WELCOME TO THE CORDOVA CALENDAR for the 27th …
Mayor Koplin will meet with chair persons of city boards and
commissions for an informal briefing on what each board or commission
is working on. This briefing will take place Thursday, January 28
@ noon in community room B of the Cordova Center. A quorum
of the City Council and or other boards or commissions may be present -
however, no decisions regarding city business will be made. Call the
City Clerk’s office with any questions at 424-6248, or email
Cordova School Board CURRICULUM COMMITTEE MEETING, JANUARY 28 from
5:00-6:00 PM via Zoom. The agenda and login details are posted on
our website in the extras section of cordovaradio.com.
The Cordova public library and the Cordova iceworm festival are pleased
to announce a temporary installation of Ottie And The Star, written and
illustrated by Laura Jean Allen, on the grounds in front of the
library. The installation will be on view January 30th through February
9th depending on weather.
The ice worm photo show is taking entries till Saturday January 30th at
5:00 p.m. at the Cordova museum. The exhibit and voting will run the
entire month of February from the 3rd to the 27th, with winners
announced the February 28th in the categories of people, Flora and
fauna, Cordova, beyond Cordova, 2020, and shining bright. Alll entries
must be framed and ready to display. Limit one per category please.
Pick up entry forms at the Cordova museum. It's free to enter, and you
can call the Cordova museum at 6665 with any questions.
A youth poetry meetup for 6th grade and higher will be held Saturday
January 30th at 11:00 a.m. in the Cordova public library. The theme is
“beginnings” -- so bring a poem to share. Walk-ins are welcome, 10
participant maximum, and masks are mandatory. To sign up or get
questions answered, call the library at 6667.
Senior lunch is on a delivery or pick-up system till further notice --
call 424-8282 for details -- it’s Baked Pork Chop today, Teriyaki
Chicken tomorrow::: Schools are continuing the grab and go meal
pick-ups on Tuesdays between 430 and 6 at Mt Eccles.
(29) And looking at the school music program calendar: no one is listed
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 27th – have a great day Cordova.
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(feb1) The Cordova Regular Election will be March 2nd -- and there are
openings on city council, school board, and the CCMC Authority
Board. The deadline to declare candidacy is Monday February
1st. Contact the city clerk for details.
Public works director Sam Greenwood and refuse superintendent Aaron
Muma will give a short presentation on, and then take questions about,
BALLOT PROPOSITION ONE regarding the refuse department taking out a
clean water fund loan for 1.2 million dollars, 500,000 of which
qualifies for loan forgiveness, to replace dilapidated machinery and
improve environmental compliance. The meeting will take place Thursday,
February 4th, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in community room B at the Cordova
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities proposed
Alaska Marine Highway System schedule for May 2021 through September
2021 is now available for public review. Communities and interested
people can review and comment on the proposed schedule through February
7th. There will also be a teleconference on the 8th for schedule
review and possible modification. Visit the state website at
alaska.gov for details on the comment period and the teleconference.
Scammers are leveraging the COVID-19 vaccine to defraud
Americans. Nationwide, the FBI is joining with law enforcement
partners to raise awareness of COVID-19 vaccine fraud. In Alaska,
if you believe you, or someone you know, have been the victim of
COVID-19 vaccine fraud, please contact the FBI Anchorage Field Office
at 907-276-4441. To report suspicious activity, please visit the FBI’s
Internet Crime Complaint Center at ic3.gov.
If you or a close contact test positive for COVID-19, you are expected
to comply with ALL health mandates, including mandated quarantine and
isolation. Health mandates have been put in place to flatten the
COVID-19 curve and protect the health of all Alaskans. Community
members who disregard health mandates are putting both themselves and
the community at risk. State and local law enforcement are authorized
to enforce individual compliance, and individuals who recklessly
violate the health mandates risk both civil fines and criminal
prosecution. Visit covid19.alaska.gov for more information.
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.
Scammers are after your money and personal data during the vaccine
rollout. The city is warning cordovans that you can’t pay to put
your name on a list to get the vaccine, you can’t pay for early access
to the vaccine, and no legitimate person will call about the vaccine
asking for your social security number, bank account, or credit card
number. These are all scams and should be ignored. Learn
more at ‘FTC <dot> gov <slash> coronavirus <slash>
A few winter reminders from the city: Please be aware that the roads
are regularly slick, so drive cautiously... please be mindful of other
drivers given daily conditions… please have patience and give plow
operators ample space to safely do their job… and please caution
children not to play on the snow piles as they may be unstable and
unsafe. The city appreciates your help and consideration.
The city reminds Cordovans our pipes may be at risk for freezing in the
winter, and a common precautionary measure is to let water trickle from
faucets. Because the water within the pipes is moving, it is resistant
to becoming frozen. This simple prevention tactic could save you a lot
of expense and cleanup effort.
Social distancing is critical right now for public health and safety,
but that doesn’t mean our elders don’t need to feel supported.
CCMC’s Long term care facility says it would mean so much to their
residents to get a letter in the mail. If you’re interested, you
can send a letter or card to CCM, care of “Pen Pals for Residents”, at
Local covid-19 testing is open 6 days a week. You can be tested
at Ilanka Mondays and Fridays from 2-3pm, and Saturdays from Noon to
1. CCMC is testing on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays from
9-930am. Also, even though the testing will remain free for
residents, please bring your insurance information with you because the
clinics can receive reimbursement, which helps KEEP tests free.
With winter here... sand trucks, plows, and loaders will be on the
streets when needed. Please give them a wide clearance whenever they
are out. If you can’t see the driver, they can’t see you! And don't let
children (or fun-loving adults) play in the snow piles -- it's very
difficult for drivers to see them.
Remember that if you are identified as a close contact of someone who
has tested positive for covid-19, you will need to quarantine for 14
days REGARDLESS of whether you test negative during that time.
Again, close contacts need to quarantine a full 14 days, regardless of
whether they test negative during that period. If you don’t, you
may be spreading the virus to many others while asymptomatic, and too
early in your infection for the test to detect it. Contact your
medical provider if you have any questions.
The City COVID Health Alert status is still Level 4: Local Outbreak
Warning. They are asking the community to exercise extreme
caution. The Medical Response Team, at this time, strongly
advises against elective travel. All residents are reminded to do their
part to prevent more spread in Cordova. The City has a mandatory mask
rule when in public. Social distance by staying six feet apart, and
avoid indoor gatherings. The City continues to rely significantly on
individual responsibility to keep our community safe, and they ask that
everyone do their best to live up to this considerable trust.
Remember that the city still has fines for those who break health
mandates -- so please know the local rules for the local pandemic
City Council Meetings are back open to in-person attendance. Public
participation via call-in will still be available. Masks, social
distancing, and check-in with an ambassador in the upstairs entryway
are all mandatory. Access only through First Street entrance, and
limited attendance may be required. If you have questions call
the City Clerk’s office at 424-6248, or email
The Cordova Medical Response Team has made it clear that WE have the
power to control the spread of coronavirus. Each of the following
actions is proven to decrease the transmission: (1) Maintain a six-foot
distance from others, even when wearing a mask. (2) Shrink your social
bubble by limiting interactions with those outside of the immediate
family or friend group. (3) Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose
when in public or around others outside of the immediate family where
social distancing is not possible. Wearing a mask in public is mandated
by the City. (4) Wash hands often for at least 20 seconds. And (5)
Sanitize often-touched surfaces.
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.
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!
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
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
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
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.