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Japan cautious buying seafood
A month after the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck Alaska’s largest trading partner and one of the state’s biggest purchasers of seafood, industry experts are still trying to weigh the effects the disaster in Japan will have on overall demand and prices for fish products. Forum speakers on the opening day of ComFish, Kodiak’s commercial fishing trade show, addressed the latest seafood trends in the world...
Apr 15, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mic'd up
High school students produce weekly radio show for public radio
Apr 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Village ferry system would be costly
Members of the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly saw a fleshed-out vision of Kodiak Island villages linked by their own ferry, presented at a special work session Tuesday. In 2,000 hours of research over 14 months, consultants explored the feasibility of connecting Kodiak’s six outlying communities by regular ferry service, exploring options for vessels, routes and possible road extensions. The resulting 170-page dra...
Apr 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fisheries and Oceanic Research Board concerned about funding
Board members at the Fisheries and Oceanic Research Board work session held on Wednesday afternoon echoed the same point: There’s a lack of money for programs. The board, made up of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fishery Industrial Technology Center, Kodiak College, Kodiak Island Borough School District and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game representatives, said many programs could be in dan...
Apr 14, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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City to fine tune tour guide license requirements
Tour guide service owners and operators could catch a break with proposed changes to ordinance 1286, a for-hire ordinance pertaining to taxis and other vehicles, discussed and agreed on at Tuesday night’s Kodiak City Council work session. The city attorney will draft new language to remove the chauffeur’s license requirement for tour operators, and the requirement to file a route plan within 48 hours of operation ...
Apr 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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City manager surprised with initial budget
A first draft of the Alaska capital projects budget was released by the Legislature on Monday afternoon where it debuted in the Senate Finance Committee. Kodiak projects are littered across the list, surprising some city officials. “I’ve never seen it in my professional career where a city got everything on the list,” Kodiak city manager Aimée Kniaziowski said. Aside from the city getting all five of their capital...
Apr 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Hoophouse phenomenon
Gardening advocates urge Borough to change zoning ordinance to allow more hoophouses to be built
Apr 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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An inside look at the Kodiak Killers
A presentation on Monday afternoon at the Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium gave an in-depth look at the Kodiak Killers, a pod of transient killer whales that have been observed in the Kodiak harbor periodically and repeatedly since the early 1990s. Killer whales that come around Kodiak this time of year eat an eclectic mix of food, University of Alaska Fairbanks marine mammal specialist Kate Wynne reported. “T...
Apr 12, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Rededicating the Madsen bear
The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center hosted a dedication for the Madsen bear statue with Roy Madsen on Saturday afternoon. “We are honored by your presence here today to help us rededicate the bear statue as a lasting memorial, not only to the man for whom it was intended, Charles Madsen, but also to his son Alf Madsen, who took it upon himself to have it sculpted and presented to our city,” Madsen s...
Apr 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Chamber gets dire view of oil tax
Business leaders in Kodiak were treated to lunch and a presentation Friday by an Alaska group advocating greater production and development of state oil resources. The dire economic consequences presented for not acting to change the current state oil tax structure, however, may have left some without much of an appetite. The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event with Mark Hamilton, former University of A...
Apr 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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