Amanda Williams

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Amanda Williams is a freelance reporter for The Cordova Times. She is also Aquatics Resource Management Assistant for Copper River Watershed Project. Williams is a Navy veteran who served during Operation Iraqi Freedom. She has worked for a variety of newspapers in the Lower 48. She first came to Cordova as a VetsWork intern working for the Forest Service as a public outreach specialist on the Cordova Ranger District.

Busting myths about bears in Cordova

“Our bear populations are doing well, and they have an abundant resource to eat,” said Charlotte Westing, Area Biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “In a lot of years, we actually don’t have bear problems in town. One out of every three years, we have no defense of life and property kills and very few calls to the Cordova Police Department.”

City addresses active shooter protocol, opioid epidemic

A thought-provoking work session occurred June 15 in Cordova. The topics were not for the light of heart: “Active Shooter Preparedness” and the “Fentanyl Overdose Crisis.”

Howarth addresses state budget, cruise visit, Texas shooting

Property taxes, Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council, the state budget and shooter safety took center stage at the June 1 Cordova City Council meeting.

Mt. Eyak Ski Area season ends on a sunny note

Cordovans and out of towners alike flocked to Mt. Eyak Ski Ski Area for the final day of the season. Mother nature didn’t disappoint — glorious weather and great spring snow conditions abounded.

New mayor, council members commence first meeting

Cordova City Council kicked off its bi-monthly meeting April 6 with the newly appointed mayor and council members. Robert Beedle, Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council, city representative, was at the meeting to report on the recent occurrence in Valdez.

Sheridan Glacier in the afternoon on March 13

Photos form Sheridan Glacier in mid-March: It was overcast and cold, then started to drizzle while traversing the thick ice. It was tranquil out on the frozen water.

Gather to celebrate, gather to swim, gather to donate

High tide and high energy abounded on a blue bird Sunday, March 20, on the stairs at Fleming Spit near the new Prince William Sound Science Center. Many gathered around 4 p.m. that day to not only celebrate Ann Solberg’s birthday, but for a good cause as well: raising funds for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.

Cordova Council discusses local election, south harbor project

Cordova City Council convened March 2 to discuss myriad of topics, including the south harbor rebuild. The city is intent on keeping the project rolling and is on a quest for more funding. An overwhelming majority of Cordovans voted yes on Proposition 1, which allows the city to take a $2 million dollar Department of Environmental Conservation loan.

City considers ways to raise fund, cut costs for South Harbor rebuild

Cordova City Council discussed future funding from the state of Alaska and movement on the South Harbor Project at its Feb. 16 meeting.

Winter motorized sports now open across the Chugach

It’s fall on the calendar, but it certainly feels like winter on the Cordova Ranger District. Early season snowfall means a winter wonderland brimming with recreation activities: skating, snowshoeing, snowmachining, snowboarding and skiing.

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LAW & ORDER: June 27-July 3

The following is a summary of incidences that occurred or were reported to the Cordova Police Department June 27 through July 3, 2022. Defendant(s) are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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