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Kodiak College plans new round of GED classes
KODIAK — At the graduation ceremony for Kodiak College this spring, students earning their high school equivalency General Educational Development (GED) degree received their diplomas alongside those obtaining vocational certificates, associate’s degrees and advanced graduate degrees. Each GED graduate was honored for academic achievement, and in her time as the adult basic education coordinator at Kodiak College,...
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Borough parks board will review trails plan this week
KODIAK — It will be a milestone moment for the volunteer committee that advises the borough government on recreational issues. This week, they review the final draft of the Kodiak Road System Trails Master Plan, beginning a process that likely will lead to adoption of the plan by the borough assembly. The document details recreational trails and pathways and plans for future improvements, both within the city of K...
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Coast Guard suspends search for man believed lost from container ship
KODIAK — The U.S. Coast Guard has abandoned its search for a South Korean believed lost overboard from the 964-foot container ship Mol Explorer sometime this weekend. Coast Guard District 17 was notified about 4:30 p.m. Saturday that a 49-year-old man was discovered missing about 2:30 p.m. He had last been seen 22 hours earlier, at dinner. Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak responded to a search request with an HC-130...
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Karluk post office avoids closure
KODIAK — The village of Karluk will keep its post office. The U.S. Postal Service announced Thursday that it has rescinded plans to close the office and 30 others in Alaska. It announced in July that 36 post offices in Alaska and about 3,600 nationwide would be closed as part of a billion-dollar cost-cutting measure. In late August, the post office announced that 25 of the scheduled closures off the road system wo...
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Rockfish survey finds good news for fishermen
KODIAK — A newly completed survey of rockfish off Kodiak Island and Chignik on the Alaska Peninsula could lead to bigger catches for Kodiak fishermen. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Philip Tschersich explained the study Thursday night at the Alutiiq Museum. The lecture was part of the museum’s fall lecture series, which features contributions from experts in multiple fields at 7 p.m. each Thursday. R...
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Environmental Protection Agency fines Kodiak borough
KODIAK — The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly heard from director of engineering and facilities Woody Koning Thursday that the borough had a visit from an Environmental Protection Agency enforcement officer and was fined $1,300 for having a fuel tank out of compliance in Chiniak. Koning said the 12,000-gallon buried tank in Chiniak is regulated by the EPA because it was connected to an emergency power generator. The...
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New study will study fisheries' impact on Kodiak
KODIAK — A study being conducted by a University of Alaska assistant professor and a doctoral student is examining Kodiak as an example of fishing communities across the country. Assistant professor Courtney Carothers said Kodiak is a test case in how fisheries managers can affect not just individual fishermen, but communities as a whole when they change the way a fishery is regulated. “We’re trying to get differe...
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Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge erects new public use cabin on Uganik Island
KODIAK — Kodiak visitors and residents have a new place to seek refuge, thanks to the work of volunteers and Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge employees who built a public use cabin with a novel technique on Uganik Island during two weeks in August. A cabin already existed on the island, but refuge maintenance director Robin Leatherman said it was due for an upgrade. “The one that we are replacing is one of the olde...
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Kodiak still No. 5 among U.S. ports in commercial fish landings
KODIAK — Kodiak stood pat in this year’s rankings of the busiest commercial fishing ports in the United States. According to figures released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Kodiak landed 325.3 million pounds of commercial fish in 2010. That was up from 282.9 million pounds in 2009, but other ports registered similar gains. Dutch Harbor stayed No. 1 in poundage for the 22nd consec...
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Researcher will lecture tonight on his experience in the field while hunting rare bird on Kodiak Island
KODIAK — To research a rare and secretive avian species living on Kodiak Island and document its hard-to-find nesting sites, graduate student James Lawonn says it is best to go and live in the habitat. That’s what he did for 92 days this year as he researched the Kittlitz’s murrelet in the southwestern part of the island, where a particular kind of rock scree makes an attractive nesting site for the bird. “In my o...
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