Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams, originally from California, is a reporter, photographer and videographer for the Cordova Times. She has a long history of writing professionally for magazines and newspapers in her home state, and she also writes her own music. Williams is a decorated Navy veteran. When she isn’t covering the news, she enjoys skiing, singing, spending time with friends and family and traveling. She first came to Cordova as a VetsWork intern working for the Forest Service as a public outreach specialist on the Cordova Ranger District.

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.

Chugach Corner: Mt. Eccles elementary students make debris huts, learn survival skills

The Chugach National Forest, Cordova Ranger District is a great place to play and create, and fifth and sixth graders from Mt. Eccles Elementary School did just that recently. A group of bright-eyed youngsters descended upon 18 Mile on Aug. 26 for a fun-filled day. The event challenged roughly 40 students to flex their creativity and critical-thinking muscles, all while working on team building and communication.

Chugach Corner: Fungus Festival is underway

The 15th annual Cordova Fungus Festival, “Fungus, Forest, Sea,” invites all foragers to delight in several activities via in-person events as well as virtual this year.

Chugach Corner: PWS Resource Advisory Committee is accepting proposals

The Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committee is accepting project proposals for review and consideration for funding for Fiscal Year 2022.

Chugach Corner: Eyak River Trail update and staying safe this holiday

The Cordova Ranger District trail crew have spent the past few weeks rigorously constructing 600 feet of new step-and-run boardwalk along Eyak River Trail, netted with recycled seine nets from the local fishing fleet for improved traction in our temperate rainforest environment.


CPD dispatch report – May 15, 2023 through May 21, 2023

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between May 15, 2023 through May 21, 2023. Any charges reported in...
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