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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Snowshoe hares a challenge to find, target
While recent weather has been better suited for duck hunting, the close of the road system deer season signals the start of my favorite hunting season. In bluebird weather that usually spells poor duck hunting, so I happily switch to snowshoe hares. Even when the weather is poor I often hunt snowshoes instead. Best of all there’s no closed season and no bag limit, so you can hunt a lot. Snowshoe hunting is challen...
Nov 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
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What next for mobile homes?
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly members have mixed opinions on what the next steps are in addressing mobile homes and parks as residents of Jackson Mobile Home Park prepare to move when the park closes in May 2016. Although it was not an agenda item at Thursday’s meeting, the assembly gave a wide variety of opinions on what the borough should or shouldn’t do during closing comments. Assembly member Larry LeDoux sai...
Nov 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bycatch analysis deal put off due to higher cost
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly chose to postpone awarding a contract for economic analysis relating to Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch alternatives over concerns about the cost and questions about city of Kodiak’s participation. The borough and city had planned to split the expected $30,000 cost equally, and the assembly had set aside $15,000 in its budget for the economic analysis. The contract with the selected...
Nov 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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New ferry, longer road top assembly’s final wish list
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly unanimously passed its 2016 capital improvements program list at Thursday’s regular meeting after making two amendments to the resolutoin Assembly members discussed the list at their July 29 work session. The list prioritizes projects the borough hopes the Alaska Legislature will fund next year.  “We know this will be a slim year for capital projects out of Juneau,” borough manag...
Nov 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak students bring New York gamblers to the stage
Snazzy suits and long-ago slang take center stage this weekend as the Kodiak High School Drama Club brings to life the Tony-award winning musical “Guys and Dolls.” The musical is set sometime in the 20’s and 30’s featuring the underworld of New York with gamblers, show girls and a missionary on the streets trying to save souls. As one gambler tries to find a place to run his crap game, another gambler makes a bet ...
Nov 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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AAC to send team to New Zealand for contract
The Alaska Aerospace Corp. will send a team to New Zealand to support four launches of a new rocket and has high hopes for business in the next few years. AAC, a state-owned company, announced Tuesday it will work with New Zealand-based Rocket Lab in 2016 for range safety support. AAC president and CEO Craig Campbell declined to give the contract amount with Rocket Lab, but said it would do “good things” for AAC. ...
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bear sightings down, DLP shootings up
The number of bear sightings in Kodiak is down for the second year in a row, but the number of bear shootings in defense of life or property is just above average, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Nathan Svoboda, a wildlife biologist with ADF&G, said five bears have been shot so far this year in defense of life or property compared to the average of three to four bears per year. Much of it is j...
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Words: Spicing things up with gas
Alaska’s state Senate’s approval of $160 million to buy out TransCanada’s share of the gas pipeline project (technically, $68 million to buy the shares and the rest for project expenses) this week is a landmark in the state’s shift to harvesting natural gas. Will this help fill our state budget gap? Not any time soon. But it does give us a new natural resource to think about. Diversification is important, yes? So ...
Nov 05, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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PKIMC earns a five-star rating
KODIAK — Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center is a five-star institution, according to Hospital Compare, an online tool with information on the quality of health care at more than 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country. Hospital Compare allows people to research and compare hospitals so that they can make the best choices for their health care needs and also encourages hospitals to improve the qu...
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Judge decides aggravator exists in church vandalism case
A judge decided that a “most serious” aggravating factor exists in the case where a man caused significant damages to the Holy Resurrection Cathedral in downtown Kodiak last summer. The existence of an aggravating factor adds to the jail time that Arkimedes Garcia, 22, could potentially serve. Over two days during a non-jury trial last week before Judge Frank Pfiffner, defense attorney Emily Jura and state prosecu...
Nov 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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