WELCOME TO THE CORDOVA CALENDAR for the weekend …

“Quarantine Dreams” is the name of the art show now on display in the Copper River gallery. It features art created in the time of covid-19.

Unfortunately, this week’s Saturday edition of the Bidarki bazaar has to be canceled due to some scheduling changed.  Friday is on, but Saturday is canceled.  Contact Parks and Rec with any questions.

The next Seahawks Game on KLAM is Sunday the 6th starting at 11am when the hawks take on the New York Giants.  Seahawks football is made possible by major support from your cordova telephone cooperative and cordova wireless communications; and also by Alpine Diesel, North Star Lumber, Your AC Value Center, and Laura’s.

PLANNING COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 8th AT 6:30 PM.  The agenda and electronic participation details are on our website in the extras section of cordovaradio.com.

(11/18) Cordova's Main Street windows will come alive in “Winter By Window Light -- Real Life Toys Dance Before Your Eyes”. It's December 11th, and 18th from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the windows of the Cordova museum, Children's Pallas, and Copper Valley Wireless.

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.

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 box 160.

Senior lunch is on a delivery or pick-up system till further notice -- call 424-8282 for details --  it’s Chicken & Dumpling Monday::: Schools are continuing the grab and go meal pick-ups on Tuesdays between 430 and 6 at Mt Eccles.

(8) 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 4th – have a great day Cordova.

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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.   

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.

Bidarki is back open (for the time being, at least)! They are still in a level 3 response, so their operational plan will be the same as it was when they closed for the floor project.  That means Workout by appointment, available every half hour… Occupancy limits will remain the same, throughout the building… Showers and saunas will remain closed, bathrooms will be single occupancy… A mask is required to enter and should remain on, until you begin to work out… Maintain 10ft. distance when working out and 6ft distance at all other times… and Staff will perform a brief wellness test upon arrival.

With the first snow of the season now arrived, sand trucks, plows, and loaders will now be on the streets. Please give them a wide clearance. 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.

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.

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.

Remember that the city still has fines for those who break health mandates -- so please know the local rules for the local pandemic response.

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 cityclerk@cityofcordova.net

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 that night.  

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.