Cordova Chronicles: Tales of an outhouse on the move and an Oregon State victory

Part of the magic of sports is the anticipation of a dramatic finish.In basketball, we hope for a tie or one bucket margin in...

Cordova Chronicles: The beavers are believers

While skepticism about global warming continues in some circles, one group has cast their vote in affirmation.“As woody shrubs move north in a warming...
Damage in Odiak Slough caused by the tide surge following the 9.2 earthquake on 27 March 1964. Cordova Historical Society photo

Cordova Chronicles: A wave of news from the 7.9 earthquake

While the 7.9 earthquake that struck at 12:32 a.m. on January 23 in the Gulf of Alaska 170 miles southeast of Kodiak did not...

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: History in tangents and circles

Spring cleanup is here again. A lack of snowfall this past winter means debris is already appearing. The annual Cordova Chamber of Commerce Cleanup...

Cordova Chronicles: The Culvert Gang is at it again

Cordovans startled by a sign at Mile 13 stating “Road Closed at Mile Post 20” directly below a sign reading “Road Closed at Mile...
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...

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