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NOAA Law Enforcement investigates seal shot in head
NOAA Law Enforcement agents are asking for the public’s help as they investigate the death of a harbor seal that washed up in Pasagshak last week. According to a necropsy, the harbor seal — defended by the Marine Mammal Protection Act — was killed by a gunshot to the head. Michael Killary, the agent investigating the death, said the seal may have simply been killed by a subsistence hunter. If that happened, NOAA w...
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Teachers, school district reach deal
The Kodiak Island Borough School District and the Kodiak Borough Education Association have agreed upon a new three-year contract with Kodiak teachers. The contract calls for a 1 percent increase in teachers’ base salary each year for three years. In a special school board meeting Monday night, the school board ratified the agreement, finalizing the negotiations reached in June. “This is a difficult time for publi...
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Council will vote on double parking fines
A proposal to increase parking fines from $10 to $20 is moving toward adoption by the Kodiak City Council. The proposal, which comes as part of an overhaul of Kodiak’s “Rules of the Road,” received no comment at Tuesday night’s city council work session. The revised parking rules will receive a public hearing and vote at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night during a regular city council meeting. The city is revising its parki...
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Sun'aq hosts subsistence meeting
Subsistence hunters and fishermen will gather tonight at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center to prepare a defense of their rights. Alaska’s federal subsistence board is considering changes to the regulations that define a rural community. Because rural communities get preference harvesting subsistence fish and game, that definition is more than an academic question. If Kodiak were to be considered a...
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Breakfast … It’s What’s for Dinner
Julia Child never spoke truer words than when she stated, “Simple is better. A satisfying meal need not be more than a hearty soup accompanied by fresh fruit and crusty bread for crunch.” Feeding a hungry family on a strict budget in Kodiak can be challenging, and when time is limited due to busy family schedules, it is difficult to avoid giving in to the temptation of the drive-through services at McDonald’s or K...
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Seedlings for Lesnoi land
To the Editor: Peter Olsen has a contract with Leisnoi to reseed the lands of Leisnoi which have been logged by A-1 Timber. Peter is experimenting if he can grow his own seedlings with the compost which he makes for the city. It is quite obvious that Peter is growing spruce seedlings to sell and plant on Leisnoi lands. Peter has a method to his madness. Frank Pagano
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Alumni update: Anthony wins again in Hawaii
Dylan Anthony will want to visit Hawaii more often. The University of Alaska Anchorage junior picked up his second collegiate win on Saturday. Anthony, a former Alaska state champion while at Kodiak, won the Chaminade Invitational with a 5-kilometer time of 15 minutes, 30 seconds — 10 ticks faster than runner-up finisher Fermin Murillo-Villagran of Hawaii Pacific University. Early last week, Anthony won his first ...
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Alaska Science Forum: A supertanker voyage through the Northwest Passage
Forty-six years ago, a ship long as the Empire State Building sailed with intention toward obstacles that captains usually avoid. The icebreaking tanker SS Manhattan was an oil company’s attempt to see if it might be profitable to move new Alaska oil to the East Coast by plowing through the ice-clogged Northwest Passage. Begging his way aboard was Merritt Helfferich, then 31 and a do-all guy at the Geophysical Ins...
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Playbook: Sept. 11
Thursday, Sept. 12 Volleyball: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at Soldotna High School. C squad, 3:30 p.m.; junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.; varsity, 6 p.m.
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Barge dock could come to Pasagshak
A new barge dock and boat ramp will be built in Pasagshak Bay if plans by the Alaska Aerospace Corp. come to fruition. According to a permit application filed in August, AAC is considering construction of a nose-in barge dock “to streamline delivery of incoming aerospace-related cargos to the Kodiak Launch Complex.” The new dock would be an integral part of the complex’s planned Launchpad 3 expansion, said AAC chi...
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