Emily Mesner

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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.

FNRA pre-event raises funds, sells guns, and connects community

The Powder House was packed Tuesday night, Aug. 28, as Cordova’s gun enthusiasts gathered for the 10th annual Smoke ‘n Guns fundraising event, hosted...

Students reunite with friends on first day of school

Students armed with new backpacks filled with school supplies, chatted with friends in the Mt. Eccles Elementary School lobby and cafeteria before the start...

Copper River Highway washout forces early business closures

Erosion along the Copper River Highway is never unexpected, but now the raging Copper River seems intent on cutting a new channel, as evidenced...

New refuse dumpster truck purchase on hold

Plans to replace a 17-year-old refuse dumpster truck have been placed on hold after the consideration of bids was referred to staff during the...

Dumpster diving bear killed, prompting more safety talks

At 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 8 a barrel trap, set by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, was placed near a dumpster at...

Mark King shares stories of Alaganik’s days gone by

The Alaganik River hummed along as long-time resident and local historian Mark King offered tales of the community’s cultural past.Gaps in the soggy branches...

Hoover’s artwork celebrates fishing ancestry, fish runs

The ever-changing Copper River Gallery now features six large, acrylic-on-wood panel paintings, titled “Bloodline”, created by local Cordovan artist Rachel Hoover.Large white and black...

Cordova dad makes it easier to get survival suits for toddlers

A partnership born out of need to provide survival suits for toddlers and infants at sea makes possible today the purchase of this gear...

Eyak language and culture are growing globally

What is a language? Is it alive? Can it die?These are the questions that 29-year-old French linguist Guillaume Leduey asked himself as he became...

Cordova Trap & Gun Club hosts Women on Target

Women gathered over the weekend to participate in the Cordova Trap & Gun Club’s Women on Target event at Cordova’s Public Shooting Range.Volunteers and...





















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