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Around Kodiak: June 17
Parents, staff and community members are invited to a No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Schoolwide Team meeting at 4 p.m. Monday in the school district’s Central Services Conference Room. If you have any questions, contact Steve Doerksen at 481-6208. The Kodiak Island Borough school board meets at 7 p.m. tonight in the borough assembly chambers for a regular meeting. The public is invited to attend.
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Fish Factor: Halibut tracking back to square one
It’s back to the drawing board for electronic tags designed to tell us more about where halibut travel. The internal tags, which were deployed in 30 halibut two years ago, were the first to test designs incorporating smartphone technology to track the migrations of fish. The tags record magnetic field strength on three axes and have accelerometers and pitch and roll detectors, explained Tim Loher, a biologist with...
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Begich amendment proposes new route for temporary foreign seafood workers to enter Alaska
Sen. Mark Begich has announced his support of a new immigration proposal that could bring up to 5,000 temporary foreign seafood workers to Alaska each summer. On Thursday, Begich announced a proposed amendment that would reserve “W”-class visas specifically for Alaska seafood industry use. The W-class visa is intended for “the admission of nonimmigrant aliens,” according to the massive immigration reform bill intr...
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Community health clinic opens new dental branch
The Kodiak Community Health Center’s new dental clinic saw its first patient on Monday. The dental clinic, located in the same building as the health center attached to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, aims to provide affordable dental care to all people in the community, while targeting the poor, underserved and uninsured. Analyzing a study conducted five years ago, the health center found a huge need for...
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City Council approves 6 percent cut in FY14 budget
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the city’s FY14 budget on Thursday night, approving a fiscal note that calls for a 6 percent cut in overall spending. While the $37 million budget is smaller than one approved last year, savings were balanced by rising costs, city manager Aimee Kniaziowski said. “The city, like everyone in the community, continues to face rising costs.” The city is expected to have the ...
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Kodiak man accused of rape now faces sexual assault charges for a second case
A Kodiak man accused of raping a woman at the Buskin River State Recreation Site last year now faces charges in a second sexual assault case. Robert Zoellner Jr., 33, was arraigned Tuesday in superior court at the Nesbett Courthouse in Anchorage for three counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree sexual assault. His bail was set at $150,000 and a court-approved third-party custodian. Acc...
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City Council approves 6 percent cut in FY14 budget
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the city’s FY14 budget on Thursday night, approving a fiscal note that calls for a 6 percent cut in overall spending. While the $37 million budget is smaller than one approved last year, savings were balanced by rising costs, city manager Aimee Kniaziowski said. “The city, like everyone in the community, continues to face rising costs.” The city is expected to have the ...
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Tapestry: Norton was processing ‘laureate’ of the fishing industry
The salmon are in and the fishermen are out. When returning salmon are caught by hard-working gillnetters and seiners, cannery crews are hard at work as well. Even though their jobs don’t seem as robust and invigorating as the fish catchers’, the cannery workers nevertheless live an unpredictable summer as they fall lock step with the rhythm of the fleet. What would the industry do without them? Hats off to the ca...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 14
Tuesday, June 11 • At 12:01 a.m., a caller reported an intoxicated man was trying to direct traffic. He wasn’t when officers arrived. • At 12:22 a.m. and 12:49 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 2:19 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Hillside Drive. • At 2:42 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Chichenof Street. • At 6:08 a.m., a man received a citation for studded tires. • At 6:18 a.m...
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Third volcano starts acting up
A third volcano has begun erupting in Southwest Alaska, according to the Alaska Volcano Observatory. On Thursday, the observatory announced that Veniaminof, a volcano 38 miles west-southwest of Chignik may have begun erupting. Clouds have prevented scientists from confirming the eruption, but “elevated surface temperatures observed in satellite images of Veniaminof Volcano this morning … indicate an eruption at th...
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