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Digital projection and 3D coming to Kodiak
Kodiak’s two movie theaters are dismantling their 35mm film projectors to make way for new digital projector systems and high-definition movies. Kodiak is one of the last corners of the country to join a worldwide shift toward the new technology, which came about when production companies announced they would no longer be producing movies on 35mm film, the format used by filmmakers for 120 years. Multiplexes acros...
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No fast permit for compost plant
The DEC official in charge of certifying Kodiak’s new composting plant said on Thursday that the certification process likely will not have a quick end. On Thursday, Lori Aldrich of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation concluded a two-day trip to Kodiak that included extensive meetings with borough and city officials as well as a tour of the 5-acre parcel in Middle Bay that has been leased for the c...
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KEA sets policy for people selling power back to grid
Kodiakans with home wind generators can now make a little more money by powering their neighbors. Kodiak Electric Association recently made changes to its net metering program, which allows homeowners generating excess electricity to sell it back to the KEA grid. The changes will go into effect on Jan. 1. "We just revamped this to match what the state had done in the last couple of years," said KEA CEO Darron Scot...
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Million-plus pounds of crab quota sold to Norton Sound group
A branch of Norton Sound Economic Development Corp. is taking over the operations of a Kodiak-based fishing operation. On Nov. 15, NSEDC announced that it had acquired KDS Inc., formerly owned by Dick Powell of Kodiak. The deal, first covered by Fishermen’s News, includes almost 1.2 million pounds of Western Aleutian golden king crab quota as well as Bering Sea opilio crab quota, St. Matthew blue king crab quota a...
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Borough continues debates about contracting regulations
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly continued to progress on a long-awaited revision to borough contracting guidelines during its meeting Thursday night, but at least one of those changes could cause a conflict with the U.S. Constitution, attorney Cheryl Brooking warned. Brooking submitted written comments to the assembly, which discussed her opinions during a regularly scheduled Thursday work session. In one comme...
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'Fiscal cliff' decisions will have impact on Kodiak
Kodiak is more than 5,000 miles from Washington, D.C., but Congressional debates happening now will have a big impact on the island in the coming year. As Congress debates an oncoming “fiscal cliff,” the decisions it makes will have an impact on everything from the taxes Kodiak workers pay to the jobs they work and the health care they enjoy. “I think there would be some impact to virtually every agency even if th...
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Proposal: Cut halibut catch by 33 percent
The halibut fisheries in the North Pacific would be cut by 33 percent under a proposal outlined Wednesday during the interim meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission in Seattle. The interim meeting is the IPHC’s annual opportunity to discuss recommendations ahead of a January meeting at which annual quotas are approved. As halibut populations have declined over the past decade, the interim meeting h...
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Kodiak-raised man elected to Hawaiian House of Representatives
A former Kodiak man has started a journey in politics on another large Pacific island far from the Emerald Isle. Takashi Ohno, 28, was elected on Nov. 6 to the Hawaii State House of Representatives for his first political term, defeating a five-year incumbent in a region in central Honolulu. Ohno was born and raised in Kodiak. He attended Main Elementary, Kodiak Middle School and graduated second in his class from...
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Kodiak's legislators head to Iceland on Institute of the North trip
Kodiak’s delegation to the Alaska Legislature is in Iceland this week on a policy tour coordinated by the Institute of the North. The trip is similar in focus to a Norway tour conducted by the Institute last year and attended by Sen. Stevens. That trip prompted a series of stories by the Associated Press focusing on the cost associated with legislative travel in Alaska and how the state subsidizes legislators’ tri...
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Coast Guard Alaska premieres third season
The Weather Channel’s “Coast Guard Alaska” is back with more search and rescues, medevacs and looks at the Coast Guard life in Kodiak. The third season of the popular Kodiak-based show premieres at 5 p.m. tonight. This season will feature six hourlong episodes that follow the stories of the real Coast Guardsmen at Coast Guard Base Kodiak and other Alaska stations. “I think what viewers can expect to see is what th...
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