Cordova congregation packs 31 boxes for Operation Christmas Child

Children from Cordova’s Church of the Nazarene are saying Merry Christmas to youngsters in need overseas this year with 31 holiday shoe boxes packed with toys, toothbrushes, wash clothes and more.Over two dozen young members of the church gathered on Nov. 1 to take part in Operation Christmas Child by filling the shoe boxes provided for the Samaritan’s Purse...

Anderson’s tile work featured at Boise WaterShed

Cordova artist Michael Anderson’s intricate tile work featuring designs of animals, plants and their natural habitats line the walls of buildings from Alaska to Idaho, providing education-based art for thousands of visitors.His creative scenes of loons diving, salmon swimming and dogs mushing are on display in schools in Wasilla and Juneau, at the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery...

Farewell to Carl and Patsy Fisher

Carl and Patsy Fisher at the Little Chapel in Cordova on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. The Fishers came to Cordova from Oregon with their family in 1965, and owned and operated Fisher Cycle Center out of their home in the 1970s. Eventually their business moved to the building now occupied by the Prince William Sound Science Center and, in...

18 take part in 4th Girls on the Run

Eighteen girls decked out in their Halloween finest, ran the fourth annual 5K Girls on the Run on Saturday, Oct. 27, celebrating their fitness after three months of training, and cheered on by a crowd of supporters.“We ask the girls ‘What makes you happy?’” said Tania Carson, coordinator for GOTR, as she laced up her at shoes, dressed as...

First-time hunter draws tag, harvests moose

Steam rose from the chest cavity of Debra Ethier’s freshly killed cow moose, after the first few cuts, as she, J.J. and Jack Stevenson worked in the brisk autumn air to harvest the animal.With both hands, Ethier held back the front leg while J.J. Stevenson made sharp cuts along the moose’s rib cage, opening it up to remove the...

USCG’s Haunted Sycamore attracts big crowd

As the sun began to set, fog billowed over rusty chains, smashed pumpkins and tombstones, and eventually made its way to the water’s edge where the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore rested in the blue haze.Props including the fog machine, fake body parts and blood-stained puddles were just a few of many that adorned the parking lot and cutter...

Cordova Ikumat Dance Group performs at Quyana Alaska

The Cordova Ikumat Dance Group was in the spotlight in Anchorage on Oct. 18, as one of more than a dozen Native dance groups performing during two days of Quyana Alaska.Native dance groups from across the state gathered at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage Oct. 18 and 19, to offer evening performances for thousands of visitors there for the...

Getting out the vote

Nick Carltikoff, of Nondalton, helped hand out dozens of small buckets at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage, urging the state’s Native population to vote in the general election on Nov. 6.Carltikoff said he helped to start the Spirit Camp in Cordova, as an employee of Chugach Alaska Corp., and worked at the Spirit Camp for 23...

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