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Canadian groups try to stop engineered salmon
Canadian environmental groups are suing to stop the production of genetically modified salmon eggs on Prince Edward Island off Canada’s east coast. The eggs, produced by AquaBounty Inc., are the first step toward production of a genetically modified salmon intended for sale in the United States. The Food and Drug Administration has not yet approved the sale or consumption of the modified salmon, but last month Env...
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AT&T increases bandwidth
AT&T has increased its cellphone bandwidth in Kodiak. In an email to the Daily Mirror, AT&T spokesman Andy Colley said the company has upgraded the capacity of its towers. “Capacity refers to the amount of network traffic — both voice and data — at any given time. Meaning we’ve increased the amount of voice and data traffic that our network can manage in Kodiak by 50 percent,” Colley wrote. Modern cellphones conve...
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Trident Basin darkens city’s bright financial picture
Regular deficits at Kodiak’s city-owned shipyard have long drawn the ire of the Kodiak City Council, but now the council appears to have a new fiscal target. On Tuesday night, auditor Michelle Drew said the city is doing well financially and its enterprise funds are mostly breaking even. The two exceptions are the shipyard and the city-owned floatplane facility, Trident Basin. “The charges for service-type revenue...
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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KPD makes $120,000 drug bust
The Kodiak Police Department has seized more than $120,000 in meth, heroin and cocaine from an Anchorage man and a Missouri man staying in a Kodiak hotel. According to a press release from the Kodiak Police Department, the bust happened Sunday after police investigated the two men. “The initial contact was our officers being vigilant,” Kodiak Police Chief Ronda Wallace said. “They were watching this couple of guys...
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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School district taps reserves as board revises budget
The Kodiak Island Borough School District will spend $2.5 million in reserves to balance its books. In a Monday night meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough School Board approved a revised budget for fiscal year 2014 that includes a $2,825,110 adjustment in both expenses and revenue. The school board comes up with a revised budget each winter to account for changes in student enrollment, staffing changes and other exp...
Jan 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Big Buck deer taken on the road system
This year’s Big Buck winner took his deer on the Kodiak road system just two miles from town. On Thursday night, Greg Pennington was named winner of the Eric Lochman Big Buck Contest, sponsored by Mack’s Sport Shop, with a score of 100 6/8. The scores are determined by measurements of a buck’s rack, and judging criteria includes the antler spread, length of the points and number of points on each side of the rack....
Jan 21, 2014 | 2 2 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Public works continues repairs from slides
Public works employees spent the weekend clearing drains and culverts, but the work caused by torrential rainfall and slides last week is far from over. City public works director Mark Kozak said the problems caused by the slides last Friday were temporarily contained as of Monday. “We still have a lot of problems to fix,” he said. ¬¬ Problem areas included Gibson Cove, Alder Lane and the hillside along Pillar Mou...
Jan 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rainfall causes slides
Torrential rainfall caused widespread landslides across the Kodiak road system on Friday. Rezanof Drive between Coast Guard Base Kodiak and the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds was completely closed for about two hours while the Alaska Department of Transportation cleared the debris, and was then restricted to one lane of traffic for most of the day. Other landslides were reported on Cope Street, Alder Lane and Natalya W...
Jan 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Preventing tragedy from happening
To the editor: On a recent afternoon my faithful companion, Miss Mutt, and I went for a walk along the road from the Abercrombie parking lot to Miller Point. Earlier it had been snowing lightly, and the nearby lake was beautiful with a light layer of snow covering the unsightly ice cracks and subsurface water currents that had been visible the day before. Temperatures were in the low 30s with no wind. About one-ei...
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Woman indicted for drugs
A Kodiak woman has been indicted for her alleged involvement in distributing meth in Kodiak. On Thursday, a Kodiak Grand Jury indicted Janice Alexanderoff, 25, on two counts of second-degree drugs misconduct with intent to deliver (a class A felony), one count of second-degree weapons misconduct for a drug crime (a class B felony), and one count of third-degree drugs misconduct with intent to deliver (a class B fe...
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