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.

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.

Cordova Chronicles: OSU, our hats are off to you

Back in 1972, when I began teaching at Cordova High, I was surprised to discover that many students did not know the CHS Fight Song, writes Dick Shellhorn in this week's Cordova Chronicles.

Shop local this holiday season

The coming holidays have presented the community with a fun and festive opportunity to support local businesses and revitalize our local economy.

Holiday dance performances begin tonight

Music and dance performances will be held on First Street Friday, Dec. 4, Friday, Dec. 11 and Friday, Dec. 18.

Cordova Chronicles: Bridge names honor 4 Cordovans lost in Vietnam

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., lists the names of the 58,228 service men and women who fell while serving in Vietnam. On June 24, 2006, the “Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of that memorial had been traveling the United States since 1984, came to Cordova and stood on Hollis Henrichs Park for four days.

Bob Ross exhibit visits Alaska for first time

“Bob Ross is enjoying a renaissance right now,” said Paula Payne, president of Cordova Arts and Pageants. “He’s coming back into fashion, I think because his message is so upbeat and positive and inspiring… It’s the perfect exhibit to have during COVID.”

Cordova Chronicles: 3 bridge signs honor fallen WWII Cordovans

Three bridges on the Copper River Highway honor Cordovans who lost their lives in World War II. In a sad coincidence, two of them, Patrick Burchett and Norman Osborne, were classmates in the Cordova High School class of 1939.

Less Sheridan Glacier means more ice to skate

For the first time in the history of skating on Sheridan Lake, locals were able to access the spectacular berg-filled area without having to hike 3/4 of a mile over rocky and brushy terrain.

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