From the Editor’s Desk: Alaska news defies geography

There is something very special about news in Alaska. Maybe it’s the size of the state, the unique things that happen here or the diversity of the people. It might be the challenges we face or the pride we have about being Alaskan.

Regardless, we have more range than words to cover it all. Decisions in Juneau affect us in Cordova. Fish caught in the Copper River land on plates all over the country and beyond. Our news defies geography.

The Cordova Times print and online readers are everywhere. They span California, Idaho, Arizona and Washington. They are in Juneau, Fairbanks, Glennallen, Valdez, Anchorage, Sitka, Seward, Nome, Kodiak, Kotzebue and Barrow.

Native Village of Eyak, the publisher of The Cordova Times, is proud to continue The Cordova Time’s 102-year tradition of publishing news in The Prince William Sound. NVE has made it possible for the newspaper to distribute weekly via direct mail subscriptions to more than 450 Alaska Native tribal governments, village corporations and regional corporations across Alaska.

As our reach expands, so will our coverage. We want to hear your story ideas and know what kind of news is important to you. We are looking for community contributors, freelance writers and photographers, and guest opinions about topics that affect Cordovans and Alaskans statewide.

Please feel free to share your news tips, story ideas, letters to the editor and other contributions with me at Thank you for reading.

Annette Potter is the managing editor of The Cordova Times. Reach Annette at