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...

Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore crew are Buoy Tender Round-up champions

Crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore, based in Cordova, claimed the Buoy Tender Round-Up championship in Juneau on Aug. 23.They placed first in the Line Toss, Survival Suit Race, Tug of War and Show Board, the last being an award to the cutter with the best overall appearance and cleanliness.The Sycamore also took second in the Chain...

PWSSC 19th annual Copper River Nouveau

Scallop and halibut ceviche and salmon croquettes resting on silver trays bounced quickly from group to group, as hors d'oeuvres were snarfed down.Sunlight pierced through the tall windows at the Cordova Center on Saturday, June 9 during the Prince William Sound Science Center’s 19th annual Copper River Nouveau benefit gala.PWSSC co-founder R.J. Kopchak walked down the long staircase, sunbeams...

65 bands play to 8,000+ Salmonfest fans

“What an honor,” said folk rock singer Brandi Carlile, from the stage of the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds at Ninilchik, as the crowd roared a welcome. “I never expected so many people to be here.”But there they were on that warm sunny Aug. 3 evening, settling down on tarps, lawn chairs, even curled up in a tree, in the midst...

Cordova’s Public Works Streets Division installs new flagpole

Cordova’s Public Works Streets Division put another finishing touch on the Cordova Center by working with Jerry Blackler to install majestic new flagpoles just in time for Independence Day. Streets Division employees who completed the concrete base were Bill Howard, Mark Wegner, Chris Bolin, Mike Arvidson, Jim Cardwell and Will Brown and the Blacklers donated their time to install the...

This Week in Photos: Girls learn business skills

Jomil Tabara, Yagnnesis Mejias, Jessica Wray, Greithly Mejias, Shanny Mejias, Selena Smith, Aaliyah Tiedeman, Gracie Hatch, Faith Hatch, and Sora Skorkowsky sold homemade lemonade on Alaska’s Lemonade Day June 30, with proceeds going to support Cordova’s Girls on the Run program. The event, a partnership with the Cordova Family Resource Center, aims to help youths develop business skills.Photo by...

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