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Kodiak’s relatively unknown fishery provides extra income for divers. (VIDEO)
Kodiak has a fishery that many people may not know about: Parastichopus Californicus, commonly referred to as the red sea cucumber. It kind of looks like a cucumber, except the wrong color. It’s red and while it looks prickly, its spines are actually soft and not dangerous. In fact, the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Kodiak Laboratory has two types of cucumbers in both its aquarium and touch tank. About 20 dive...
Oct 27, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council certifies election results, approves new Horizon contracts
The Kodiak City Council approved the municipal election results at Thursday’s meetings. City clerk Debra Marlar administered the oath of office to Randall Bishop, who was re-elected to a second three-year term. He has been on the council since October 2011. Incumbent Terry Haines was also re-elected to a three-year term. He has served two non-consecutive terms on the council. Haines took the oath of office on Wedn...
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School district begins work on strategic plan
Community members, parents and others gathered on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to start work on a strategic plan for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. “Every time we do this each year, my hope is to just give people a voice, actually help set a direction, and then work with the (school) board to move forward in our direction,” said KIBSD superintendent Stewart McDonald. “I’m hoping that we capture some b...
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Historical society holds 60th annual meeting
The Kodiak Historical Society chose new board members and received an update from Baranov Museum executive director Tiffany Brunson at Thursday’s annual meeting. Three seats on the nine-member board were up for re-election. President Michael Bach and Marie Acemah left the board, while Victoria Woodward decided to stand for re-election. Woodward, Katie Baxter and Deborah Carver were chosen as new board members. The...
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COMMSTA stays haunted, no matter how you spell it
Haunted COMMSTA spells terror no more. Well, for an hour, at least. A mere mention of Haunted COMMSTA used to trigger images of terror among those who’ve paid a visit. Parents became fidgety. This year, parents can relax knowing that Haunted COMMSTA will have a child-friendly hour for the first time. Haunted COMMSTA, a two-day event at the basement of Communication Station Kodiak, kicks off Halloween activities in...
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Council tackles capital improvements list
The city council discussed an abbreviated capital improvements program list for fiscal year 2016 to send to the state legislature this year. There are only three projects on the list as there’s expected to be less money available with a tight budget at the state level. State Rep. Alan Austerman and one of state Sen. Gary Stevens’ staff members, Doug Letch, attended Tuesday’s work session to talk about getting fund...
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council hears about downtown, Pier 3 at work session
The Kodiak City Council heard an update on the Pier 3 project and discussed downtown revitalization at Tuesday’s work session. Roe Sturgulewski, Pier 3 project manager, said the project is going according to budget so far, and is expected to be completed on time. Currently, materials are still flowing into Kodiak. A barge with materials currently moored down at Pier 3 should be offloaded by the end of the week. Th...
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Free books on salmon available
The Salmon Project will begin giving away more than 1,000 copies of “King of Fish: The Thousand-Year Run of Salmon” around the state. It’s written by David Montgomery and is “an eye-opening book about the shared history of humans and salmon over the last millennium,” according to a news release from The Salmon Project. Between 9 and 11 a.m. Saturday at Harborside Coffee, organizers will give away 100 free copies o...
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Local airline adds Anchorage to Kodiak service
Kodiak’s Servant Air is now offering flights to Anchorage in luxury suitable for the prime minister of the Bahamas. The plane is a King Air, a twin-engine plane that will carry eight passengers, although Servant Air owner Wes Osowski is in the process of applying for a supplemental type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration to add an extra seat, so nine people can be carried. Osowski purchased the p...
Oct 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Comment period for launch complex extended
The Federal Aviation Administration has extended the public comment period on the draft environmental assessment for the proposed Kodiak Launch Complex launch pad three. Originally, the public comment period ended on Oct. 15. “In response to comments received from the public, the FAA has extended the public comment period to Nov. 1,” said a statement from the FAA. The FAA asks that comments be specific. “Reviewers...
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