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Fish Factor: Fisheries Team compiles top priorities
The need for a clear “fish first” policy in Alaska tops the list of priorities compiled by the Fisheries Transition Team for Governor Walker. The group also stated that “fish and fishermen in Alaska are viewed as barriers to development,” and that there is “irreplaceable optimism” that fish can coexist with development at any scale. Fisheries was just one of the topics that 250 Alaskans brainstormed about in 17 te...
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Capitol Report: 29th session begins
Hello from the State Capitol. The first session of the 29th Alaska State Legislature convened on Tuesday, Jan. 20 and our work is underway. During the course of our 90-day session, we will consider numerous bills and resolutions impacting state government, foremost among them crafting a budget in a time of falling oil prices bringing less revenue to the state. I look forward to sharing our progress with you throug...
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ESS downs Lumen, starts 2-0 in conference
A sluggish start wasn’t a problem for Kodiak ESS in its second game of the season. The Ravens nailed three 3-pointers and exploded for 20 points, which kick started a 59-37 thumping of Lumen Christi in a boys Peninsula Conference basketball game Friday evening at Kodiak Middle School. After starting slow in its season-opening win over Lumen on Thursday, ESS coach Ross Elvehjem told his players they needed to bring...
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Troopers busy with three separate vehicle-related crimes
State troopers were on a roll during the past few days dealing with three separate vehicle-related crimes in Kodiak, including one involving a vehicle fire at the end of Monashka Bay Road Friday. On Jan. 19, troopers investigated a complaint from Brent Watkins, 53, who reported that his 2010 Ford Transit van was hit at Mill Bay Beach. A state trooper report said Watkins’ vehicle was unoccupied when an unknown vehi...
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UPDATE: School lockdown more drill than imminent danger, superintendent says
The borough's school district locked down Kodiak Middle School for about 25 minutes today after a student allegedly threatened another student, officials said. The school district did not give more details about the students involved, “This particular case was where someone was just upset, and they weren’t able to keep the person in one place, so they just locked down the school and acted accordingly,” said Stewar...
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Kodiak hides highway of death
In the vastness of the cold seas near Kodiak Island lies a massive highway of death, where uncharted pinnacles and hidden rocks have claimed the lives of more than 1,000 people during the past 250 years, a 30-year research of Alaska shipwrecks shows. Capt. Warren Good, who conducted the meticulous research, warns that jagged rocks will continue to cause more fatalities in Kodiak’s fishing industry. This, he said, ...
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Parks and Rec: Jan. 23-30
Aquatics Coming in February: Masters Swimming Are you an adult training for an event or just looking for a great workout? Come join us at the Community Swimming Pool for a multi level fitness program for individuals that love to swim! Daily Schedule: Following is the daily schedule for the pool. Friday, Jan. 23 Morning Lap 5:30 – 7:30 a.m. Noon Lap 11 – 1 p.m. Evening Open 6:30 – 8 p.m. Evening Lap 8 – 9 p.m. Satu...
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Council gets Pier 3 update, discusses sales tax
The Kodiak City Council got a short update on the construction of Pier 3 and discussed the current sales tax and exemptions from the sales tax in the city at their Tuesday work session. “Where we are in terms of construction is on the other side of the actual new pier, there’s a sheet pile bulkhead, all of that’s in,” said project manager Roe Sturgulewski. “Basically all of the rock work downslope of the bulk head...
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In the Courts: Jan. 23
Malcolm Zachary Cherry pleaded no contest to proof of insurance to be carried and exhibited on demand. Cherry was fined $500. Frank G Edra pleaded guilty to attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree. Edra was sentenced to 200 days in jail (170 suspended) and fined $1,000 ($500 suspended) and ordered to schedule a screening for alcohol/substance abuse and mental health/domestic viol...
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Public Safety Blotter: Jan. 23
Dec. 29 Around 2:15 a.m., police conducted security checks on Mill Bay Road and Cedar Street. Around 2:26 a.m., police conducted eight bar checks downtown. At 2:43 a.m., police conducted a security check on Egan Way. At 9:47 a.m., police conducted a routine animal patrol of Bells Flats. At 1:33 p.m., police conducted a routine animal patrol of the Monashka area. At 2:40 p.m., someone reported a fight that happened...
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