Zachary Snowdon Smith

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Zachary Snowdon Smith is the editor of The Cordova Times.

Alaska Airlines flight lands in Cordova after lightning strike

“I heard a loud bang and saw, right around the engine cowling, sparks and fire emanating,” said passenger Steve Bambakidis. “There were no announcements, so, obviously, your head’s spinning as to what the scenario could be.”

Update: Census Bureau fingerprinting rescheduled to Feb. 3

A U.S. Census Bureau recruiter will take applicants’ fingerprints from 1:30–3:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3 at the Cordova Center.

Review: The Lighthouse

Is it possible to enjoy an infinitely stylish, infinitely original, infinitely well performed film even if it’s not clear what’s actually going on onscreen?

Review: Under the Sun

Mansky’s opus deserves a look from anyone even passingly curious about how the other half lives.
The Cordova Center. (Dec. 23, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

City seeks finance director

Cordova has written a balanced budget — now it just needs someone to put that budget into practice.

SUV crash trial: Defense claims problems with police recordings

The trial of a Cordova man accused of manslaughter has been delayed until March after the defense alleged police video recordings lacked proper audio.
An unpublished draft of Cordova School District’s new strategic plan. (Jan. 13, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

School district will publish new plan as illustrated poster

"The big goal in my mind is to engage the community and help the public understand and see — literally, see — where they might fit into the plan, rather than leafing through 40 pages of documents," says Superintendent Alex Russin.
From left, Cordova School District Superintendent Alex Russin with school board members Tammy Altermott, Sheryl Glasen and Peter Hoepfner. (Jan. 8, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Schools consider online rules of conduct for teachers

A new policy under consideration by the Cordova School Board outlines how staff may interact with students online.

Women’s March supports new constitutional amendment

“We’ve heard responses like, ‘I’m pro-life, so I can’t march,’ or, ‘I’m pro-Trump, so I can’t march,’” said lead organizer Kara Johnson. “This is not an anti-administration march … Equality doesn’t care what your political persuasion is.”
The third annual Ilanka Cultural Center Membership Drive Dinner was held at the Cordova Center. (Jan. 21, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Banquet honors Native artists

Native artists were made guests of honor at a Tuesday, Jan. 21 fundraising banquet. The third annual Ilanka Cultural Center Membership Drive Dinner also raffled off works by artists, including a ceremonial boat oar and a doll wearing a hand-sewn seal fur outfit.

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