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Kodiak charities benefit from Pick, Click, Give
KODIAK — Kodiak nonprofits received good news this week as they learned how Alaskans shared their permanent fund dividends in the Pick, Click, Give program. Each local organization will receive a check for the donated funds before the end of the month. As the program gains traction in its third year with total statewide donations in excess of $1.5 million — $500,000 more than last year — local nonprofits are also ...
Oct 13, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak state parks welcome new head ranger
KODIAK — Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park welcomed a new face last week as Mike Ransom became Kodiak’s new area ranger. Alaska State Parks has seven regions across the state, with an area ranger in charge of each. In Kodiak, the 31-year-old Ransom will be on-site manager of operations for Abercrombie, Buskin River, Pasagshak, Woody Island, Afognak Island and Shuyak Island. Kodiak is a fair distance from his ...
Oct 12, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak borough Mayor Selby leads petition effort to restore coastal management funding
KODIAK — Kodiak Island Borough Mayor Jerome Selby and two other coastal community leaders want to revive Alaska’s coastal management program, and if the Legislature won’t act, they plan to take the issue to the people. The opt-in program allowing states to put conditions on certain activities on federal lands and waters ended June 30 after several failed attempts by lawmakers to save it. The end came as coastal co...
Oct 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska state senate considers new board to regulate sport fishing guides
KODIAK — Sportfishermen across Alaska spoke their minds Monday on a proposal to form a state board to govern guided saltwater fishing. The proposal was put forward by state Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage, in SB 24. McGuire said in a statement that if the state does not provide oversight, the federal government will regulate the sportfishing guide industry in Alaska. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game currentl...
Oct 11, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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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, ...
Oct 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Oct 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Oct 10, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Oct 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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-...
Oct 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Oct 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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