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Around Kodiak: Feb. 11
The Alaska State Parks, Kodiak District Citizens Advisory Board will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. tonight in the Fort Abercrombie Park Office. All are welcome to attend. The Kodiak Child Advocacy Center and the Cama'i Home Visiting Program are hosting an open house today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The open house is located in the Kodiak Alliance for Children building at 3484 East Rezanof Drive. For more informati...
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Stephens and Stutes only assembly members who make any sense
To the Editor: I listened to the borough assembly meeting last night and became annoyed. The only assembly members who spoke any sense were Mr. Stephens and Mrs. Stutes. I feel those two consider the future more so and the effect of the decisions the assembly makes now. I, too, would have voted against the care center which will only have 22 beds. At this point there are so many unknowns but five assembly members ...
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12-year-old hit by truck, is recovering
A 12-year-old boy is recovering at home after a truck hit him while he was trying to cross the street on Friday. Police and emergency responders received a report that a truck hit a boy near McDonald’s around 6:30 p.m. Friday. Based on preliminary information, the boy “ran into the side of the truck as he was running across the street, outside of a crosswalk,” Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai wrote in an email on Sa...
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Fish and Wildlife Service boat sinks in Kodiak harbor
The US Fish and Wildlife Service uses the research vessel Arlluk to get close to nature. Early Friday morning, the Arlluk got a little too close to nature after it sank at its moorings in St. Herman Harbor. According to the Kodiak harbormaster’s office, the 63-foot boat was discovered sunk about 3:30 a.m. No one was on board, and FWS spokesman Bruce Woods said the cause of the sinking was unknown. "At this point, ...
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Groundfish catch shares could cover whole Gulf
A proposed catch-share plan for trawl groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska will cover the entire Gulf, not just the central Gulf, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council decided Saturday. In a unanimous vote, council members agreed that changing the largest federal fishery in the central Gulf is impossible without affecting the western Gulf. Using a motion proposed by Alaska Department of Fish and Game commission...
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Prep hoops: Palmer sweeps Kodiak boys
Six games into the Northern Lights Conference schedule, Kodiak boys basketball coach David Anderson can’t believe his eyes.  After getting swept at Palmer on back-to-back nights, the Bears have fallen to 1-5 in the NLC, 9-9 overall.  Kodiak is tied with Kenai for last in the six-team conference. Palmer is second at 4-2.  “I would have never even thought we would have been in that position this year,” Anderson said...
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Small quake rattles Kodiak
Late sleepers were roused from their beds Sunday morning after a magnitude 3.8 earthquake shook the Kodiak road system at 10 a.m. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was located about 3 miles north-northwest of Pasagshak, at a depth of 21.9 miles. Shaking was felt throughout the Kodiak archipelago, with residents posting on Facebook from as far away as Port Hobron, Larsen Bay and Ouzinkie. No damage...
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Fish Factor: Bill would make dumping sewage easier for cruise ships
Dilution is the solution for pollution sums up the Parnell Administration policy when it comes to cruise ship discharges in Alaska waters. A bill being moved quickly by state lawmakers will repeal a 2006 citizens’ initiative that requires cruise ships to meet Alaska water quality standards at the point of discharge, and instead create mixing zones for dumping sewage, hazardous chemicals and other wastes. Alaskans ...
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Borough assembly approves long-term hospital care facility
After a tidal wave of testimony and more than an hour of debate, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved construction of a new long-term care facility next to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. In three different 5-2 votes, the assembly acknowledged concerns with care facility's proposed lease and construction schedule but said those concerns are not enough to stop progress on what a majority saw as the ...
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Assembly votes against releasing confidential emails — read them here instead
There are no skeletons in this closet. On Thursday night, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly voted 5-2 against releasing eight confidential emails containing conversations between interim borough manager Bud Cassidy and borough attorney Cheryl Brooking about the hiring of borough assemblywoman Chris Lynch by the borough last summer. In January, assemblyman Mel Stephens asked the borough to waive that privilege and...
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