Annette Potter

Annette Potter was editor of The Cordova Times from April 2016 through February 2021. Potter started working for The Cordova Times in 2010. Potter has worked in journalism for over a decade at metro newspapers, small weeklies and magazines. Contact her at

Commentary: Capping my red pen on a high note

Annette Potter, who recently departed as editor of The Cordova Times, reflects on her 11 years with the paper.

Additional COVID-19 case identified

“This is a delicate and important moment in our community’s COVID-19 trajectory,” city officials stated. “With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, it is paramount that every individual does their best to keep their social bubbles small and minimize personal exposure. Social distance remains our most effective tool in the fight against COVID-19. Use it.”

It’s been a challenging year. Thank someone in The Cordova Times.

With the holidays right around the corner, I want to invite you to thank someone publicly in the letters section of The Cordova Times. Send thank you letters up to 150 words to
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...



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