In case you missed it,  we hosted now-retired Police Chief Mike Hicks and Mayor Koplin on the Town Meeting talk show this past Friday to hear the Chief’s thoughts on his career, the covid-19 pandemic response in Cordova, and the future of local policing in the midst of this thought-provoking time in the U.S.  That show is available at  youtube.com/cordovatv.

A slight change in times for free covid testing: Ilanka and CCMC continue to invite anyone in the community who feels the need to get tested for covid-19 to visit one of their drive-up testing clinics. The testing locations are Ilanka, Monday thru Friday from 2-3pm… and CCMC Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9-10am. Please call CCMC at 8200 or Ilanka at 3622 to register.

The city announces that The Travel-lift Operator will be out of town from July 20th to August 5th. During this time vessel lifts will be secured. If you were planning a vessel lift around the closure time, please call and schedule an earlier reservation date, and they are sorry for the inconvenience.

CEC crews are currently working on a utility line relocation construction project that will be ongoing along the Road between the Ferry terminal and the burn pile. Traffic will be single-lane at times, with a flagger.  Please slow down, obey traffic signals, use caution, and be aware of traffic cones during the project. The area is an active construction site, and every effort will be made to protect the wellbeing of both the public. This project will be ongoing until complete, and CEC apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates your patience while the work is being done.

Construction activities are planned for 25-mile on the Copper River Highway. From mid-June through mid-August, Wilson Construction will be removing 3 undersized culverts and replacing them with stream-simulation culverts to improve fish passage at these sites. Construction will take place between 7-5:30, Monday-Saturday, with the exception of holidays. Daily operation will consist of a one-lane road with a flagger, and at night there will be a yield sign. Depending on activity, there could be up to a 20 minute wait. There will be 3 overnight closures, exact dates to be determined. They will try to give advance notification of 48-72 hours prior to actual closures.

Senior lunch has moved to a delivery based system till further notice -- call 429-3167 for details -- it’s closed for independence day::: Schools have meal pickup service on Tuesdays from 10-1 at Mt Eccles thru August 11th.

(8) And looking at the school music program calendar: Happy birthday Saturday to Bryce McManus, and best to all as we celebrate Independence Day.

Remember all this information is on our website, including any items that didn’t make the air -- look for the AC logo at cordovaradio.com.

That's our calendar for the weekend – have a great day Cordova.

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KLAM and KCDV have classified ad space every day, 10 times a day between the two stations, for just $25 a week - plus we post your ad on cordovaradio.com at no extra charge.  If you have something you want to sell, a job posting, or a fundraiser coming up, put local radio and internet to work for you. Call, fax, email -- whatever’s best -- and get your classified ad on KLAM, KCDV, and cordovaradio.com.

The city’s website dedicated to covid-19 response is covid19.cityofcordova.net.  It’s intended to be a one stop shop for the latest information, in a layout that makes it easy to navigate for residents, businesses, fishermen, folks needing resources for better physical and mental health, and lots more.  The address is covid19.cityofcordova.net.  The city has also launched a special hotline for covid related questions -- it’s 424-INFO.

Remember that the city still has fines for those who break health mandates -- so please know what’s permitted and what isn’t during the pandemic.

Be aware now that Cordova’s COVID response is steadier, our daily briefings on the radio and youtube channel may start to be a little different.  We will always do one when something critical happens.  But you may hear some different guests, more general information, and sometimes even Dad reading news releases when new information is not new or urgent.  Again, we will continue to be as vigilant as we have been all along in getting you information, but the pace may relax slightly with our daily briefings.  Let us know if you have any questions, and we hope they have been helping!

Ilanka and CCMC continue to invite anyone in the community who feels the need to get tested for covid-19 to visit one of their drive-up testing clinics. The service is free and can provide you with peace of mind. The testing locations are Ilanka, Monday thru Friday from 2-3pm… and CCMC Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9-10am. Please call CCMC at 8200 or Ilanka at 3622 to register. Remember that a negative result does NOT release you from the responsibility to comply with City mandates for social distancing and mask wearing.

The city has the business Mutual Aid Agreement Forms mentioned in the local  emergency order online.  Visit cityofcordova.net.  Remember, every business has to have one of these on file while the emergency order is in place.

The city has now synchronized the local business reopening rules with the state, meaning you can now find accurate guidance about what’s expected on the state site under the reopening plan -- that’s covid19.alaska.gov.  Also, the local mask rule is still in place, but with some modifications.  That’s available to read at covid19.cityofcordova.net.  Remember, breaking local rules could cost you up to $500, and maybe a court appearance.  So we hope people will look them over.

A message from CDFU: Fishermen returning to Cordova are expected to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival unless they have submitted a plan to the State of Alaska detailing how they will avoid the spread of COVID-19 and not endanger the community. This exemption allows you to complete essential work during your quarantine period, but you MUST comply with the quarantine while not working. An exemption for work is NOT a blanket exemption, and you MUST continue to abide by social distancing guidelines.   KLAM and KCDV urge Cordovans to share this message with everyone it affects, along with the city and state mandates.  Help your friends to know what they need to know.

We’ve been telling you that all our talk shows, daily briefings, special meetings of the city council, and weekly city press briefings are archived for you on our CordovaTV youtube channel.  What you might not know is that if you subscribe to our channel (which is completely free) AND click the notification bell (also free), you’ll automatically get updates the moment a new post is ready.  So again, visit youtube.com/cordovatv, subscribe to the channel, and click the notification bell -- that will make you the first to know when we have new content for you.

Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer, has emphasized that Daily regular physical activity can make a big difference in how your child feels during the pandemic.  She went on to say that Physical activity improves your mood and eases your stress. A simple walk can help you and your children feel less anxious and improve your sleep that night.  

The Alaska Federation of Natives has asked us to announce that The U.S. Census is counting families and individuals for 2020.  If you're Alaska Native, you can help steer hundreds of millions of dollars annually to rural communities and tribal programs by following these steps: #1 -- Filling out the form… #2 --  Writing in the name of the Native spouse or significant other IF you live in a mixed-race household, married or not) for question 5… and #3 -- writing in the name of your federally recognized tribe for question 9, or the name of your village if you are unsure.  More details at ‘native federation <dot> org’.

Remember that our town meeting talk show is available any time you would like to be a guest, suggest a guest, or just have us cover a topic.  It’s an on demand program, we can record at your convenience, and then the air slot is weekdays in the 10am hour on KLAM. You can also send a letter for us to read if that’s better for you.

KLAM and KCDV will continue bringing you daily COVID-19 briefings on both stations with Dad and the mayor or some other official when possible, or Dad by himself if necessary.  We air them near the top of the 1pm, 5pm, and 8pm hours Monday thru Friday.  We will also hope to be able to bring you more weekly FAQ visits with Dad and the Incident Management Team, which would air on KLAM only, Friday evenings at 5pm.  These will all be in addition to the regular Town Meeting talks shows we are doing as needed.  And remember -- If you miss any show on the air, I’ll be getting them archived on our youtube channel soon afterwards -- that’ll be at  youtube.com/cordovatv.

KLAM listeners – We've got an opportunity, if you would like, to expand special talk programming on Saturdays to kind of change things up a bit… long-form shows, NOT about politics, but about "better living" topics.  We already have On the House with the Carey Brothers sharing home tips… but there are also shows to help you learn about new tech (computers, smartphones, etc) and get to know your existing tech better, car care and maintenance, hunting and fishing topics from around the country... that kind of thing.  If you’re interested in being a listener or sponsor of this kind of programming, call us at 3796 or email ‘saturday <at> cordovaradio <dot> com’.

You’ve heard the Carey Brothers for years with the ‘On The House Tip of the Day’ weekday mornings on KLAM… now we’re also carrying their longer Saturday show each week from 11am to 1pm, right after swap shop. James and Morris Carey offer home tips, share homeowner trends, and even answer questions from listeners.  So plan to join us Saturdays from 11 to 1 on KLAM for On the House with the Carey Brothers -- sponsored by ACE Hardware on AM-1450.