Zachary Snowdon Smith

Zachary Snowdon Smith is a reporter and photographer for The Cordova Times.
The City Manager Assessment Committee conducts a video interview with candidate Ernest Weiss. (Sept. 4, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Who will be Cordova’s next city manager?

Get to know the four candidates competing to become Cordova's next city manager.
From front: Madi and Kadee Goss fish near the Michael Dean Banta Bridge during the Ed Zeine Kids Fishing Derby. (Sept. 7, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Junior fishing derby draws more kids than fish

Following a rash of bear sightings, the 2018 Kids Fishing Derby drew only 15 participants. This year’s derby, with better advertising and fewer bears, registered an unprecedented 64 kids, organizers said.
Meals Reservoir, though still 6 feet below the spillway, is slowly being replenished. (Sept. 3, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Water crisis over at last, says city

The month-long water conservation effort that had residents skipping showers and wearing unwashed clothes is now over, says Samantha Greenwood, director of public works.
Noam Chomsky in “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?”

Review: Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?

Chomsky identifies the quality of productive scientists as “a willingness to be puzzled by seemingly simple things.” Perhaps this is the secret to productive conversation as well.

Review: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

Is expertly choreographed brutality enough to keep you happy for two hours, or will it merely get on your wick? One way or the other, this film holds the answer.
Russula nigricans mushrooms, photographed in “pictorial” style. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

6 tips to photograph mushrooms like a scientist

These guidelines will help you properly document the mushrooms you find on your forays.

Scientists seek to identify Alaska’s mystery mushrooms

“We have so much work to do,” ecologist Kate Mohatt said. “It’s a continent-wide project aiming to identify every species of mushroom-producing fungi in North America, because, believe it or not, we’re not even close to having done that yet.”
Sarah Kathrein searches for mushrooms near the Haystack Trail. (Aug. 31, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Mushroom forays saved by last-minute rains

"To me, mushrooms are interesting because there’s always more," said Gabriel Wingard, the 12-year-old co-president of the Turnagain Arm Mycological Society. "No one knows how many there are, because there will always be places where we haven’t looked."

Spray eliminates 77 percent of invasive grass around Cordova

“We need to keep it off the delta, because, if it gets on the delta, it’s going to have horrible impacts to our streams and pristine habitat out there,” said Chantel Adelfio, CRWP invasive plants coordinator. “It’s not going to be easy, but we are getting there.”
A vehicle loads onto the M/V Aurora at the Cordova Ferry Terminal. (July 21, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Koplin: residents must fully book remaining ferry space

“We need to fill that boat up,” Mayor Clay Koplin said. “This mobilization can’t stop. We have to continue. The important thing right now is to book a trip during these available openings that we have right in front of us, and also to continue asking for adequate service for the remainder of the winter.”



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