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Alaska State Troopers investigate stolen copper
Alaska State Troopers are searching for the person who stole three coils of copper tubing from a locked storage container last week. According to Trooper Brian Mitchell, the theft was reported at noon Thursday when a contractor found the damaged container. “The padlock was destroyed as well as the door was damaged,” Mitchell said. The missing coils were described as 100 feet long and 1 inch in diameter, of a type ...
Jul 17, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak biologist Larry Van Daele named head of Fish and Game region
For only the third time in the last 40 years, bear hunters will see a new face at the Kodiak branch of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Longtime wildlife biologist Larry Van Daele has been promoted to become the Southcentral regional supervisor for the state division of wildlife conservation. The job leaves Van Daele in charge of a $6 million research budget and 36 employees spread from Prince William Sound...
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Army landing craft departs Kodiak
The crew of the Army landing craft Malvern Hill spent the weekend tightening chains, chocking wheels and generally preparing to set sail. The Malvern Hill was scheduled to leave Kodiak's Lash Dock today for Port Angeles, Wash., where it will drop off construction equipment brought to Kodiak by the landing craft Monterrey. Last month, that landing craft hit Humpback Rock, causing the largest diesel spill in the rec...
Jul 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Municipal election season begins today
The municipal election season has its unofficial start today as the Kodiak borough and city clerks set out election packets for interested candidates. This year, two city council, two borough assembly and two school board seats are being contested among a variety of service area board positions that will also appear on the Oct. 2 municipal election ballot. Interested candidates must fill out a declaration of candi...
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Kodiak says farewell to acclaimed jazz band instructor
Michael Remy, the much-loved jazz band teacher, has left Kodiak, but not without leaving good memories in his wake. Remy resigned from his job with the Kodiak Island Borough School District to fulfill his dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail. During his four years in Kodiak, he impacted the lives of many students with his teaching and musical expertise. Band teacher Dale Lhotka worked closely with Remy, and credi...
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Don Young challenger Sharon Cissna visits Kodiak
Rep. Sharon Cissna, the woman who challenged the Transportation Security Administration over a pat-down search in 2011, traveled to Kodiak last week to meet with locals and attend the coastal management hearing. The trip was part of Cissna’s efforts to reach out to different Alaskan communities and hear from locals. The 70-year-old Democrat will run for Congress against Rep. Don Young in the upcoming August electi...
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State ramps up campaign against ocean-borne invasive species
Most Alaskans have their eyes peeled for tsunami debris from Japan, but a handful of scientists are on the lookout for other things that might be lurking in the water. On Saturday, Julie Matweyou, marine advisory program agent in Kodiak, filled in about a dozen Kodiakans about the dangers of invasive species that might be floating with the garbage from Japan. “At tis time, most of the agencies are worried about th...
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Kodiak brewery starts first batch in new store
The scent of barley, hops and yeast is again in the air as Kodiak Island Brewing Company brews the first batch of beer in its new location. The company hasn’t been able to brew beer for about two weeks because most of its equipment has been moved to the new facility in the former Cy’s Sporting Goods building on Mill Bay Road. “We knew there was going to be a lapse in production,” brewing company owner Ben Millstei...
Jul 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Experts: Kodiak ammonia safe
Following last weekend’s ammonia leak in Dutch Harbor, safety officials say Kodiak is prepared if a similar incident happens locally. Although Kodiak’s harbor does not host large processing ships like the one that leaked in Dutch Harbor, the city still contains large amounts of ammonia. According to the EPA’s risk management database, Kodiak has the largest concentration of ammonia-using facilities in Alaska. Six ...
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Kodiak's Sun’aq Tribe to ask for Coast Guard land
On Wednesday, the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak unveiled a long-term plan to take over surplus land from Coast Guard Base Kodiak. In a meeting with the Kodiak Daily Mirror, Sun’aq CEO Robert Polasky, natural resources director Rick Rowland, consultant Tim Richardson and board member Iver Malutin said the plan is a way to restore traditional food-gathering land and open opportunities for economic development. “We’ve never...
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