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.
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CHS boys shine at Rally the Regions Tournament

Facing 2A teams from southeast and western Alaska, the Cordova Wolverines won three of four games in the Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic at...
Main Street Cordova in the early 1950s. Notice the lamppost in front of the Cordova Commercial, which is the first building on the left. Photo courtesy of the Cordova Historical Society

Cordova Chronicles: Fireman’s Ball got hotter when the lights came on

Another New Year is here, ushered in with fanfare all around the world. It seems like big New York-style countdowns now span the globe;...

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

The Yuletide season is here, and music is always a big part of it.“I’ll be Home for Christmas” is very popular tune, and Americans...

Cordova Chronicles: A farewell thanks to the O’Briens

After 36 years of service, pharmacist Dave O’Brien filled out his last prescriptions for Cordovans on Dec. 9. From the glass window behind his...
From left, Edrea Navarro and Inga Arvidson block out a taller Valdez player to secure a rebound for the Lady Wolverines. Photo by Mikie McHone/For The Cordova Times

Valdez sweeps Lady Wolverines

The Valdez girls swept Cordova in the season opener for both squads here on Dec. 15-16.Led by 6-0 senior Bobbie Mott, the Lady Bucs...

Valdez renews rivalry with pair of wins

It’s been seven years since the Valdez Buccaneers played at Cordova High School court, and the cross-Sound rivals returned home via fast ferry with...

Cordova Chronicles: All I want for Christmas is a Wonderduck

Another duck season officially ends Dec. 16. Most of the birds have already headed South from frozen sloughs and ponds on the Copper River...

Cordova Chronicles: Santa brings local basketball fans an early treat

Santa is arriving early this year, by ferry of all things, bearing a special treat for local basketball fans.The Valdez Buccaneers will be here...

New look Wolverines open season

The Cordova Wolverines open their season here on Dec.15-16, with many new faces on the court and the sidelines.Bert Adams, who coached the JV...

Lady Wolverines look forward to new season

Cordova’s Lady Wolverines have started practicing, with second year Coach Brad Sjostedt continuing his rebuilding campaign.“We are looking forward to the upcoming season,” he...
























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