Around Town: Picture day, Iceworm event submission, moose draw deadline

School picture day is Tuesday, Jan. 19 for Mt. Eccles students and Wednesday, Jan. 20 for Cordova Jr. Sr. High students. Community, homeschool and preschool photos will be taken from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 20 at CHS.

A chat with Cordova’s meme master

For the past two months, an anonymously run Instagram account has posted memes poking fun at the conventions of Cordova life — from ordering takeout from The Powder House when you have perfectly good leftovers in the fridge, to the ongoing debate over police staffing.

Museum will host more local art shows

The coronavirus pandemic has meant fewer big art shows at Cordova Historical Museum. However, these scheduling gaps open up room for local art shows like “Quarantine Dreams,” showing at the museum gallery from Dec. 4-Jan. 30.

Cordova Chronicles: A New Year’s resolution

There is sad irony in the fact that 20-20 is associated with perfect vision, for when we look back on the past year, it seems to be with anything but that.

Around Town: Moose hunt, Race Across Alaska, Citizen of the Year

The 2021 Federal Subsistence Unit 6C moose hunt drawing application deadline is Jan. 15. Those who qualify as permanent residents of Unit 6A, 6B or 6C (Cordova) by September 1, 2021 may apply. Forms with full info are available on the door outside the Forest Service office at 612 2nd Street at the Cordova Ranger District.

4th grade gets turtles in their classroom

Recently, turtles were brought into the fourth grade classroom at Mt. Eccles Elementary School.

Cordova Chronicles: A COVID Christmas

Dick Shellhorn writes: Normally we would have a packed house on Christmas morning, enjoying Swedish pancakes, pickled fish and famous Pete Dahl Snappies (a secret Bloody Mary concoction). Alas, this year only a very small bubble of family members will come, as pandemic numbers have soared to incredible heights.

Around Town: Quarantine Dreams, Christmas Mass, Light Up Cordova

Christmas Eve Mass will be held at 6 p.m. and Christmas Day Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Cordova Chronicles: Don’t let moose lick your car

The salt deposits come from road salt used on icy winter roads, which is splashed on the cars while driving in slushy conditions.

A year without Sobriety Celebration

The Cordova Times sat down with Belen Cook, who coordinated Sobriety Celebration in 1998 and from 2002-2018, to discuss the importance of the event, and the challenges of making it happen.

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