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: This Belle continues to ring

Probably few Cordovans notice a large bronze bell mounted near the edge of the Civic Center’s upper parking area.  Youngsters, including my grandkids, never...

Cordova junior high boys extend win streak to six

The Cordova Junior High boys basketball team remains undefeated, rattling off a pair of wins against Valdez here on October 21-22 to stand at...

Cordova High junior basketball team faces Valdez at home

The red hot Cordova High School junior high boys meet Valdez here today, Oct. 21, and tomorrow, Oct. 22, in their final home games...

Zach Hamberger Wins State 2A cross-country championship

Cordova High School senior Zach Hamberger became the first Cordova runner ever to win a state title in cross country, posting a 16:38 time...

Cordova Chronicles: Will it be the Year of the Snow?

This week the first snow of the year fell from the skies. On Saturday, Oct. 15, Cordovans who had been looking at dandelions in...

Cordova Chronicles: The mini-trucks are here

Have you noticed little mini-trucks zipping around town?The first time I saw one cruising down Main Street, I thought I was back in Korea....

Cordova Junior High cagers take on Grace Christian

The Cordova Junior High basketball squads face Grace Christian here this weekend, playing a full slate of games on Friday and Saturday.The young Wolverines...

Cordova Chronicles: Memorable historic buildings receive TLC

Several local buildings with rich histories that date back to Cordova’s earliest days are receiving repairs, remodeling or paint jobs.None has a more entertaining...

Cordova Chronicles: Joys of that first duck hunt

For anyone that chases ducks, the memories of that first hunt always endure. It is therefore with joy and anticipation that I took my...

Cordova Chronicles: Farewell to duck hunting legend Bobby Maxwell

Cordova recently lost a member of the Delta Duck Hunter’s Hall of Fame. Bobby Maxwell passed away on Sept. 7. He was 81. His...





















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