Officials answer tough questions on drugs and addiction

"When somebody who’s using casually, or even heavily, ends up with a problem… they stop using," Dr. Brian Iutzi said. "They put it down. They don’t pick it back up. The problem with addiction is, there’s a certain percentage of people out there that are unable to put it down, even if it’s killing them."

City employees must vaccinate or take weekly COVID-19 tests

Beginning Sunday, Aug. 1, the city of Cordova will require all its employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or to be tested weekly for the virus.

City ends mask mandate

At a Wednesday, May 19 meeting, Cordova City Council voted unanimously to repeal most local COVID-19 rules, including a rule requiring the wearing of face coverings.

Flushed disinfectant wipes clog sewer pumps

As the production of disinfectant wipes has increased, so has the number of wipes clogging up Cordova’s sewer system.

City prepared to reduce mask rules by June 9

“We’re moving forward toward that day when we’re going to say, ‘No more masks,’” City Manager Helen Howarth said.

Former chief warns of ‘witch hunt’ against police

"My view of this whole thing is that it is turning into a witch hunt directed at the police department by a few individuals," wrote Mike Hicks, former Cordova police chief and current Cordova fire chief. “This needs to end now. It will destroy your police department."

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.

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.

City council excludes memo reporting police complaints

Cordova City Council narrowly voted to remove from its agenda a memo suggesting that all city departments be periodically evaluated. The memo reported public concern with the Cordova Police Department's alleged non-compliance with council mandates, and with on-duty officers allegedly “singling out individuals and harassing them,” among other issues.

666-ballot election yields few surprises

City council, school board and hospital board incumbents all kept their seats in the vigorously contested Tuesday, March 2 Cordova General Election.

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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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