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Fish Factor: Next Senate fish chairman will not be Alaskan
It went down to the wire, but fishermen were relieved to learn they can continue to hose down their decks without fear of violating the Clean Water Act. Congress voted unanimously last week to extend a moratorium for three years that exempts commercial fishing vessels 79 feet and under from needing incidental discharge permits from the Environmental Protection Agency for deck wash. The current moratorium, which af...
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Garden Gate: Make your Christmas tree last
One of my favorite days of the year is right around the corner: Winter Solstice, which signals the return of daylight. This year’s solstice occurs at 2:03 p.m. on Dec. 21. And while I realize there is a lot of winter ahead of us, it’s good to have reminders that the light is at the end of the tunnel. One of the ways to beat back the darkness is to keep things around you — food, lights, flowers, good books and upli...
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Borough gets opposing logging view at work session
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly heard a presentation from a man representing a group of Chiniak residents who are unhappy with the way logging has been conducted in the area by A1 logging, a company hired by native corporation Leisnoi. At the last work session on Dec. 2, the assembly received a presentation from several Leisnoi officials about their logging practices. Peter Hanley, who spoke at the Thursday wor...
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Council approves contracts at meeting
The city council unanimously approved in the first reading a two-year contract with the Kodiak Historical Society for the operation of the Baranof Museum. Included in the contract is the city taking over the fire suppression system at the museum. The city council on Thursday also: • authorized the purchase of a new vehicle to replace an aging Public Works truck. The contract was awarded unanimously to Kodiak Motor...
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Lockheed Martin wins bid to reconfigure Kodiak Launch Complex
Lockheed Martin beat out three other bidders to reconfigure Launch Pad One at the Kodiak site
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In the Courts: Dec. 12
Teddy Charliaga pleaded guilty to two counts of violating conditions of release. Charliaga was sentenced to 141 days in jail. Robert Furrow pleaded guilty to driving while with a cancelled/suspended/revoked/limited license and no motor vehicle liability insurance. Furrow was sentenced to 90 days in jail (89 suspended) and fined $1,500 ($1,000 suspended) and had his license revoked for 90 days and was ordered to co...
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Public Safety Blotter: Dec. 12
Dec. 1 At 1:18 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. At 2:18 a.m., police warned a driver on Rezanof Drive West about an equipment issue. At 11:22 a.m., a caller reported littering on Kouskov Street. Patrolling officers were advised. At 11:44 a.m., a caller reported a dangerous driver on Selig Street. Patrolling officers were advised. At 12:47 p.m., police arrested a driver on Mill Bay Road on suspicion of ...
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Bering Sea halibut fishing threatened
A struggle in Alaska over shrinking supplies of halibut is threatening the iconic centerpiece fish in favor of cheaper exports, fast-food fillets and fish sticks. If expected cuts are made in January, halibut fishing could be over in the Bering Sea west of Alaska, the source of one-sixth of halibut caught in the United States. That catch includes most of the frozen supply that sustains restaurants, food-service co...
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Levi Thomet to compete at Foot Locker Championships
When Levi Thomet hears the words “Foot Locker” he is reminded about his performance in last year’s Foot Locker Cross Country Championships. He finished 16th, one spot away from earning All-American accolades. “I was kind of disappointed,” said Thomet Wednesday via cell phone from California. “I got 16th, which is pretty good, so I guess I shouldn’t complain about it. This year I am definitely going for higher than...
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Tapestry: Groomer makes dogs clean and fluffy
It only makes sense that you’d send your dog to a groomer who loves animals; not just dogs, but cats, horses and other critters known as pets. For many years, Joan Hood Lenz welcomed Kodiak’s furry citizens into her grooming room and sent them home all fluffed up and smelling nice. She retired in 2012 and makes her home in Idaho with her husband, Fred, who bides his time between there and Kodiak. But Joan will alw...
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