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Kodiak Shipyard is busy and operating under new rates
The Kodiak Shipyard is having a busy month. “We’ve got six boats right now,” Kodiak harbormaster Marty Owen told the city’s port and harbor advisory board at a Tuesday noon meeting. “We will be pretty busy through mid-June.” April and May were booked solid, and the Kodiak Shipyard had to postpone lifting at least one boat due to lack of space. Last month, the Kodiak City Council approved a 20 percent increase in r...
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Around Kodiak: May 15
Exhibit designer Sarah Asper-Smith visits the Baranov Museum at 6 p.m. tonight for a public meeting to share ideas about new exhibits for the museum. The public is invited to attend. The planning and zoning commission meets at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the borough building on Mill Bay Road. The Kodiak Public Library Association board of directors meets at 5 p.m. Thursday in the craft room of the A. Holmes Johnson Publi...
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Lilly Lake oil spill traced to home
The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has determined the source of an oil spill in Lilly Lake — a home heating oil tank — and is advising homeowners to inspect their tanks to prevent other problems. DEC environmental program specialist Jade Gamble said the leaking tank was discovered empty and the amount of diesel it contained has not yet been determined. The DEC had been receiving reports about an o...
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Public Safety Blotter: May 15
Thursday, May 9 • At 12:17 a.m., a woman received a citation for no proof of insurance. • At 12:41 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine way. • At 1:10 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Von Scheele Way. • At 1:20 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Marine Way. • At 3:44 a.m., an officer was on foot patrol on Chichenof Street. • At 5:48 a.m., a caller stated her son sounded suicidal on the phone. Of...
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Alaska Science Forum: Predicting the future: where do climate projections come from? or Using climate data to predict snow in Alaska
In Alaska, our lives revolve around the weather. When it comes to predicting conditions like temperature, snow and rain, the best glimpse into the future comes from climate models. But standard climate models are very broad — looking at how global climate will be affected by things like escalating carbon dioxide emissions. In a land of permafrost, icefields, massive mountain ranges and rainforest, a more nuanced p...
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Track: Bears send 16 to state
Kodiak High School’s track and field team qualified 16 athletes to the 4A state championships that begin Friday in Fairbanks. Kodiak’s boys are in the running for the program’s first state title since 2007. Leading the charge is sophomore Levi Thomet. The distance runner has the state’s top times in the 1,600 meters (4 minutes, 24.42 seconds) and the 3,200 meters (9:24.12). He is also seeded fourth in the 800. Kod...
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Herring season slower than expected
A hot herring season has instead cooled, leading to slow fishing across the Kodiak archipelago. As of Monday afternoon, only about 4,000 tons of herring had been harvested from a quota of 5,410 tons. While 40 boats were registered for the fishery before its April 15 opening, only about 10 remain. The rest have gone west to the Togiak herring fishery, Alaska’s largest. “It's already late in May,” said city councilm...
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Kodiak postmaster in the mail to Puerto Rico
Kodiak postmaster William Kersch will soon call a new island home. Next month he and his family will leave the Emerald Isle for Puerto Rico, where he will take over as postmaster of a US Postal Service office in Cabo Rojo on the southwest corner of the island. Kersch has served as the postmaster in Kodiak for about seven years. This new job is a promotion and will give him a chance to serve a larger community of a...
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Olsen, Bennion take Earth Day Triathlon titles
Saturday’s Earth Day Triathlon produced the youngest individual champion and one of the oddest finishes in the 28-year history of the race. At age 14, Sawyer Olsen became the youngest overall individual champion, breezing through the 1-kilometer swim, the 5-kilometer run and the 20-kilometer bike ride in a cool 1 hour, 22 minutes, 54 seconds. In a bizarre women’s race, Sara Bennion held off a fast-charging Meg Ino...
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Around Kodiak: May 14
The Kodiak GIS Users Group will hold a meeting at noon today in the Kodiak Island Borough conference room in the borough building. Terri Morganson, ESRI Inc.’s state and local government account manager, will be the guest speaker. The meeting is a chance for those who use ESRI products to ask questions and find answers to questions. Exhibit designer Sarah Asper-Smith visits the Baranov Museum at 6 p.m. Wednesday f...
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