Ghosts of Iceworm Past festival may be best yet

This year’s Iceworm Festival got off to a busy start, with basketball, dodgeball and volleyball games rocking the courts and continuing through this weekend at Bidarki Recreation Center and Mt. Eccles Elementary School.Some 200 hungry Cordovans turned out for the annual food fair on Jan. 28, looking for respite from cooking at home, and the recent weather extremes here.The...

Wild Foods Feast

The Copper River Watershed hosted the annual Wild Food Feast and Film Festival in Cordova, April 8. The Wild Food Feast is a cook-off that showcases the natural resources that define our communities, cultures, and lifestyles. All 36 cookoff entries were made with wild ingredients harvested locally. Prizes were awarded for the best dishes made with ingredients that flew, grew,...

Photo of the Week: Sunrise on Hawkins Island

The fog lifted at 5:30 a.m. to reveal a lovely sunrise on Hawkins Island while deer hunting Aug. 10. Photo by Dick Shellhorn/The Cordova Times Dick Shellhorn, author, reporter, ref and grandpa, can be reached at shorn@gci.net. Shellhorn was born and raised in Cordova, Alaska, and has lived here his entire life. Shellhorn has been writing sports stories for the Cordova Times for over 40 years. In his...

This Week in Photos: Sheridan Glacier

A view of Sheridan glacier as seen from the end of the Sheridan Glacier trail on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times
A view of Sheridan glacier as seen from the end of the Sheridan Glacier trail on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times Mya Bingham helps her son, Lucas, roast marshmallows for s’mores as Mya’s mother, Ann Howard, starts to take a photograph while holding Mya’s daughter, Ailani. The group spent the afternoon hiking and exploring the...

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...

Copper River salmon makes splash in Seattle

Cordova’s docks bustled with activity the day before the first Copper River salmon opener, with fishermen mending nets, gathering supplies and prepping boats.The hum of engines filled the air as bowpickers left for the flats on Wednesday, May 16, disappearing into tiny dots lining the horizon.Fishermen filled the Copper River flats for the season opener, and by 6:30 a.m....

Points for Endurance

Cordova High School’s cross-country team started off their season with a car wash fund-raiser Saturday. They were raising money in the rain for their trips around the state, where they’ll attend cross-country running races. Their first race takes place Aug. 19. The team stuck it out in the pouring rain for three hours in front of the public safety...

All-star basketball

These photos are from Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches (AABC) All-Star weekend event. The All-Star game took place at Wells Fargo Complex on UAA campus. The Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches Award Banquet took place April 14 at Dimond High School, in Anchorage. Cordova High School had four athletes participating in the events. Seniors Andrew Muma, Andrew Werner, and...

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