Zachary Snowdon Smith

Zachary Snowdon Smith is a reporter and photographer for The Cordova Times.
From left, judges Chris Mendez, Per Nolan and Alan Golinsky rate 24 different pies according to flavor, texture, crust and overall presentation. (Nov. 9, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Gold-flaked lemon pie sweeps baking contest

A pie-baking contest drew entries ranging from traditional apple and pumpkin to a lemon and lowbush cranberry jelly pie topped with an elaborate mass of gold-flecked meringue.
From left, Steven and Jaxon Pallas prepare care packages as part of the Operation Christmas Child program. (Nov. 9, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Kids play Santa, distributing Christmas gifts overseas

“It gets the kids involved in giving, rather than just getting,” says Pastor Steve Leppert.

New Sobriety Celebration logo combines scientific and Native iconography

For the 26th annual Sobriety Celebration, Teal Hansen created a symbolically dense logo combining scientific diagrams with Native iconography.
Detail from “To Grandmother’s House” by Jeanne Joslin. (Nov. 1, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Paintings raise funds for Cordova arts council

Revenue from an art sale held at the Reluctant Fisherman Inn will be donated to the Cordova arts council.
Actor and comedian Tatanka Means. Photo courtesy of Tatanka Enterprises

Sobriety Celebration comedian brings clean laughs

"Comedy is subjective," says Tatanka Means. "It’s like music — everybody likes a different type, so I try to bring something for everybody."

Sobriety Celebration moves to the Cordova Center

The ambience of the center’s North Star Theatre will allow attendees to enjoy presentations by speakers and dance groups with fewer distractions, Sobriety Celebration coordinator Mary Babic said.
Photo courtesy of Chuttersnap/Unsplash

Science symposium calls for presenters to apply

The Copper River Basin Symposium has called for 250-word presentation abstracts on topics ranging from fisheries management to geology, glaciology and human history.
Karen Deaton Perry (left) serves customers at Kayak Cafe. (Oct. 28, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Kayak Cafe soups up its business plan

“It’s a lifesaver for our business, is what it is,” says Kayak Cafe co-owner Karen Deaton Perry. “We weren’t doing badly, but we’re doing awesome now.”
An ōryōki meal. (Nov. 2, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

How to eat like a Zen monk

Sitting down to a formal dining table covered in an array of different-sized forks and spoons isn’t half as challenging as eating a bowl of rice ōryōki-style.
From left: Jimmy Reilly, Kevin Chung, Christian Adams, Autumn Deaton, Anika Witsoe, Kaleb Carrillo, Keegan Estes, Jessica Wray and William Deaton. (Oct. 31, 2019) Photo courtesy of Brian Allison

On Halloween, Jokers overrun Cordova High School

“I’m an agent of chaos,” Heath Ledger’s Joker declared in the 2008 film “The Dark Knight.” Thankfully, the 10 Jokers who emerged onto the streets of Cordova on Halloween weren’t bent on mayhem.



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