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Congress puts end to Chirikof cattle planning
Exactly one year ago, representatives of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge visited Kodiak to talk about what to do about a herd of more than 2,000 feral cattle on Chirikof Island. But now efforts to remove the cattle as an invasive species in obedience to a previous federal order have stopped, according to a Monday release from AMNWR. The 2016 Federal Budget Act that funds the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser...
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Logging vote postponed
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will discuss again a contract for salvaging burned trees in Chiniak at an upcoming work session and vote at the next regular meeting on May 5. The assembly postponed the vote Thursday after 15 people from Chiniak either called in or appeared in person and spoke during public comment time asking the borough to slow down or halt logging. The residents said issues they brought up we...
Apr 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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Launch complex, MDA back together again?
Alaska Aerospace Corp. hopes a proposed contract will breathe new life into the state-owned venture and renew the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska’s role in national defense. On Friday, the Missile Defense Agency released a notice of intent for a sole source contract with AAC, the operator of the launch complex at Narrow Cape, for testing the region’s ballistic missile defense systems. According to the notice, “Th...
Apr 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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Response equipment presentation on Tuesday
The Kodiak public is invited to attend an oil spill preparedness and response outreach event Tuesday. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation will host the event. Spill reporting, an overview of hazards, reporting requirements and what to expect in each stage of spill response will be discussed. The presentation will also feature an overview of the spill response equipment that is available in Kodiak a...
Apr 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Annual Kodiak Women’s Show larger than ever
The Kodiak Women’s Show is back for the fifth year this Saturday to offer Kodiak women a one-stop shop for a variety of goods and services, and even a good chair massage. The event will help provide women with all the tools they need to be “happy, healthy, beautiful and just shine,” said event coordinator Ellen Simeonoff. Nearly 40 vendors will be on hand. “There’s really too much to list,” Simeonoff said. This ye...
Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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Powers hire goes through
With a vote of 5-2, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a controversial hire for borough manager. The contract with Michael Powers of California fell under public dispute after assembly member Mel Stephens said he opposed the hire due to Powers’ history. In previous cities he managed he was dogged by allegations of misconduct involving a police vehicle confiscation and eavesdropping. Assembly members Kyle ...
Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cancer documentaries highlighted at KWS
One group of vendors at Saturday’s fifth annual Kodiak Women’s Show hopes to use the event to save Kodiak women’s lives. Healthy Tomorrows, Let Women Know Alaska, Alaska Women’s Cancer Care, Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center and the Kodiak Area Native Association are teaming up at the event to raise awareness on gynecological cancers. Every woman is at risk for gynecological cancers, and that risk only incre...
Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Tidelines tour comes to Kodiak
A group of artists are traveling through coastal communities on the ferry, stopping in Kodiak tonight, on a tour to combine climate change and art. Sitka’s Island Institute, along with several state partners and local partners Kodiak College and the Kodiak Arts Council, is sending weaver and story teller Teri Rofkar, playwright and blogger Chantal Bilodeau, musician and performer Allison Warden, and mixed media ar...
Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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SPAR crew brings safety message to Peterson
Students at Peterson Elementary School were treated to a visit by the Coast Guard on April 15, when crewmembers from cutter SPAR held a Kids Don’t Float presentation for first graders. SPAR crewmember Petty Officer James Ferguson organized the event with Michelle Alford, a teacher at the school. KDF is an initiative that promotes the proper use of life jackets by Alaskan youth. By actively engaging children with a...
Apr 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAC still eyeing new launch pad
The Federal Aviation Administration’s Final Environmental Assessment has cleared the way for a new medium-lift launch pad at the Pacific Spaceport Complex, but the future of the project remains uncertain after state funding was placed on hold in late 2014. The final EA comes after two draft assessments – one released in September 2014 and another released in December 2015. The final version includes responses to p...
Apr 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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