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Important public comment opportunity about Pebble Mine
The potential for damage to fish habitat from the mining of sulfide mineral deposits like Pebble is a recognized fact. Addressing this risk to Bristol Bay's salmon habitat presents a large hurdle for permitting the Pebble mine. The Pebble Partnership has long stated that “development of Pebble should be based on the established, stringent regulatory process and sound science, not politics. Pebble's CEO John Shivel...
Mar 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 192 192 recommendations | email to a friend
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Capitol Report
Hello again from Juneau. With less than three weeks remaining until the legislature’s scheduled adjournment on April 14, the capitol is a busy place, with oil taxes and the budget occupying a great deal of the discussion. As you probably know, the governor’s bill to reduce oil taxes, SB 21, passed the Senate on an 11-9 vote and is under discussion in the House. While I share the goal of increasing oil production, ...
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Around Kodiak: March 26
The Kodiak High School parent-teacher-student association will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the high school library. All are invited to learn about a proposed decrease in state funding, federal sequestration, and a change in the school’s instructional model. The Kodiak City Council meets for a regular work session at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the borough building on Mill Bay Road. The meeting will take place in ...
Mar 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Generator fire highlights Ouzinkie’s power problems
A generator fire left the city of Ouzinkie without power for a day. The fire started around 8 p.m. Thursday when the city’s main diesel generator caught fire. “Basically our main generator caught fire and it looks like it’s completely destroyed,” Ouzinkie mayor and assistant fire chief Dan Clarion said Friday afternoon. Ouzinkie’s fire chief was out of town, but the city’s volunteer firefighters jumped into action...
Mar 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Guest editorial: Salmon runs are threatened
Alaska salmon runs are increasingly threatened. Loss of habitat, poor management and uncertain food supplies are but a few reasons. Some of these things are within our control. Some are not. That’s why we need to protect the habitat we know is vital to salmon survivorship. When you look across the globe at the decline of once-proud salmon runs — from Europe to the Pacific Northwest — the one thing we know about ou...
Mar 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak fourth in state
After struggling through an opening-round, 14-point loss to Lathrop, Kodiak rebounded to produce its best 4A girls state basketball finish in three decades. Kodiak’s remarkable season concluded Saturday afternoon with a 45-32 win over Southeast Conference champion Juneau in the fourth/sixth-place game at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on the campus of University of Alaska Anchorage. The Bears advanced to that game...
Mar 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Garden Gate: Garden questions
Editor’s Note: Spring in Kodiak can be a case of one step forward and two steps back — Sunday’s snowstorm is a good example. Here’s a Q&A from Marion Owen to make sure you get back into step as soon as the snow melts. Q: A friend of mine recently gifted me with a box of leftover vegetable seeds, some were more than a year old. Now that it’s time to start seeds, I’m wondering if they are still good. How long do veg...
Mar 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Landfill project needs $4.7 million more
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly has approved a new budget for the borough’s landfill expansion project, but the project needs almost $5 million more. In a brief meeting Thursday night, the borough assembly signed off the first reading of modified budgets for the landfill and the new borough-owned nursing home now under construction. The vote will be followed by a second in early April and is largely a formality...
Mar 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Few attend runway extension project meeting
In 2007, Kodiak residents loudly protested a plan to extend Kodiak State Airport toward the mouth of the Buskin River. On Thursday evening, with the plan modified to avoid the Buskin, only a half-dozen people showed up to a new meeting with the Federal Aviation Administration. “It’s a remarkable improvement over the first meeting that we had,” said Pat Holmes, one of a handful of Kodiakans who testified in the Kod...
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Kodiak girls basketball past state results
2013 — Fourth (2-1) 2010 — tied for seventh (0-2) 2009 — tied for seventh (0-2) 1987 — Sixth (1-2) 1985 — Sixth (1-2) 1984 — Fifth (1-2) 1983 — Sixth (1-2) 1981 — First (3-0) 1980 — Third (2-1) 1979 — Second (1-1) 1978 — Third (1-1) 1977 — Fourth (2-2)
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