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For Sale

Hitzer Amish built woodstoves. JHMW Plastic sled runners. 543-2379. (11)(3/1-cnx)


300 Gallon Plastic Water Tanks in stock. Call Shorty at Shorty’s Shop for pricing. 543-3158 or 545-3157 (19)(9/18-cnx)

18’ SSV Lund with 60 hp high thrust Yamaha 20 inch shaft. About 150 hours on motor, maintained well with no problems. In excellent condition. Lund boat reinforced side and motor mount, no leaks. Minor dents. Asking $11,000. Email me at (42)(12/23-cnx)

For Sale: 10’ x 20’ Walk In cooler/freezer, unassembled. Complete with 6” floor, ceiling, wall panels foundation beams. 4’ door, 240V compressor, evaporators. Make an offer. Ron Kaiser 545-4936. (30)(6/8-cnx)

House for Sale

24×24, freshly remodeled, 1 bedroom. Must be moved. 545-1890. (12)(9/21-cnx)



•3 EA. 40 FT. 8X8 USED



543-2402 (34)(8/9-cnx)

Steambath for Sale at a reduced price! $10,000 $8,500. Contact Shorty 545-3157. (12)(6/21-cnx)

For Sale: Plastic Water Tanks

Only 31” wide, 70” high, 74” long. 500 Gallons, easily connect two for 1000 gallons! Fits through most doors for easy installation. Contact Shorty for pricing and information (907) 545-3157. (35)(6/21-cnx)

Equipment for Sale

1984 KALMAR LMV28-1200 HD Mast Forklift;

1990 Ford Aeromax LT 9000 Tractor (blue), SWB Tandem, CAT DSL, 10 Spd STD, dual tanks, good rubber;

Steel Flat Deck Barge “OBI”;

Steel River Tug/Pushboat “M/V AKI”. All located in Bethel. For more information call Dave at 907-545-1959 or 907-892-8496. (50)(8/9-cnx)

For Rent



1,350 sq/ft office/commercial space for rent. Excellent space in very nice well-maintained building located next to Arctic Chiropractic at Alex Hately on Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway. Available starting in October. $3,750/mo for building. $4,000/mo for building and garage. Call Chris 543-7600. (43)(9/30-cnx)

Real Estate

For Sale 23,500 square foot lot/downtown location on Chief Eddie Hoffman Highway (or State Highway) across from Fire Station. Serious offers only. 907-543-3552. (23)(7/28-cnx)

235 Mission Lake RD

12820 FT all filled and leveled with 2 buildings. One 22 by 34, 1496 sf 3plex. One 30 by 56, 1680 sf 3 plex. 545-0929. (29)(9/21-cnx)

For Sale 630 PTARMIGAN STREET Commercial Lot. $165,000.

630 PTARMIGAN STREET Commercial Lot 15000 SF completely filled. Also a 24 x 56 4plex can be moved to it. 1900 SF building 545-0929. (24)(4/12-cnx)

For Sale: 275 Schwalbe (10-Plex)

1- 1 bedroom

9- 2 bedrooms

New water/sewer system. Well water. 3000 gallon sewer tank. Central Heat (new). Appraised value plus City Sales tax. For more information please call Irv Kreider at 545-4312 (38)(8/23-cnx)

Home for Sale – 350 Alder St. 2 story; 1 bdrm, I bath, log home. House is 1,369 sq.ft; lot is 20,384 sq.ft. Toyo stove + wood stove. 2001 appraisal @ $156k; Asking only $76,000. Call for showings: REMAX Dynamic Properties 907-545-1944.

Home for Sale – 9114 Ptarmigan 2 bdrm home, natural lighting; large arctic entry, walk-in pantry, toyo heat, nice corner lot; $245,000. REMAX Dynamic Properties 907-545-1944.

Home for Sale in Blueberry Subdivision: 156 Cranberry St. 1,536 sq.ft., 4 bdrm,. 2 bathrooms completely remodeled, installed new windows interior doors; new counter tops; interior exterior paint, $310,000. Seller will pay buyer’s closing costs! Call for showings REMAX Dynamic Properties 907-545-1944.

Lot for Sale in St. Mary’s -$24,000; 8,494 sq. ft. gravel filled lot complete with driveway; located near the school on Panik St. REMAX Dynamic Properties 907-545-1944. (137)(8/23-cnx)

Public Notice

VFW MEMBERSHIP Freedom isn’t free, and millions of Americans have paid the price for the freedom we enjoy today. Since 1899, the Veterans of Foreign Wars has served those who served America. From writing veterans legislation and then leading the fight to get it through Congress, to community projects that benefit all Americans, the VFW is an opportunity for veterans to continue to serve. Contact the VFW Robert V. Lindsey Post #10041 at 543-2241 and ask what you can do for your community. (83)(3/26-cnx)

Public Notice of Intent to File Application:

USDA, Rural Development requires that all applicants applying for loan or grant assistance from the agency must publish or post a Notice of Intent to File an Application within 60 days of filing their application.

The Organized Village of Kwethluk – Kwethluk IRA Council is applying for a financial assistance under the Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal System for Rural Communities program.

Any written comments regarding this application should be provided within (15) days of this publication to USDA, Rural Development, or for additional information please contact Organized Village of Kwethluk – Kwethluk IRA Council Tribal Environmental Department (EPA/IGAP) at P.O. Box 130, Kwethluk, Alaska 99621 or telephone (907) 757-6714/6715 or Rural Development at 800 W. Evergreen, Suite 201, Palmer, Alaska 99645 or telephone (907) 761-7705. (132)(7/26-9/13)


Bureau of Land Management


Alaska Native Claims Selection

Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance

As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision will be issued by the Bureau of Land Management to Tulkisarmute Incorporated. The decision approves the surface estate in the lands described below for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Calista Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Tulkisarmute Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of Tuluksak, Alaska, and are described as:

Lots 4, 7, and 8, U.S. Survey No. 3797, Alaska.

Containing 86.22 acres.

Notice of the decision was published in the Federal Register on August 1, 2017.

Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision within the following time limits:

1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt requested, shall have until August 31, 2017 to file an appeal.

2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal.

Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR Part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. Notices of appeal transmitted by facsimile will not be accepted as timely filed.

A copy of the decision may be obtained from:

Bureau of Land Management

Alaska State Office

222 West Seventh Avenue, #13

Anchorage, Alaska 99513-7504

For further information, contact the Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907-271-5960, by e-mail at, or by telecommunication device (TTD) through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

/s/ Ralph L. Eluska Sr.

Land Transfer Resolution Specialist

Division of Lands and Cadastral

Copy furnished to:

Public Information Center (9543)

Chief Branch of Adjudication (944)(357)(8/2-23)

ONC Public Disclosure Notice

The Orutsararmiut Native Council (ONC) will be submitting its 2018 Native American Housing Assistance and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA) Indian Housing Plan (IHP) on or about October 5th, 2017. A Draft copy of the plan is available at the ONC Offices, located at 117 Alex Hately Drive. Comment period deadline is September 23, 2017.

If any ONC tribal member, official or other member of the public has commentes or questions, they may be directed to Calvin Cockroft, ONC Tribal Housing Administrator, 543-2608.(85)(8/23-9/13)

Chevak Native Village

P.O. Box 140

Chevak, AK 99563

Ph. (907) 858-7428 Fax (907) 858-7819

To absent parent of T. M. S., address unknown; Chevak Native Village Tribe is in the process of adopting T. M. S., D. O. B. 11/27/2016. Contact Chevak Native Village Tribe for further information. You are hereby noticed the adoption hearing set for September 2017. You have the right to appear in person or telephonically. To appear telephonically, call (907) 858-7428 or you may write to Chevak Native Village, P.O. Box 140, Chevak, AK 99563.(90)(8/23-9/15)

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Drop in value of US dollar helps seafood sales

The US dollar has dropped in value all year against a basket of other global currencies.

While that may sound like a bad thing, it’s great news for Alaska seafood and anyone doing business overseas.

“It’s a good thing for Alaska seafood producers because roughly two-thirds of the value of our seafood comes from export markets. So when our currency is less valuable, the prices are not as high for foreign buyers,” said Andy Wink, senior fisheries economist with the McDowell Group.

It’s a turn-around for a strong dollar that has for several years made Alaska seafood very pricey for prime customers of Japan, Europe and the UK. Now they will be inclined to buy more for less.

Americans aren’t so lucky.

The weaker dollar makes the cost of imported goods more expensive here at home – including the 85 percent of seafood that’s imported into the US each year.

“A five percent swing or whatever it is in the value of the dollar will probably make seafood more expensive,” Wink predicted.

The weakening dollar is due to uncertainties by global banks and investors about the Trump administration and its ability to accomplish promises of health care reform, raising interest rates, massive tax cuts and infrastructure spending. Many analysts also point to big question marks looming over Trump’s trade policies.

“It’s the way that investors perceive the health of the U.S. economy,” Wink said.

Still – the dollar losing its mojo couldn’t come at a better time for Alaska salmon sales.

“Where we are now,” he added, “is a lot better than where we were at this time last year.”

Cameras count fish -Cameras can now track what’s coming and going over the boat rails instead of human fishery observers.

Starting in 2018 a new law allows for electronic monitoring systems to be used on smaller boats between 40 and 60 feet, and boats harvesting Alaska halibut.

The voluntary EM option is open to longline vessels and boats fishing with pot gear, and the chance to get some extra bunk space back is a big relief for the fleet.

“Taking a human observer is simply not practical for those boats in terms of space or life raft capacity. I was really glad to see we finally got it on the books,” said Dan Falvey, program director for the Sitka-based Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association.

Small boat fishermen, who make up the majority of Alaska’s fishing fleet, also had a hard time with escalating observer costs which could range from $300 to $1,000 per day.

Boats aligned with ALFA and the Homer-based North Pacific Fisherman’s Association tested the EM program and protocols for several years as part of the ‘pre-implementation phase.’ The camera system proved it could track and identify over 95 percent of species required for fishery management decisions.

Currently, more than 70 Alaska longliners and 18 pot boats are in the EM pool, and Falvey said managers have approved expanding it to include 120 longline and 45 pot boats over the next few years.

By all accounts, the on-deck camera systems are reliable and user friendly.

“They are just like any other piece of marine electronics on a boat,” Falvey explained, adding that it takes about a day and a half to install. “Skippers do a small functions test to make sure it’s working properly and if it passes the test, the vessel is free to go fishing. If the EM system leaves town working and they have problems on the water, they don’t have to end their trip. That is a really important part of the program.”

Also – the cameras come on only when you’re fishing.

“The systems turn on when your hydraulics activate. The camera is rolling continuously while you’re hauling back and for a couple hours after to watch the sorting on deck. Then they turn off until the next time you turn on your hydraulics,” Falvey said.

When a boat gets back from a fishing trip, the skipper pulls the hard drive and mails it to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission for review.

The EM systems, valued at $8,000 – $10,000, come at no cost to Alaska fishermen. Start-up funds for the hardware and installation were provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the program is covered by fishermen’s fees.

“In Alaska, the EM system is provided to the boat as part of the observer program and paid for as part of the 1.25 percent fee we all pay,” Falvey said.

All boats planning to participate in the EM program in 2018 must register with the Observer Declare and Deploy System starting Sept. 1 through Nov. 1. Questions? Call 1-855-747-6377.

Dungy dive – Southeast Alaska’s biggest crab fishery has taken a dive this year with shortened fisheries for the summer and the fall. The summer fishery, which produces nearly three-quarters of the annual catch, landed just 1.3 million pounds of dungies, the lowest in more than 30 years. Managers cut the fishery short by three weeks in late July when crab catches were not meeting set thresholds, the second early closure in 15 years. The fall Dungeness season also will be clipped by a month. State managers announced that it will open as usual on October 1 but will close October 31, instead of running through November. Late molting is a likely cause of the lower catch numbers, said biologist Kelli Wood at the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game office in Petersburg. Large numbers of the crabs pulled up in the summer pots were soft shelled, meaning newly molted, and likely hid out from the fishery. “It could be due to the fact that the crabs were just ‘not on the bite.’ After they molt they bury in the mud and don’t come out and they are not hungry. If it was a later molt, they probably would be buried from the fishery,” Wood told KFSK in Petersburg. Biologists are uncertain about the timing and frequency of the crab’s molting habits because no surveys are done on the Dungeness stocks. Managers rely instead on information from commercial fisheries to track the crab. In 2015, Southeast crabbers landed more than five million pounds of Dungeness and averaged $2.95 a pound. The crab fishery was worth $15 million to the region.

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Boatel Coming Soon to Kent Narrows | Spotlight …

CHESTER — Kent Narrows Marine will open Phase 1 of a state-of-the-art boatel this fall.

A heated indoor boat storage facility that can accommodate up to 200 boats, the boatel will be located at Kent Narrows near the Piney Narrows Yacht Haven.

Boatel storage provides boat owners a worry-free way to enjoy boating with the elimination of boat ramp drama and exposure to external elements when the boat isn’t in use. By using the latest BoatCloud StackTrack phone app, a customer can schedule their launch well in advance to ensure their boat will be in the water and ready for a fun day of boating.

Kent Narrows Marine is owned and managed by local residents and businessmen; Jody Schulz, Fisherman’s Inn and Crab Deck restaurants, Rob Marsh, Wye River Marine Boat Sales, and Jeff Kogok, the owner of the Severna Park Tap House restaurant.

“With the Kent Narrows as one of the best boating destinations on the Chesapeake Bay, we are excited to offer this new type of boating opportunity to the area,” Marsh said. “This boatel will be a positive contribution to many other local businesses here in Queen Anne’s County along with creating new job opportunities and expanding the commercial tax base.”

Kent Narrows Marine will be a full-service operation including all aspects of marine repair and maintenance along with a full concierge service providing food and beverage, boat rentals and trailer rentals. Future developments are to include a restaurant, a convenience/marine store, and opportunities for other retail and commercial tenants.

“The support from the local community and an extremely helpful staff at the Queen Anne’s County planning office has been instrumental in making this a reality,” Schulz said.

Shore United Bank is financing the Kent Narrows Marine project.

“Being able to offer this service in our area is huge for the boating community,” Robin O’Brien, vice president and commercial banking officer at Shore United Bank, said. “We are very excited to be a part of something so impactful to our community and our local economy.”

Kent Narrows Marine will be providing multiple high skilled job opportunities for forklift operators, marine technicians, dock hands and office personnel. The grand opening for the boatel is scheduled for Nov. 1, 2017. For more information, visit

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