MP3: Interview With District Director John Veal of the Small Business Association Regarding the Paycheck Protection Program

Posted on: August 4th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, COVID-19, Fisheries News, King Cove, KSDP Programs, Sand Point

District Director John Veal of the Small Business Association took some time to speak with Austin Roof about the opportunities for fisherman and other small business’ to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program before the August 8th, 2020 deadline.

Topics included:

– Who can apply for the PPP.
– How to find a lender if your bank cannot provide for you.
– and more…

Stream the interview here:

Stream or download the interview here!

If you need to get connected with a lender separate from your bank, click here!

MP3: Interview With Commissioner Vincent Lang and Deputy Commissioner Rachel Baker From the Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Posted on: August 4th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, COVID-19, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

Commissioner Vincent Lang and Deputy Commissioner Rachel Baker were kind enough to take some time out of their busy schedules to talk with KSDP’s Austin Roof about some questions and concerns about the CARES act money being distributed to members of the fishing industry.

Topics included:

– Who is eligible to receive funds
– How funding is being calculated
– Details on how funding is planned to be distributed
– and more…

Stream the interview here:

To download or stream the full interview, click here!

To view the current information used to conduct this interview, click here!

To sign up to stay up to date on new updates, click here!

For any questions or concerns you can reach the Karl Winkel, the office manager for the commissioner’s office, by calling 907-465-6136 or by sending an email to dfg.com.caresact@alaska.gov.

Interview: Area Biologist Lisa Fox Goes Live To Discuss August 2020 Salmon Opportunites

Posted on: August 1st, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

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.

The Pinks and Chums are building in the Alaska Peninsula and Shumagin Islands, but more work is yet to be done if any opportunities for fishing are allowed in this even year.

Topics Discussed:

– Opportunities for fishing in the Shumagin Islands
– Harvest Observations
– Mainland and Area Escapement
– …And More!

Download the Fisheries Interview with Area Biologist Lisa Fox Discussing the August Fisheries Report(wav, 10 minutes)

In the Loop: July 31st, 2020

Posted on: August 1st, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: AEB School District, Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News, Meet the People

This edition of In the Loop contains information regarding two programs that are available to help local fishing and other businesses confronting the current challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic (the CARES Act Relief Funding for Alaska Fishery Participants and the Paycheck Protection Program). KSDP General Manager Austin Roof will feature two interviews on the programs on Tuesday August 4th at 11 a.m. and at 2 p.m.

This edition also contains information from the Aleutians East Borough School District regarding non-internet-based virtual solutions to make distance learning accessible to students in the district. Students will have the ability to interact with teachers and access study materials at home.

To read this edition of In the Loop, click here!

PSA: Cold Bay Summer Reading Program

Posted on: July 30th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, COVID-19

The Cold Bay Library is proud to challenge kids to jump back into reading ahead of the upcoming school year! Children that sign up will be provided an information packet with details, including how to be inserted into a raffle on August 20th, 2020 as well as ideas on how to connect with what they’re reading and encouraging them to share their own summer stories!

Email Candace@akcoldbay.org for more information and to sign up. This virtual program is available to all children in the Aleutians East Borough!

News Release: New Local Delivery System Makes Distance Learning Possible in AEBSD

Posted on: July 29th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: AEB School District, Aleutians East Borough, City Of Sand Point, Community Window, COVID-19, King Cove, Sand Point

At no additional cost to students and families of the Aleutians East Borough, the Aleutians East Borough School District has created a way for students to connect with their teachers and receive schoolwork; all without leaving their homes or connecting to the internet.

In accordance with the State and Federal guidelines for SMART START, the school district will be opening this fall. Amid uncertainty concerning schools reopening, this system provides the opportunity for students to immediately social distance should the situation surrounding COVID-19 worsen.

Some families will be provided with wireless access points to make this possible, all that will be required of them will be to have the access points connected to power.

For the full press release, as well as a number of frequently asked questions, click here: AEBSD Wireless Press Release

If you have any questions or concerns not addressed in the FAQ above, call the Aleutians East Borough School District at 907-383-5222, option 4.

KUCB Interview with FLOAT – New Owners of PenAir

Posted on: July 25th, 2020 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window

The company who purchased PenAir from RAVN will be having an interview to answer community questions. The interview will be conducted by KUCB in Unalaska/Dutch Harbor but they want the Aleutians East Borough included!

If you have any questions you would liked asked, please follow the link below to the KUCB website where they have information on how to send in your questions!

http://archive.kucb.org/community/events/kucb-interview-show-with-float-shuttles-chief-operating-officer-rob-mckinney/

City of Sand Point Notice – City Dock Closed To Public

Posted on: July 25th, 2020 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Community Window, KSDP Programs

Surveyors are flying into Sand Point on Saturday, July 25 to inspect the dock for safety. More updates to come.

Aleutians East Borough Assembly: July 9th Regular Meeting – Audio & Packet

Posted on: July 9th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window

The Aleutians East Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting on July 9th, 2020 in order to go through usual business as well as important CARES act related items.

To stream the Meeting, click below!

To Download Press the Link Below
Download the Meeting Here

View and Download The July 9th, 2020 Board Packet Here.

Sand Point City Council Meeting: July 8, 2020 at 7pm

Posted on: July 7th, 2020 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Community Window, KSDP Programs

Sand Point will have its regular City Council meeting this upcoming Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 7pm. This meeting will discuss some of the important changes that have happened in departments recently, as well as how to dispense the CARES money received form the State of Alaska.

Important to note that Fisherman, Small Businesses and Non-Profits are being considered as viable avenues of expending the CARES money.

There will be a workshop prior to the meeting beginning at 1pm. The public is welcomed to attend.

View or Download the Meeting Packet Here

Stream the meeting here:

Download the meeting here.

MP3 Local News: Police Leaving Sand Point

Posted on: July 2nd, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Civic & Government, Community Window, KSDP Newscast, KSDP Programs, Meet the People, Sand Point

Below is an excerpt of our local newscast from Thursday, July 2nd, 2020. If you’d like to catch this news live, tune in to KSDP 830 AM or click here at 1pm Monday through Thursday. This is also rebroadcast on KAEB, 91.9 FM here in Sand Point, at 4pm.

This story contains commentary from City Administrator Jordan Keeler, Police Chief Hal Henning, and Officer Mark Chandler.

Stream the excerpt here:

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Thank you Mark and Hal for your service!

2020 KSDP Members Meeting: July 3, 2020 at 11am to 1pm – City Building

Posted on: June 30th, 2020 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: About KSDP, City Of Sand Point, Community Window

To support social distancing practices KSDP will be offering to-go lunches at the Sand Point City Building from 11am-1pm. Bring a $10 donation and receive a big hamburger or hot dog lunch with a pamphlet giving an update on KSDP activities for 2020.

Thank you for your support!

Sand Point Police Chief Hal Henning and Officer Mark Chandler Announce Resignation: June 29, 2020

Posted on: June 30th, 2020 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: City Of Sand Point, Civic & Government, Community Window, Sand Point

The two officers comprising half of the Sand Point Police Department have resigned from Sand Point Public Safety in order to pursue opportunities in another department.

KSDP will be able to provide more up to date details as soon as they are made available so stay tuned!

Fish News June 2020: Payroll Protection Program for Fisherman

Posted on: June 27th, 2020 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Community Window, Fish News - newsletter, KSDP Programs

Below is a PDF from the Aleutians East Borough with links for applying for Payroll Protection Program (PPP). The due date is Tuesday, June 30, 2020!

Fish News – June 26, 2020

Fish and Game Announcement 6: Shumagin Islands Salmon Fishery Restrictions June 2020

Posted on: June 17th, 2020 | Author: General Manager | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

The Shumagin Island Salmon Fishery has been restricted. The upcoming opener will begin on Saturday, June 20 at 6am and close at 10pm on Sunday June 21, 2020.

See the official announcement below.