The Coastal Villages Region Fund, or C-V-R-F, celebrated Ted Steven’s Day in remembrance for his great accomplishments for the State and his leadership role in helping to establish the C-D-Q program.
The C-V-R-F Board of Directors says they honor the late Ted Stevens by observing the second Monday of each August as a paid holiday.
In a press release, C-V-R-F says they paid out a quarter of a million dollars to commercial fisherman on the Kuskokwim, Goodnews Bay, Kaneketok, and Black River districts last week commemorating the Senator.
It is through the C-D-Q program C-V-R-F is able to buy commercially caught salmon, here on the Kuskowim, and Herring and Halibut out on the coast.
CVRF Board President Paul Tulik of Nightmute says the intent of the C-D-Q program is to deliver economic and social benefits to the residents and that Coastal Villages is delivering on the promise of the program, to the tune of $250-thousand dollars.
C-V-R-F Executive Director, Morgan Crow, says the real people are receiving real dollars from the commercial operations that are paid for by the Bering Sea.