Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson

Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson is a staff writer and photographer for The Cordova Times. She has been writing in one form or another for 30-plus years and has had a longstanding relationship with The Cordova Times starting in 1989. She's been an Alaskan since 1976 and first moved to Cordova in 1978. She's lived in various West Texas towns; in Denver, Colorado; in McGrath, Cordova, Galena, Kodiak, Wasilla, Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska and in Bangalore, India. She has two children and three grandchildren. She can be reached at or follow her on Instagram @alaskatoindia.

Council nixes new split sales tax ordinance

The Cordova city council has voted to approve a motion for a four cent per gallon fuel excise tax.The vote during the council’s Oct....
Patience Faulkner received the Chugach Alaska Corp.’s 2017 Elder of the Year award Oct. 14, during Chugach’s annual shareholders’ meeting at the Cordova Center. Photo by Angela Butler/For The Cordova Times

Patience Faulkner honored as Elder of the Year

Alaska Native artist and teacher Patience Faulkner, who is of Chugach Sugpiaq heritage, was honored Oct. 14 in Cordova as Chugach Alaska Corp.’s 2017...
Rear Adm. John Korka, Pacific Fleet civil engineer and commander of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Pacific, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, presented the Northern Edge 17 after action report to the Cordova city council and residents Oct. 11. Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

NE17 used less ordnance than allowed

Officials with the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet and Alaska Command descended on Cordova on Oct. 11 to deliver an after-action report on Northern Edge...

City council to discuss possible taxes to fill out FY18 operating budget

A work session and city council meeting are scheduled for 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively, Wednesday, Oct. 18, in city council chambers at...
Chugach Aleut sisters Mary Babic and Peggy McDaniel, of Alutiiq Creations, have resided in Cordova for 35 years. They’ve been working together for about 10 years, and attending the Alaska Native Customary Art Show, part of AFN, for the same amount of time. Photo courtesy Mary Babic and Peggy McDaniel/For The Cordova Times

AFN crafts show will include Cordova artists

Artwork from more than 170 artists and craftspeople, including Cordova’s Gloria Cunningham, Brittany Banks, Peggy McDaniel and Mary Babic, will be for sale at...
Kindergarten students don masks they made during Culture Week, an annual program held through a joint community partnership with the Native Village of Eyak and the Cordova School District Oct. 2 though Oct. 5. Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times

Culture Week brings indigenous culture into the classroom

Click on an image below to enlarge it:Mt. Eccles Elementary School Principal Gayle Groff believes that place-based education, where studies are tied to the...

St. Michael dinner, auction net $1,100

Click an image to enlarge itSt. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church’s members held an Indian Taco dinner and silent auction Sept. 30, at St....

PWS couple home safe after Vegas shooting

Moments before the shooting began Meagan and Matt Craig were listening to the music of country music legend Jason Aldean at the Route 91...

Applications for marijuana business establishments filed

Applications filed by Cordova resident Melina Meyer with the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office seek to establish a marijuana cultivation facility and separate...

Alleged misconduct leads to recall election Nov. 7

During a special election slated for Nov. 7, voters will decide if city councilman Josh Hallquist should retain council seat E, or be recalled...



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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