With trademark pipe in place, Dad prepares to start a sometimes-cantankerous Johnson 18 hp outboard in front of Les Maxwell’s duck cabin at Pete Dahl. Photo by Dick Shellhorn/for The Cordova Times

Cordova Chronicles: Ode to a budget guru

Back on July 7, 1958, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Act, my father Don Shellhorn was so excited, we built a big bonfire on the edge of the street near our Second Street home. Dad passed away in 1995, but I am sure sparks would have been flying from his pipe quite often if he had been around to read the headlines in the Anchorage Daily News regarding politics and state financial issues this past year.

How high can you go?

Remember the limbo, that dance contest, where to the beat of music, participants try to slide under a continually lower bar, while not falling...

Cordova Chronicles: Deer Season Outlook is Good

The 2019 deer hunting season began on Aug. 1, and the outlook for success is good. The population of...

Cordova Chronicles: A Math Ferry Tale

In a packed hearing at the Cordova Civic Center on Saturday, July 27, 2019, the outpouring of protests over cuts in ferry service...

Repairs underway on historic local road

A $2.3 million project to solve continuing flooding issues at the far end of Power Creek Road is underway.The narrow and...

When it comes to ferry cuts: Is it time to go jump off the...

Back in 1989, Cordova High School students held a dockside rally over cuts in ferry service that would have eliminated travel for activities.

A Memorial Day tribute to the tree fleet

For the past several months, the berth on the Coast Guard dock off the North Fill has been vacant. That’s because the USCG Cutter Sycamore left on Feb. 9 for a 44-day voyage that included stops in California and Mexico followed by passage through the Panama Canal enroute to the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Maryland.

The gears will always be turning at Saddle Point Machinery Shop

Cordovans may have noticed the rapid construction of a large frame building on the North Fill beside Jim Poor Avenue. The 6,400-square-foot structure will be the new location of Rob Brown’s Saddle Point Machinery Shop

Orca Adventures, then and now

Nestled around the corner from Cordova, Orca Adventure Lodge is a shining example of what energy, creativity and perseverance can do.

No need for vigilantes or trailhead guards in Cordova

Oh my. Surprise, surprise. More headlines about crimes in Alaska’s biggest city are in the news. Is there a day that goes by without something bad happening in Anchor Town?



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