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Public radio station KMXT-FM says farewell to on-air voice
KODIAK — A familiar voice will be replaced by a new one on KMXT-FM public radio in Kodiak during September as summer intern Brianna Gibbs returns to school and full-time reporter Jennifer Canfield steps in. “I’m very sad to go; it’s been a great experience, but I’ve got to go finish school,” Gibbs said. The Western Washington University rising senior is completing a dual program in environmental science and journa...
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Federal cod season opens Thursday in Gulf of Alaska
KODIAK — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced that the federal Pacific cod season will open on schedule at noon Thursday, Sept. 1. The state-waters Pacific cod season in the Chignik management area will operate at the same time as the federal season in the central Gulf of Alaska. Vessel operators participating in the Chignik cod season must deliver their catch before beginning the federal fishing. ...
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Mack's Sport Shop gives Kodiak residents a chance to "test drive" firearms at range day
KODIAK — Ten-year-old Jadon Risse sighted his rifle, took a breath, then pulled the trigger. A gigantic bang reverberated off the trees, sending ripples through the puddles as a plume of smoke jetted from the ground in front of him, courtesy of an exploding target. Risse flinched slightly as the shockwave met him, then turned to an appreciative audience. He was smiling. So were most of the other people gathered at...
Aug 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report: Kodiak less violent than state norm
KODIAK — A new report from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services shows Kodiak Island trails much of the state in deaths caused by violence. According to the report, the Gulf Coast region, which includes Kodiak, the Kenai Peninsula and the Prince William Sound region, registered 31.9 violent deaths per 100,000 people from 2003 to 2008, the most recent figures available. Though fewer than 100,000 peopl...
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Tests start on alternative heating proposal for new Kodiak High School
KODIAK — As testing begins this week on the viability of a ground source heat pump in the Kodiak High School renovation project, the Kodiak Island Borough is figuring out how to pay for it. Friday was the deadline for the borough government to apply for a renewable energy grant from the Alaska Energy Authority. The renewable energy fund advisory committee is actively seeking renewable heating projects like ground ...
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Native Village of Afognak plans to expand programs from new building
KODIAK — The Native Village of Afognak may not have a village, but it does have a home. On Friday afternoon, the Native Village of Afognak organization held an open house at its new headquarters, a former law office at 323 Carolyn Street in Kodiak. “We’re proud of our new building and want to share it with the public,” said tribal administrator Melissa Borton. The village of Afognak was destroyed in the 1964 earth...
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Kodiak City Council unveils proposed water and sewer rate increases
KODIAK — The Kodiak City Council mixed sweet with sour at its meeting Thursday night as it recognized Kodiak’s seafood processing workers by proclaiming Seafood Processing Workers day, then announced the details of significant proposed water and sewer rate increases. The rate increases are the result of an independent study to determine if existing rates are sufficient to meet maintenance needs. Contractor C2HM Hi...
Aug 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Electric Association votes to buy next three wind turbines for Pillar Mountain project
KODIAK — The Kodiak Electric Association voted during a board meeting Thursday to buy the next three wind turbines in the Pillar Mountain project, setting the electrical co-op on course to meet its 95 percent renewable energy goal. “That commits us to the installation,” KEA CEO Darron Scott said after the meeting. “It’s fairly firm.” Scott said the turbines are only one component of the next phase of KEA’s renewab...
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Next Kodiak rocket launch is Sept. 27
KODIAK — The next satellite to take off from the Kodiak Launch Complex will fly on Sept. 27, the Alaska Aerospace Corporation board of directors learned Thursday. The board held its quarterly meeting at the launch complex Thursday morning, and the upcoming flight was a hot topic of discussion, along with tentative plans for annual fall launches and an update on a construction project at the complex. The satellite ...
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Summer is travel season for Kodiak's state legislators
KODIAK — With the Alaska Legislature in recess, summer means travel for state legislators, and Kodiak’s delegation is no different. Rep. Alan Austerman and Sen. Gary Stevens have each been racking up airline miles by attending conferences and meetings in Alaska and Outside. Stevens begins a tour of Norway with nine other legislators this weekend, part of a policy tour he said is important to stay educated on strat...
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