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: Elements and vessels damage Cordova marine facilities

Winds, tides, ice and even a few vessels have not been kind to Cordova’s marine facilities this past year. Fortunately, no one has been...

The Readers Respond: More Blasts from the Past

 A trading post of the banks of Alaganik Slough, connected to the RR tracks by a boardwalk, plus an exposed rocky pinnacle and water...

Alaska March Madness: Wolverines Top Bristol Bay at 2A State, 74-45

The Cordova Wolverines once again made it to the State 2A tournament, held at the UAA Alaska Airlines Center at Anchorage in Alaska’s version...

Lady Wolverines narrowly miss trip to state

Cordova’s Lady Wolverines narrowly missed a trip to the State 2A Tournament, falling to Glennallen 39-36 in the crucial consolation game at Interior Conference...

Wolverines advance to March Madness, Alaska Style

It wasn’t easy, but the result was a trip to the State 2A tournament for the Cordova Wolverines.  Playing every other team in the...
Helmets such as this with built-in earphones are the latest innovation to enhance entrainment for skiers and snowboarders.

Cordova Chronicles: Entrainment could prove to be hazardous

One of the news reports that came from the recently completed Olympics centered on the use of music to pump up athletes, especially snowboarders...

Lady Wolverines finish regular season with sweep at SuValley

Cordova’s Lady Wolverines finished the regular season with a sweep of conference opponent SuValley on March 2-3.  CHS topped the Rams 36-17 and 52-18...

Unalaska tops Lady Wolverines in non-conference play

Unalaska topped Cordova’s Lady Wolverines 46-30 and 40-33 in non-conference play at Dutch Harbor on Feb. 23 and 24.The long trip westward started with...

CHS boys drop pair at SuValley

The SuValley Rams topped Cordova 53-43 and 43-29 in conference play at SuValley on March 2-3.Cordova High School trailed 30-18 at halftime of the...

Cordova Chronicles: Olympic moments and beyond

Any skater who has taken a tumble while cruising amongst ice bergs on Sheridan Lake knows that water in its solid state is a...




















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