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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Copper River fresh: first fish meets fanfare in Seattle

This year's first commercial Copper River salmon opener was on Thursday, May 17. By Friday, May 18, those in Seattle received their first Copper River salmon of the season, sparking excitement, tradition and signaling the start of summer.Keep checking back with us for more photos and a story from Seattle's Pike Place Market, Alaska Airlines' annual Copper Chef Cook-Off...

Catch 49: A boat to place program

Several dozen consumers turned out on May 11 in Anchorage to pick up direct from harvester orders of Prince William Sound spot prawns, Homer halibut, Kodiak rockfish and Norton Sound king crab from Alaska Marine Conservation Council’s Catch 49 program. The vacuum sealed, ready for the freezer packets of frozen seafood, shown here by publicist Cassandra Squibb, with Jason...

Shellhorn shares stories, laughter during book signing

Fans and family listened intently, often breaking into laughter, as author Dick Shellhorn shared stories and history of his time playing, coaching and broadcasting sports throughout Alaska.Shellhorn held a book signing at the Cordova Center on May 10 for his latest book, “Balls and Stripes: A Lifetime of Sports Adventures”, a collection of his best sports stories over more...

Timber available with woodcutting permit

Two hotshot fire crews were in Cordova from April 22-27 for training and recertification. They felled several dozen trees in the Mile 12 state woodcutting area. That timber is now available to the public for home use to anyone who obtains the required woodcutting permits, which are available online at a minimal cost at http://forestry.alaska.gov/wood/firewood.Participants from the Chena Hotshots...

Remains of a landmark

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Blessing of the fleet

Friends, family and fishermen gathered at the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore during the Blessing of the Fleet on May 5, hosted by Cordova District Fishermen United.Father Tom Killeen of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Pastor Charley Pitchford of Cordova Community Baptist Church, Pastor Larry Goodale of the Little Chapel Church and Buddhist Priest Kelley Weaverling blessed the fleet of...

Shorebird Festival provides platform for connections

Thousands of shorebirds made their stopover in Cordova over the weekend, providing an awe-inspiring show for visitors, birders and photographers at the 28th annual Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival.This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. Stephen Kress, executive director of the seabird Restoration Program and vice president for bird conservation of the National Audubon Society. Kress, who is also a...

Yeti Crabs gain national competition experience

The Yeti Crabs are back from the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, no titles in hand, but with a wealth of stories to tell, new friends and experiences under their belts.Their long, exciting journey from Cordova to Boulder, CO, began on Wednesday, April 18, in the wake of beating 21 other high school teams from throughout Alaska in early February...

Pop-up restaurant connects family and community

To Kate and Ted Velasco, food is family.It goes beyond nutritional value.It is rooted in tradition and carried through culture.“I see (fulfillment) with Ted’s mom and how she is with her sons … or anybody,” said Kate Velasco of her mother-in-law. “For her, the reward she receives from … creating a dish that people love and that her children...






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