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Dick Shellhorn

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Dick Shellhorn, author, reporter, ref and grandpa, can be reached at shorn@gci.net. Shellhorn was born and raised in Cordova, Alaska, and has lived there his entire life. He has been writing sports stories for the Cordova Times for over 40 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.

Cordova Chronicles: No ice breakup for Texans

This year’s Nenana Ice Classic totaled $225,000 and had 35 winners. Alaska’s oldest guessing game was born, as many other gambling schemes, of a...

Cordova Chronicles: Requiem for a sourdough

Sourdough pancakes have always been a key part of Alaska history. Indeed, fortune seekers who raced north in search of gold in the late...

Cordova Chronicles: History under a bridge

Last week I wrote about the famous 11-mile tangent on the CR&NW Railway mentioned by Alfred O. Quinn in his book Iron Rails to...

Cordova Chronicles: History in tangents and circles

Spring cleanup is here again. A lack of snowfall this past winter means debris is already appearing. The annual Cordova Chamber of Commerce Cleanup...
Lady Wolverine Abby Bourgeois drives through the lane for a basket against ACS Lion Kelsey Smallwood in Round 2 of the Cordova Tipoff. Photo by Mikie McHone/For The Cordova Times

Cordova to host three tournaments

March Madness, Alaska Style, as well as the NCAA hoops version, is over, yet Cordova sport fans still have much to cheer about.This coming...

Coaching legend calls it a career after 547 wins

The coach who guided the Cordova High boys to their best single-season record and established the mark for longest tenure as CHS mentor is...

‘Raising Wolverines Clinic’ is a big success

A key to the success of any basketball program begins with attracting and developing players at an early age. If the enthusiasm and number...

Cordova Chronicles: Elements and vessels damage Cordova marine facilities

Winds, tides, ice and even a few vessels have not been kind to Cordova’s marine facilities this past year. Fortunately, no one has been...

The Readers Respond: More Blasts from the Past

 A trading post of the banks of Alaganik Slough, connected to the RR tracks by a boardwalk, plus an exposed rocky pinnacle and water...

Alaska March Madness: Wolverines Top Bristol Bay at 2A State, 74-45

The Cordova Wolverines once again made it to the State 2A tournament, held at the UAA Alaska Airlines Center at Anchorage in Alaska’s version...











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