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The Cordova Times is Prince William Sound's oldest newspaper, publishing since 1914. Send story ideas and news tips to news@thecordovatimes.com.

Wrangell-St. Elias to offer modified visitor services

Officials at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve say they have adapted park operations with guidance from federal and state agencies to slow the spread of COVID-19 and are offering modified visitor services at five locations in the park.

Coast Guard identifies numerous maritime law violations

U.S. Coast Guard personnel say they are identifying a concerning trend in violations of maritime law throughout western and Arctic Alaska, ranging...

Crab Fest 2020 will be a virtual and in-person event

Kodiak’s traditional Crab Fest, with the 2020 theme “Sea What Matters” will go live from Aug. 19 through Aug. 23, but like everything else this year, it will look a lot different.

Harvesters give back to community elders

In what has proven a tough year so far for local harvesters, 109 fishermen came together to donate 255 sockeye salmon for Cordova’s elders in the community’s annual Senior Salmon Day.

Despite some strong production, salmon season still lags

Commercial drift gillnetters and purse seiners delivered an estimated 1.3 million salmon to processors in the Prince William Sound area through Wednesday, July 1, including some 468,739 sockeyes, in a season that has been a real slow starter.

Birth: Franklin Joseph Dyer

Branden Dyer and Jacqueline Gonzalez Dyer of Cordova announce the birth of their son Franklin Joseph Dyer.

Obituary: Mark David Adams

Mark David Adams, a fisherman and devoted family man died peacefully on June 3, 2020 in Cordova, Alaska, at home. He was born in Spokane, Washington, to Bonnie and Gene Adams on March 21, 1963 and grew up in Metaline, Washington, where he graduated from Selkirk High School in 1981.

Obituary: Charles Alden McCracken

Charles Alden McCracken died peacefully at home in Cordova on June 15, 2020. He was 86-years old. Born in Cordova on January 17, 1934, Charlie was descended from the Lummi Island Tribe, also known as Lhaq'temish (LOCK‐tuh‐mish), or People of the Sea, on the border between Washington state and Canada.

Graduation: Lindsey Hammer

Lindsey Hammer of Cordova received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Rhetoric Studies May 24 from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.

8,025 apply for mortgage, rent relief

All eligible applicants among the 8,025 who submitted applications for federal CARES Act rent and mortgage relief will receive a one-time payment of up to $1,200, Alaska Housing Finance Corp. officials said Tuesday, June 30.

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