Zachary Snowdon Smith

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

School district suspends district-sponsored travel for students and staff

Cordova School District has suspended district-sponsored travel for both students and staff, according to a Friday, March 13 release by Superintendent Alex Russin. This excludes travel already underway, though this may also be curtailed as new information emerges.

Cordova farewells a champion of education

During her eight-year tenure as principal, Gayle Groff shifted Mt. Eccles Elementary School's focus toward students’ emotional development. To Groff, a maladjusted student is a poorly educated student, regardless of how high his test scores are.

How to get a free fire engine

“We put our hands up in the air and said, ‘We want it!’” Fire Marshal Paul Trumblee said. “If you don’t ask for it, you don’t get it.”

Review: Playmobil – The Movie

“Playmobil: The Movie” is a featherweight imitation of “The Lego Movie."

Review: The Rise of Jordan Peterson

“The Rise of Jordan Peterson” follows the trajectory of the titular public thinker — either a champion of individual freedom or the herald of a new fascism, depending on whom you ask.

Sherman unseats Jones from city council

Challenger Cathy Sherman has defeated Councilman Ken Jones in the Cordova Regular Election.

Jazz percussionist teaches Cordova to improvise

"When you do improvisation, it’s neither right nor wrong," says jazz percussionist and educator John Damberg. "It’s up to you as the player to start paying attention to the notes that are coming out of your instrument, rather than just being a button-pusher.”

ACEP wants public’s ideas on renewable energy

The Alaska Center for Energy and Power will host a talk on Cordova’s food, water and energy security needs from noon-1 p.m, Tuesday, March 10 at the Cordova Center Education Room.

Reusable bag project wants your old T-shirts

“I hope this can be part of a wider effort to reduce plastic usage," said Copper River Watershed Project Operations Manager Shae Bowman.

Narrow culverts have cut salmon off from habitat

When you put your thumb over the end of a garden hose, the water squirts out twice as hard. Something similar is happening along the Copper River Highway, where narrow, collapsing and clogged-up culverts have produced currents too strong for salmon to swim against.

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