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...

Cordova Chronicles: These Are a Few of My Favorite New Things

Have you ever sat down on a rainy day to ponder some of the unique inventions that have impacted the way you do things? ...

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: 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: 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...

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: 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...
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: 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...
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...

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