Zachary Snowdon Smith

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Zachary Snowdon Smith was the editor of The Cordova Times from February-December 2021.

Totems hewn from 850-year-old tree will guard new science center

A pair of totems carved from a roughly 850-year-old red spruce tree will keep watch over the entrance to Prince William Sound Science Center’s new campus. Mike Webber began on the totems in December, often working for 12 or more hours per day in the Cordova workshop where he carved his first totem over 20 years ago.

All in a day’s work

Steve Leppert, pastor for Cordova Church of the Nazarene, packs up after a church rummage sale held at the Salvation Army’s First Street facility. Leppert was voted citizen of the year for 2022 during this year’s Cordova Iceworm Festival. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/for The Cordova Times

Cordova’s new postmaster could have the key to quicker deliveries

Nicole Barela, Cordova’s new postmaster since Feb. 12, plans to revamp how residents get their mail. By the weekend of Saturday, March 5, Barela plans to roll out a new package delivery system that she hopes will cut wait time and reduce workload on postal staff.

Cordovans urge DOT to fix unsteady bridge, provide bike path to airport

At a January 26 meeting at the Cordova Center, residents offered input on the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ 25-year Transportation Master Plan for the Copper River Highway.

Ambulance calls were ‘off the charts’ in 2021 due to pandemic

Saturday, Jan. 8, Cordova Volunteer Fire Department members gathered at the Powder House bar and grill to reflect on the challenges and achievements of the past two years, to recognize high-achieving department members and to honor the 343 firefighters who died in the World Trade Center attacks.

Letters to Santa

Rowan Wildrick, 9, mails a Christmas card to Santa Claus via the mailbox on First Street.

Two breweries vie for liquor license

At its Wednesday, Dec. 1 meeting, Cordova City Council voted not to protest the liquor license applications of two breweries hoping to open their doors in Cordova. Because Alaska’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office may grant only one brewery liquor license to a community the size of Cordova, at least one of the applications will presumably be denied following the office’s public hearings in January.

City gets $20M to fix harbor

“The ultimate goal is to return the entire harbor to a state of good repair, including some work in the North Harbor, especially where Breakwater Avenue is sloughing into the harbor,” Curtis Fincher said.

From the Editor’s Desk: A world elsewhere

Cordova Times editor Zachary Snowdon Smith announces his resignation.

Salvation Army pursues energy efficiency with help of grant

"Community-based support is crucial to The Salvation Army’s ongoing service and ministry in Cordova, so we are truly grateful to Cordova Electric Cooperative and CoBank for their generous donation," said Jenni Ragland.

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