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Murkowski optimistic about Law of the Sea treaty ratification
ANCHORAGE (AP) — Melting summer sea ice is opening up the Arctic Ocean to commercial opportunities but the United States could miss them if it doesn’t sign the Law of the Sea treaty, according to U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The Alaska Republican hopes the Senate will vote to sign the treaty during the lame duck session following the November election. The treaty sets up a system for resolving disputes in internation...
Aug 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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As pinks peak, a surge in silver for Monashka Bay
With the sun breaking through on Wednesday, fishermen flocked to Kodiak’s rivers and beaches. The break in the weather comes at a good time. Silver salmon hatchery returns are set to spike this week in Monashka Bay, Mill Bay and Mission Beach. Ninety thousand silver salmon smolt were released in spring 2011 in Pillar Creek and Monashka Creek. Those fish are scheduled to start returning this week, but they may be h...
Aug 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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No help coming soon to understaffed Troopers in Kodiak
For the last year the Alaska State Troopers detachment in Kodiak has been operating shorthanded, and help isn’t likely any time soon. Despite having a vacancy in his staff, Sgt. Chris Hill said the Kodiak detachment has been making things work. Having enough time to get paperwork done has been the biggest challenge with the vacancy. “It’s a lot of scheduling,” Hill said. “It prevents me from getting paperwork done...
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Kodiak voters have choices in all but school board race
Kodiak voters will have choices in all but one major municipal political race this October. Wednesday was the final day for candidates to sign up to run for open seats on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, Kodiak school board, Kodiak City Council and a handful of service area board seats. Only the school board, which has two open seats, failed to see more candidates than open seats. On the school board, incumbent...
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Bad weather forces seafood marketing meet from Kodiak to Alyeska
Wednesday’s sunshine was the first direct light on Kodiak in more than a week. While the good conditions allowed construction to pick up and flights to arrive, the weather break came too late for the scheduled meeting of the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. The ASMI board of directors had been scheduled to meet in Kodiak with its customer advisory panel, but persistent fog and rain kept most of the meeting’s pa...
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Gas-to-electricity idea revived for North Slope reserves
ANCHORAGE (AP) — An idea studied years ago by an oil company for producing vast stores of North Slope natural gas without building a giant pipeline has emerged again, this time before state legislators trying to find relief for residents crushed by heating and electricity costs. Why not convert the natural gas into electricity and transmit it around the state by wires, including to rural and Interior Alaska? Offic...
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Kodiak's tallest structure, Alaska's last LORAN tower, is dismantled
The last of Alaska’s Coast Guard LORAN stations was disassembled early this month as a crew from Texas took down a 625-foot tower at Narrow Cape. The LORAN system (standing for LOng Range Aids to Navigation) began operating in 1942 to provide radio navigation during World War II. The Narrow Cape station started operating May 25, 1942 and was turned off Feb. 8, 2010. The LORAN system was operated by the Coast Guard...
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Schools superintendent decries federal standards that give Kodiak schools failing grades
The number of Kodiak schools meeting Adequate Yearly Progress — testing standards implemented as part of the No Child Left Behind program — fell this year as testing targets changed. The Kodiak Island Borough School District had 8 of 15 schools, or 53 percent, meet AYP. Last year, schools were measured by 31 targets. This year there were 40. Each school was required to have 82 percent of students meet the language...
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With waste deadline approaching, questions about city's ability to meet it
The city of Kodiak is fast approaching a plumbing problem that can’t be fixed with a simple plunger. On Dec. 15, the Kodiak Island Borough landfill will stop accepting biosolid waste from the city’s water treatment plant. The landfill will be too full to accept biosolids (the material left over after the treatment plant is finished), and a newly dug landfill pit will not be able to accept that waste for another tw...
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Alaska's first Catholic radio station begins broadcasting in Kodiak
Kodiak has a new Catholic radio station. The station, KBKO 88.3 FM, went on air in Kodiak with its 24-hour programming on June 24. It is hosted by St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kodiak. The station broadcasts Sacred Heart Radio, a Washington-based programming station dedicated to providing Catholic broadcasting in the Pacific Northwest. “We’re so very excited to be there,” said Ron Belter, founder of Sacred Heart R...
Aug 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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