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: 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...

Cordova Chronicles: Whitshed or Whiteshed?

“You like tomato, and I like tomahto; you say potato and I say potahto …” Some may remember a song titled “Let’s Call the Whole...

Cordova Chronicles: Duck season a great excuse to re-visit camp classic, Spam

Mention Spam these days, and many folks, especially of the younger generation, think you are referring to unsolicited, undesired or illegal email, often flooding...

Cordova Chronicles: Why do salmon jump?

I was shooting the breeze with a local gill-netter a couple weeks ago, and he mentioned that there didn’t seem to be many “jumpers”...

Local hoops camp attracts wide group of hopefuls

Basketball season isn’t here yet, but a local hoops camp sponsored by the Cordova Area Youth Athletic Corporation attracted 25 players ranging from second...

Cordova Chronicles: The silvers are back

The silver salmon sport fishing season is here. It’s hard to miss all the vehicles lined up on recently expanded roadside parking at Ibeck...

Cordova Chronicles: A Texan in Paradise

His name is Huckleberry Cole, and if that isn’t clue enough, yes, he hails from Texas.Austin to be specific. The Texas capital is known...

Cordova Chronicles: Did the 1964 Earthquake actually help Cordova?

The Great Alaska Earthquake of March 1964 caused damage estimated at $1.7 million to Cordova, but perhaps its greatest impact was the resulting 6.2-foot...

Cordova Chronicles: So much history in a road sign

As residential growth continues on the recently extended Whitshed Road, more and more locals are driving the popular seven-mile byway that was once known...

Cordova Chronicles: The year of the seagull

While Cordovans are enjoying another hot and dry summer, 2016 may soon be more remembered as The Year of The Seagull. A record number...

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