Around Town: Free dump day, Project Appleseed, net recycling

Desiree Jensen practices proper hand positioning under the watchful eyes of Master Instructor Eric McCabe. Jensen and two of her children attended the Project Appleseed marksmanship clinic over the Oct. 10-11 weekend in Cordova. Photo courtesy of Vivian Kennedy/for The Cordova Times

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Free dump day

The Eyak Corporation is hosting a free dump day from 8 a.m. to 3 pm. on Saturday, Sept. 25. All trash (other than vehicles) may be brought to Mile 17 dump. The baler on Whitshed Road will only be open for disposing hazardous wastes, refrigerators, and freezers at that time.

Project Appleseed

Project Appleseed is hosting a rifle marksmanship clinic on Oct. 9 and 10. This full immersion course caters to all skill levels, from beginner to expert. Visit to learn more and to register. Space is limited.

Watershed fundraiser

Copper River Watershed’s annual fundraiser, Eat Wild to Save Wild, is happening now. Visit for details.

Temporary closure notice

Sound Alternatives will be closed Sept. 28 and will reopen Oct. 11. While closed, those seeking support should go to the Cordova Community Medical Center’s emergency room where emergency telepsychiatry is available to assist ER physicians.


Public service announcement

The public is advised to be aware of fraudulent phone calls acting as the court system telling you of missed jury duty and threat of arrest. They ask for your full name and social security number to confirm that you haven’t been notified. This is a scam, as the court system does not ask for that information over the phone.

Local recycling

Fishing web, free of cork and lead line, can be dropped off in the fishing web recycling container at the Cordova City Baler. Lead acid battery recycling is located behind the NVE building on Nicholoff Way. Small batteries can be recycled at the Post Office. The City of Cordova recycles paper/cardboard, aluminum cans and glass at the lot behind AC. Join the Recycling Action Team by calling Shae Bowman at 907-424-3334 or emailing

Storytime for Little Ones
Cordova Public Library’s Storytime for Little Ones takes place at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesdays each week. To participate, follow “cordovapubliclibraryreads” on Instagram. For more information, contact Anna Hernandez at

Moms, Pops & Tots Storytime

9:30 a.m. Thursdays via Teams. Register in advance to receive the Zoom invite by contacting Jessica at or calling 907-424-2246.

Live Gospel Music

Join Christina Vican and Belle Mickleson in playing live gospel music for Cordova Community Medical Center residents outdoors on sunny afternoons. Open to those who are fully vaccinated.  Masks required.  Call Belle 907-424-5143 to be on the list to join in on these impromptu music happenings.

Pen Pal Program

Write to Cordova Hospital Residents with their Pen Pal Program. Mail Pen Pals for Residents Program, Cordova Community Medical Center, P.O. Box 160, Cordova, AK 99574.

Food Pantry

The Salvation Army food pantry is located at 514 First St. Primary distribution is the third Monday of each month from 4-6 p.m. If you need food assistance or are interested in volunteering, please contact Katherine Mead at 907-429-7177. Non-perishable food donations can be dropped in the donation box at AC Value Center.

Cordova Public Library

Cordova Public Library is open to the public and for curbside delivery from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Call 907-424-6667 or email requests to

Free online books

Go to and click “Sign in.” Select Cordova Public Library from drop-down list and enter your library card number. The PIN is 99574. Need help or your card number? Email or call 907-424-6667.

Knit & Lit Book Club

Book discussions, knitting and other handicrafts via Zoom at 6 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month. Meeting ID and password posted the day of the meeting. For more info, email Anna Hernandez at

Regular City Council meetings

7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Visit for more info. Watch council meetings on YouTube at

Skeet and trap

1 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Thursdays at Cordova Public Shooting Range out Sheridan Glacier Road. Cancelations may occur. Visit or email for more info.

COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up

All Cordovans who want to receive the COVID-19 vaccine are asked to register at or call 907-424-3045. If registered, you will receive a call to set up an appointment as soon as you are eligible, and the vaccine is available.

Local COVID testing

Ilanka Community Health Center offers testing from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. Call 907-424-3622 to pre-register. The Cordova Community Medical Center offers testing as needed at the ambulance bay. Call 907-424-8000 to pre-register.

Health & Hope

5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays via Zoom. Anyone wishing to join can obtain login info by calling 907-424-8300. Meetings of the Help & Hope support group will be facilitated by licensed clinical social worker Ruby Vincent.

AA Group Meeting

7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Due to possible changes, please call 907-244-9406 or 907-347-2286 for additional details on location and time.

ICHC Wellness & Recovery Support

7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Ilanka Clinic Wellness Center. If you or someone you know are interested in breaking free from alcohol or substance use or abuse, call John Yakanak at 907-424-3622 for more info.Visit our event calendar at Have an upcoming event? Email