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 and third place in 2017.

Cordova Chronicles: Historic Adams Avenue receives major repairs

Anyone who has survived driving through lake-size puddles at the conjunction of Adams Avenue and Main Street following heavy rains or slushy winter storms...

Cordova Chronicles: Nature calls, from Paris to Pete Dahl

Pete Dahl and Paris are about as far apart as you can get, but the two have an unexpected bond.As every true sportsman knows,...

Cordova Chronicles: An attic full of memories

One of my favorite sources of tales is the Cordova Museum. Hidden in its recesses is a treasure trove of classics, including a complete...

Cordova Chronicles: From 103 degrees south to 60 degrees north

On July 12, 2018, Alaska Airlines Flight 66 landed in a cloud of dust at Mudhole Smith Airport, and Texans Terry and Rosalon Moorhead...

Cordova Chronicles: Tales of an outhouse on the move and an Oregon State victory

Part of the magic of sports is the anticipation of a dramatic finish.In basketball, we hope for a tie or one bucket margin in...

Cordova Chronicles: A fisher of men and the sea

Followers of Christianity have often been known as fishers of men, based on a Bible versus from Matthew 4:19.  Their mission has always been...

Cordova Chronicles: 110 Fourth of July celebrations, Cordova Style

Another Fourth of July, Cordova Style, is here. Our fair city was incorporated on July 8, 1909, just four days after the first official...

Cordova Chronicles: Weather forecasting by thumb

Living in a seafaring community, weather is always foremost on our minds.  Commercial and pleasure craft of all sizes routinely depart the safe confines...

Cordova Chronicles: Going, going, gone!

Baseball is an American institution, and right here in Cordova, Alaska, USA, one of the first sights newcomers pass when approaching the heart of...

Cordova Chronicles: A royal repair

When one thinks of warm lightweight high-tech jackets, names like North Face, Eddie Bauer, and Patagonia likely come to mind.Chances are no one has...





















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