KSDP Will Hold Candidate Forums for the Mayoral Races in Sand Point and Aleutians East Borough

Posted on: September 23rd, 2020 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, City Of Sand Point, Community Window

KSDP will be hosting Candidate Forums for the Mayoral Races in Sand Point and the Aleutians East Borough.

Each candidate who chooses to participate will be offered the same set of important questions about our areas and given an opportunity to share their position on these matters.

– Aleutians East Borough Mayoral Candidates will be this Friday (September 25, 2020) at 5:30pm

– City of Sand Point Mayoral Candidates will be Monday (September 28, 2020) at 4pm.

If you have any questions you’d like asked, please offer them for consideration by calling us at 907-383-5737 or emailing cw@apradio.org

Aleutians East Borough 2020 Election Information

Posted on: September 21st, 2020 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window

Here are links to the Borough’s information about our upcoming election. Their complete 2020 election page with sample ballots in Spanish & Tagalog is here:
https://www.aleutianseast.org/index.asp?SEC=029815F1-22EF-44B6-AEB1-53A793C73CA5&Type=B_BASIC

NOTICE OF ELECTION for the October 6, 2020 Regular Election

SAMPLE BALLOT for the October 6, 2020 Regular Election

USDA’s Seafood Trade Relief Program for 2019 – Application and Information

Posted on: September 14th, 2020 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window

Here is an excerpt from KSDP’s Newscast for September 14th:

Seafood Trade Relief Program
https://www.farmers.gov/Seafood
If you are a U.S. fisherman impacted by retaliatory tariffs, you may qualify for funding through the Seafood Trade Relief Program (STRP).

STRP is part of a relief strategy to support fishermen and other producers while the administration continues to work on free, fair and reciprocal trade deals to open more markets to help American farmers compete globally. The STRP prohibits a person or legal entity from receiving more than $250,000 from the program. In addition, an applicant’s average adjusted gross income (AGI) cannot exceed $900,000 unless at least 75 percent of the AGI of the person or entity comes from farming, ranching, forestry, seafood harvesting, or related activities.

USDA Alaska State Office – Farm Service Agency
– Physical Address
800 E. Palmer-wasilla Hwy.
Palmer, AK 99645-6546
– Mailing Address
800 E. Palmer-wasilla Hwy., Suite 216
Palmer, AK 99645
– Contact
Erin Sturdivant
Erin.Sturdivant@usda.gov – (907) 761-7754

Aleutians East Borough Assembly: September 10th Regular Meeting – Audio, Packet, & Agenda

Posted on: September 11th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window

The Aleutians East Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting on September 10th, 2020 in order to go through usual business as well as important telecom related items.

To stream the Meeting, click below!

To Download Press the Link Below
Download the Meeting Here

View and Download The September 10th, 2020 Agenda Here.

View and Download The September 10th, 2020 Board Packet Here.

Listen: Interview with Nicole Borromeo – Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the Alaska Federation of Natives – September 2nd, 2020

KSDP’s Austin Roof discussed the importance of the 2020 Census for majority native and rural communities in Alaska with Nicole Borromeo, the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the Alaska Federation of Natives.

To hear the full interview, click here:

To download the interview, click here!

Completing the Census is quick, easy, and completely confidential. Please respond online at www.2020census.gov or by phone by calling 1-(844)-330-2020.

Failing to fill out the Census deprives your community of $3,500 per year. For a family of four this equates to almost $150,000 over 10 years.

Listen: School Resource Network for August 31st, 2020 – Paul Barker

Posted on: August 31st, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: AEB School District, Aleutians East Borough, KSDP Programs

Listen to this week’s edition of the Aleutians East Borough School Resource Network, where School Counselor Lindsey Pinkelman’s interview with King Cove Principal Paul Barker about the first week of the new school year during a global pandemic.

Tune in every other Monday at 12:30pm for Lindsey Pinkelman and her AEBSD School Resource Network show!

Next week’s episode is Monday, September 14th with Sand Point Principal DJ Emmanuelson.

To stream the Interview, click below!

To Download Press the Link Below:
Listen to the audio here!

PSA: Notice of Offices for the Aleutians East Borough – 2020

Posted on: August 26th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: AEB School District, Aleutians East Borough, Civic & Government, Community Window, King Cove, Sand Point

If you would like to declare candidacy for the:

– Aleutians East Borough Mayor – (3 year term)
– Aleutians East Borough Assembly Seat A – (3 year term)
– Aleutians East Borough Assembly Seat F – (3 year term)
– Aleutians East Borough School Board Seat C – (3 year term)
– Aleutians East Borough School Board Seat D – (3 year term)

you must declare your candidacy with the Borough Clerk in Sand Point or with Assistant Borough Clerks in other communities before 5 P.M. on Friday, September 4th 2020.

For more information, as well as a list of Borough Clerks, click here!

Listen: School Resource Network for August 17th, 2020 – Patrick Mayer

Posted on: August 19th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: AEB School District, Aleutians East Borough, KSDP Programs

Listen to this week’s edition of the Aleutians East Borough School Resource Network, where School Counselor Lindsey Pinkelman’s interview with Superintendent Patrick Mayer ahead of the upcoming school year.

Tune in every other Monday at 12pm for Lindsey Pinkelman and her AEBSD School Resource Network show!

Next week’s episode is Monday, August 31st.

To stream the Interview, click below!

To Download Press the Link Below:
Listen to the audio here!

Listen MP3: Aleutians East Borough School Board Special Meeting: August 11, 2020

Posted on: August 19th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: AEB School District, Aleutians East Borough, City Of Sand Point, Community Window

The Aleutians East Borough School District had a special meeting of the Board. The meeting included:

– AEBSD Smart Start Plan Approval
– Extracurricular Activities Discussion
– High School Graduation Requirements: 2nd Reading
– New Hires/Resignations
…and more!

The Aleutians East Borough School Board held a Regular
Stream or download the meeting here:Listen to or Download the Meeting Here!

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View and Download The April 11 2020 Board Packet Here

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.