Cordova Chronicles: Seven bridge signs honor fallen World War I Cordovans

Dick Shellhorn examines the World War I Veterans that bridges on the Copper River Highway are named after.

Cordova Chronicles: A tribute to Cordova’s World War II veterans

A single flag flies on a unique plaque hidden in the archives of the Cordova Museum. Presented by the CHS Class of 1943, it is an amazing list of all the CHS graduates that served our country in WWII up through that year, accompanied by a photo of each.

Cordova Chronicles: Wise money indeed

Deep in the recesses of the Cordova Museum, volunteer archivist Ira Grindle spends hours poring through old files and newspapers, converting them to digital format.

Cordova Chronicles: Farewell to Troop 624

After 50 years of remarkable success, Cordova Boy Scout Troop 624 is no more.
The Cordova Hotel and Bar is demolished. (Dec. 4, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Cordova Chronicles: For whom the bell tolls

The CoHo's bar bell remains one of its most significant artifacts, writes Dick Shellhorn.
Moored at the end of B Float in Cordova’s North Harbor, the 34-foot Vecci will have a new name but is still in tip-top condition. Photo by Dick Shellhorn/for The Cordova Times

Cordova Chronicles: The legacy of a 60-year-old boat

Wandering about today’s Cordova boat harbor, one would be hard pressed to find a wooden craft, writes Dick Shellhorn. Yet tied at the end of Float B in the North harbor is a craft that appears to be fiberglass but in fact was originally wood, a vestige of a different era and style of fishing.
Rock and fill for the Power Creek Project project came from the pit one mile out Whitshed Road, with 40 foot low-boy tractor-trailers making an average of eight trips per day throughout July and August 2019 to haul 29,000 yards of material to construction site. Photo by Dick Shellhorn/for The Cordova Times

Cordova Chronicles: Power Creek repairs completed on schedule

"These days, completion of construction projects on schedule seem to be a rarity," writes Dick Shellhorn. "Yet Cordova’s Wilson Construction did exactly that, wrapping up a $2 million repair job to the far end of Power Creek on Sept. 15."
This summer big ripe salmon berries were available everywhere for both bears and human berry pickers. Photo courtesy of Marleen Moffitt/for The Cordova Times

It’s been a very berry summer

It’s been a very berry summer, and in fact, that’s likely why it has not been a very bear-y summer.

How high can you go?

Remember the limbo, that dance contest, where to the beat of music, participants try to slide under a continually lower bar, while not falling...

Repairs underway on historic local road

A $2.3 million project to solve continuing flooding issues at the far end of Power Creek Road is underway.The narrow and...


CPD dispatch report – May 15, 2023 through May 21, 2023

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between May 15, 2023 through May 21, 2023. Any charges reported in...
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