Bristol Bay village completing new fish processing plant, and awaiting transfer of 64 reindeer into a new corral.
The plucky village of Port Heiden on the Alaska Peninsula is embarking on a pair of ambitious projects right now. They hope that a new fish processing plant and the purchase of 64 reindeer will create more jobs, more income, and more food security for the village of just over a hundred residents.
Courtesy of a seat on a BBEDC-chartered plane, KDLG's Dave Bendinger was in the village last week. John Christensen gave a tour, beginning with a drive out to the new processing plant on a new dirt road the village is building for itself.
For more on the history of reindeer on the Peninsula, check out this week's Bristol Bay and Beyond, here.