Baja Taco expansion under way

It began in 1989 as a place down near the harbor to purchase savory fish tacos.Liz Pudwill had sampled this delicious fare while on...

Cordova Chronicles: A Rosenthal painting is worth a thousand words

His art is defined by paintings of outdoor scenes with such depth that one feels they are three dimensional. All are based on quick...

Cordova Chronicles: The legacy of Hawkins Island

Hardly a day goes by that Cordovans don’t glance across Orca Inlet to view Hawkins Island.  Snow will soon touch its rounded tops, a...

Cordova Chronicles: It’s been a very ‘beary’ summer

Thanks to a lack of berries, it’s been a very “beary” summer indeed.Not a day goes by without an encounter with bears within the...

Cordova Chronicles: Historic Adams Avenue receives major repairs

Anyone who has survived driving through lake-size puddles at the conjunction of Adams Avenue and Main Street following heavy rains or slushy winter storms...

Cordova Chronicles: Nature calls, from Paris to Pete Dahl

Pete Dahl and Paris are about as far apart as you can get, but the two have an unexpected bond.As every true sportsman knows,...
Helmets such as this with built-in earphones are the latest innovation to enhance entrainment for skiers and snowboarders.

Cordova Chronicles: Entrainment could prove to be hazardous

One of the news reports that came from the recently completed Olympics centered on the use of music to pump up athletes, especially snowboarders...
From left, Freddie Lantz, Harry Curran, and Kenny Van Brocklin, working the counter at the Cordova Commercial Company in 1954. Shellhorn Family Collection

Cordova Chronicles: They Called Him Hook

Kenny Van Brocklin passed away on February 3, 2018, in 1000 Palms, California.  He lived to be 91.  And enjoyed every moment of it.What...

Cordova Chronicles: Olympic moments and beyond

Any skater who has taken a tumble while cruising amongst ice bergs on Sheridan Lake knows that water in its solid state is a...
A 1930s view of the salmon hatchery at Mile 7 on Power Creek road. It was built in 1921, but after several failures, transferred to the U.S Forest Service in 1927, and eventually became the Bethany Home for children in 1938. Cordova Historical Society photo

Cordova Chronicles: First hatchery was not “eggs-actually” a success

The first hatchery in the Cordova area was located a mere seven miles from town, on what is now known as Power Creek Road.Today...

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