Flashback: School kids tell us all about iceworms

The 1984 Iceworm Gazette staff ventured into the halls of Mt. Eccles Elementary School to find out the truth about iceworms.Where do iceworms come from?Iceworms come from…… the North Pole. – Oma Gilmore… ice. – Joel Adkins…...

Cordova Chronicles: Another historic landmark is gone

While the fate of the Cordova House remains uncertain, the demise of another local landmark is complete.  Wilson Construction made short order of the building that once housed Remy’s Florist, demolishing the 110-year-old structure in just two days.Operating under clear skies and bitter temperatures, an excavator began tearing the old Reception Building down at daybreak on Jan. 7, 2019,...

Cordova Arts & Pageants’ Stevie Wonder-themed concert brings 2018 to a close

A lively Stevie Wonder-themed concert had the crowd foot-tapping, singing and dancing all the way out into the walkways at North Star Theatre on Dec. 29.The Cordova Arts & Pageants got an early start on ringing in the new year with a holiday concert, “Wonders of Wonder”, by the Dan Mac Band featuring vocalist John “Pypes” Teamer.In the tribute...

Over 4,000 bulbs illuminate live Christmas tree

First of the season snow the night before welcomed this year’s Hometown Holiday Kick-off and Christmas Tree lighting in Cordova, just hours after a 7.0 earthquake centered in Anchorage shook Southcentral Alaska.“Five, four, three, two, one!” counted down Cathy Renfeldt, executive director of the Cordova Chamber of Commerce, who stood with a megaphone on the steps of the Pioneer...

Cordova Chronicles: Veteran pilot retires after 50 years of adventures

Terry Kennedy made his last commercial flight on Oct. 31, 2018, ending a remarkable 50-year career flying small planes in Alaska’s challenging conditions.Kennedy plans on continuing his love affair with air as a flight instructor, and perhaps as an author.  He certainly is not about to distance himself from planes; and in fact, lives in a small apartment directly...

Sewing project aids animals displaced by disasters

Dixie Lambert and members of the Baptist Church’s youth group are busy making little quilts to comfort small pets displaced by devastating wildfires in California.By the end of this week, Lambert plans to have more than 100 quilts mailed out to shelters in Chico, Calif., where 150 cats have been taken in, and to the Humane Society of Ventura...

Lady Wolverines place first in Borealis Conference Volleyball Tournament

The Cordova varsity volleyball team placed first in the Borealis Conference Tournament, beating out six other teams from across the state.Riley Butler made the All-Conference Team while Abby Bourgeois made the All-Tournament Team. Team captain Aaliyah Malazo made both the All-Conference and All-Tournament Teams.“We definitely united this weekend as a team and stepped up our tempo and drive,” head...

NVE marks 25th year of Sobriety Celebration

A Kake elder in red and black regalia adorned with silver buttons approached the microphone at the podium to introduce Kake’s Ke ex’ Kwaan Dancers in the midst of the Native Village of Eyak’s 25th annual Sobriety Celebration.During their introduction, Ruth Demmert announced that she would be stepping down as dance group leader after 40 years.“Tonight, I won’t drum...

BodyVox performs in Cordova

Dancers from the Portland, Ore. dance ensemble BodyVox found an excited fan base in Cordova with their master class Nov. 6 at the Pioneer Igloo and performance on Nov. 7 at the North Star Theater.The setting for dance troupe’s master class, which attracted 14 local students, drew praise from BodyVox artistic director Ashly Rolland, who found the old lodge...

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...
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