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Zachary Snowdon Smith is the editor of The Cordova Times.

City may reduce virus mandates in June

Cordova’s Unified Command may recommend a reduction in coronavirus-related restrictions in June. However, the city hopes to attain a 70% COVID-19 vaccination rate for eligible recipients before reducing mandates.

Cordova makes cautious return to in-person events

Mayor Clay Koplin praised community health care providers and the city’s medical response team for their efforts to get the public vaccinated."When you couple that with the work by the community to reduce our active cases back to zero again from our last mini-outbreak, and I think we can feel confident that it is time to relax protocols and get back to normal," Koplin said.

Rescuing Cordova’s orphaned bikes

"Sometimes it’s hard for people to afford a bike, so we’re trying to increase the population base that can get and ride a bike," Natasha Casciano said.

Library launches creative journal

The Cordova Public Library is accepting submissions for an upcoming quarterly creative journal.

City steps down virus updates

The city will no longer issue daily updates on coronavirus numbers. Instead, weekly updates will be issued on Fridays.

Shorebird Festival will offer in-person activities

“There’s a lot of different ways that people can participate in this year’s festival, so it’s pretty flexible,” said Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival coordinator Christi Banks. “This is a really new experience that we’re providing.”

New system could prevent repeat of 2019 water crisis

The Department of Public Works hopes to turn a temporary solution into a permanent safeguard against water shortages.

Dunbar proposes establishing ‘tribal liaison’

Anchorage mayoral candidate Forrest Dunbar has suggested the creation of a “tribal liaison” position. Dunbar, a member of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly and former Cordova resident, said the need for such a position became apparent during recent work with the Native Village of Eklutna Tribal Council.

Orca Road closed for culvert replacement

Orca Road will be closed to non-essential traffic from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 7 a.m.-noon Sunday to allow for the installation of improved culverts.

Easter basket fundraiser returns in new format

After cancellation in 2020, Cordova Family Resource Center’s Easter basket fundraiser has returned in a new format.

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