Cordova Chronicles: Year 63 of the KLAM

Saturday, April 9, was a bright and sunny day. Folks headed to town along Whitshed road had a lovely view of our fair city,...
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...

Cordova Chronicles: If Wheels Could Talk

A few weeks ago I was driving out Whitshed Road, trying to watch the speedometer to make sure I wasn’t breaking any speed limits....

Cordova Chronicles: No ice breakup for Texans

This year’s Nenana Ice Classic totaled $225,000 and had 35 winners. Alaska’s oldest guessing game was born, as many other gambling schemes, of a...

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: All I want for Christmas is a Wonderduck

Another duck season officially ends Dec. 16. Most of the birds have already headed South from frozen sloughs and ponds on the Copper River...

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: Let’s Hear Cheers for Dandelions

Spring is here.  It must be.  Dandelions are popping up everywhere.  Folks driving Whitshed Road along Odiak Slough comment about the grass and flowers...

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...

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