Amanda Williams

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.

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.

Chugach Corner: Winter recreation on trails

Winter is right around the corner, so it’s a great time of year to take advantage of the extraordinary outdoor activities on the Chugach National Forest in and around Cordova.

Chugach Corner: Meet the new Forest Service biologist

Brandt Meixell is the newest biologist on the Cordova Ranger District and his impressive pedigree and laid-back get-things-done attitude are welcome additions to the team, writes Amanda Williams.


Police report

Courtesy of the Cordova Police Department  The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between 10-10-22...
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