Sen Hoffman report March pmd by nikeborome


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    March 4, 2011                                                                    
                                       Aleutians   Bristol Bay Kuskokwim Pribilofs
For immediate release:

      Senator Hoffman is in Washington, D.C. for most of this week to attend the U.S. Energy Council
      meetings. He also scheduled meetings with the federal director of the Coastal Zone Management

  Denali Commission                                               Seeking Yup’ik Translator
       Over the next few months the Denali Commission                      Work on an invasive species guide is under
  has confirmed public listening sessions with the goal of        development for Southwestern Alaska. The document is
  engaging local and rural partners and people whom the           now ready to be translated into Yup’ik, the contract will be
  Commission has done business with (in the last decade)          put out to bid in the next couple of weeks. It would be
  on ways or strategies that will make the Commission             great to have some local individuals from Southwest bid
  more effective in the next decade. These sessions will          on the translation contract. If you know of anyone who
  be facilitated around three important questions of              you think would be good, please let them know about the
  interest:                                                       project. The contract will be posted on the website
       • Why is the Denali Commission important to                “” (this is where all federal contracts are
            rural Alaska?                                         placed for bid). In order to bid on the contract they will
       • What recommendations would you make as to                need to have a DUNS number. The instructions on getting
            the manner in which the Denali Commission             a DUNS can be found online, or contact Nicholas Lisuzzo,
            does business?                                        USDA Forest Service/Forest Health Protection, Alaska
       • What should the future role/focus of the Denali          Region 907.374.3758.
            Commission be in rural Alaska?
       A Listening Session will be held in Bethel on
  March 8 th from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in
  coordination with the annual Association of Village
  Council Presidents Regional Housing Conference at
  the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center, 420 Chief Eddie           Apply for your 2011 PFD
  Hoffman Highway.                                                  Website:
       Posting schedules for all Listening Sessions on the          Deadline: March 31, 2011 *make sure to verify
  Denali Commission website Please
  contact 271-3036 or Monica
  Armstrong 271-1414 for
  further information.

  Discovery Channel
           “Flying Wild Alaska,” the Discovery Channel’s show about Alaska bush pilots working for Era Alaska, is
  currently seeking parties who use Era’s services for unique shipments or remote jobs. According to a press release, the
  second season of the successful reality TV show will begin shooting this spring, and is looking for parties who utilize Era
  for their goods or services. Specifically, the show is seeking people “who use Era to deliver important or interesting
  cargo,” like heavy equipment or live animals, or “to travel to remote areas and perform important or unusual jobs” like
  repairing utility infrastructure vital to Alaska or hunting. Those interested who think they might qualify can call 424-236-
  7564 and leave a name, number, and a description of how Era affects their life, or email at bush.pilot(at)

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