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: A bright spot in a COVID year

With sunny skies and snowy slopes, the Mt. Eyak Ski area was packed with skiers and snowboarders for one of the final openings of the season on April 10.

Weekend scrimmages signal end of basketball season

Cordova’s junior high and high school basketball seasons ended with several scrimmages in the last few weeks. Due to COVID protocols, the teams did not travel or have any games with visiting teams this year.

Cordova Chronicles: The sky is the limit

One of the charms of outdoor adventure is its unpredictability. Even the simplest activity can suddenly test one’s mettle.

Cordova Chronicles: News of the World

The strange situation at the Suez Canal captivated the world for six days. But Alaska has its own share of odd nautical news.

Cordova Chronicles: Cordova’s first ferry, gone but not forgotten

The M/V Chilkat sank in Guemes Channel near Anacortes, Washington, on January 12, 2021. Built in 1957 as the first ferry of the Alaska Marine Highway System, it had been converted to a scallop tender, and went down after breaking free from its nearby moorings.

Cordova Chronicles: A year without hoops, but growing hope

Dick Shellhorn reflects on a fateful 1956 basketball game, and the dangers of overconfidence.

Cordova Chronicles: Saga of the North Cloud, Part V

The Saga of the North Cloud poignantly concludes in this week's installment.

Cordova Chronicles: Saga of the North Cloud, Part IV

The real-life tale of adventure continues in the penultimate installment of the Saga of the North Cloud.

Cordova Chronicles: Saga of the North Cloud, Part III

Fresh peril awaits in the third installment of the Saga of the North Cloud!

Cordova Chronicles: Saga of the North Cloud, Part II

The thrilling tale of real-life adventure continues this week in the second installment of the story of the North Cloud.

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