Sunday, July 21, 2024

Tag: Cordova Chronicles

Eagle, Eagle, what are you going to do?

Watching eagles dive from tall trees across from our home on Odiak Slough to catch pink salmon exposed at low tide reminded me of...

Hughie Hosick’s legacy reaches all the way to Iceland

Investigating the legacy of Cordovans is full of surprises.   Take Hughie Hosick, who gained fame operating the Steelhead tender for two decades on the challenging...

Cordova Chronicles: Fishing is the Name of the Game

With the tempo picking up all over town, one can tell another fishing season is right around the corner.  The streets and intersections are filled...

Cordova Chronicles: Cruising Down the River

The Alaganik Landing road was built shortly after the 1964 Good Friday earthquake to provide tidal access to Alaganik Slough, which was now 9-feet shallower due to the uplift caused by that major geological event.

Cordova Chronicles: Farewell to a good man, Tom Simpler

Mark Twain is credited with sending a lengthy letter to a colleague that ended with “If I had more time, I would have written less.” Yet less is not more when bidding farewell to someone as beloved as Tom Simpler, who passed away at age 80 on Jan. 9.

Cordova Chronicles: How the game of basketball has changed

Dick Shellhorn writes in Cordova Chronicles this week: In January 1931, the Seward Ponies defeated the University of Alaska at Seward by a final score of 6-4. I know this because my dad told me so. The Fairbanks squad had come down by railroad for the contest.

Cordova Chronicles: A Math Ferry Tale

In a packed hearing at the Cordova Civic Center on Saturday, July 27, 2019, the outpouring of protests over cuts in ferry service was loud...

Cordova Chronicles: Remodel of old city library and museum continues

Remodeling of the old city library and museum, located on the corner of Adams Avenue and Main Street, continues. Purchased by David Roemhildt of Facility...

Cordova Chronicles: Just who has the biggest moose of all?

Amidst all the news regarding government shutdowns and disagreements between the good old USA and just about every country on the planet, it was...

Cordova Chronicles: Is it time to bring back the Spiritometer?

In case you haven’t noticed, there has been a resurgence of school spirit at Cordova High. As always, success breeds an upswing in enthusiasm, and Cordova’s...