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: 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...

Cordova Chronicles: History is where you find it

History is where you find it — which is often right under your very nose.

Cordova Chronicles: The amazing life of Henry Stewart, CHS class of 1937

Dick Shellhorn reflects on the life of an exemplary Cordovan.

Cordova Chronicles: A tribute to Cordova’s World War II veterans

A single flag flies on a unique plaque hidden in the archives of the Cordova Museum. Presented by the CHS Class of 1943, it is an amazing list of all the CHS graduates that served our country in WWII up through that year, accompanied by a photo of each.

Cordova Chronicles: The Mayor of Kiniklik

Dick Shellhorn reflects on the life of Cliff Alber, dubbed the Mayor of Kiniklik.

Centennial Celebration: A bucket of Copper Nuggets

On the 100th anniversary of CHS, here is a collection of tidbits from all those years, in very random order.

From the mouth of Babe

Dick Shellhorn paints a portrait of the oldest living Cordova grad.

Cordova Chronicles: A strange centennial graduation

History is full of contradictions, and it seems like the further back one looks, the more there are.

Wolverines basketball team earns academic award

The 2019-20 basketball season ended in disheartening manner for the CHS boys, with the 2A District playoffs in SuValley canceled late on Friday, March 13, due to the expanding coronavirus pandemic.

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