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...
Main Street Cordova in the early 1950s. Notice the lamppost in front of the Cordova Commercial, which is the first building on the left. Photo courtesy of the Cordova Historical Society

Cordova Chronicles: Fireman’s Ball got hotter when the lights came on

Another New Year is here, ushered in with fanfare all around the world. It seems like big New York-style countdowns now span the globe;...

Cordova Chronicles: Elements and vessels damage Cordova marine facilities

Winds, tides, ice and even a few vessels have not been kind to Cordova’s marine facilities this past year. Fortunately, no one has been...
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: Some Things Never Change – Or Do They?

Lets face it.  It goes without saying that local, state, and federal agencies are prime targets of small town criticism.  Folks who entered their...

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...
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: Peace on Earth, at least in Cordova

Another holiday season has passed, and we were blessed with not only a seven-day stretch of incredibly blue-skied Christmas vacation weather, but also a...

Cordova Chronicles: A fleet of memories

Awhile back I wrote a feature about a 1932 Ford pickup that Bill Bernard had parked outside his place on Odiak Slough. The cheerful...

Cordova Chronicles: A royal repair

When one thinks of warm lightweight high-tech jackets, names like North Face, Eddie Bauer, and Patagonia likely come to mind.Chances are no one has...

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