The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will be conducting a preseason fishery stakeholder’s meeting on Tuesday, June 1 at 2:00 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the Sand Point City Chambers. ADF&G will teleconference with both King Cove (at the Harbor House) and False Pass. The meeting will be broadcast live right here, on KSDP 830AM Sand Point and livestreamed at 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
– 2021 management strategy
– 2021 salmon outlook
– 2021 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.
The Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association (APICDA) is offering ten NEW college undergraduate scholarship awards for the 2021-22 academic year! Eligibility requirements include being a full-time, permanent resident of an Aleutian region community or St. George Island. Please visit the link for more information and to apply by June 1: https://www.apicda.com/haginaa-kidul-helping-to-grow…/
For more information on both the college and vocational scholarships, click on the fliers below:
This edition of In the Loop contains information regarding EAES grant applications. If you have applied and have not yet received your payment, or would like an update on your application’s status, call Glennora Dushkin at (907) 274-7555. The deadline to file additional paperwork for this grant is December 18th, 2020. (more…)
KSDP will be broadcasting an Aleutians East Borough fisherman’s Zoom call to answer questions from fishermen about relief programs.
The following people are scheduled to participate in the call:
• Jeffery T. Curry, Agricultural Program Manager, USDA Palmer Office
To discuss the Seafood Trade Relief Program (STRP)
• Douglas Vincent-Lang, Commissioner, ADFG
• Rachel Baker, Deputy Commissioner, ADFG
To provide updates on the CAREs Act for Fishermen & other relief programs
• Mary Tesche, Assistant Borough Administrator, AEB
To discuss the AEB Emergency Assistance program (more…)
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.
– 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!
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.
– Who can apply for the PPP.
– How to find a lender if your bank cannot provide for you.
– and more…
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.