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Rep. Alan Austerman misses out on House Majority Leader title
Rep. Alan Austerman is returning to the Alaska House of Representatives in January, but he’ll be doing so in a less prominent position. On Thursday, the House Majority Caucus announced that Austerman has been replaced as majority leader by Rep. Lance Pruitt, R-Anchorage. Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, will remain Speaker of the House for a third term. Austerman will be co-chairman of the House Finance Committee, b...
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Harborside parking system will stay despite complaints
Despite the complaints from users, the current parking permit system at the downtown harbor will stay in place. The Kodiak ports and harbor advisory board discussed the issue during the Nov. 8 meeting. Shipyard operations manager Lon White was not present at the meeting, but submitted an email with a suggestion to do away with the current permit system for harbor parking. "One thing Lon is suggesting is that the p...
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Students explore the world
Students at East Elementary had the opportunity to walk across the country on Thursday as they explored one of the National Geographic's floor-sized traveling maps. The giant map of North America is currently on an Alaska tour, and some Kodiak students were able to take part in map learning activities. The 35x26 map was spread across the gym floor at East on Thursday as students crowded around it to learn from Kat...
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Residents balk at city's plan for composting waste
Opposition to the city's plan for composting waste continued to grow Thursday night as more city and borough residents asked the city council to pick an alternative. "I would just plead with you to reconsider what you're doing," said Middle Bay rancher Marilyn Guilmet, who raises sheep near the property that will soon house a plant processing the leavings of the city's water treatment plant. Other neighbors added ...
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Sen. Stevens joins new Senate Republican majority
Sen. Gary Stevens has joined the new Alaska Senate Republican majority. On Thursday afternoon, the coalition announced in a press release that Stevens will serve as chairman of the Senate education committee after becoming the 12th member of the Republican majority. A few hours later, the majority added Sitka Republican Bert Stedman for its 13th member. In Tuesday’s election, Alaska voters picked 13 Republicans — ...
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Alyeska's Vessel of Opportunity program recognized in Kodiak
Fishermen involved in Alyeska's Vessel of Opportunity program were recognized for their commitment to safety during a reception in Kodiak on Monday night. The Vessel of Opportunity program, run by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, provides oil spill training to fishermen in different coastal cities so they can respond if a large oil spill occurs. The entire program received Alyeska's President’s Safety Award for t...
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Kodiak's Tanner crab harvest lowest since 2008
Kodiak’s Tanner crab harvest will be the lowest since 2008, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Thursday. The harvest limit for the Kodiak area Tanner harvest has been set at 660,000 pounds divided between two regions. That amount is the lowest since 2008, when the harvest was set at 400,000 pounds. Shellfish management biologist Mark Stichert said surveys indicated crab from the huge mid-decade surge...
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AAUW Christmas bazaar bigger than ever
Kodiak’s largest Christmas bazaar returns for its 41st edition this weekend, and it promises to be bigger than ever, thanks to an overflow bazaar happening at the same time. Eighty booths selling everything from jam to picture frames will fill Kodiak High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the annual production of the American Association of University Women. If that isn’t enough, an overflow bazaar will op...
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City Council expected to postpone vote on proposed bike trail
No solution is likely tonight as the Kodiak City Council votes on a proposal to advance a proposed bike and hike trail to Deadman’s Curve. In a Tuesday work session, city manager Aimee Kniaziowski said the city has received no response from the state department of transportation on questions that caused the council to postpone a vote last month. “I did not hear back from DOT,” she said. That simple statement was e...
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough meets in two work sessions tonight
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meets for a pair of work sessions tonight that will include a first look at the next school district budget and a first discussion of changes to the borough’s bidding and disclosure rules. The first work session begins at 6:30 p.m. and is a joint gathering of the assembly and the school board. The two bodies will kick off the monthslong process of drafting a budget for the school...
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