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Kodiak spikers head to state
Amy Willis was a mess on Monday. While people constantly congratulated her for winning the Northern Lights Conference volleyball crown, Kodiak’s coach only had one thing on her mind — the weather. Last year, Kodiak had to forfeit its state volleyball tournament opener because the team couldn’t make it to Anchorage due to inclement weather on the Rock. Not wanting to see a repeat from a year ago, Willis and her squ...
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New federal rule keeps Kodiak rural
The Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a new ruling changing how communities are determined as rural or nonrural for subsistence purposes and declaring the Kodiak area as rural, according to the Nov. 4 Federal Register. “I think it’s really swell,” said Pat Holmes, a Kodiak member of the Kodiak/Aleutians Subsistence Regional Advisory Council, “Our community has worked really hard since...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Face of Northern Alaska pitted by fire
Eight summers ago, a bolt of lightning struck a dry tundra hillside in northern Alaska. Fanned by a warm wind that curled over the Brooks Range, the Anaktuvuk River fire burned for three months, leaving a scar visible from the International Space Station. The charred area was larger than Cape Cod. While northern Alaska’s treeless terrain has not seen a repeat of the largest tundra fire in modern times, researchers...
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Amenity opens for underserved travelers
The local Sons of Norway lodge opened a pet relief area at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport on Sunday, designed to give people traveling with pets a first stop after getting off a flight or last stop before going in a kennel to let their animals use the bathroom. The relief area is between the Navigator Lounge and the main terminal in a 15-by-39-foot space. It’s outfitted with a dispenser and bags so people can p...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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