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Ahoy, Iceworm! Events and activities taking shape for Iceworm Festival

T-minus eight days until the Iceworm Festival kicks off Saturday, Jan. 29, with the theme Ahoy, Iceworm! This year, Treasure Chest tickets will be done through an online platform, and anyone in the state of Alaska can purchase them from wherever they are. The first prize is two roundtrip Alaska Airlines Tickets anywhere they fly with no black-out dates!

Commentary: To save our democracy

Kevin McGee writes: January 2022 marks the one-year anniversary of the greatest internal threat our democracy has ever faced: A carefully planned attempt to overturn a Presidential election, which included plotting from high-ranking officials and unleashing a violent mob that invaded the U.S. Capitol.

Fish Factor: Tanner crab harvesters will get $8.10 a pound

$8.10 per pound! That’s the jaw-dropping advance price being paid to Kodiak fishermen for Tanner crab in the fishery that opened Jan. 15.

Two ferries collide in Ketchikan

U.S. Coast Guard officials are investigating the Jan. 14 collision of the M/V Kennicott with the M/V Hubbard during the docking of the Kennicott at Ketchikan.
Early herring spawn event at Knowles Bay. (March 31, 2019) Photo courtesy of Vanessa Lane-Miller/Alaska Department of Fish and Game

ADF&G predicts largest ever GHL for Sitka Sound herring fishery

State fisheries biologists have set a guideline harvest level for the 2022 Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery at 45,164 tons of...

Around Town: ‘Screenagers’, Ahoy Iceworm, Round Up at the Register

This year’s Iceworm Festival “Ahoy Iceworm”, will begin Saturday, Jan. 29, and end with an annual firework display 8 p.m. Feb. 5. Be sure to pick up a copy of The Cordova Times Jan. 28 edition for the printed schedule!
Tongass National Forest. Photo courtesy of Alan Wu/Flickr

Virtual rally will support Roadless Rule in Tongass

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council and more than a dozen other entities are hosting a virtual rally on Thursday, Jan. 20, in support of restoring Roadless Rule protections to the Tongass National Forest.

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Fish Factor: Tanner crab harvesters will get $8.10 a pound

$8.10 per pound! That’s the jaw-dropping advance price being paid to Kodiak fishermen for Tanner crab in the fishery that opened Jan. 15.

Two ferries collide in Ketchikan

U.S. Coast Guard officials are investigating the Jan. 14 collision of the M/V Kennicott with the M/V Hubbard during the docking of the Kennicott at Ketchikan.

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Ahoy, Iceworm! Events and activities taking shape for Iceworm Festival

T-minus eight days until the Iceworm Festival kicks off Saturday, Jan. 29, with the theme Ahoy, Iceworm! This year, Treasure Chest tickets will be done through an online platform, and anyone in the state of Alaska can purchase them from wherever they are. The first prize is two roundtrip Alaska Airlines Tickets anywhere they fly with no black-out dates!

Cordova Chronicles: These three trees

Dick Shellhorn is used to holiday travel misadventures, but he is happy to report his grandkids made it to Cordova safely for the holidays. This year he marked the holiday with his grandchildren with the tale of three Christmas trees.

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Philanthropist, banker Edward Rasmuson succumbs to cancer

Third generation banker and philanthropist Edward Bernard Rasmuson, whose family foundation has donated millions of dollars in efforts to improve life for Alaskans, died at home on Tuesday, Jan. 4, of brain cancer. He was 81.

Birth: Sean Richard Silveira

Robert Silveira of Cordova and Brittany Vanderwerf of Buffalo, New York announce the birth of their son Sean Richard Silveira. Sean arrived at 3:42 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau.

Obituary: Timothy J. Moore

Timothy J. Moore, age 65, of Homer, Alaska, passed peacefully from this world into the loving arms of Jesus, the Great Fisher of Men on Dec. 2, 2021.

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LAW & ORDER: Jan. 3-9

The following is a summary of incidences that occurred or were reported to the Cordova Police Department Jan. 3 through Jan. 9, 2021. Defendant(s) are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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