WELCOME TO THE CORDOVA CALENDAR for the 24th …
In case you missed yesterday’s daily briefing about the jump in local
COVID cases, it’s on our youtube channel --
youtube.com/cordovatv. And we are hoping to have another for you
today at 1, 5, and 8 on both radio stations, plus posting to
youtube. Also, remember that the local medical team continues to
advise against ANY elective travel… and if you must travel, please be
very cautious to follow safety protocols when you return.
The Cordova public library invites you to the monthly poetry showcase
Friday, February 26th, at 6:00 p.m. The theme is “new light”. Please
bring an original piece of writing, and any other poems that you'd like
to share. This is a Zoom event and is intended for an adult audience .
Contact the library for details.
The Cordova Regular Election will be March 2nd -- we’ll be voting for
city council, school board, and the CCMC Authority Board. Contact
the city clerk for details. And remember, The Cordova Chamber of
Commerce, The Cordova Times, and KLAM & KCDV hosted a candidate
forum for city council and school board candidates. If you missed
it, it’s available on our youtube channel -- youtube.com/cordovatv.
The Cordova public library is offering a creative writing meetup for
grades 6 to 12 on Saturday February 27th at noon. It includes poetry,
stories, journaling, songs, and any other ways that you're inspired to
write. The focus will be on WINTER, and you can bring your writing to
share with the group. Walk-ins are welcome, 10 participant maximum, and
masks are mandatory. Sign up at the library or call 6667.
The ice worm photo show will run the entire month of February thru the
27th, with winners announced the 28th in the categories of people,
Flora and fauna, Cordova, beyond Cordova, 2020, and shining bright. You
can call the Cordova museum at 6665 with any questions.
Senior lunch is on a delivery or pick-up system till further notice --
call 424-8282 for details -- it’s Pork Carnitas today, Spaghetti
& Garlic Bread tomorrow ::: Schools are continuing the grab and go
meal pick-ups on Tuesdays between 430 and 6 at Mt Eccles.
(25) 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 24th – have a great day Cordova.
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The medical team reminds everyone that it’s important for ALL Cordovans
who want the COVID-19 Vaccine, regardless of age, to register by
filling out the questionnaire at CDVCMC.com or calling 424-3045.
This is crucial to determining the vaccine need for our community, and
assists in ordering from the state. Again, if you want the
vaccine, you should sign up regardless of what vaccine tier you are in.
Please do not sign up more than once. They will maintain the same list
until everybody has been vaccinated. If registered, you will receive a
call to set up an appointment as soon as you are eligible and vaccine
is available. The Medical Response Team is working diligently to
ensure that all Cordovans who want the vaccine will receive it, and
they thank you for your patience and support throughout this process.
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.
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.
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.
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 5 days a week. You can be tested
at Ilanka Mondays and Fridays from 2-3pm. 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.
Remember that the city still has fines for those who break health
mandates -- so please know the local rules for the local pandemic
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.
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.
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.