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Derelict dock dumps Styrofoam, but responsibility is in short supply
A derelict dock that washed up on Zaimka Island is leaving substantial deposits of Styrofoam in Womens Bay, and while there’s ample foam, responsibility is hard to come by. Kodiak resident Judy Phillips first noticed a large amount of brown Styrofoam while kayaking in Womens Bay on March 17. “When I was launching the kayak I just saw all this brown foam all along the tideline,” Phillips said. “There was so much of...
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Ambulance, parks and recreation fees are set to rise under proposal
On Tuesday afternoon, Kodiak fire chief Rome Kamai helped an ambulance crew rescue a fisherman after he fell into the hold of his boat. A few hours later, Kamai told the Kodiak City Council that when it comes to calls like those, the city of Kodiak should be collecting a bigger fee. The city council will consider that proposal as part of a slate of other fee increases at 7:30 p.m. tonight. According to records pro...
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Fish board bans ‘high-grading’ sportfish
The state Board of Fish has banned the practice of “high-grading” sportfish but turned down a proposal to help disabled fishermen that was endosed by the board’s Kodiak advisory panel. The board, which is made up of representatives from across the state, met last week in Anchorage to address finfish and miscellaneous issues affecting state-waters fisheries. In a unanimous vote, it banned high-grading, which occurs...
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Alaska State Troopers: March 28
Monday, March 25 At 3:18 p.m., Alaska State Troopers went to a home on Albatross Avenue after a 29-year-old woman reported her husband needed medical help for a stab wound. Troopers and the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Services arrived on scene. The investigation resulted in the arrest of the woman for third-degree domestic violence assault. The victim was taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center and was...
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Around Kodiak: March 28
The Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center hosts this week’s brown bag lunch science talk, "Steller Sea Lion Diets Around Kodiak," with Lei Guo of the University of Alaska. The Steller sea lion is one of the most expensive species in terms of research funds spent. Yet, figuring out what they eat is a difficult undertaking, and sometime a stinky one. This talk, from noon to 1 p.m., summarizes what we know about Steller sea l...
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Mocha Girls visit Kodiak for second concert
The Mocha Girls are returning to Kodiak for a second concert this Friday. The group kicked off their second North American tour with a performance at the Mecca Lounge in February. DJ Marc Ignacio, of Island Style Entertainment, said the five-member singing and dancing group from the Philippines is returning because they enjoyed the atmosphere in Kodiak. “They called me and said, ‘We like the vibe of the people the...
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State releases draft schedule for 2013-2014 ferry service
Three months after the Tustumena returns from overhaul in Seward, Kodiak’s other major ferry will be laid up for maintenance. The Alaska Marine Highway System on Wednesday released its draft 2013-2014 schedule, which calls for the ferries Kennicott, Columbia, Matanuska, Fairweather and Chenega to undergo monthslong periods of repair and maintenance next winter. “We picked that time because generally dead of winter...
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Koniag CEO resigns amid dismal financial news
Correction: The last name of interim Koniag president Tom Panamaroff was misspelled in an early version of this story, as was the first name of interim CEO Ron Unger. Worksmart Inc., the company headed by Unger, is not a Koniag subsidiary. Koniag Inc. has announced the resignation of President/CEO Will Anderson amid a large-scale reorganization of the company’s management. Anderson, who has served as the leader of...
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School district will axe teachers to balance budget
Kodiak schools will enter the next school year with 18 fewer teachers under a new budget-balancing plan introduced Thursday to the Kodiak Island Borough school board. To balance a $2 million budget shortfall, the Kodiak school district plans to not hire replacements for retiring or quitting teachers. Teachers would be shifted from specialty teaching positions into classrooms to cover the gaps created by the depart...
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‘Choose Respect’ rally draws Parnell to Old Harbor
At Kodiak High School, Eli Fields will warm up his vocal chords for a rap on stage. In Old Harbor, they’re getting ready for a visit from Gov. Sean Parnell. It’s all part of “Choose Respect,” a statewide campaign against domestic violence that climaxes Thursday with community marches in 143 Alaska communities. “When I talked to the governor's office, they said everybody in Kodiak was involved except for one villag...
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