Zachary Snowdon Smith

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

300 residents take spooky tour of new ship

“Not every ship does this, and not every community has the same relationship with their Coast Guard cutters as this one,” said Collin Bronson, captain of the USCGC Fir.
Cordova Community Medical Center. (Oct. 12, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

CCMC says Tribal management could boost revenue

“If you look at any hospital in Alaska in these small communities, we’re operating at about the same budget and with the same deficits,” said Greg Meyer, chair of the CCMC Board of Directors. “It’s just the way the state has hampered these facilities… I thought it was a lot more complicated when I got on, but it seems to be simply that.”
Inventory on display at the Cordova Church of the Nazarene’s winter clothing giveaway. (Oct. 19, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Nazarene Church fundraiser nets $1,200

“The uniqueness of this town is that we love having rummage sales,” Pastor Steve Leppert said. “All of these clothes could be in the landfill right now, if we didn’t have a place for them.”
Cruise liner Le Soléal departs Orca Inlet. (Aug. 21, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Cordova expects up to 6 cruise ship visits in 2020

Four cruise ships visits have been planned to Cordova next year. These four visits may be supplemented by two additional visits by Le Soléal, the 264-passenger liner that unexpectedly dropped in on Cordova in August.
John Amplas in “Creepshow.”

8 delightful ’80s horror movies to stream

Eight '80s horror gems guaranteed to enliven your Halloween and to tide you over until the next season of "Stranger Things."
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Wynn

Unalaska mayor declares emergency as flights halt

Unalaska Mayor Vincent M. Tutiakoff, Sr., has declared a state of emergency following an Oct. 17 plane crash landing. As a result of the crash, no regularly scheduled commercial air service is expected before Nov. 8.
Atticus Phillips, 5, practices using a fire extinguisher. (Oct. 19, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Fire department appeals to young would-be firefighters

At its annual open house, the Cordova Volunteer Fire Department showcased the dramatic and challenging side of firefighting for the benefit of young residents. Such activities could pique the interest of children who will later go on to join the department, Lt. Stephen Phillips said.
Rain or Shine Fitness & Training. (Oct. 22, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Fitness center celebrates grand opening

A new fitness center has officially opened its doors on First Street.
Oceanographer Rob Campbell in Prince William Sound Science Center’s cramped, 400-square-foot laboratory. (Oct. 4, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Science center moving to expansive new campus

Four hundred square feet is just the right size for a studio apartment or a two-car garage. For an all-purpose science lab, however, it’s extremely snug.
The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into the causes of the Oct. 17 plane accident that claimed one life. (Oct. 18, 2019) Photo courtesy of Jennifer Wynn

High schoolers recount deadly plane accident

Even after a crash landing that left him with a piece of metal embedded in his leg, 16-year-old Charlie Carroll isn't afraid to fly, he said.

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