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Murkowski writes letter of support for Karluk Lake enrichment
Senator Lisa Murkowski supports the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association’s push for enriching nutrients in Karluk Lake. Murkowski wrote a letter to Alaska’s Fish and Wildlife Service saying, “Approval of the application will help move this fishery restoration project another step closer toward achieving the ultimate goal of bringing adult sockeye salmon back into the Karluk Lake system.” On the southwestern sid...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard to do controlled burns
The Coast Guard said Wednesday it was scheduling controlled burns June 19-20 for firefighter training. “The BASE Kodiak Fire Department will be conducting controlled burns June 19th and 20th (pending favorable weather conditions). You may notice large clouds of rolling black smoke throughout both days. These clouds are not unusual during the burns and you shouldn't become alarmed,” the Coast Guard said in a statem...
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Alaska police chiefs: marijuana ballot will cost taxpayers
Kodiak might get an unwanted financial burden if marijuana gets legalized in the state come November, police warn. The Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police said in a statement Tuesday that taxpayers in Alaska’s small towns and cities could face up to $6 million in unanticipated costs if the marijuana initiative passes this year. The Alaska Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure 2, which would tax and regulate the...
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Kodiak arts orgs join innovation program
A group of arts organizations selected Kodiak Arts Council and the Alutiiq Museum to participate in a program with the goals of innovation and change. The Foraker Group, the Rasmuson Foundation, the Alaska State Council on the Arts and New York-based EmcArts started a free program, New Pathways Alaska, for ten organizations. It will include workshops, consultation and coaching. The Kodiak Arts Council seeks ideas ...
Jun 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Area B&Bs view community, websites as key to bookings
With more than 40 bed and breakfasts on the island, Kodiak’s B&B market can offer a lesson on healthy competition with a generous helping of community enthusiasm. We asked a few bed and breakfasts around town how they competed in a town with so many B&Bs and what it takes to thrive here. Beating the competition was not on the list. Many B&Bs, it turns out, do not see other B&Bs as competitors per se, but more as a...
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Kodiak High School alumnus honored
Add “informatics research” to the list of Kodiak’s contributions to the world. The University of Washington School of Medicine gave Kodiak High School alumnus Erik Van Eaton an Early Achievement Award for his writing and software development work. Van Eaton, a graduate from Kodiak High School (Class of ’88), received a technical journalism degree from Oregon State University in 1992. He also pursued a degree in bi...
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Chamber firming up fall debate schedule
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce said Monday it was preparing a debates schedule for candidates for local, state and national offices that could see the first candidates hitting the stage in early August. First up should be a pre-primary debate for the Alaska House of Representatives District 32 in early August. Kodiak, now part of District 35, will join Cordova, Seldovia, Tyonek and other Gulf of Alaska coastal com...
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Flu numbers higher than normal for Alaska
The Alaska Division of Public Health said Tuesday that the influenza virus is on the move in the state at the moment. It may not have hit Kodiak, but still should serve as a fair warning to anyone in the state because the virus can travel far during high-season tourism months. “This year the reason that we put out the advisory is to alert healthcare providers that we’re seeing flu activity at a time when we don’t ...
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Tusty replacement meeting scheduled next week
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities scheduled its next Marine Transportation Advisory Board to discuss the Tustumena replacement ferry for June 24 at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. MTAB said in a statement other Kodiak region marine transportation updates will also be given at the meeting. The DOT has said it hopes to have a design study report this fall. The final design is schedul...
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Audubon hikes provide social opportunities and fun
For long-time residents and newcomers to Kodiak, bi-weekly Audubon hikes provide an opportunity to meet new people and get outside. “I’ve been here 20 years, and I’ve hiked just about everything on the road system,” said Tia Leber, the hike leader, on Saturday. “I can share the knowledge and meet lots of people.” The hikes happen on Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Participants meet at the ferry terminal, sign a w...
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