Dick Shellhorn

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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.

Cordova Chronicles: Coast Guard to the rescue

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.

ASAA cancels fall state championships, postpones other activities

Effective Oct. 13, the Alaska School Activities Association canceled state tournaments in all fall sports, and postponed other activities.

Major project underway near burn pile

A $4.8 million-dollar project that will impact 0.82 miles of highway and surrounding area near the Cordova burn pile on Orca Road is underway.

Cordova Chronicles: What a hunter won’t do for a moose

Anyone who has tried to harvest a moose out on the Copper River Delta knows what a difficult challenge it is to spot the big critters in the ever-growing brush throughout its habitat.

Update: CHS follows ASAA protocols for fall sports

Cordova High School has started a number of fall sports while carefully following Alaska School Activities Association protocols.

Cordova Chronicles: News is where you find it

Finding inspiration for Cordova Chronicles stories isn't as difficult as you might think, writes Dick Shellhorn.

Cordova Chronicles: A rooftop full of memories

Dick Shellhorn unspools an epic tale of roofing his duck cabin.

Cordova Chronicles: A 4-page trip back in time

Perhaps nothing gives more insight into history than a newspaper from the past, so imagine the treasures held in a recently discovered copy of The Cordova Alaskan dated Saturday, Aug. 29, 1908.

Cordova Chronicles: Take me out to the ballgame — sort of

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.

Cordova Chronicles: The case of a mysterious sound

This is a tale worthy of a Sherlock Holmes mystery. Set in small Alaska town, it involves an unlikely cast of characters...

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