Large turnout for PTA Bike Rodeo

More than 40 kids pedaled, pushed and steered their way to safety on April 14 during the PTA Bike Rodeo at the Cordova Community Medical Center parking lot.In stark contrast to previous years, the sun was bright and the sky bright blue.Kids brought their push and pedal bicycles, scooters and unicycles to the event, stopping at five different stations...

Harbor Cleanup Day sees support from local children

Glass bottles, tarps, plastic buoys, paper and other trash littering Cordova’s harbor are gone, thanks to groups of volunteers who turned out on Saturday, April 14 for Harbor Cleanup Day.Together they tackled the soggy trash tucked in the rocky shores of the breakwater, underneath the ramps on the muddy harbor floor and intertwined in the bushes that border the...

Points North celebrates 20 years

Just a 10-minute drive from Cordova’s city center, Points North Heli-Adventures provides a landscape for adventure, highlighted by a summer camp vibe; an environment Kevin and Jessica Quinn have nurtured and grown for the past 20 years.Points North provides remote guiding in the Chugach mountains via helicopters, allowing guests to ski and snowboard remote slopes of the 1,500 square...

Tanner crab devoured during celebration dinner

Local fishermen, cannery employees and government officials celebrated Cordova’s first Tanner crab fishery in 30 years with plates of fresh crab, shared with friends, family and coworkers.A celebration dinner was held for the “parties responsible for advocating for and executing the fishery” said Mayor Clay Koplin of the private event.The warm sun, now shinning bright well past 6 p.m.,...

Sloughgrass reunites after 17 years

Banjo tones moved rapidly near the microphone, eventually giving way to the mandolin in a seamless transition, like tides moving effortlessly in and out.Four musicians stood around the microphones, shifting in, out and around each other, highlighting each instrument in the small corner of the Powder House.Children bounced up and down, weaving their way between couples dancing to the...

Iceworm Festival brings new energy to town

The 2018 Iceworm Festival is off to an energetic and boisterous start.The celebration began on Saturday morning, Jan. 27, with Iceworm’s Beer Mile, followed by the Food Fair, with volleyball and basketball games throughout the day.“It’s been pretty busy, but everything’s going pretty well so far,” said Kelsey Appleton, vice president of the Iceworm Board. “It’s such a weird...

Christmas holiday season ushers into town

Santa Claus, with Cordova Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mike Hicks, arrived to light the community Christmas tree on the evening of Dec. 1, on Main Street. Photo by Cinthia Gibbens-Stimson/The Cordova Times
The first weekend of December is historically the official start of the holiday season in Cordova, beginning with the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 1 in front of the Cordova Chamber of Commerce.The festivities were led by Santa Claus, who arrived via a sleigh pulled by a fire engine, and escorted by the local volunteer fire department....

Iceworm festival goes out with a splash

The 2017 Cordova Iceworm Festival was laid to rest Feb. 5, becoming another Ghost of Iceworm Past – which was the theme of the 56th annual winter festival.The last day of the festival, packed with competitive events and the Iceworm Festival parade, dawned with clear blue skies and temperatures in the low 30s.By 10:30 a.m. some 300 onlookers crowded...

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...

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