Emily Mesner

Emily Mesner is a staff reporter and photographer for The Cordova Times. Reach her at emesner@thecordovatimes.com. Emily graduated from Central Michigan University, earning a degree in photojournalism with a cultural competency certificate. She first visited Alaska in 2016, working as a media intern for the National Park Service in Kotzebue and Denali National Park and Preserve, and has been coming back ever since. To see more photos, follow @thecordovatimes and @emilymesnerphoto on Instagram.

Arsenic & Old Lace cast brings Brooklyn to Cordova

Within minutes after two heavy, red curtains parted ways the audience began laughing, and didn’t let up until the curtains closed nearly two and...

Cordova regular city election results and special election announced

Preliminary results from ballots cast at the polls during Cordova’s regular city election on March 6 are in, with one city council seat still...
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Rollins charged in home burglary

Charges have been filed against Darrell D. Rollins after he broke into a home and stole clothing, food and $4,500 in cash.Rollins has been...
Third-grader Skyla Hallquist tests out a survival suit as Mt. Eccles physical education teacher Jeff Hamberger assists, at the Bob Korn Memorial Pool on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times

Mt. Eccles School swim lessons inspire confidence

Eight-year-old Aiden Flores inched his way to the end of the diving board.Encouraged by swim teacher Jeff Hamberger, soon the boy’s toes dangled off...
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Third quarter decline in wages was 3.6 percent

Alaska employers paid $4.5 billion in wages for June, July and August of 2017, a 3.6 percent drop from the same period a year...
Cabin Lake is privately-owned and is one location of more than 90,000 thousand acres of land owned by The Eyak Corp that requires visitors to use a land use permit. Photo by Raven Madison/for The Cordova Times

Recreational activities may require land use permit

Cordova and its surrounding areas offer an array of recreational possibilities including skiing, hiking, picnicking, camping and berry picking, to name a few.More than...
The sun sets down Orca Inlet as clouds roll in and over the mountains as seen from the harbor on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times

Photo of the Week: Orca Inlet

The sun sets down Orca Inlet as clouds roll in and over the mountains as seen from the harbor on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Photo...
From left, MiKita DeCook, Marie Jamille Esguerra, Cori Pegau and Reid Williams, of the team ‘Yeti Crabs’, take the stage in front of 200 people before the final and championship round of the buzzer competition during the Alaska Tsunami National Ocean Sciences Bowl. Photo by Lauren Bien/for The Cordova Times

Cordova teams place in numerous categories during Tsunami Bowl

Cordova’s Yeti Crabs beat 21 other high school teams from throughout Alaska to win the Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl, and the right to...
Katherine Mead smiles and laughs with Cody Handley during the CVFD awards banquet held at the Powder House on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times

Awards Banquet: CVFD honors its own

The Cordova Volunteer Fire Department honored its own on Feb. 10, for hours, quality of service and years of dedication.But before the annual CVFD...

Heidi Renae Todd, 4, found in Alabama

Support and well-wishes flooded in from families around town after news broke on the evening of Feb. 13 of a mother’s brutal beating and...


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