Woolen Travels

It always amazes me how many talented artists and craftsmen (and women) of all types we have in Cordova. This is my first post in a series focusing on some of the amazing artists and entrepreneurs of Cordova.

Shelly Kocan provides acupuncture and other treatments at Ilanka Clinic by day and is a yarn-dyeing fiber fanatic by night. You may recognize her from previous posts. Her company (Snow Capped Yarns) and her website (Woolen Travels) can give a much better introduction than I can. Enjoy! :)

Shelly! :)

Gravina…our first American Yarn — Woolen Travels.

How to watch TV over the Internet

Reblogged from Connecting Cordova.Image

Television started out as a luxury, but by-and-by, it has become more of a utility for most Americans.  Up there with electricity, telephone and internet, it’s something many people don’t want to live without.  However, when it comes to watching television, more and more folks (400,000 last year) are cutting their cable and opting for internet-based television for a fraction of the cost.  It’s easy and cheap.  All you need is:

  1. TV
  2. High-speed internet connection with a wireless router
  3. Over-the-top streaming device.

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A very talented local blogger, Shelly, shares her latest Cordova adventure!

Originally posted on south of ultima thule:


One thing that sometimes gets me down when  navigating the virtual world is that it so often only captures the highs, the carefully curated moments of a person’s life, that we deem worth sharing. As I bounce from blog to blog to Facebook post I often end up feeling like a very boring and stunted person as I look through everyone else’s “highlight reel.”

So I understand if this makes you mad…and I’m not trying to brag….but…..

I got to do something exceptionally awesome this week!

It all happened because I had some free time, the weather was gorgeous and I live in a very small town.  My husband had to take some aerial photos for a project he’s working on and they just happened to have an extra seat on the helicopter!  So with about 5 minutes notice I was able to join them.


Check it out, I’m pretty excited!  It was…

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The Great Copper River Salmon Race Of 2013


We’re all the rage!

Originally posted on cravedfw:

copperriverby Andrew Chalk

The battle of the Copper River Salmon has been crazy in Dallas. With the announcement from Matt McCallister (FT33) and Scott Romano (Nick and Sam’s) taking to the waters of Cordova, Alaska to procure their very own specimens. John Tesar (Spoon Bar and Kitchen) quickly lashed out that he was expecting his own shipment well before the chefs dipped their poles into the water.

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The Salmon Are Here | Fishing On The Copper River Starts Today

Originally posted on JuneauTek:



That’s Right!  It’s salmon time in Alaska!  Local fishermen will head out in early this morning for a 7 A.M. opener, which marks the start of the 2013 salmon season.  The webcam is a view is from the top of My Eyak, overlooking Cordova’s beautiful harbor.  Unfortunately, the weather forecast is a bit nasty.   Alaska doesn’t want to break free of winter’s icy grip this spring.  The local airport reported record lows this morning, too.  Regardless of the conditions wild caught salmon will be hitting dinner tables soon.   Copper River Reds will be wisked from the tiny port of Cordova and travel across the world within just a few days.  Fresh Alaskan salmon will hit stores by Friday.  Ever wonder how “Copper River Reds” got so popular?  Check out this recent article:


It’s been 30 years since Jon Rowley first persuaded a…

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