A new “Only in Cordova”

It’s not difficult to make a list of “Only in Cordova” favorites—heck, that’s why many of us live here, and I have...

Coho sports fishing restricted

To protect coho salmon returns and ensure sport fishing opportunities in the future, the Alaska Department of Fish and Games (ADF&G), has...

Texans in Paradise

The temperature in Austin was 104 degrees when our daughter, Heidi, and grandkids, Huck and Liesl, arrived in Cordova in mid-June.

Cordova Chronicles: A Day to Remember

At 8 a.m. on Memorial Day, over 30 Cordovans gathered at the local cemetery in early morning sunshine to watch the stars and stripes hoisted to half-mast in honor of those who have given their lives while serving in our armed forces.

Cordova Chronicles: Fishing permitted

Another commercial fishing season is here, and the race is on to get those potentially lucrative “marker" sets. Back in the good old days, a series of signs designating where fishing was prohibited were placed on posts across the Copper River Flats or typically nailed to trees near various streams and bays on Prince William Sound.

Cordova Chronicles: Winter storm damages historic Orca Road

While the road survived, it is definite need of considerable repair.  In several places, including sharp curves, the outer banks have eroded all the way up to the white line marking the edge of the pavement. 

Cordova Chronicles: Fishing is the Name of the Game

With the tempo picking up all over town, one can tell another fishing season is right around the corner. 

Cordova Chronicles: Out with the old, in with the new

Spring is in the air, with contractors for the U.S. Forest Service and a crew from the Alaska Department of Transportation are taking advantage of unusually dry weather to push ahead on projects near Eyak Lake.

Cordova Chronicles: Changes to the Copper River Delta inspire awe

On March 27 of every year, I pause to ponder the impact of the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake on the Copper River Delta. Prior to the 9-foot uplift caused by that 9.2 magnitude event, much of the Delta was a broad intertidal plain.

An unusual 22-year quest includes Mt. Eyak’s historic chairlift

How many chairlifts would you guess there are in the United States? Well, Peter Landsman, a lift supervisor at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, in Wyoming, recently completed a 22-year quest to ride, photograph, and document every one of them. While discovering the magic number was 2,381, the one he tagged as most challenging to document is right out our backdoor.

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Police report

Courtesy of the Cordova Police Department  The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between 10-10-22...
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