Zachary Snowdon Smith

Zachary Snowdon Smith is a reporter and photographer for The Cordova Times.

Cordova Public Library reopens with plexiglass and plastic gloves

For Cordova Public Library, reopening wasn’t just a matter of putting a hand sanitizer dispenser by the front door.

Cordovans call for tougher drug policing

“I am frustrated that it seems easy for me to see who is selling drugs in town and how they are getting them here and nothing seems to be happening about it,” wrote one survey respondent. “I understand that you can only do things within the law, but I would like to see this issue be handled more proactively and aggressively.”

Local start-up turns saltwater into disinfectant

“What amazes us every day is that we can make something so important and useful out of simple and abundant ingredients: water, salt and electricity,” Bootslyn Roemhildt said.

City passes $1M pandemic stimulus

“I think our community has suffered quite a bit,” Councilman David Glasen said. “I only wish a million bucks went a little farther.”
Aboard the M/V Aurora. (Sept. 19, 2019)

Winter ferries may fill up fast

“People have to plan ahead and make their reservations early,” said Monika Reghetti.

Does Cordova have a homelessness problem?

A program organized by Cordova health care and social service providers is connecting homeless individuals with temporary housing.

Son of Cordova residents dies after COVID-19 infection

Forty-year-old Derek Leppert, the son of Cordova residents Sharin and Pastor Steve Leppert, died Thursday, Sept. 10 after contracting the novel coronavirus.

Photographing Alaska’s vanishing boomtowns

“There’s an almost universal fascination with derelict buildings,” Paul Scannell said. “I don’t know anybody who doesn’t want to see a photograph of the Titanic on the bottom of the ocean — I don’t know anybody who doesn’t raise an eyebrow to that.”

School reopening: ‘So far, so good’

The return of students to their classrooms has proceeded smoothly so far, officials said.

Review: Get Duked!

“Get Duked!” is a cinematic avalanche, propelled with manic energy by first-time writer-director Ninian Doff and by its charismatic young leads.



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