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.

Haisman hired as CDFU executive director

Veteran commercial harvester Chelsea Haisman has been hired as executive director of Cordova District Fishermen United, effective Sept. 17.“I just felt like it was...

Kids Fishing Derby rebounds

The Kids Fishing Derby is back!It happened on a sunny and warm Sunday, Sept. 2 at the place where it all began, the Eyak...

Kale’n Thyme brings container farming to Cordova

Sustainability, increased variety, and healthy choices are the key components to Kale’n Thyme LLC, a local business focusing on container farming in Cordova.“Our mission...

Cordova-Valdez bear death toll hits 23

Editor's note: This story has been updated since Friday's print edition went to press.A perfect storm of hungry bears, a dismal year for salmon...

A PWS borough? City chips in for economic analysis

City Council members voted 4-2 on Sept. 5 to contribute $25,000 towards an economic analysis of a Prince William Sound borough, at this time...

Brainstorming session scheduled for potential community garden

A plot of land behind St. George’s Episcopal Church on the corner of Second Street and the Copper River Highway is being eyed for...

Cordova’s 2018 Fungus Festival bathed in sunshine

Beautiful weather, energetic mycologists and mouthwatering mushroom dishes created the perfect palette for the Cordova Fungus Festival this past weekend.People of all ages ventured...

22 years running, dance company a staple for Cordova

“When I came here and there was no dance going on ... I was like, ‘We gotta dance!’” said Alyssa Kleissler, recalling her first...

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...






















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