Dick Shellhorn is a lifelong Cordovan. He has been writing sports stories for the Cordova Times for over 50 years. In his Cordova Chronicles features, he writes about the history and characters of this Alaska town. Alaska Press Club awarded Shellhorn first place for Best Humor column in 2016, and third place in 2017 and 2019. He also received second place for Best Editorial Commentary in 2019. Shellhorn has written two books about Alaska adventures: Time and Tide and Balls and Stripes.
The Coast Guard motto is “Semper Paratus,” which means “always ready,” and they and their families are there to help and support Cordova in so many ways. Sometimes, that help comes in rather unique fashion.
No one can say for sure if major league baseball can make it through a shortened 60 games schedule, but thanks to human ingenuity and a much-needed sense of humor, substitutes for fans are gradually packing the stadiums.
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