The Cordova Times

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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.

Birth: Piper Jean O’Brien

Sean O’Brien and Jessica Weaver of Cordova announce the birth of their daughter Piper Jean O’Brien.

Rescued harbor seal pups admitted to SeaLife Center

Six harbor seal pups found stranded in the first half of June, all malnourished and dehydrated, are now being cared for by the Alaska SeaLife Center’s Wildlife Response Program in Seward.

Around Town: Fourth of July, virtual photo show, Cordova Rocks

Gear up for an Independence Bike Parade and other COVID-consious events coming up in Cordova.

King crab rebuilding plan approved

Federal fisheries officials have approved a plan to rebuild stocks of St Matthew Island blue king crab over approximately the next 25 years.

Weathervane scallop fishery shut for the season

Fishing for weathervane scallops in Registration Area E of Prince William Sound will remain closed for the 2020-21 season

Edgmon to address AFN in Anchorage

Alaska Speaker of the House Bryce Edgmon, I-Dillingham, will be the keynote speaker at the 54th annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, set for Oct. 15-17.

Unemployment benefits extended

Rising job losses have cleared the way for a high unemployment period in Alaska, a threshold which lengthens the extended benefits eligibility from a possible 13 weeks to 20 weeks for eligible individuals.

Coast Guard aids grounded vessel

A grounded fishing vessel taking on water in Sukhoi Bay, off the tip of Kodiak Island, got an assist on Thursday, June 18, from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak.

Declaration form required for all incoming travelers

Unified command officials working to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Alaska are reminding travelers to adhere to specific quarantine and/or testing procedures when arriving in Alaska by land or sea.

Murkowski pushes improving PWS warning system

In the wake of warnings of a potential massive landslide due to a melting glacier and thawing permafrost, Sen. Lisa Murkowski is urging federal oceans officials to prioritize improvements to tsunami monitoring in Prince William Sound.

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