Legislative Update Let’s Keep In Touch! Lyman F. State Capitol Juneau, AK 99801-1182 Hoffman Toll free 1-866-465-4453 Alaska State Senator (907) 465-4453 Fax (907) 465-4523 March 4, 2011 www.senatorhoffman.com Aleutians Bristol Bay Kuskokwim Pribilofs www.aksenate.org 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 Program. 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 “fedbizops.gov” (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: http://www.pfd.state.ak.us/ Posting schedules for all Listening Sessions on the Deadline: March 31, 2011 *make sure to verify Denali Commission website www.denali.gov. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 271-3036 or Monica Armstrong email@example.com 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)eyeworks.tv.