Attention waterfowl hunters: for the first time in 30 years, Alaska residents have the opportunity to harvest an Emperor Goose this fall. To participate in this hunt, you must obtain a registration permit, available online at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website, at a Fish and Game office, or from a local permit vendor. Emperor goose hunts are available for 7 different areas, each with their own registration permit, so be sure to obtain the correct permit for your area. The bag limit is 1 Emperor Goose per hunter this fall, and all hunts are subject to closure by emergency order once harvest quotas have been met. Successful hunters must report their harvest within 72 hours, either online at the Fish and Game website or by phone at 1-800-478-SHOT. Sponsored by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and this station.
The Aleutians East Borough invites you to attend a public meeting to share your thoughts and ideas on your communities wants and needs and how the Borough and communities can work together to reach common goals. For more information contact: Anne Bailey or Mary Tesche at (907) 274‐7555.
City of Cold Bay – October 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. – Cold Bay Community Center
City of False Pass – October 17, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. – Larsen Center
City of Nelson Lagoon – October 17, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. – Community Center
City of King Cove – October 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. – Alex & Mattie Samuelson Office
City of Akutan – October 24, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. – Akutan Tribal Office
City of Sand Point – October 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. – City Chambers
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Aleutians East Borough Election Write Up!
The Election results are in across the Aleutians East Borough and while many of the elections are settled, one is still too close to call.
The position of mayor for Aleutians East Borough shows Alvin Osterback in the lead by a narrow 12 votes, with 76 absentee ballots still to be counted.
Other races still up for grabs with the absentee count include:
Borough Assembly Seat F where Josy Shangin leads Bill Dushkin by 42 votes, and School District seat D, which shows Jacki Brandell in the lead of Arlene Gundersen by 45 votes.
All incumbents for the various city councils ran unopposed and retain their seats, and the Mayoral race in Sand Point currently has Glen Gardner ahead of the nearest candidate by 47 votes. 60 ballots still remain to be counted for the City of Sand Point before that race becomes final.
The City of Sand Point had a 53% voter turnout for the election, based on the 473 eligible voters. Compare that to the 58% that voted in the most recent Presidental election between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton.
All the election numbers can be seen at our website, www.apradio.org
On 09/29/2017, Anchorage WAANT was monitoring the Anchorage to Sand Point flight in response to a tip received from Sand Point Police Department when they observed an unrelated traveler at the ticket counter exhibiting drug trafficking behavior. Anchorage WAANT began an investigation into this passenger and ultimately identified him as Christian Anderson-Nutt (age 21) of Sand Point.
During the investigation, Department of Corrections Officer Wood and K-9 “Koda” were requested to assist and responded to the airport. Subsequent to the K-9 sniff and search of Anderson-Nutt and his baggage, 52.3 grams of methamphetamine, 19.8 grams of heroin, and $6,570.00 in US Currency were seized. The amount of heroin and methamphetamine seized represents approximately 198, and 523 user doses respectively. Therefore, the value of the seized narcotics had they reached Sand Point, a community of roughly 1000 people, is approximately $72,100. Anderson-Nutt was arrested on multiple charges of MICS 2nd Degree and was remanded at the Anchorage Correctional Complex. Anderson-Nutt was already on conditions of release on a pending MICS 4 case and his bail was set at $ 5,000 performance and $5,000.00 appearance bonds.
KSDP sat down with the Mayoral Candidates for the Aleutians East Borough & asked them the following questions.
1. What made you decide to run for Mayor?
2. What is the greatest need you see in the Borough?
3. If elected as Mayor, how would you help prepare the Borough for the future?
4. What issue do you believe isn’t being given enough attention by the Borough?
5. We’re facing a shrinking school district in the Borough coupled with a reduced State capital budget for facilities upgrades & maintenance. As Mayor, what approach would you take to help the district maintain the best educational environment possible under these circumstances?
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Department of Education and Workforce Development, Head Start Program is now enrolling for the 2017-2018 school year in King Cove and Sand Point. Head Start is for eligible children 3 years to 5 years of age. Our Head Start value is to promote, strengthen, and preserve the Unangan cultural heritage through developmentally-appropriate preschool activities. For more information or an application please visit our web site www.apiai.org or call Beverly Mierzejek, Head Start Division Coordinator, at 1-800-478-2742.