Just got official word today that former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens will appear next Thursday at Kodiak's 50th anniversary of statehood celebration.
The event kicks off the town's annual ComFish trade show.
"Sen. Stevens will be here for the commemorative seafood dinner, and he'll remain in town at least overnight," said Deb King, executive director of the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, the ComFish sponsor.
The dinner, called "Look How Far We've Come," celebrates 50 years of seafood harvesting and processing in Alaska.
United Fishermen of Alaska will present Stevens with a Lifetime Achievement award at the dinner, a Chamber press release says.
And here's something else: UFA plans to unveil its first slate of 20 fishing industry Hall of Fame honorees.