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Project plans to document all canneries ever built in Alaska
The Kodiak Maritime Museum will participate in a statewide project next year with the ambitious goal of documenting every fish cannery built and operated in Alaska. The project, proposed by the Alaska Historical Society, is still in the conceptual stage, but organizers are already beginning to reach out to museums across the state for help. “We decided that a cannery history project would be a good special history...
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Around Kodiak: Dec. 14
• The National Marine Fisheries Service is holding an informal outreach meeting about the new fisheries observer program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. From 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., learn how the program works; from 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m., learn how the system’s fee payments work. • The Kodiak Island Sportsman’s Association presents the Steel Challenge, a series of ...
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Editorial: Alaska should explore legalizing marijuana
This month, the governor of Colorado signed a constitutional amendment legalizing a regulated commercial marijuana trade within that state. The move is expected to generate millions of dollars in tax revenue for Colorado each year. We believe Alaska should set up an exploratory committee as a first step to following Colorado’s example. Gov. Sean Parnell has repeatedly encouraged the Legislature to lower oil taxes ...
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Another Day in Paradise: A masterpiece in progress
The weather this week has created some stunning masterpieces as the sun rises and falls. The sunrise Tuesday morning was especially beautiful from the roadside of Mission Beach. I am making that judgment based upon the number of cars that stopped and took pictures as the purple, reds, oranges, and yellows cast their shadows against the white and gray clouds and glowed in their finest array. I am also grateful for ...
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Top NOAA law enforcement officer honored
When Kenneth Hansen came to Kodiak in 1987, he arrived at the tail of Kodiak’s “Wild West” crab boom. Hansen retires at the end of the month as Kodiak’s top NOAA law enforcement officer, and last week, he was formally recognized with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Bob Mace Distinguished Service Award, the top honor that regional fisheries group can award. “I’ve accomplished what I want to accomplis...
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New fines for 'mobile offshore drilling units'
Ocean conservation measures received a nod in Wednesday’s Coast Guard authorization bill. The text of the bill includes new fines for “mobile offshore drilling units” like the jack-up drilling rigs that typically pioneer new oil and gas fields in the Arctic, Cook Inlet and Gulf of Mexico. Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) said the new fines, which can punish wayward rigs up to twice their charter rate, were instituted a...
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Santa Fun Run Saturday
The long-awaited 5K Santa Fun Run is Saturday. The 5-kilometer race begins at 11 a.m. Registration starts at 10 a.m. at Kodiak High School. The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce is organizing the race and suggests an entry-fee donation of $10, with all proceeds going to Kodiak families in need during the holidays. Race organizer Joe Bailor encourages people to dress up as a Christmas character for the event. In case the ...
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Prep hoops: Around the NLC
Kodiak played its first basketball of the season Thursday, but for some teams this is the second week of the high school season. Here is a recap of what Northern Lights Conference teams have done through the first two weeks. Boys • Soldotna has started the season 1-1 picking up an impressive 47-35 win over Cook Inlet Conference power Bartlett and losing to East Anchorage 57-46. • Kenai fell to East Anchorage 72-34...
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Parks and Rec Schedule: Dec. 14
Dec. 14-Dec. 21 BARANOF ICE RINK Monday, Dec. 17 Open Skate 4 – 5 p.m. Broomball 6 – 7:30 p.m. Stick and Puck 7:30 – 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18 Kids Hockey 4:30 – 6:45 p.m. Womens Hockey 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19 Open Skate 4 –6:30 p.m. Mens Hockey 7–9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 Kids Hockey 4–6:45 p.m. Stick and Puck 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 Open Skate 3:30 –5:30 p.m. Skate with Santa 6 –8 p.m. Open Ska...
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State Trooper Report: Dec. 13
Sunday, Dec. 2 At 4:16 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report that a 34-year-old Kodiak man was discovered dead at a home on Selief Lane. The investigation revealed the man died sometime between 2 p.m. and 4:16 p.m. on Sunday. The cause of death was uncertain, but foul play is not suspected.
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