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City council takes up ‘the year of the bear’

With spring right around the corner, thoughts turn to what folks have been thinking about all winter long: bears. Discussion at the Cordova City Council’s Feb. 6 work session ranged from bear proof dumpster lids to refuse collection to creation of an urban bear plan.


Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore leaves Cordova

Cars lined the pull off on Orca Road, locally known as Spouses Point, while steam rose from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sycamore as it prepared for departure. At the first sign of movement, wives, and children wearing pajamas and puffy winter coats, unloaded from the cars as the cutter slowly began


Dunleavy: Alaska Guard forces ‘stand ready’ in Trump border emergency

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has pledged the Alaska National Guard’s support, in the wake of President Trump's emergency declaration connected to security along the nation’s southern border.


Around Town: Movie night, election ballot Q&A, and Knit & Lit Book Club

The Friends of the Cordova Public Library presents, “Juliet, Naked”, a romantic comedy, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at North Star Theatre. Admission costs $10. The Cordova Arts & Pageants presents “Bohemian Rhapsody” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 at North Star Theatre in the Cordova Center.


Carpenter steps down as CRWP executive director after 20 years

Kristin Carpenter will be stepping down as the Copper River Watershed Project executive director this fall. Carpenter has been the executive director since 1999. “This is a good time for a new leader,” she said. “We have a strong board with representation from both the Copper Basin and Cordova, and


Law & Order: Feb. 1-7

The following incidents were reported to the Cordova Police Department between 2-1-19 thru 2-7-19. Any charges reported in these press releases are merely accusations and the defendant and/or defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


M/V Aurora cancelled until March

Sailings for the M/V Aurora have been cancelled through the end of February. The first scheduled departure is planned for March 1 to Whittier. “The Aurora is further delayed in the yard…due to necessary repairs,” said Monika Reghetti, Alaska Marine Highway System Cordova ferry terminal manager, in a


BLM reduces assets to review structural integrity of TAPS

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility has released federal documents describing how the federal Bureau of Land Management has reduced its Alaskan assets, leaving fewer qualified staff to review the structural integrity of the aging Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.


Another year, another “Out of this World” festival

Aliens, dancing fish and a giant fabric ice worm. For just one day out of the year, these were welcomed and celebrated guests who wiggled, twirled and strolled their way down Cordova’s Main Street during the annual Iceworm Festival.


Kay Groff: Cordova Citizen of the Year

The Citizen of the Year Award honors one individual’s outstanding efforts that have contributed in making Cordova a better place to live. Below is the nomination letter for Cordova’s 2019 Citizen of the Year, written by Gayle Groff.


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 rather refreshing to read recent headlines about a dispute between Canada and Norway regarding moose, of all things.


Commentary: Secure Rural Schools Funding – Additional money for schools? Not according to the City.

In October 2018, the city of Cordova received $630,720.68 in forest receipts recently re-authorized under the Secure Rural Schools Act (SRSA), recorded the revenue in its books, and earmarked $579,623.68 for schools.


CRWP scholarship available for graduating seniors

High school graduating seniors can now apply for the Copper River Watershed Project’s $1,000 scholarship. The competition is open to any graduating senior seeking continuing education who can explain how his or her current education goals will benefit the economy, culture, and/or environment of the