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:

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

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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/

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.

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.

Download and Listen to the Aleutians East Borough Assembly Meeting – May 28th, 2020 at 3PM

Posted on: May 28th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Civic & Government, Community Window, COVID-19, King Cove, KSDP Programs, Meet the People, Sand Point

The Aleutians East Borough Assembly met for a special meeting on May 28th, 2020 in order to go through usual business as well as important COVID-19 related items.

To stream the Meeting, click below!

To Download Press the Link Below
Download the Meeting Here

View and Download The May 28th, 2020 Board Packet Here.

Download and Listen to the Aleutians East Borough Assembly Meeting – May 14, 2020 at 3PM

Posted on: May 14th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, COVID-19

The Aleutians East Borough Assembly met for a regular meeting on May 14, 2020 in order to go through usual business as well as important COVID-19 related items.

To stream the Meeting, click below!

To Download Press the Link Below
Download the Meeting Here

View and Download The May 14 2020 Board Packet Here

View and Download The FY19 Audit Here.

PSA: Sand Point Commercial Salmon Fishery Advisory Announcement #01

Posted on: May 12th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, Fisheries News

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will be conducting a preseason fishery stakeholder’s meeting at
10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 20. Due to the progression of COVID-19, this year the preseason meeting will be
held via teleconference only. The meeting will be broadcast on KSDP Sand Point public radio station 830AM
and livestreamed at http://apradio.org/. There are a limited number of teleconference lines. If you would like
to call into the meeting please contact the ADF&G office in Sand Point for the call-in information.
The purpose of this meeting is to provide all interested parties an opportunity to discuss the upcoming salmon
season with ADF&G staff.
Topics covered will include:
– Staff introductions
– Department COVID-19 mitigation plans
– 2020 management strategy
– 2020 salmon outlook
– 2020 department test fisheries
– Other topics as time permits
To obtain further information, please contact the Sand Point Fish and Game office at (907) 383-2066.

Kid’s Story Hour – Saturday May 9th, at 10 am.

Posted on: May 6th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, KSDP Programs, Meet the People

Tune in to KSDP 830 AM or right here on apradio to catch Candace Nielsen’s Kid’s Story Hour, where she’ll be reading two children’s books for everyone to engage with and enjoy.

You can also call in at 1-800-315-6338 with access code 52225 to send your regards to your own mother just ahead of mother’s day!

PSA: AK Can DO Emergency Funding through May 31st

Posted on: May 1st, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, City Of Sand Point, Community Window, COVID-19

The United Way in Anchorage has partnered with the Rasmuson Foundation to create a donation driven fund to be used to help people across our State who are at direct risk of not being able to pay current rent, utilities or childcare due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group has asked SWAMC to partner with them in order to quickly get emergency funding to the region through May 31. The SWAMC Board of Directors approved the partnership and hopes to be able to help folks who have a direct and verifiable link to Shelter in Place restrictions, business closures or reductions that started mid-March in order to be eligible for immediate financial assistance as intended by the AK CAN DO partnership. The successful applicants will provide a complete application with contact information for landlords, utility providers and childcare providers as listed on the application with guidelines in the introduction letter. This emergency funding is for those who have been laid off, furloughed or had their hours significantly cut because of the pandemic.

To view or download the specifications, click here.

To view or download the application, click here.

MP3: AEB Fisheries Meeting from April 15th, 2020

Posted on: April 15th, 2020 | Author: Holden F. | Filed under: Aleutians East Borough, Community Window, COVID-19, Fisheries News, KSDP Programs

If you missed the Aleutian’s East Borough Fisheries meeting regarding the COVID-19 pandemic from this morning, or would like to hear it again, click the link below to download or stream the mp3 from the meeting.

Download or stream the meeting here!