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 volleyball squad advances to state

Cordova’s volleyball team played their first game in the 2A State tournament on Dec. 8.CHS, the defending state champions, faced Kenny Lake in a...

Cordova Chronicles: Old CVFD truck gets new life

Driving past the clear-cut area near the Mudhole Smith Airport a couple weeks ago, something lime green amidst all the fallen trees above the...

The Parallel Man: Cruising on the ice at Sheridan Glacier Lake on Oct. 26

He’ll never adorn the cover of winter sports magazines showing uber-athletes displaying the latest high tech clothing and gear.  Yet if a trophy is...

Cordova Chronicles: The turkeys have landed

Back on 12 October 2016, an American Airlines Boeing 787 bound from Shanghai to Chicago was diverted to Cold Bay, Alaska, after the crew...

Junior high hoopers finish season strong

Cordova Junior High squads finished the season strong, performing well in the Valdez Tournament on Nov. 10-12. Cordova’s boys won three out of five...

The Man on the Moon is super

When I returned from a hike up the Ski Hill at midday on Nov. 13, I was bit surprised to see the grandkids’ mini-playground...

Cordova Chronicles: The Mayflower, the Speedwell, and the Lady Simpson

Thanksgiving time is here, and we all know stories about the Mayflower, Pilgrims, Indians, corn, and turkeys. And we have much for which to...

Cordova Junior High players do well on challenging road trip

The Cordova Junior High basketball teams played well on a three-day road trip to Seward and Anchorage. The girls team won four out of...

Cordova Chronicles: A trip back to the future

Election Day 2016   It’s 6 a.m.  Over the noise of rain pounding on our metal roof, I heard rattling in the kitchen.  My wife...

Cordova Chronicles: A toast to duck hunters’ wives

It’s been a strange year for duck hunting. The mystic Northern Birds never did show up, at least not out on the Copper River...





















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