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Many sources of change in northern realm
In anticipation of an arctic science conference happening next month in Fairbanks, an editor asked me to write a column on climate change in the north. I told her climate stability would be the bigger story, since basswood trees used to grow in Fairbanks and redwoods once dropped their cones into the Porcupine River. Climate is always changing. But we have gotten much better at measuring those changes. We people a...
Mar 02, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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New trash cans pop up downtown
Now people in downtown Kodiak can enjoy a bit of eye-grabbing local history while discarding a candy wrapper or paper cup. Colorful new trashcans covered in vintage salmon labels were installed last week, thanks to Bruce Schactler, who got the idea after seeing similar cans in Oregon. He presented the idea to the city of Kodiak, which jumped on board. On Friday, city workers installed the cans in the mall area. “I...
Mar 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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School board explains midwinter budget revisions
Members of the Kodiak Island Borough Board of Education presented years of budget information to explain a massive midwinter revision at a borough special session Thursday as KIB Assembly members begin the process of creating a fiscal year 2017 budget. School board members requested the meeting after assembly member Mel Stephens, the Assembly liaison to the BOE, expressed concern in a January meeting regarding the...
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East Coast ‘Codfather’ finally busted
To the editor: Several of you have asked about the impact of company-owned fleets as GOA ratz moves forward into privatization. Well, one of the big winners on the East Coast under catch shares was Carlos “The Codfather” Rafael, who was just arrested on many serious federal violations. He, at one point, was so arrogant as to take on the NMFS on the distribution of disaster funds, demanding a lion’s share of them f...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Beware yellowfin’s telltale black pencil line
A couple of weeks back I wrote about midwinter freezers and I let slip that we eat a whole lot of species. I also referenced halibut alternatives for your freezer in times when halibut are in short supply. As a matter of fact, halibut is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to tasty and versatile white fish for your table. Much of its popularity and high price comes from the fact that it’s relatively easy to ...
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Kodiak Island Births: March 1
Jayden Christopher Arndt was born at 5:34 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2016, to Christopher and Carina Arndt. He weighed 6 pounds, 13.5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. His parents are originally from and live in Kodiak. The baby’s mother is a registered nurse at the Kodiak Island Borough School District, and the baby’s father is the owner and operator of the F/V Isle Dominator. Also welcoming him to the family are Sorraya an...
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ALUMNI ROUNDUP: Lindquist, Hughes tops in the WAC
A pair of former Kodiak High School standout swimmers helped Northern Arizona University win its third consecutive Western Athletic Conference crown Saturday in Houston. Jori Lindquist and Ila Hughes combined to make five individual finals as the Lumberjacks amassed 807.5 points, 319.5 better than runner-up New Mexico State University. Hughes, a freshman, made a splash in her WAC Championship debut, picking up fou...
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Polling day for Kodiak Republicans
Kodiak Republicans will decide today which candidate they believe should be the party’s nominee in the race to the White House. The Presidential Preference Poll will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. in Fisherman’s Hall in the Harbormaster’s office. Five names will appear on the ballot: Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump. All registered Republicans are welcome to vote in the PPP. Residents wish...
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Public Safety Blotter: March 1
Feb. 24 At 4:34 a.m., police responded to suspicious circumstances in the 1100 block of Mill Bay Road. It was an employee working. At 9:29 a.m., a citizen reported three men behind their building in the 100 block of East Marine Way and passing around a bottle of vodka. No alcohol was there when police arrived, and the group left when police asked. At 9:46 a.m., police warned a speeding driver in the 1300 block of ...
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Chiniak residents tell assembly not to log
Chiniak residents and the Kodiak Island Borough assembly met for two and a half hours Saturday to talk about last August’s Twin Creeks Fire. The Chiniak library and tsunami shelter was destroyed in the fire, but insurance will cover replacing it. Chiniak residents will compile a list of what they want in a new building to give borough staff and the assembly ideas to look into for the replacement. Joe Staley of Nor...
Feb 29, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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