Another spectacular Picture of the Day has been shared with us by David Little.  Go to cordovaradio.com and click on the ‘picture of the day’ link to take a look.  And don’t forget that you can share a photo for us to feature any time you like.

The news is out about the City of Cordova’s  economic stimulus plan.  They’ve allocated $1 million of federal CARES Act funding to help Cordova residents and businesses. Funds will be issued in the form of a CordovaCash card preloaded, with funds to be used exclusively at Cordova-based businesses. The funds will directly impact Cordova’s economy through spending at local businesses. It’s $500 for each applicant and spouse or partner, $300 per dependent.  Residents who’d like the funds, and businesses that would like to be eligible to host customers, need to apply at cityofcordova.net.  The application deadline is October 16th.

 PARKS AND RECREATION COMMISSION Regular Meeting… Tuesday, September 29th at 6:00 PM In the Mayor’s Conference Room at the Cordova Center.  The public is welcome.

The  PWSAC Fall General Board Meeting is October 16th at 8:30 AM. The Zoom meeting link can be found via the PWSAC Facebook page or PWSAC Website.

Here are the key dates to know for the upcoming general election. October 4 is the Voter registration deadline. On October 19th: Early, absentee in-person and special needs voting begins, and the Application period begins to request a ballot by electronic transmission.  October 24th is the Deadline to apply for an absentee by-mail ballot.  November 2nd at 5pm is the Deadline to apply for a ballot by electronic transmission.  And finally, November 3rd is General Election Day, with Polls open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

Senior lunch is on a delivery based system till further notice -- call 424-8282 for details --  it’s Country Style Ribs today, Beef Lasagna tomorrow::: Schools are continuing the grab and go meal pick-ups on Tuesdays between 430 and 6 at Mt Eccles.

(x) And looking at the school music program calendar: happy anniversary Denise & Kenneen Eleshansky

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 29th – have a great day Cordova.

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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.  ALSO -- CCMC is offering flu shots Tuesdays and Friday from 1-2pm -- please bring insurance info for those as well.

Census-takers are going door-to-door in the city. Residents who haven’t responded online are encouraged to welcome them and answer their brief questions. The Census is a simple questionnaire about who lived in the home on April 1, 2020.

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

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.

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.

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

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.  

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.