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.
– Who is eligible to receive funds
– How funding is being calculated
– Details on how funding is planned to be distributed
– and more…
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.