Cordova Girl Scouts: Planning for adventure

Cordova Girl Scouts Ria Smyke, Andrea Vargas, Faith Collins and Aubrey Quinn show off a dragon head with leader Anita Smyke Oct. 22. The scouts held a rummage sale at Mt. Eccles Elementary School, hoping to raise enough funds to travel to the United Kingdom and Switzerland. From the looks of things, all types of interesting items were donated...

This Week in Photos: Sept. 29, 2017

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This Week in Photos: Children rejoice at Toys for Tots event

Kade Christian, 3, was one of over 430 Cordova kids who received a gift during the Toys for Tots event on Dec. 22 at Mt. Eccles. Photo by Gayle Groff/for The Cordova Times
Every child in Cordova was invited to pick up a toy Dec. 22 from Toys for Tots at Mt. Eccles Elementary commons. The U.S. Marine Corps, Cordova School District administration and staff, and community volunteers, including Sandie Ponte, U.S. Coast Guard wives and the National Honor Society, made the project possible.“There was a little boy who sat on Santa’s...

Wind storm sends 100-foot boat adrift and marina building to the ground

A wind storm with gusts hitting nearly 100 miles an hour beat down on Cordova on Oct. 23, setting the anchored Polar Bear adrift, damaging structures and trees, and sending debris flying everywhere.In the height of it all, the Polar Bear, a roughly 100-foot long retired fish processor anchored outside of the breakwater broke loose and drifted quickly down...

Photo of the Week: The Cape St. Elias Lighthouse, on Kayak Island

The Cape St. Elias Lighthouse, lit in September of 1916, and never having been rebuilt, was unmanned and downgraded to a minor light in the summer of 1974, when it was automated. Cordova photographer Wendy Ranney took this picture on Aug. 18 on the uninhabited island, 62-miles southeast of Cordova.Do you have a great photo of the area you’d...

Search and rescue training

Thirteen members of the Cordova Volunteer Fire Department completed a 48-hour Search and Rescue Technician II class Nov. 12. From left, they are Debra Ethier, Tania Harrison, Mike Hicks, Jayleene Garrett, Mark Meredith, Sue Farzan, Kara Johnson, Micah Renfeldt, Mark Heidbrink, Dana Smyke and Carolyn Roesbery. Stephen Phillips and Toni Bocci not pictured, also completed the course. Jeremy Lilly...

This Week in Photos: Nov. 24, 2017

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Gallery: Photos of the Week

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