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Damaged timber will quickly lose value
To the editor: I have followed with a vested interest the Kodiak Borough Assemlby’s actions and inactions concerning the fire-damaged timber at Chiniak. Some years ago, the borough rejected a $4 million offer for this timber because of public opinion. While the decision made some sense for a healthy stand of timber, the forest fire this summer changed everything. What the borough now has is a damaged resource, whi...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: December deer for taste, not trophies
The week between Christmas and New Year’s is rich with tradition. For many on Kodiak it’s time to join family and friends in loading freezers with venison. These late season hunts are all about sweet venison in the freezer rather than racks on the wall. I learned that the hard way on my first venture over three decades ago. There was a lot of snow up high, even if it was patchy down near sea level. I had climbed u...
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Local Results: Dec. 1
Boys Little Dribblers Saturday, Nov. 28 State Farm 31, Bases Loaded 28 Hamo Sega 10 points, Shawn Case 8, Connor Case 6, John Saliva 5 and Jon Flerchinger 2 for State Farm. John Tiemun 16 points, Chase Katelnikuff 6 and Jackson Krug 6 for Bases Loaded. Wells Fargo 28, ABA 22 Brayden B. 14 points, Tyler M. 6, Anthony O. 4 and Ryan Kelly T. 4 for Wells Fargo. Malakai D. 22 points for ABA. F/V Jamboree 14, KIS 8 Issa...
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Kodiak Island Births: Dec. 1
Emma Rebel Pruitt was born at 12:57 a.m. on Nov. 5, 2015, to Nichole and Christopher Pruitt. She weighed 5 pounds, 1.6 ounces and was 18.25 inches long. Her parents are originally from and live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother works at Kodiak Area Native Association and the baby’s father works at the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Also welcoming him to the family is Collin Danger Pruitt. Maternal grandparents ...
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Council takes up GOA trawler bycatch plan schedule
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s crowded December meeting schedule includes review of a work plan for the future of bycatch management in the Gulf of Alaska groundfish trawl fisheries. The council meeting, the fifth of 2015, takes place Dec. 7-15 at the Hilton Hotel in Anchorage. The bycatch plan session is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13. At its October meeting, the council directed staff to produce ...
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SPAR back after repairs
Coast Guard cutter SPAR has returned home to Kodiak after a nearly four-month deployment primarily for completing about $1.7 million in much-needed maintenance and repair work, according to a Coast Guard press release. SPAR departed Kodiak July 30 shortly after suffering a small, dime-sized breach to its hull in June at the end of activity throughout the Aleutians, southwest Alaska and the Gulf of Alaska. Although...
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Planning Day Wednesday
Kodiak’s first planning day takes place Wednesday. The all-day event is aimed at improving the health and well-being of Kodiakans. Local organization Healthy Tomorrows has taken the reins on the planning day. Attendees will discuss ideas to benefit Kodiak before voting on the ideas. The two ideas with the most votes will get $2,000 in funding to get the initiative going over the next year. Healthy tomorrows has pr...
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Garden Gate: Sun on extra special Christmas day
You only have to observe the dwindling daylight to know that the first day of winter is nigh upon us. And if you think that you can’t endure another dark day, consider what happened in A.D. 535-36. “Mankind was hit by one of the greatest natural disasters ever to occur,” writes British journalist David Keys in “Catastrophe: An Investigation Into the Origins of the Modern World.” For 18 months, much of the light an...
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Assembly to talk earlier meeting times
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will discuss whether to begin and end meetings an hour earlier. A draft ordinance to change borough code to allow the time change is on Tuesday’s work session agenda. Currently, meetings are required by code to begin at 7:30 p.m. and end at 11:30 p.m. unless the assembly votes to extend it. To extend a meeting past midnight, a two-thirds majority of the assembly must agree to ext...
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Interim Report: Budget gets ever tighter
Hello again. About a month and a half remains until legislators head to Juneau for the 2016 session. As is the case every year, the budget will drive much of the discussion next session. In the coming weeks, we will receive the governor’s proposed budget for next year. Due to continued low oil prices, over $1 billion was cut from the budget this fiscal year, with about $3 billion coming from state savings to balan...
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