WELCOME TO THE CORDOVA CALENDAR for the weekend …
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
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
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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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
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
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
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.