Cordova Residents Alert: Harbor Construction Begins December 6, Expect Changes in South Harbor Area
Turnagain Marine Inc. will start building a harbor in Cordova on December 6, 2023. The team will arrive a day before and will use barges and heavy machinery at the South Harbor for six months.
DECA to prepare for role play districts on Dec. 4
DECA district exams for all role play events will take place on Dec. 4 during SSRT. SSRT passes will be available starting Nov. 30 outside of room F109. The events Individual Series, Team Decision, Professional Selling and Personal Financial Literacy will take exams at the district level. To prepare for...
The “behind the scenes” of great teaching
Jeffrey Spanier is a dedicated English teacher at CHS with some different teaching methods that make his teaching stand out amongst teachers. He dives into the challenges and benefits of teaching differently than other teachers. Spanier’s AVID and English 4AP student, senior Javier Garcia, talks about what having an interactive...
Public School Poetry
Ornate tablecloths and plates full of pizza encouraged attendees of Public School Poetry’s reading event to connect and eat before settling in for a night of poetry. Read by the new journal’s aptly named “vice principals” and CHS’s poetry club members. The event featured poems from the literary magazine’s newest edition and Community students.
Athletes Of The Month
Athletic Director (AD) and Girls’ Soccer Coach Robert Adams is proud of the CHS tradition “Athlete of the Month.” He is the man behind the program. Monthly, he sends out requests to all head coaches asking student nominees for this title. Depending on how many are submitted...
Evening Newscast — November 15, 2023
Six-term Soldotna State Representative Kurt Olson died last Thursday. Plus, scientists say an invasive fish has been eliminated from the Kenai Peninsula, and Homer high schoolers are working to put together a calendar aimed toward teens. And in Cordova, a struggling fishing industry turns to seaweed.
Cordova kelp farmers need to process their harvest. A scientist is piloting a solution
Sean Den Adel and his fiancee Skye Steritz live in Cordova and are among a handful of small-scale seaweed farmers in Prince William Sound. They’ve been harvesting mostly sugar kelp on about five acres of water since 2022. Den Adel said he’s excited about the future of the industry, which he sees as more sustainable – ecologically and economically – than the fisheries that have supported Prince William Sound for generations.
Qu Forum Bake Sale
The smells of baked goods wafted through the third-floor hallway. Oreos dipped in chocolate, brownies and decorated cupcakes were just some of the options available, as students were excitedly lining up with cash in hand. Each year, CHS holds a fundraiser in which each forum competes to raise the most...
Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment’s Cooper River Stewardship Program provide hands-on science education
My name is Nuala Rego, and I am a second-generation Alaskan here in the Interior between Mount Sanford and the Mentasta Mountains. I enjoy kayaking and swimming in the Prince William Sound as well as spending time with my friends and family. This past summer I had the opportunity to participate in WISE’s Copper River Stewardship Program (CRSP), which helps kids learn about the different ecosystems in the Copper River watershed and surrounding areas. WISE stands for Wrangell Institute for Science and Environment, and they provide hands-on science education opportunities in the Copper River country for both kids and adults.
AMSEA hosts marine safety course in Cordova, more planned for spring
Local mariners learned about how to better plan for safety on the water during a safety training class offered by the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) last week. Four students attended Saturday’s class at the Cordova Center — a one-day training of more than 10 hours that focused on...
PUFFS Photo Gallery
Students, director discuss impact of extended fall break on “Puffs” production This school year fall break more than doubled, from a long weekend to a whole week off of school; students will be gone Oct. 7 to 15 which is an arguably popular decision for anyone who plans to travel or…
Tickets For The Museum: CET’s Next Big Show
Anticipation is rising as the show dates for CET’s production of Museum are nearing. The hard work from everyone in the CET program is paying off, and student tickets went on sale this past Wednesday, Nov. 8, during lunch. They will be sold through Nov. 10, and after that, they will still be available for online purchase through the CET website.
Cordova we have liftoff: Junior high class participates in NASA’s App Development Challenge
Seventh and eighth graders at Cordova Jr./Sr. High School are competing in NASA’s national App Development Challenge (ADC). The ADC is one of eight Artemis Student Challenges that students across the country are participating in. The challenges present students with technical problems in deep space exploration missions, and students contribute their ideas to the project.
Artist captures climate change in his brushstrokes for new Alaska State Museum showcase
When painter David Rosenthal came to Alaska nearly 50 years ago, he was captivated by the expansive glory of the icy landscapes. Over his career he’s painted ice, snow and glaciers in Alaska, the North Pole, Greenland and even Antarctica, inadvertently capturing climate change in his brushstrokes. The Cordova-based...
CHS wrestlers open season with strong performance in Valdez
Cordova High School’s wrestling squad opened the season with a strong performance in Valdez. At the Throwdown in Snowtown tournament Oct. 21-22, they notched three first place finishes, a pair of second places, and one third place to come in third overall in team points behind Palmer and Redington.
Girls on the Run celebrate a season of confidence building, exercise
The Girls on the Run Cordova chapter just completed its ninth season. The program is put on by the Cordova Family Resource Center (CFRC), and aims to help support young girls in the community through physical exercise and mentorship. Jessica Wray, victim advocate and administrator at CFRC, is one of...
Two goat hunts closed by ADFG
Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) officials closed two mountain goat hunts in the Cordova area by emergency order on Wednesday as a precaution against harvest exceeding objectives, according to Ryan Scott, acting director of the Division of Wildlife Conservation for the Cordova area. The first hunt is registration...