The Beaver Bay, Balboa Bay, Southwest Stepovak, East Stepovak, and Stepovak Flats sections of the Southeastern District will open to commercial salmon fishing for 48 hours from noon Tuesday, July 20 until noon Thursday, July 22, 2010. In addition, the South Central District and the Shumagin Islands portion of the Southeastern District will open to commercial salmon fishing for 24 hours from 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2010. (more…)
Oldies but Goodies is having a fundraiser. Tickets are for sale 1 for $10.00 and 3 for $25.00. You don’t need to be present to win. Winning ticket will be raffled September 5th at 1:00 p.m. at the second hand store. If you have any questions contact Norma at 386-1221 or Mary Mobeck at 383-2791. All proceeds will go to Elders Support Funds.
The Squaw Harbor Cannery was located on Unga Island, one of the islands that composes the Aleutian Islands in Alaska. It was one of the canneries acquired by Pacific American Fisheries (PAF) in 1917 when demand for salmon increased during World War I.
The cannery was last operated by Peter Pan Seafoods, Inc., which still maintains limited operations in Sand Point. Today, the former cannery is privately owned and home to a Bristol Bay fish tender operation.
Squaw Harbor is approximately seven miles from the Sand Point boat harbor and accessible only by boat. Inquire of the Sand Point Harbormaster for permission and transportation to visit the old cannery.
Sandy beaches like the one pictured at left are commonplace in Sand Point on Popof Island and on neighboring islands. This feature makes the Shumagin Islands rather unique in Alaska as much of the state’s coastline is rocky.
Sand Dollar and Salmon Ranch beaches are within walking / driving distance of Sand Point. Beaches along Red Cove, also on Popof Island, are located several miles off the island’s road system and accessible only by four wheeler, or boat.
Beaches on neighboring islands can be accessed either by boat, or plane. A Bush pilot can be hired through one of the area lodges, several of which offer guided bear hunting trips.
The Aleutians East Borough operates a hovercraft between Cold Bay and King Cove. The ferry departs King Cove for Cold Bay Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Tuesday and Thursdays, the ship sails from King Cove at 11:30am and on Sundays at 10:30am. The hovercaft makes the return trip to King Cove after it meets the PenAir flight at the Cold Bay Airport.
Transportation is provided in Cold Bay between the airport and the ferry. In King Cove, passengers must make their own arrangements to get to the ferry terminal. The King Cove terminal is located several miles from the village in bear country.
Sand Point PenAir Terminal: 907.383.6000
There is daily passenger and air cargo service from Sand Point. Peninsula Airways (PenAir) operates scheduled passenger service from the island to Anchorage, Cold Bay, King Cove and Dutch Harbor. PenAir, Alaska Central Express Air Cargo (ACE), Northern
Air Cargo (NAC) and Everts Air Cargo all provide air cargo service. Kenai Float Planes in Nelson Lagoon and Security Aviation in Anchorage, as well as others offer charter flights from Sand Point. FedEx and UPS both deliver in Sand Point.
Sand Point Harbormaster : 907.383.2331
Sand Point’s Robert E. Galovin Harbor is home to one of the largest commercial fishing fleets in the Aleutian Islands chain. The Harbor encompasses 25 acres of waterfront with four docks and more than 130 boat slips. In addition, the City
Dock receives regular barge shipments and, during the summer months, welcomes the Alaska Marine Ferry Tustamena.
Elected: Fall 2011
KSDP Radio’s GM Office: The General Manager’s office is located just off to the side of the main office in direct view of the front door. The office has been upgraded with Duck’s Unlimited prints, an improved filing shelf, new office furniture and a fresh coat of paint.
KSDP Radio’s On-Air Studio: The station’s on-air studio was entirely rearranged and updated in spring 2010. The studio furniture was turned ninety degrees and a step running across the studio was removed to make space. The final product is a studio in which the host and one, or even two guests are able to sit facing each other while on mic. The renovation also saw the addition of a new D-75-12 Audioarts radio console from Wheatstone, as well as the introduction of microphone and monitor arms from Yellow Technology. A new commercial glass door complete with a soundproofing gel coat also replaced the standard interior, wood door to the studio.
KSDP Radio’s production studio: The production studio was completely renovated in the spring of 2010. During the renovation, custom studio furniture from DesignCraft was installed, the D-16 Audioarts radio console from Wheatstone was added and Yellow Technology microphone and monitor arms were introduced. Commercial glass doors with a soundproofing gel coat replaced doors on either side of the studio. Soundproofing foam board was also mounted on the walls.