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There are only two good Assembly members
To the Editor: When the time comes for local elections each year, do not vote for the bad five that are on there now, just the two good owes. Either the board members get off the boards and do their own work, or stay on the boards and not be able to bid on jobs the borough is putting out for bids. All you people need to write a letter to the Editor stating, “That anyone who is on any of the boards of the borough c...
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Alumni update: Anthony opens with win
Dylan Anthony opened his sophomore outdoor track and field season with a victory Friday in California. The University of Alaska Anchorage distance specialist topped the 10,000-meter field with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 30 minutes, 41.93 seconds at the Occidental Distance Carnival. The race consisted of 56 runners, with Anthony’s teammates Yonatan Yilma and Jacob Parisien finishing second and third. UA...
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Hard-luck processing ship runs aground
The 169-foot fishing vessel Pacific Producer ran aground early Friday morning near Ouzinkie, capping a long run of bad luck for a boat notorious on the Kodiak waterfront. According to the Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Kodiak, the cause of the processing ship’s grounding was not immediately known. “It’s still under investigation,” said Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Guy Hughey on Friday. “It is not i...
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Fish Factor: Scientists plan deeper look at halibut in 2014
Halibut scientists plan to expand the yearly Pacific stock assessments by 30 percent next summer, adding 390 survey stations to the existing 1,300 already in use from Oregon to the Bering Sea. Since 1998, the halibut surveys that occur from June through October have been conducted in a depth range of 20 to 275 fathoms, where most of the fishing was taking place. But that’s been changing in recent years, said Claud...
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Local food is important
To the Editor: I am 18, a senior at Kodiak High School, and a youth delegate at Alaska Youth for Environmental Action’s 2013 Civics and Conservation Summit in Juneau. As an active member of Alaska Youth for Environmental Action, I have recently become aware of the importance of viewing local food, both fishing and agriculture, as a viable resource and a prudent investment in the future of the state of Alaska. I co...
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ASAA streams March Madness Alaska
For those who want to watch the Kodiak girls compete at the 4A state basketball tournament but can’t afford to get off the island — don’t worry. For the first time, Alaska School Activities Association is broadcasting all 118 games of March Madness Alaska on its website, www.asaa.org. “We always want more people to come, but some times it is not realistic,” said ASAA state championship director Isaiah Vreeman. “So...
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Garden Gate: Plant behavior
Years ago, I reached across the Atlantic Ocean to interview Anthony Trewavas, a plant biochemist at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Mr. Trewavas is best known for his work in the fields of plant physiology and molecular biology, polite labels for controversial research that affects every dinner plate around the world. If I’d known at the time that he was one of the United Kingdom’s strongest supporters of...
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Capitol Report: March 18
This was an extremely hectic week on the fifth floor of the capital building. The House finance committee and budget subcommittees made many tough budget choices to live within our means. All House Finance budget subcommittees had finalized their Fiscal Year 2014 budget recommendations by close of business Friday, March 1. The House finance committee (HFIN) adopted a work draft of both the operating and mental hea...
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Kodiak officials return from Juneau reception
City and borough officials are back in Kodiak this week after a trip to Juneau to lobby the Alaska Legislature and host Kodiak’s annual reception for state lawmakers. On Wednesday night, more than 100 people attended the reception where Kodiak’s elected officials met state legislators and lobbyists while enjoying fresh Kodiak seafood. In addition to public funding, the reception was put on with donations from Kodi...
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State considers changing scallop fleet rules
A bill extending the limited entry program for scallops is making its way through the Alaska State Senate, but not without scrutiny. On March 11, an amendment to Senate Bill 54 passed in the Resources Committee to shorten the length of the program as a result of concerns raised in hearings from legislators and in public comment about consolidation in the fishery over the last decade under parallel state and federa...
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