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 2020, 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. Reach him at shorn@gci.net.

Cordova Chronicles: Thanks, ducks, for Alaganik Landing

With the USFS Million Dollar Bridge Recreation Area at Mile 52 no longer accessible due to the washout at Mile 36, Alaganik Landing has become the most popular recreational spot on the Copper River Highway.

Cordova Chronicles: Communication is the key

Dick Shellhorn muses on the "deuce and a half," a 10-wheeled off-road truck with an interesting history.

Cordova Chronicles: The power of the press

Dick Shellhorn reminisces about USMC veteran Jerry Behymer.

Lady Wolverines win Lumen Christi Spiketacular

The Cordova Lady Wolverines had a very successful four-day road trip on October 13-16, winning the Lumen Christi Spiketacular as well as coming out on top in several conference games.

Cordova Chronicles: Hopes high for another big ski season

With fresh snow already dusting the peaks surrounding Cordova, local skiers and snowboarders are anticipating another big season.

Cordova Chronicles: A fan for the ages

From up yonder in bleachers much higher than the top row at CHS Court, Stan Makarka will still be rooting for his beloved Blue and White.

Cordova Chronicles: Gabions galore

Gabions are rectangular wirework containers that are filled with rock or other materials for use in construction of dams and retaining walls.

Cordova Chronicles: Christmas in June?

After two months' wait, Dick Shellhorn returns with another charming installment of Cordova Chronicles.

Cordova Chronicles: Out with the old, in with the new

The shores of Lake Eyak are witnessing a flurry of construction activity this summer, with two new homes as well as a small cabin being built along its scenic edges.

Cordova Chronicles: Flying forget-me-nots

Spring is in the air, and Cordova gardening enthusiasts have been out in full force to take advantage of the first plant sales of the season.

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