Fungus Festival arts and crafts. The event, scheduled for Aug. 29-Sept. 1, will feature a variety of activities. Photo courtesy Cordova Chamber of Commerce

11 artistic ways to explore the world of fish, forest, fungus

Fungus Festival arts and crafts. The event, scheduled for Aug. 29-Sept. 1, will feature a variety of activities. Photo courtesy Cordova...

Forest Service teaches kids about ecology

"We took precautions to keep the kids from getting worn out and/or hangry," said Emily Stoddard, prevention coordinator for the CFRC

Sudden arts council closure leaves programs in limbo

“It’s like being a government in exile," said Ben Brown, chairman of the Alaska State Council on the Arts. "We’re definitely in uncharted territory here.”
“No. 1” plastic bottles, seen here, are typically transparent and have dimpled undersides. The Copper River Watershed Project compacted a bale of plastic bottles for recycling on Aug. 7, 2019. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Recycling plastic is more complicated than it looks

What's the difference between "No. 1" plastic and "No. 2" plastic? Click here to find out.
Linguist Guillaume Leduey delivers an Eyak language lesson. This lesson was part of Eyak Culture Camp activities on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Reviving the Eyak language with fun and games

“I have never wanted to teach Eyak the way I was taught Latin,” linguist Guillaume Leduey said. "It always has to be fun — that’s been my motive for all these years… You learn faster when you play.”

Republican and Democrat voters united by Dunleavy recall campaign

“It's about the law and the Constitution and ethical governance, and that's not a partisan thing,” said Barb Jewell.
The 13th annual Fungus Festival will take place from Aug. 13-Sept. 2. The event will showcase gourmet cooking from area, raising funds to support environmental sustainability efforts. Photo courtesy Cordova Chamber of Commerce

Wild Harvest Feast the highlight of Fungus Festival

The 13th annual Fungus Festival will take place from Aug. 30-Sept. 2. The event will showcase gourmet cooking from area, raising...

Cordova boys compete in 5k run

JT Anderson said he enjoyed the race in spite of suffering a leg cramp midway through. “It was challenging at some times, but it was actually really fun,” he said.
Dana Smyke, owner of the F/V Three Sisters, fillets a fish at Cordova Harbor. Although Cordova’s economy relies strongly on summer fishing, like that shown here on July 7, 2019, a draft comprehensive plan would promote fishing during winter. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

City plan promotes winter fishing

“There’s a lot of different topics that people argue about in town, but I think 99 percent of people would agree that they want to have more going on in the wintertime," City Planner Leif Stavig said.
Volunteer Jonah Reutov cleans up garbage near the shore of Eyak Lake. The Saturday, July 27, 2019, cleanup organized by the Copper River Watershed Project and the Forest Service removed 12 cubic yards of waste from the area. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

CRWP removes two truckloads of garbage from Eyak Lake

Previous Eyak Lake Cleanup Days have turned up everything from cigarette butts and Kleenex to corrugated metal, tires and a water heater. This year’s biggest find was several large blocks of styrofoam, said Shae Bowman, operations manager for the CRWP.

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