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Assembly moves fees forward, fails resource manager hiring
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly has re-established the borough’s fee schedule, and did not approve the hiring of a resource manager due to some assembly members’ budget concerns. The borough’s fees are reviewed annually by the assembly. Among the changes at Thursday’s meeting, the fees were modified to clarify that people can take up to 500 pounds of garbage per day including construction debris and metals to t...
Jun 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly talks subsistence management
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed a resolution in support of a Congressional bill governing rural and non-rural designations, and chose to postpone the resolution until they received more information. If passed, the Subsistence Access Management Act would require the U.S. Congress to approve the re-designation of any village from rural to urban. During the public comment period at the beginning of the T...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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KIVC drops first six matches in Florida
The Kodiak Island Volleyball Club has gotten off to a rocky start at the 42nd AAU Junior National Championships in Florida. The club, competing in the 17-and-under division, has lost its first six pool play matches in the four-day tournament that wraps up Tuesday. Kodiak started the tournament with losses to Mobile Storm (25-18, 25-23), Kokoro Volleyball (15-7, 25-11) and HVVC Blue (25-11, 25-19) on Saturday. On S...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak resident, senators frustrated over federal VA health care program
A Kodiak resident says a new program to deliver health care to veterans across the nation has left him frustrated, while two senators say it has jeopardized a system it used for a model, triggering outrage from vets. Alaska’s network, built of necessity in a massive state where many communities are accessible only by plane or boat, allowed veterans to receive care closer to home, regardless of whether the faciliti...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Troopers seek owner of gun found in parking lot
State troopers are looking for the owner of a firearm found in the parking lot of Heitman Lake Trailhead. A trooper report said Kodiak resident Autumn Hanson, 28, found a firearm in the parking lot at around noon on June 13. Hanson left the firearm where she found it in hopes the owner would return after realizing it was missing. When Hanson returned from hiking about four hours later, she found the gun in the sam...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Thomet off the pace at Brooks PR
The two-mile run at the Brooks PR Invitational was as fast as advertised Saturday in Seattle, Washington. Kodiak’s Levi Thomet did his best to stay up front, but finished in ninth with a time of 8 minutes, 58.60 seconds, 10 seconds off his personal-best time set earlier this season at the Simplot Games in Idaho. Eleven of the 13 runners all dipped under nine minutes, while the top three ran under the meet record o...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Government overreach is palpable everywhere
After a recent trip to Fairbanks it has become very apparent that government overreach is everywhere. We stayed with friends on a county road, where both sides of the paved road were torn up 6 feet deep and 12 to 20 feet wide as the crews were removing soil, so they could backfill with gravel. Interestingly, we also saw the soon-to-be $3-million bike path that starts nowhere and goes three miles and ends at a dead...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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The truth about lice
Last week, I noticed a Facebook post by someone who’d planted a pepper plant in her greenhouse, and now she was dealing with an aphid infestation. “What should I do?” she said. Aphids suck. Literally. They suck the life out of plants while creating an icky, sticky mess in the process. Aphids, sometimes called plant lice, are one of the most common insects that can attack indoor, garden, greenhouse and landscape pl...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bright spots despite bleak salmon global sales
As Alaska’s salmon season heads into high gear, a few bright spots are surfacing in an otherwise bleak global sales market. Sales and prices for all salmon, especially sockeye, have been in a slump all year. And amid an overall glut of wild and farmed fish, Alaska is poised for another huge salmon haul, with the largest run of sockeye salmon in 20 years predicted along with a mega-pack of pinks. Meanwhile, the tou...
Jun 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Nine fin whales found dead near Kodiak Island, biologists say
At least nine fin whales have been found floating dead in a small area around Kodiak Island since the last week of May in what mammal specialists described as an “unusual and mysterious event.” Boaters, fishermen and pilots have reported seeing floating dead whales from Kodiak to Unimak Pass and biologists have photographed and confirmed the deaths of at least nine. But the exact numbers are still unknown. “They d...
Jun 19, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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