Zachary Snowdon Smith

Zachary Snowdon Smith is a reporter and photographer for The Cordova Times.
A stand of reed canary grass grows along Cordova’s Observation Avenue. The Copper River Watershed Project has deployed herbicide to control the invasive plant, seen here on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Nonprofit defends herbicide use

The Copper River Watershed Project has faced criticism for its use of herbicide against reed canary grass, an invasive plant that has appeared around Cordova.

Cordova teen competes in Jr. NBA

For Cordova middle-schooler Arthur Adams, basketball has always been a social activity, a way to make new friends and to strengthen his relationship with...

Volunteers the heart of Cordova’s Fourth of July

Cordova’s 2019 Independence Day celebrations ran smoothly, thanks to help from volunteers, says Cathy Renfeldt, executive director of the Cordova Chamber of Commerce.

Jazz masters bring swing to Alaska

For many, jazz music conjures up visions of rainy Manhattan or sunset washing over Los Angeles. For pianist Markus Burger, however, there’s nowhere more...

Veterans honored on Independence Day

In past years, the July 4 flag-raising at Cordova Cemetery has drawn a crowd. However, in 2019, there were just five...

Save your water, urges city

Cordovans should think twice about washing their cars, says Samantha Greenwood, director of public works for the City of Cordova.

4H Music Camp offers $100 scholarships to local kids

Admission costs for kids attending the 25th annual Cordova 4H Music Camp July 15-19 are set at $150, a $100 reduction from ...

Zen group takes the mystery out of meditation

Each Sunday, while others are in church, a group of Cordovans gather in a candlelit chamber to meditate and silently circle the room as...

Hazy air is no cause for alarm

While some Alaskans experience unhealthy levels of smoke pollution, the light haze hanging over Cordova should be harmless for most, federal officials say.

Fuel explosion damages skiff in Cordova Harbor

A fuel explosion sparked by gasoline floating on the water in Cordova Harbor that was accidentally ignited severely damaged a skiff owned by Kade...



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