Spring weather sends people rushing out the road

A photograph at the Cordova Historical Museum shows Jeffie Wade and her sister wading in the water at mile 7 of what is now the Copper River Highway, taken in 1921.In the same area, nearly 100 years later I took photos of two-year-old Jase Rodrigues flying a kite with help from his parents Tony and Kara.The amount of history...

North Start Dance Company performs in collaborative event

Music filled North Star Theatre during a collaborative performance on Wednesday, March 20.The World Premier Artists Collaboration Concert, presented by the Cordova Arts & Pageants, featured four different ensembles and members from Cordova’s North Star Dance Company.“What they share is collaboration as a crucial part of their creative voice,” Alyssa Kleissler said.The event was made possible with funding by...

Ammonia training kicks off Alaska Shield preparation

An influx of visitors will be arriving in Cordova to participate in Alaska Shield 2019, a statewide preparedness drill running from April 7-12.On March 30, an ammonia training, led by Scott Melton and Will Grass from the international nonprofit Ammonia Safety and Training Institute, took place at Odiak Camper Park in Cordova.The training featured live demonstrations with ammonia, to...

Dockside delivery of fresh Tanner crab

Thousands of pounds of Tanner crab were delivered last week, marking the fishery’s second consecutive year since it last operated in Cordova in 1988.After delivering about 2,000 pounds to Trident Seafoods, Makena O'Toole brought the F/V Regalia dockside to sell more crab in the Cordova Boat Harbor on Thursday, March 7.He and his crew, Jordan Kompkoff, Bryce Mortensen and...

Lady Wolverines shock Nenana, win conference playoffs

Decimated by injuries and illness, Cordova’s seven-player Lady Wolverine squad pulled off the biggest upset of the 2A Interior Conference Playoffs here last weekend, rallying late in the championship game on March 8 to shock No. 1 seeded Nenana by a 29-27 final.Nenana had knocked off CHS 60-30 and 44-23 a week earlier in road games at Nenana. And...

Cordova boys finish second in conference playoffs

The Cordova boys finished second in tense 2A Interior Conference playoffs at home on March 7-9.After cruising past SuValley 63-40 in the first round on Thursday, March 7, Cordova lost to Glennallen by three points, 42-39, in the battle for first place on March 8; and then squeaked past Nenana by four points, 59-55, in the crucial battle for...

Whale’s Tale grand opening draws huge crowd

A newfound energy filled the end of Orca Road the first week of March as coffee aficionados lined up for the grand opening of Wendy Ranney’s new coffee shop, The Whale’s Tale.It was a dream come true for Ranney this past grand opening weekend, as she served up cup after cup of coffee, tea and signature drinks to a...

Another year, another “Out of this World” festival

Aliens, dancing fish and a giant fabric ice worm. For just one day out of the year, these were welcomed and celebrated guests who wiggled, twirled and strolled their way down Cordova’s Main Street during the annual Iceworm Festival.This year’s theme, “Out of this World”, prompted exuberant creativity on parade floats, in attire and even in desserts.The premiering Iceworm...

Iceworm 2019 weekend events take off

A rainy start that greeted Cordova’s 2019 Iceworm Festival has in no way dampened the spirit of the event.Shouts of “Happy Worm!” can be heard on Main Street. Iceworm-themed baked goods, bobble antenna headbands and new pop sockets donning the iconic iceworm cartoon quietly snuck their way into shops and events as the weekend began Jan....
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