AUDIO: Newscast for June 6th, 2017 – The Tustumena’s schedule has been slashed — again

Posted on: June 6th, 2017 | Author: Marissa Williams | Filed under: 830AM KSDP Radio News, KSDP Newscast, KSDP Programs

In This Episode:

– The Tustumena’s schedule has been slashed — again
– The governor pushes for compromise — as government shutdown looms ahead

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AUDIO: Newscast for June 5th, 2017 – Unangan Elders share their stories

Posted on: June 6th, 2017 | Author: Marissa Williams | Filed under: 830AM KSDP Radio News, KSDP Newscast, KSDP Programs

In This Episode:

– Unangan elders share their stories
– Trump pulls out of the Paris climate agreement

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1st Chignik Test Fishery: Potential Opening To Follow!

Posted on: June 6th, 2017 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

MP3: City Council Meeting on June 5th, 2017

Posted on: June 5th, 2017 | Author: Marissa Williams | Filed under: City Of Sand Point

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M/V Tustumena Delayed….Again!

Posted on: June 5th, 2017 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, KSDP Programs

Tustumena Return to Service Further Delayed
Extensive damaged steel on the vessel, more repair work is needed. Vessel is expected to return to service August 15.

(JUNEAU, Alaska) – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) announced today that more wasted steel was discovered in the engine room of the M/V Tustumena and repairs will require additional time at the Vigor Ketchikan Shipyard.

The Tustumena went in for its scheduled annual overhaul on March 13 and was originally scheduled to return to service on May 27. In early May, damaged steel was discovered in the engine room and the Tustumena’s return to service was initially pushed back to July 18. With this recent discovery of additional wasted steel, AMHS anticipates United States Coast Guard approval for the Tustumena’s return to service departing Homer at 5 p.m., Monday, August 15.

This delay impacts communities in Southwest Alaska and along the Aleutian chain. Usually, there are 10 trips scheduled along the Aleutian chain each year. Because of these delays, there will now be three remaining trips this year, with the first chain trip commencing on August 22.

The Tustumena is 53-years-old. A replacement vessel has been designed, but is awaiting construction funding in the pending fiscal year 2018 capital budget. AMHS staff is contacting affected passengers. For more information, please call your local terminal or the AMHS central reservations office at 1-907-465-3941 or toll free at 1-800-642-0066. An updated schedule will be made available online at FerryAlaska.com.

Coastal Transportation, based in Seattle, continues to be an option for AMHS customers impacted by the Tustumena delay. Coastal Transportation can accommodate vehicles on an as-able basis, at the same cost as AMHS, transporting from Homer to Kodiak and to Aleutian destinations. Coastal Transportation can be reached at 1-800-544-2580 or 1-206-282-9979.

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 242 airports, 10 ferries serving 35 communities, over 5,600 miles of highway and 731 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

Food Security Meeting June 7th, 2017

Posted on: June 2nd, 2017 | Author: Marissa Williams | Filed under: Community Window

Recycling Contest

Posted on: June 2nd, 2017 | Author: Marissa Williams | Filed under: Community Window

Sand Point City Council Agenda: June 5, 2017

Posted on: June 1st, 2017 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Community Window

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AUDIO: Newscast for May 31th, 2017 – State Legislature Flirts with a Government Shutdown

Posted on: June 1st, 2017 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, KSDP Newscast

In This Episode:

– Continuing the Look at Aleut Internment and It’s Impact Today
– The State Legislature Flirts with a Government Shutdown

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AUDIO: Newscast for June 1st, 2017 – 75th anniversary of the bombing on Unalaska

Posted on: June 1st, 2017 | Author: Marissa Williams | Filed under: 830AM KSDP Radio News, KSDP Newscast, KSDP Programs

On this Newscast:

– Reflections from a survivor of the bombing of Unalaska

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AUDIO: Pre-Season Salmon Stakeholder Fish and Game Meeting – May 30th, 2017

Posted on: May 31st, 2017 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

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Police Department – Dog Fines

Posted on: May 30th, 2017 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Community Window

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