Thursday, July 25, 2024

6 weeks to better health — Cordova style

It’s that time of year! We have that wonderful bright sunlight, and some people, including me are thinking about getting in shape for all our...

Two shots of protection against shingles

Q: Is the shingles vaccine a good idea? A: Short answer: Yes, if you are over 50 years old. Long answer: Shingles is a disease cause...
Cordova Volunteer Fire Department member Dustin Solberg and Idaho Civil Support Team member enter the bus, serving in place of an aircraft, to find the weapon of mass destruction. Photo courtesy of Cordova Volunteer Fire Department

Giving Thanks for a Prepared Cordova

It is Thanksgiving weekend and Cordovans have much to be thankful for with regards to emergency preparation. Cordovans have a city council with the foresight...

Timber workers share passion for keeping fish habitat healthy

Timber workers often take the brunt of criticism for damage to spawning habitat in rivers and streams running through timberlands, when in fact many...

The dangers of Type 2 Diabetes

By Dr. Paul Gloe Type 2 Diabetes will likely be the greatest modifiable risk factor for all cause mortality during the next 20-50 years, making...

Recovery for our times and our town

In my village travels recently, as we talked about village problems, one of the Anvik teachers Betty Amos said something that really impacted me. Betty...
Marjorie Saxby shares her enthusiasm for being a simulated cyanide victim, part of the most recent full-scale disaster exercise. Photo by Mike Hicks/For The Cordova Times

What is an After Action Report?

It is prudent to be prepared. We all know that. An After Action Report can assist in that endeavor. It is a small part of the...

Community Health: Tips for coping with stress and how to respond to it

Behavior health clinician Susie Powell writes: Spring is coming, and this is a great time to reflect on all the dust and clutter that have accumulated over the winter and do some spring cleaning. When it comes to our mental health, most all of us have some emotional cobwebs or maybe a lot of mental clutter that have been causing stress.

Celebrating local artist

Mike Webber, a local artist and fisherman, received the Eileen Panigeo MacLean Education award on the main stage at the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) convention on Oct. 21 at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage.

Celebrate the 50th Earth Day with Earth Week Bingo

On the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we as a global community are facing two major crises. One of those is at the forefront of everyone’s mind – COVID-19, but the other crisis is a slowly building disaster and also demands our attention. And while we are still working through the challenges of preparing for a global pandemic there is hope that we have the ability to act in response to a changing climate. That’s why this year’s theme for Earth Day is Climate Action.