Meals Reservoir has fallen to 6 feet below the spillway. The reservoir, shown Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, has been a critical resource in keeping Cordova supplied with water. Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

USACE urged to improve partnership with tribal communities

Two members of Congress serving on House committees dealing with water resources are urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to improve its relationship with tribal communities as they work to resolve local water resources issues.
The M/V Aurora departs the Cordova Ferry Terminal. (July 21, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

House speaker questions ferry system’s hiring expectations

State Transportation Department officials last week told legislators the ferry system needed to quickly hire at least 166 new crew in order to meet minimum staffing levels for this summer’s schedule starting in May.

State will provide financial aid for homeowners hurt by pandemic

Alaska’s state housing agency has distributed more than $243 million in financial aid the past year to help renters hurt economically by the pandemic and will soon embark on a $50 million federally funded program to help homeowners, too.
Photo courtesy of Michelle Maria/Pixabay

State has money left over to help businesses hurt by pandemic

The state is working through a couple of challenges in its plan to distribute tens of millions of dollars of federal relief funds to municipalities and businesses. Applications for grants to local governments far exceeded the available funds, while grant applications from eligible tourism-related businesses and others fell far short.

Legislators cautious of overreliance on high oil prices

In a break from past practice, the Alaska Department of Revenue this year will provide monthly updates to legislators whenever projected oil prices — and state revenues — move up or down more than 10%.

Legislative Update: Our fiscal reality remains fundamentally unchanged

Rep. Louise Stutes: With an influx of billions of federal dollars and the price of oil at over $80 per barrel, the next few legislative sessions represent a generational opportunity for Alaska.

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Law & Order: June 13-19

The following is a summary of incidences that occurred or were reported to the Cordova Police Department June 13 through June 19, 2022. Defendant(s) are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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