Third-grade Rosie the Riveter twins Isabella and Victoria Nothstine flex their muscles and smiles following the program’s conclusion. Photo by Nicole Nothstine/For The Cordova Times

Cordova Chronicles: American Voices: A salute to remember

Cordova’s Musical Magician is at it again. We have been delighted by the Christmas programs and many other performances Chelsea Corrao has spearheaded throughout...

Cordova Chronicles: From 103 degrees south to 60 degrees north

On July 12, 2018, Alaska Airlines Flight 66 landed in a cloud of dust at Mudhole Smith Airport, and Texans Terry and Rosalon Moorhead...

Cordova Chronicles: It’s all in the letters

A couple weeks ago my fishing partner Randy Bruce and I headed out to Strawberry in search of halibut.  The big flat fish have...
Daniel Turducken Stinkerbutt, a dapperly and diaper clad emotional-support duck, boarding a recent American Airlines flight. Mark Essig courtesy photo

Cordova Chronicles: Have duck, will travel

By now, most of the Cordova-area ducks and geese have traveled south to warmer climes. Their absence, combined with long winter nights and the...

Cordova Chronicles: That buzzing sound you hear isn’t giant mosquitoes

By now, most of us have some familiarity with drones. Why, a small four-bladed model could be seen and heard buzzing above the start...

Cordova Chronicles: History under a bridge

Last week I wrote about the famous 11-mile tangent on the CR&NW Railway mentioned by Alfred O. Quinn in his book Iron Rails to...

Cordova Chronicles: Only in Cordova

Many of the things we love about our town are so common that we take them for granted.  In actuality, they often leave visitors...
With the ingenious use of a cordless drill, Drew Lindow checks the ice thickness at Sheridan. It was less than two inches, so there was no skating that day. Photo by Dick Shellhorn/For The Cordova Times

Cordova Chronicles: Skaters and glaciers are on the move

The ice skating season is here. Starting on Sunday, Nov. 11, more and more locals were seen venturing out onto nearby Eyak Lake, after...

Cordova Chronicles: An attic full of memories

One of my favorite sources of tales is the Cordova Museum. Hidden in its recesses is a treasure trove of classics, including a complete...

Cordova Chronicles: News of the world with your morning coffee

Thanks to online news, the plop of a daily paper landing on the front porch is pretty much a thing of the past, but...

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