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Assembly returns from Washington D.C.
A delegation from the Kodiak Island Borough government lobbied in Washington, D.C., last week to push an agenda including Karluk Lake fertilization, leachate water treatment and Coast expansion in the Arctic. Mayor Jerrol Friend, borough manager Bud Cassidy and assembly members Carol Austerman and Dave Kaplan met with the Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Rep. Don Young, senior staff from Sen. Mark Begich’s office and federal ...
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Investigators testify in Coast Guard murder case
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A Coast Guard investigator testified Thursday that the suspect in a double homicide at a Kodiak Island communication station would have had time to commit the crime and drive home within a period when security cameras spotted his pickup on the road. Special Agent Aaron Woods testified in the trial of James Wells, 62, who is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Petty Offi...
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Children's Fair to take over the library on Saturday
The noise level at the Kodiak Public Library might rise above normal from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturday while families visit the 27 booths of the Kodiak Children’s Fair. “It is a wonderful opportunity to use that new community space,” event organizer Velma Vining said. Previously the fair has been held in the Kodiak High School commons, but Vining, a child development resource specialist with the Coast Guard Work-Life...
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ADFG sets restrictions for king salmon fishing
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Sport Fish Division announced emergency restrictions Wednesday affecting anglers going after local king salmon. Because the biological escapement goal for the Ayakulik and Chigkin rivers were not reached in 2013, the seasons there will start with a bag and possession limit of one fish 20 inches or more long and an annual limit of two fish. According to a release from ADFG, “R...
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Kodiak Middle Schooler wins state Geo Bee
Gray Harver felt some nerves when the final few questions of State Geo Bee rolled out. The critical question, Harver remembers, was about a whaling station. “The way the announcer said the question, it sounded like it was northern,” Harver said. He scrawled “Canada” on the paper. The other finalist wrote “Norway.” Harver was right. And with it, the seventh grader at Kodiak Middle School won the State Geo Bee, held...
Apr 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish Tech not on UAA chopping block
Fears about the immediate future of the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, or Fish Tech, are without foundation, according to University of Alaska Board of Regents Kodiak chairwoman Pat Jacobson. “It’s not an issue before the regents,” she said Wednesday. “It’s not on our agenda at all.” The UA board met at Kodiak College April 3-4 with nine of 11 members attending in person. The regents meet about six time...
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Bed tax revenues firmer, tourism seen healthier
The City of Kodiak released its bed tax figures for the quarter, with tourism advocates saying the numbers indicate healthier tourism figures compared with the past year. The city collected $30,000 more in taxes from hotels and motels in the current fiscal year compared with the previous year’s totals. The city received $107,962 for the period of June through December 2013, a 39 percent rise year-on-year from the ...
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Fire danger high in Kodiak
The fire danger for the Kodiak road system was raised to high, according to a Wednesday news release from Bayside Fire Station. The release said a no burn ban is in effect and permits are required for all open burns. The release cited lack of snow cover, lack of rain and windy conditions for the high fire danger rating. According to the National Weather Service, Kodiak has received 5.39 inches of precipitation sin...
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City mulls faster rate hike at shipyard
The Kodiak City Council seemed to like a proposed new schedule for implementing shipyard rate increases, proposed by the Ports and Harbor Advisory Board and presented during Tuesday’s council work session. The city-owned shipyard operated at a loss of $91,371 for fiscal year 2013, an amount made up from the general harbor fund. PHAB chairman Nick Szabo told the council the revised rate change plan aimed at fairnes...
Apr 09, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak City Q4 sales taxes fall
Sales tax collections, an indicator for the overall health of the Kodiak economy, dipped significantly year-on-year for the fourth quarter, while certain sectors of the economy showed improvement. The City of Kodiak on Tuesday released its sales tax report, indicating an overall 15 percent decline in sales tax collections for the last quarter of 2013, compared to the same period in 2012. Sales tax collections tota...
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