Sand Point School Friday Flyer: January 15, 2015

Posted on: January 19th, 2016 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: AEB School District, City Of Sand Point, Community Window

Download PDF Here: Friday Flyer 1.15.16

Sand Point City Council Meeting from Jan 12th, 2016

Posted on: January 13th, 2016 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Community Window

Download the agenda:
http://www.sandpointak.com/agendas–packets.html

Download the Sand Point City Council Meeting from Jan 12th, 2016 (mp3, 8.5MB, 30 minutes)

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Basketball! Basketball! Basketball!

Posted on: January 7th, 2016 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: AEB School District, Aleutians East Borough, Basketball, Community Window

Sand Point and King Cove will have a series of games this weekend beginning on Thursday at 6pm! KSDP will broadcast the Roikies and Lady Eagles at 6pm Thursday and then T-Jacks vs. Eagles on Friday!

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Sand Point Silver Bell Rock!

Posted on: January 6th, 2016 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Community Window

The Pauloff Harbor has lost their Silver Bell Rock! Help them find it and win $500! Every day beginning January 7th at 1pm a clue on its location will be given out. Enjoy this special holiday fun!

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Aleutians East Borough Fish News: December 30, 2015

Posted on: December 31st, 2015 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fish News - newsletter, Fisheries News, Sand Point

Fish News – Dec. 30, 2015

NOAA Fisheries Enforcement Meeting: December 29, 2015 – Download or Stream!

Posted on: December 30th, 2015 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

Aleutians East Borough Natural Resources Department Meeting for 2016 Fishery Regulations

Download the Aleutians East Borough NOAA Fishery Enforcement Meeting from Dec 29th, 2015 (mp3, 10MB, 31 minutes)

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Gloria Gronholdt To Be Honored!

Posted on: December 29th, 2015 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Community Window

This Thursday, December 31 from 8am to 12pm come to the Alaska Commercial store in Sand Point to honor Gloria Gronholdt as she prepares to retire after decades of service to our community! Coffee and cake will be present!

Sand Point Diabetes Community Group! January 4, 2016

Posted on: December 29th, 2015 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Community Window

Come to the Sand Point City Chambers if your life has been impacted in any way by Diabetes. The main topic at this meeting will be differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Meeting will be held from 6-7pm and all are welcomed. For more details contact Amanda at the clinic: 383-3151

Alaskans Sound Off on Newly Approved Genetically Edited Salmon

Posted on: December 21st, 2015 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: 830AM KSDP Radio News, AEB School District, Community Window, Fisheries News

An "AquAdvantage Salmon", the first FDA-approved genetically modified animal for human consumption in the U.S.A.

An “AquAdvantage Salmon”, the first FDA-approved genetically modified animal for human consumption in the U.S.A. Photo: https://aquabounty.com/our-salmon/


Download “Alaskans Sound Off on Newly Approved Genetically Edited Salmon” By Jillian B., Chloe G., and Evan W., Seniors at Sand Point School (mp3, 2.5MB, 2.5minutes)

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Jillian: Recently the FDA has approved the first genetically modified fish for human consumption in the U.S. We asked Alaskans for their thoughts on the AquAdvantage salmon.

Jillian: Benjamin Mobeck, a Sand Point village elder responds to the question “Would you eat AquAdvantage Salmon?” (audio) _______________________

Chloe: I interviewed Glen Gardner, the mayor of Sand Point. He said he thinks that AquAdvantage will affect Alaska fisheries because people are looking for Alaskan salmon. He also insists that Alaska has to get on the bandwagon to promote Alaska wild salmon.

Jillian: Dick Jacobsen, Chairman of the Aleut Corporation and Captain of F/V Miss Ingrid, says…..(audio) _______________________

Chloe: I also interviewed my gram, Ivy Gardner, who I think is the smartest person I know. She said that she thinks genetically modified salmon is a bunch of bull, that we don’t need altered salmon when we have wild salmon.

Jillian: For a teenager’s perspective, we spoke to Colten Mack, a junior at Sand Point school who commercial fishes. When asked if he would eat AquAdvantage Salmon, Colten said, “No, because I’ve been around salmon my whole life and I would not want them to be any different”

Evan: I emailed Sam Cotton, the current director of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and asked if he thought genetically editing animals is a good or bad thing. He responded by saying: “Purely as an Alaskan [who] has been involved with Wild salmon fisheries and stocks since I was about your age, any threat, perceived or real, that might have a slight chance of impacting Alaskan Salmon either biologically or the markets that support the Commercial and Sport fishing industries is cause for concern. The genetic manipulations and combining selected genes from three different species is fascinating from a science perspective, but troubling from a biological perspective.”

Jillian: For the past few weeks as a senior english class we have been researching GMO salmon and have reached out to many Alaskans for their opinions, which have helped us to form ours:

Evan: We wouldn’t eat or buy genetically modified salmon.

Chloe: Because we feel that genetically modified fish could affect our way of life in Sand Point, Alaska,

Jillian: and AquAdvantage salmon could potentially hurt our fishing industry in the future.

Reporting from 830 am KSDP this is Jillian, Chloe, and Evan. Thanks for listening.

AEB’s Fish News from Dec 18th, 2015

Posted on: December 18th, 2015 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fish News - newsletter, Fisheries News

Download the latest issue of AEB’s Fish News from Dec 18th, 2015 (PDF).

Back issues available here:
http://www.aleutianseast.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={B388C2C4-EB51-4A47-A306-D19D32B2EE6F}

Here’s the latest Fish News containing highlights from this month’s NPFMC meeting.

There’s also information on the last page about the upcoming AEB Fishermen’s Winter Fisheries Enforcement Meeting, scheduled for Dec. 29th.

AEBSD Job Opening: Sand Point School Custodian

Posted on: December 18th, 2015 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: AEB School District, Aleutians East Borough, City Of Sand Point, Community Window

Download the PDF Here: position open custodian SDP 12.16.2015

Eastern Aleutian Tribes Press Release November/December 2015

Posted on: December 18th, 2015 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Community Window

Download the PDF: Eastern Aleutian Tribes Press Release November/December 2015

• Caught Ya Caring Winners for December: (more…)

Area M Salmon Season Round Up

Posted on: December 17th, 2015 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: 830AM KSDP Radio News, AEB School District, Community Window

2015 salmon haul on F/V Celtic, a 58’ hansen purse seiner fishing out of Sand Point.

2015 salmon haul on F/V Celtic, a 58’ Hansen purse seiner fishing out of Sand Point.

Rolling a bag of fish on to the deck of F/V Celtic, a 58’ Hansen purse seiner fishing out of Sand Point in 2015.

Rolling a bag of fish on to the deck of F/V Celtic, a 58’ Hansen purse seiner fishing out of Sand Point in 2015.


Download “Area M Salmon Season Round Up” By Evan W. and Jillian B., Seniors at Sand Point School (mp3, 2.5MB, 2.5minutes)

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Area M Salmon Season Round Up
By Evan W. and Jillian B., Seniors at Sand Point School

Jillian B.:
The AK Peninsula, named by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as Area M, recorded the 2nd overall salmon catch on record for 2015. Even with vessels on catch limits, the season featured a record-breaking haul of nearly 16.7 million pink salmon. Despite the catch records, low prices this season significantly impacted profits fleet-wide.

In Sand Point, fishing is not just the primary economic activity, it is a family business that is passed down through generations.
Evan has been fishing since he was six years old, and got to experience the 2015 salmon harvest on board the F/V Celtic, a 58’ hansen purse seiner fishing out of Sand Point. Of all the seasons he’s had this was something special….

Evan W.:
I remember waking up to at least 10 boats waiting to make one set so they could go home. With all their lights on, it looked like the sun was rising. Once it was our turn to make a set we knew what was coming: a lot of fish, so we were excited to make the set. We got to the wedge of our net and all we could see was this huge ball of fish and when we started rolling them aboard. It seemed like it was never ending. The rails of the boat were under water at times and the deck was full of pinks it was just unreal to catch that many in one set.

Jillian B.:
Comparatively, the 1995 season holds Area M’s overall salmon catch record of 24.8 million fish;
Danny Cumberlidge, Evan’s father (who at the time was nearly the same age), remembers the season from 20 years ago very well.

Danny Cumberlidge:
The 1995 salmon season was a large year, we had a lot of humpies come back and return that year. It was probably one of the better returns we had above probably the 10 year average. Prices for the season in 1995…. We actually had a better price than what we had this year. In 1995 I think we got paid somewhere in the ballpark of $1.20 a pound for sockeye vs the $.75 this year. The pinks… I believe it was in the higher 20’s [cents per pound] closer to 30’s low 30’s [cents per pound] in 95 vs. this year it was 20 [cents per pound] the fish was quite a bit higher.

[Reporting from KSDP I’m Jillian and I’m Evan, Thanks for listening]

November PSP Results: Levels Still High

Posted on: December 17th, 2015 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Community Window

November 2015 Flyer

AEBSD – Meeting on Dec 15th, 2015 at 6:30PM

Posted on: December 11th, 2015 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: AEB School District, Community Window

Download the AEBSD’s December 15, 2015 Regular Meeting Agenda (PDF)

Aleutians East Borough School District
Regular Meeting of the School Board Tuesday, December 15, 2015 – 6:30 p.m.
Meeting will be held at the District Office
Video Conference at all School Sites

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