Cordova Chronicles: A fisher of men and the sea

Followers of Christianity have often been known as fishers of men, based on a Bible versus from Matthew 4:19.  Their mission has always been...
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...

Cordova Chronicles: It all started with a No. 2 shovel

It’s hard not to notice the mark that contractors and engineers have made on Cordova. Looming to the south are picturesque Mt. Heney and...

Cordova Chronicles: The biggest explosion in Cordova history, Part 2

On Nov. 29, 1947, Jimmy LaGasa and Johnny Kulper left Cordova on what The Cordova Times described as “pleasure jaunt”.Undoubtedly, they had checked the...

Cordova Chronicles: His goose was cooked

Local contractor Don Sjostedt is a student of history and greatly enjoys discovering stories regarding Cordova’s past. The other day he called from his office at Eagle...

Coaching legend calls it a career after 547 wins

The coach who guided the Cordova High boys to their best single-season record and established the mark for longest tenure as CHS mentor is...

Cordova Chronicles: If you build it, they will come

We all know the saying that  “one thing leads to another”, a truism verified by something as simple as a pile of sand.   In...

Cordova Chronicles: Requiem for a sourdough

Sourdough pancakes have always been a key part of Alaska history. Indeed, fortune seekers who raced north in search of gold in the late...

Cordova Chronicles: Boxes: A Big Part of Cordova’s 4th of July

Cordova’s recently completed Fourth of July celebration was a big success.  The Kelp Box races, revived through the efforts of Kelly Weaverling and many others, drew...

Cordova Chronicles: Lessons from Odiak Slough

Our house is located on Odiak Slough, across from the Cordova Rose Lodge.  A couple weeks ago, I glanced out our dining room picture...

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