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Old Harbor CEO testifies on Internet issues to Congressional committee
KODIAK — Old Harbor Native Corporation CEO Carl Marrs took his case for improved Alaska Internet service to the U.S. Senate on Thursday, speaking before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Marrs was promoting the Kodiak-Kenai Cable Company’s Northern Fiber Optic Link, a proposal to lay a fiber optic cable from Kodiak to Prudhoe Bay, circumnavigating Alaska’s west coast and connecting places like Dutch Harbor, ...
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KANA receives state health care award at annual meeting
KODIAK — The Kodiak Area Native Association used its 45th annual meeting Saturday to applaud its accomplishments as it received an award from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and re-elected two longtime board members. KANA membership re-elected Speridon Simeonoff from the Native Village of Akhiok and Loretta Nelson from the Native Village of Afognak. Simeonoff has served almost a decade on the KA...
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Alaska state health officials prepare for flu season
KODIAK — Cold weather brings flu season, and as Kodiakans stock up on warm clothing, the Alaska Department of Health is asking them to prepare for the flu as well. This year’s flu vaccines have arrived at the Kodiak Public Health Center and are available at other locations as well. According to the Department of Health’s epidemiology section, this year’s vaccine is unchanged from last year — it protects against th...
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Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend cash hits Kodiak bank accounts
KODIAK — Alaska’s second Christmas arrived Thursday as permanent fund dividend checks popped into bank accounts across the state. While most Alaskans got their cash on Thursday, those who have their checks mailed will have to wait a little longer. Fewer Alaskans are getting their checks mailed, according to the state’s Permanent Fund Dividend Division, which has pushed to sign recipients up for direct deposit. The...
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Kodiak police seek clues in pair of burglaries
KODIAK — Kodiak police are seeking the public’s help to solve a pair of burglaries that targeted two Kodiak service businesses. Police are looking for tips to solve break-ins at the Kodiak Island Housing Authority office on Mill Bay Road and the Kodiak Electric Association business office on Marine Way. Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call Kodiak Crime Stoppers anonymously by telephone at 486-...
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Kodiak Fishery Industrial Technology Center tries to improve Native salmon drying techniques
KODIAK — A new experiment at the Fishery Industrial Technology Center is matching the best of Native tradition with modern technology to create a new way to process salmon. Leo Pedersen outlined his experiment at the inaugural brown bag science seminar Thursday afternoon in the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. The centerpiece of his work is a unique modular fish dryer housed within a shipping contai...
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Coast Guard Blotter — Oct. 7
Sept. 30 The master of the fishing vessel Tanusha contacted Coast Guard Sector Anchorage watchstanders requesting a medevac for a 44-year-old crewman who had suffered severe injuries to his left ankle. A Kodiak-based MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew successfully hoisted the man, returned to Air Station Kodiak and transferred him to emergency medical personnel for further transport to Providence Kodiak Island Medical ...
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Alaska Board of Fisheries says no to bigger rockfish catch for sport fishermen
KODIAK — The Alaska Board of Fisheries voted Wednesday to not reconsider a sport fishing limit on black rockfish set at a meeting in Kodiak last January. The seven-member Fish Board sets management policy for commercial, sport, charter and subsistence fisheries under state jurisdiction. It has the power to set harvest levels, quotas and bag limits, and can determine the methods used for fishing in state waters. In...
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Gov. Parnell visits Kodiak, donates to women's shelter
KODIAK — Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell became the first state chief executive to tour the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center when he took in the facility and spoke with staff members on Monday. Parnell has made fighting domestic violence a long-term goal, and he campaigned on the issue last fall, when he ran for his first full term after replacing former Gov. Sarah Palin. Looking forward to the day when a shelte...
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Anti-Pebble Mine measure goes up for vote in Lake-Peninsula Borough today
JUNEAU (AP) — The battle over a copper and gold mine near one of the world’s premier salmon fisheries is headed to the ballot in a vote today that has turned a normally sleepy local election into a national environmental debate. Voters in the Lake and Peninsula Borough are deciding whether to ban large-scale resource extraction activity, including mining, that would destroy or degrade salmon habitat. The measure i...
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