Whale’s Tale, where everyone can tell their stories

Whale’s Tale at the Orca Adventure Lodge opened early this year, two years after its grand opening as one of Cordova’s two sit-down coffee shops, then closed early for the season in September, but they’ll be back again on May 1, 2022.

Virtual access to Cordova festivals boosts bottom line

Time was when Cordova’s shorebird and fungus festivals rolled out the welcome mat to visitors in town. Now, thanks to Internet technology, guests may roll in from all over the world.

Officials answer tough questions on drugs and addiction

"When somebody who’s using casually, or even heavily, ends up with a problem… they stop using," Dr. Brian Iutzi said. "They put it down. They don’t pick it back up. The problem with addiction is, there’s a certain percentage of people out there that are unable to put it down, even if it’s killing them."

Zink: 69% of Cordovans vaccinated

69.2% of Cordova residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, said Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s chief medical officer.

CVFD climbs 110 stories in tribute to fallen firefighters

"Life goes on, but that doesn’t mean you don’t remember," said Lisa Carroll, a lieutenant for Cordova Volunteer Fire Department's emergency medical services division.

Kids tune in to visiting ‘harmonica guru’

"The harmonica is a great instrument because you don’t have to have any musical training," Phil Douglass said. "I always say, 'If you can breathe, you can play the harmonica.'"

Parents bridle under school mask rule

"[My daughter] was looking forward to going to school this year," parent Chris Bolin said. "And when she heard that it was required to wear a mask… she didn’t want to go to school no more. It’s just heartbreaking, as a parent, to see your kid not want to go to school when she’s doing so good."

Vax rate may be lower than reported

"People need to stop reading the voodoo stories on the internet," Councilman Tom Bailer said. "Talk to some real doctors and get the dang shot and quit putting the rest of the people in the community at risk."

Fentanyl linked to June overdose death

"These deadly drugs are circulating in Cordova and there’s really no way to distinguish these from oxycodone," Police Chief Nate Taylor said.

Culvert installation closes 2nd year of project

A 75-foot culvert installed at mile 18 of the Copper River Highway will help salmon migrate freely around the surrounding watershed.

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