Zachary Snowdon Smith

Zachary Snowdon Smith is a reporter and photographer for The Cordova Times.
Front, from left: Maya Russin, 16, and Mia Siebenmorgen, 14, lead an anti-climate-change march down First Street. (Sept. 20, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Youth call for city statement on climate change

The city of Cordova must explicitly confirm that it accepts the existence of human-caused climate change, say protesters.
The M/V Aurora departs Cordova Ferry Terminal. (Sept. 19, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Cordova steels itself for seven months of isolation

"If Cordova would just disappear, it’d make a lot of people real happy," retired fisherman Phil Lian says. "But it isn’t gonna happen."
Emmanuelle Devos in “Moka.”

Review: Moka

“Moka” is an eerie, poignant film that rejuvenates the revenge thriller by stripping it to its basics.
Evan Peters and Sophie Turner in “Dark Phoenix.”

Review: Dark Phoenix

"Dark Phoenix" is not a great movie, or even an ambitious movie, but it is an entertaining movie.
The Rev. Belle Mickelson leads a service at St. George’s Episcopal Church. (Sept. 15, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

St. George’s Church turns 100

In 1919, St. George’s Episcopal Church was founded amid a rugged wilderness scattered with boom towns and railroad construction camps. A century later, congregants gathered to remember the ingenuity and determination of the Cordovans who built the church into a social and cultural landmark.
Cordova Community Medical Center. (Sept. 13, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

City and tribal medical centers in talks to merge

Cordova can't afford two healthcare facilities, say CCMC board members.
From left: banjoist Pau Barjau, guitarist Franco Martino, fiddler Joe Troop and mandolinist Martin Bobrik. Photo courtesy Che Apalache

Genre-blending band explores Native Alaskan culture

“We just want to take people on a magical unicorn ride through their imaginations, using all the beautiful music traditions from all over the world that we’ve encountered and we’ve let influence us," says Che Apalache frontman Joe Troop.
From left: Mt. Eccles elementary school students Bastien Wagner and Jonah Wright. (Sept. 17, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Mt. Eccles gives traditional report cards an ‘F’

This year, Mt. Eccles Elementary School students will bring home a new kind of report card.
Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat and Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen in “Theeb.”

Review: Theeb

“Theeb” proves that the elemental can be more powerful than the epic.
Taron Egerton in “Rocketman.”

Review: Rocketman

Like so many films before it, “Rocketman” takes the dazzling and uncomfortable complexities of the Genius Artist and chains them to a familiar framework.



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