Zachary Snowdon Smith

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

Cordova swim team uninjured in plane accident

“The Unalaska School District is taking care of our students to the best of their ability,” Cordova School District Superintendent Alex Russin said. “They are safe and secure and our thoughts and prayers go out to everybody involved… The students and chaperones are accounted for — a bit shaken, but safe.”

Review: The Cat o’ Nine Tails

When “The Cat o’ Nine Tails” was released on Blu-ray in 2012, Argento remarked that it was his worst film. Perhaps he was right, but "The Cat o' Nine Tails" will still satisfy any viewer with a craving for Hitchcock al giallo.
Ridley Scott in “Memory: The Origins of Alien.”

Review: Memory: The Origins of Alien

In space, no one can hear you yawn.
From left, Monica Shaw, Bre Lohse, Ellen Sheridan, Keith Kroll, Kelly Kedzierski, Kadee Goss, Jim Cabusora, Mildred Subido and Bonnie Arcalas. (Oct. 7, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

CCMC wins health care award

“I really hope the community knows how lucky they are to have this facility here and the staff that they have,” said Kadee Goss, then director of long-term care nursing.
From left: Matt Doucett, Gerald McCune and Shae Bowman load loose fishing nets into a shipping container for recycling. (Oct. 3, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

CRWP: Bundle your nets before donating

The Copper River Watershed Project has gathered 21,000 pounds of fishing net for recycling since the beginning of July. However, the program has been hampered by donations of difficult-to-handle loose netting.
The 1986 Chevrolet Blazer involved in the Oct. 8 accident that claimed one life. (Oct. 15, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Charges filed in deadly SUV crash

One man died following an Oct. 8 SUV accident, Cordova Police Department reports. The driver, 50-year-old Jesse James Jones of Cordova, has been charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, driving under the influence, and misconduct involving weapons in the fourth degree.
Prince William Sound Science Center Board Member Tommy Sheridan wrangles a salmon at Holbrook Pond. (Oct. 2, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Mt. Eccles salmon-hatching sheds light on climate change

When a mischievous Mt. Eccles student cranked up the temperature on the school’s 30-gallon salmon tank, it threatened to undo months of work. But the prank also taught students a lesson, says Kate Morse, program director for the Copper River Watershed Project.
Neil Durco. Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Troopers.

Missing hunter found deceased

Neil Durco, missing for six days, has been found deceased, the Alaska State Troopers have announced.
From left: Guillaume Leduey, Michael Krauss, Gary Holton and Vincent Bonnay. Photo by Alistair Gardiner/The Cordova Times

A linguist who fought for the languages he studied

"Surely, just as the extinction of any animal species diminishes our world, so does the extinction of any language," wrote linguist Michael Krauss. "Surely we linguists know, and the general public can sense, that any language is a supreme achievement of a uniquely human collective genius, as divine and endless a mystery as a living organism."
Volunteers gather at the Cordova Fire Hall. (Oct. 13, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Despite robust search, no sign of missing hunter

Despite clear skies and the use of high-powered light-detecting equipment, searches have revealed no new sign of Neil Durco, missing for six days.



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