Annette Potter

Annette Potter is the managing editor of The Cordova Times. She has been with The Cordova Times since 2010 when it was owned by Alaska Newspapers. Annette has worked in journalism for over a decade at metro newspapers, small weeklies and magazines. Contact her at
Payton Sheakley (center) performs with the Yees Ku Oo Dancers at Native Village of Eyak’s 26th annual Sobriety Celebration. (Nov. 16, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

From the Editor’s Desk: Expanding our Alaska Native news coverage in The Cordova Times

Participating in Report for America will allow The Cordova Times to expand its coverage of Alaska Native news, writes editor Annette Potter.
Print editions of The Cordova Times. (Dec. 1, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

The Cordova Times selected as a 2020 Report for America host newsroom

The Cordova Times has been chosen as a host newsroom for Report for America, a program that helps fund journalism in underserved communities across the nation.
Aaliyah Tiedeman demonstrates the one-hand reach Native Youth Olympics event during Native Village of Eyak’s 26th annual Sobriety Celebration in Cordova. (Nov. 16, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Athletes demonstrate Native Youth Olympics games

“It’s not just for Native kids,” coach Nick Tiedeman says. “It’s all about showing our culture and traditions to other people and around the state and around the country. It’s a very fun event and it’s nice to be a part of it.”

From the Editor’s Desk: Thanks to everyone who keeps the newspaper running

This Thanksgiving, editor Annette Potter voices her gratitude for the staff, contributors and readers who have helped The Cordova Times succeed.
Brennan Caine, vice president and general counsel for The Eyak Corporation vice president, speaks with attendees during the First Friday Fall Harvest art show at Snow City Café. (Nov. 1, 2019) Photo by Annette Potter/The Cordova Times

Cordova artists give time and talent to support Eyak Foundation scholarships

Paintings, a carved mask and a full-size handmade traditional qayaaq (kayak) all made by Cordova artists will be displayed at Snow City Café for the month of November.

Cordova swim team returns home after plane accident

The Cordova High school swim team returned home Friday night after the Dutch Harbor plane crash on Thursday, Oct. 17.

Smith joins The Cordova Times team

Dear readers,The Cordova Times is proud to announce the addition of Zachary Snowdon Smith to our team this week. Smith hit...

Top 20 Cordova stories in 2018

Cordova celebrated its first tanner crab fishery in 30 years, struggled with bear issues, came together during tsunami warnings, and mourned the loss of...

Failed culvert closes Copper River Highway at Mile 21.5

A hole and road closure signs at Mile 21.5 of the Copper River Highway are raising some eyebrows of Cordova drivers. Readers asked The...

From the Editor’s Desk: Help us serve our readers better

Dear readers,It’s been nearly a year and a half since the Native Village of Eyak purchased The Cordova Times. We have accomplished a lot...



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