CDFU will share donated salmon with elders on July 6

Cordova District Fishermen United will hold its annual Senior Salmon Day 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Union Hall on Main Street. CDFU will share donated fillets of wild Alaska salmon with seniors aged 60 years and older.

Around Town: Fourth of July, Senior Salmon Day and Salmon Jam

The Cordova Chamber of Commerce announced its annual Old Time 4th of July Celebration will begin at noon Monday, July 4, at Hollis Henrichs Park. This Cordova classic will include a host of fun activities and competitions, food vendors, an Artisan Market, and live folk music. Everyone is invited to attend this free event from noon-3 p.m.

‘See you on the road’ for Alaska Salmon Runs

Please join us for the 36th annual Alaska Salmon Runs on July 16. Runners for all distances will meet up at the Cordova Community Medical Center for a shuttle ride to the race start (except for the Smolt One Mile Fun Run/Walk, which starts in front of CCMC).

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Grassy Field in Cordova

The Cordova Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Old Time Fourth of July Celebration noon on Monday, July 4, at Hollis Henrichs Park. This Cordova event will include a variety of activities and competitions, food vendors, an artisan market, and live folk music.

Salmon Jam kicks off July 11 in Cordova

The Copper River Salmon Jam planning committee announced that this year’s Salmon Jam events in Cordova will begin on July 11, spread out around town, with live music scheduled on the evenings of July 15 and 16 at Mt. Eyak Ski Area. Cordova Arts & Pageants will host local musicians on the Salmon Jam stage, along with this year’s headliner, alt rock, avant-garde Alaska band, Zen Trembles.

Summer BBQ, camps, fireworks, Salmon Jam and more

4H Music Camps will run July 11-15. Students 9-18 can sign up for an all-day Bluegrass Camp. The Hawaiian Camp for ages 6-8 is full but there is a waiting list. That and more important dates and activities for your summer calendar in this week's Around Town.

The Catch: Fresh

This poem and painting were originally published in the “Fresh” themed Spring 2022 edition of The Catch, Cordova’s literary & arts quarterly publication.

PWSSC studies avian influenza and how it spreads

A new study from researchers at the Prince William Sound Science Center, in collaboration with colleagues at Tufts University and other institutions, identified which bird species contribute most to the spread of avian influenza. The study, which was published May 19 in the journal PLOS Pathogens, examined influenza viruses circulating among different groups of birds and characterized which types of birds are involved in spreading the virus.

Chamber event united Cordova businesses, artisans and makers

The Cordova Chamber of Commerce hosted an event at Hartney Bay on Saturday, May 28, open to all ocean-based businesses. Cathy Renfeldt, the executive directive of the Cordova Chamber of Commerce, admits “it’s a really broad term” and most businesses in Cordova fall under that category. However, the Chamber wants opportunities for businesses to collaborate with one another, so the inclusive category serves a purpose.

Opening reception, training opportunity, The Catch

The Copper River Gallery and Cordova Arts & Pageants presents COVID “Artist Relief” Grants Recipients Exhibit. Cordova Volunteer Fire Department is offering Community Emergency Response Team Training. The deadline for submissions to The Catch is June 15. Find out details and more important dates coming up in Cordova in this week's Around Town.

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LAW & ORDER: June 27-July 3

The following is a summary of incidences that occurred or were reported to the Cordova Police Department June 27 through July 3, 2022. Defendant(s) are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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