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Fresh-picked salmon
Most fish that travels through Kodiak's processing plants is bound for distant places. Wrapped in plastic and boxed in cardboard, Kodiak fish fills containers loaded on ships or into airplanes that head to the Lower 48 or Asia. On Tuesday, one of Westward Seafoods' customers short-circuited her shipping by traveling to the plant herself. Barbara Hughes manages Pickled Willys, Kodiak's pickled seafood business, and...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Government and commercial construction boom offsets sharp decline in Kodiak home construction
This summer, Kodiak has seen a boom in high-profile construction projects, but a coincidental slump in residential construction is undermining what would otherwise be a big building year, according to building permit applications. According to figures provided by the city-borough building office, 92 building permits were issued from May through July this year, the peak of the building season in the Kodiak Island B...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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School district reaches labor deal with support staff
The Kodiak Island Borough School District on Monday approved a final agreement with the Kodiak Island Educational Support Association, which represents about 200 non-teachers employed by the district. The agreement settles the last outstanding contract negotiation the school district faced before the start of the school year and includes no raises until the 2013-2014 school year, when KIESA employees will see a pa...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak College uses two new weather stations as online learning tools
Kodiak Community College students will be able to study the environment this semester without even stepping out of the classroom. Over the summer the Kodiak Community College finished installing two remote environmental learning stations, sets of cameras and weather stations, around the island. The stations are funded with a grant the college received in 2010. They are designed to give students a real-time look at...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard Base Kodiak returns fluoride to its drinking water
After a break of three years, Coast Guard Base Kodiak has resumed injections of fluoride into its drinking water. While the city of Kodiak does not use fluoride in its drinking water, Base Kodiak had used it until work at the Buskin Lake pumping station forced fluoridation to stop. “It was planned to bring fluoride back online when we had the ability to do so,” said Edward DeNoyelles, a Base Kodiak environmental p...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sen. Begich staffers hold Kodiak meeting today
Sen. Mark Begich is holding a mobile office visit in Kodiak today, and while Begich himself won’t be in town, it’s a chance for Kodiakans to have their questions answered by staffers said Begich spokeswoman Julie Hasquet. “We’ve hit almost 60 communities this month,” she said. “It gives Alaskans a chance to meet with our staff face to face.” The mobile office will be open from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at Mill Bay...
Aug 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kids hit the bank at annual Kodiak Kiwanis pink salmon derby
The banks of the Buskin River were lined with young anglers on Saturday, but young Cara Hollingsworth was the big winner. Hollingsworth pulled in a 6.43-pound pink salmon, tops among the anglers in the annual Kodiak Kiwanis Club pink salmon derby. Dozens of youngsters between 2 and 15 years old competed for prizes including an XBox 360, Nintendo DS and other toys. Others benefited from the contest as well: If the ...
Aug 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Launch Complex lays off 20 percent of workforce
The Alaska Aerospace Corporation announced Monday that it has laid off five employees at the Kodiak Complex, a layoff equivalent to 20 percent of the corporation’s Kodiak-based staff. Craig Campbell, the corporation’s interim CEO, said the layoffs were needed after an anticipated 2013 rocket launch slipped to 2014. Campbell said the corporation also needs to stay within an $8 million budget defined by the Alaska L...
Aug 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Larsen Bay School will open as scheduled; Danger Bay School not so
When Kodiak Island Borough schools start classes later this week, Larsen Bay School will be among them. Another rural school isn’t so lucky. In a Monday night school board meeting, assistant schools superintendent Marilyn Davidson said that while Larsen Bay has met the 10-student minimum requirement, Danger Bay School has not. Superintendent Stuart McDonald said Danger Bay — home to a large logging camp — will ins...
Aug 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak's housing helper retires after 22 years
After 22 years of service in the public housing sector, Sandy Amox is retiring from her position as the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation’s asset supervisor in Kodiak. AHFC is a public corporation that helps provide Alaskans with safe, quality and affordable housing. AHFC runs the Pacific Terrace housing complex in Kodiak. Amox started the job in 1990, when she was a tenant at Pacific Terrace. At the time she was...
Aug 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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