul and Norma Miller of Pontiac, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and works in accounts payable at Cordova Wireless Communications, LLC.

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Christmas decorations on display at Mt. Eccles Elementary School. (Dec. 6, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Around Town: Lego League, Christmas Bird Count, Breakfast with Santa

The community is invited to attend a nativity display from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 and from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the LDS Church at .9 Mile Whitshed Road.

Law & Order: Nov. 22-28

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between Aug. 22-28. 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: Nov. 22-28

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between Aug. 22-28. 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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