Guest Commentary


Run or bike and run the Bay to Bay in May

There will be a free run or run/bike event May 7 in Cordova. It is called the Bay to Bay in May. The event starts in Hartney Bay and will finish at Orca Bay Lodge. It is open to all ages. Participants can either run the entire course of 9 miles or they can bike 6 miles to the Cordova Center then run/walk the 3 miles to Orca Adventure Lodge.

Cordova Iceworm Swim Team takes second place

Valdez Torpedoes Swim Club hosted its annual Banana Swim Meet on April 8-9. Thankful for the ferry schedule, 24 Cordova Iceworm swimmers attended the meet with families and coaches, along with YMCA from Anchorage, and Chugiak Athletic Club (CAC) from Eagle River.
Cartons of Darigold milk sit in the refrigerator at Nichols’ Backdoor Store on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. Owner, Dan Nichols, purchases the milk from Sam’s Club. Walmart announced the closing of Sam’s Club branches nationwide, including the three Alaska locations. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times

Commentary: A wake-up call for Cordova from The Sunset View

David Otness writes: I had a quick little email exchange with Alaska state Sen. Gary Stevens this week that left me feeling better about a troubling situation that has rapidly grown up around us. Better. But not resolved to full satisfaction.

Community Health: Tips for coping with stress and how to respond to it

Behavior health clinician Susie Powell writes: Spring is coming, and this is a great time to reflect on all the dust and clutter that have accumulated over the winter and do some spring cleaning. When it comes to our mental health, most all of us have some emotional cobwebs or maybe a lot of mental clutter that have been causing stress.

Harding receives recognition for 2 decades of service

Susan Harding has contributed much to the college in her 21 years working for Prince William Sound College. As a dual enrollment teacher, she has influenced countless students, and as the PWSC Cordova Extension Site Coordinator, she continues to motivate and help students achieve their goals. 

Time is now to resolve Alaska’s great contradictions

We have the largest reserves of natural gas and renewable energy potential in the United States, yet we have the second-highest energy costs in the nation, Gov. Mike Dunleavy writes.

Dermot Cole: Dunleavy bill on Russian ‘profiteering’ by financial companies is a slapdash campaign...

Dermot Cole writes: A new bill by Gov. Mike Dunleavy might appear to be an honest expression of indignation about private companies attempting to earn a profit in Russia despite the unprovoked attack on Ukraine. But closer inspection shows that Senate Bill 235 is little more than a slapdash campaign ad, printed and promoted at state expense.

Commentary: Revisiting Ambler decision contradicts White House clean energy targets

Corri Feige of the Alaska DNR writes: Alaska needs infrastructure and it makes sense to place that infrastructure where it will enable job creation and economic growth for the state.

The Catch: I Remember

This poem and photo were originally published in the “Tracks” themed Winter 2022 edition of The Catch, Cordova’s literary & arts quarterly publication.

$12K donated to Cordova Volunteer Fire Department

On Feb. 3, AC Value Center Manager Robbie Gilmour presented Fire Chief Michael Hicks and Engine 3 Captain Stephen Phillips with a donation check in the amount $12,009.49.


Police report

Courtesy of the Cordova Police Department  The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between 10-10-22...
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