Around Town: JBER flyover, 2020 graduation, centennial drive

Fishing vessels navigate the waters outside Cordova Harbor. (May 12, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Business status updates
Visit to see the current status of local businesses, a service provided by the Cordova Chamber of Commerce. If you wish to be included or wish to update your current listing, please contact Jessicca Morningstar at 907-424-7260 or email

JBER Flyover
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is saluting COVID-19 responders and essential workers with flights over several Alaska communities on May 12, 13 and 15. In the early afternoon of May 15, two C-17 Globemaster IIIs will fly over Cordova. Detailed flight routes and estimated flight times will be released the day prior to each flyover on Day of, times may be up to 30 minutes later than advertised depending on weather. For more information, visit

Class of 2020 Graduation
Cordova Jr. Sr. High School’s 100th Commencement will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 and will be broadcasted via CHS’s YouTube Channel at Cordova Wolverines Live Event Streaming at

Centennial Drive
Cordova’s 100th graduating class will caravan through town 7 p.m. Saturday, May 16. The route begins at the ferry terminal, continues through First Street, to the CHS ball field loop road, on to Chase Avenue, Le Fevre and ending at the City Municipal Airfield on Eyak Lake. The community is invited to park or stand along the route and cheer on the graduates.

Lip Sync Battle
Cordova’s High School choir is battling in a Lip Sync Battle Tournament. Watch videos each week and vote for your favorite “singer” to advance them to the next round. Voting closes Monday at 9 a.m. Videos will be posted in the discussion section of the event page at


Pajama read along
The Cordova Public Library is hosting a digital “read along” with Anna Hernandez on an Instagram live feed starting at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays each week. Content is geared towards ages 10 and up. Follow and read along @cordovapubliclibraryreads. Participants must have an Instagram account. Email for more information.

Community COVID-19 update schedule
For the next few weeks, the City of Cordova COVID-19 Public Information Team will be hosting a new live streamed Community Update at 4 p.m. every Tuesday in addition to its Weekly Press Briefing at 4 p.m. on Fridays. The broadcast featuring reports and guest commentary from community and business partners, industry and medical professionals and response collaborators will be streamed live to the City’s YouTube channel and will be shared on Facebook via

Children’s Bible story
The Little Chapel will post a new 10 to 15-minute children’s Bible story each weekday at 1 p.m. on their Facebook page. The videos will stay on their page if you weren’t able to tune in live.

CORDOVID tournament
If you have a Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8, a daily Mario Kart activity allows you to socialize remotely. Learn how to join the Cordova Mario Kart CORDOVID tournament at 6:30 p.m. daily by visiting online. Tournament code: 1982-0695-3003. Don’t forget to join the voice chat during the race.

Morning Music
Due to schools being closed to student access at this time, Belle Mickelson and Kim Menster are coordinating to make sheet music and instruments available to students. For more information, contact Belle at 907-424-5143.


Net Loft virtual handcrafting
The Net Loft is hosting a virtual handcraft gathering at their usual in-person meeting time of noon on Wednesday. Follow the link, Meeting ID: 342 228 580 and sign in on Zoom to join the group from your home computer or phone. All are welcome. If it goes well, they will continue to meet online until in-person meetings can resume. For questions, call Amy at 907-988-8000.

Regular City Council meetings
Regular meetings are scheduled at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month. The agenda is established on the Friday prior to each meeting date and posted at the post office, library, city hall lobby, the Cordova Center entrance bulletin board and on the city website at Watch council meetings on YouTube at


Skeet and trap
Join the Cordova Trap & Gun Club every Thursday around 6:30 p.m. for skeet shooting at the Cordova Public Shooting Range out Sheridan Glacier Road. For more information, follow their Facebook page at or email


Skeet and trap
Join the Cordova Trap & Gun Club every Sunday from 1-3 p.m. for skeet and trap shooting at the Cordova Public Shooting Range out Sheridan Glacier Road. Participants need to wear a mask. Playground is closed. For more information, follow their Facebook page at or email

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