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Salvager plans to free grounded crabber with blast
Famed marine salvager Dan Magone says explosives are the answer to removing a wrecked crabber off rocks near Unalaska. Last week, Magone, manager of Resolve-Magone Marine Services, told the Dutch Harbor Fisherman that he plans to remove the 102-foot Arctic Hunter by blasting away the rocks holding it in place. The Arctic Hunter, battered by waves since it went aground near Morris Cove in Unalaska Bay, is well beyo...
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State seeks comments on arming VPSOs
The Alaska Department of Public Safety is asking for comments about regulation changes that could allow armed village public safety officers on Kodiak Island and across the state. DPS has submitted a proposal that would allow qualified VPSOs to carry firearms while on duty. While Alaska State Troopers are allowed to carry guns, village public safety officers — who often work alone in remote locations — are only al...
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Biologists propose sharp increase in pollock quota
Federal biologists are recommending a 30 percent increase in the Gulf of Alaska’s pollock quota next year, according to a new report to be presented at next week’s North Pacific Fishery Council meeting. The Stock Assessment and Fishery Evaluation (SAFE) Report, released each fall, presents biologists’ best guess as to how many groundfish can be taken from the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea each year. The report is ...
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Soil and Water proposes community garden
People might soon be able to rent space in a community garden if the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District’s plans pan out. The conservation district has proposed developing a community garden on city land and is trying to measure interest. The project, still in its conceptual phase, would require permission from the Kodiak City Council. “We’re trying to get use of land from them in town in a good location,”...
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Education: Artist teaches rural students documentary filmmaking
Students in Karluk and Larsen Bay have learned how to make documentary videos through the Artist in Schools program. Marie Acemah spent a week in Karluk and a week in Larsen Bay at the beginning of November and spent two hours each day teaching students how to make a documentary. The students chose their topics, shot footage and edited the video. Rural schools principal Kendra Bartz said Acemah worked with K-12 or...
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KEA fixes leaky turbine, rates to fall
Engineers have successfully repaired leaks in the new hydroelectric turbine at Terror Lake, setting the stage for rate decreases in 2014. According to an email from Kodiak Electric Association CEO Darron Scott to the KEA board of directors, the leak was fixed late last week. “The patch material was allowed to cure over the weekend. The unit was filled and pressurized with water Monday. There was no evidence of lea...
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KMXT-FM signal down in villages, St. Paul Island
Kodiak’s rural communities have lost access to public radio after the failure of a satellite uplink transceiver at KMXT-FM. KMXT broadcasts over the air in Kodiak’s smaller communities through a network of repeater stations in each village. The KMXT signal is sent via satellite to each village and then rebroadcast over the air. In addition to Kodiak’s villages, the KMXT signal is also received on St. Paul Island, ...
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Isle Bells will perform Saturday
Kodiak’s handbell choir will ring in the holiday season with the third annual Holiday Bells concert on Saturday. Isle Bells will put on a 10-song concert at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. The venue is new for Isle Bells, but director Ella Saltonstall said she thinks it will be a good fit for the show. “I’m excited about having Holiday Bells in a venue where people and families c...
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USTravel closes Kodiak office
The USTravel office in Kodiak will close at the end of the month, but that doesn’t mean that travel help is flying away. The announcement came Tuesday, but USTravel marketing manager Elizabeth Nerland said Kodiak residents and businesses will still be able to receive help with travel plans from a network of agents. “We are still in the community and still providing the same quality services,” she said. USTravel ha...
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Kodiak has space at the table for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to enjoy a meal with friends and family, but not everyone can make it home for the holidays. Fortunately, Kodiak has plenty of options for those seeking a bit of Thanksgiving cheer. At 3 p.m., the American Legion opens its annual community feast. The free event is open to everyone, said manager Helen Hartman. “It’s for the whole community,” she said. Legion members contributed ...
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