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Kodiak Chamber of Commerce hosts forum on coastal management ballot measure
Although the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce’s forum on ballot measure 2 was overshadowed on Monday by Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Kodiak appearance, a dozen concerned Kodiak voters attended the forum. Last month, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell held a public hearing in Kodiak for the ballot measure, which reintroduces a coastal management program in Alaska. If the program is approved by voters, it would allow local governments to h...
Aug 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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As trucks run through town, towers rise on Pillar Mountain
Kodiakans have grown accustomed to the sight of the three wind turbines atop Pillar Mountain. That look will change today. Early this morning, crews working for the Kodiak Electric Association were expected to begin hauling three more wind turbines from Lash Dock to Pillar Mountain. The turbine parts won’t remain on those trucks for long. By the end of the day, if all goes as planned, three new towers will be stan...
Aug 03, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Deer hunters may find targets tougher to find this year
Hunters can expect to see less deer on Kodiak Island this season. Wednesday marked the official opening of deer season, and wildlife biologists say that after last winter’s harsh conditions there will be less deer on the island than in past years. “We’re guessing that we lost about 25 to 30 percent of our deer population,” Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist John Crye said. “It was a harsh winter with rec...
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Kodiak Garden Club home tour returns for another edition
On a cool, gray Kodiak day, the view from Dottie Holm’s Spruce Cape Road greenhouse can be a bleak one. But even as gray clouds mesh with a gray sea, there are spots of color. Since 1970, Holm has cultivated a garden at this location, and on Saturday, she will have a chance to show it off to green-thumbed Kodiakans of all kinds as the Kodiak Garden Club hosts its annual garden tour. “Once in a while, you feel what...
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Russian pilgrims visit Kodiak in growing numbers
A high-order Russian monk stopped in Kodiak while on a pilgrimage that retraces the steps of St. Innocent, the first Russian Orthodox Bishop of Alaska. Father Eugenii Startsev and a two-man crew arrived from Dutch Harbor last week on the boat, the St. Innokentii. Father John Dunlop, St. Herman Seminary dean, said people are interested in traveling to Kodiak because there has been a renewed interest in the Russian ...
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Two sentenced in beating at Afognak logging camp
Two men have been sentenced after beating a man at an Afognak Island logging camp, then stealing a boat to get away. Taylor Gisler, 22, and Joey Handsaker, 38, each pleaded guilty Monday to charges associated with the incident. Gisler, who has no previous criminal history, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal mischief and was sentenced to time served — 174 days in jail. Handsaker, who has a lengthy criminal his...
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Borough Assembly authorizes planning for fishery research center renovation
In its regular Thursday meeting, the Kodiak Island Borough approved a $180,000 contract to begin planning a renovation of the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center on Near Island. The center is occupied primarily by the National Marine Fisheries Service, and the proposed renovation involves the addition of a seawater chiller that will allow scientists to mimic conditions found in the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska d...
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Trying to clear culvert for salmon, crew is stumped
A four-man team from the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District moved five large stumps that were blocking a culvert near Mill Bay Beach, but were unable to remove the stumps that were stuck inside. Staff members initially worried the stumps would prevent salmon from getting through the culvert, but after further investigation, they determined there is enough room for the fish to get through. “Fish can get un...
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Arsonist causes $100,000 damage to Baranof Park ice rink
When Parks and Recreation director Ian Fulp was awoken by a dispatch call at 4 a.m. Wednesday, he received alarming news — the Baranof Park ice rink was on fire. “I was thinking, ‘I wonder how bad it is,’” Fulp said. When he arrived to work at 8 a.m., he had his answer. The fire, believed to be the work of an arsonist, caused damage to the center section of the south wall of the ice rink. The penalty box and team ...
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old Harbor tries to paint itself green with Anchorage program
With new recycling programs, hard-working community cleanup drives and a push to develop a hydroelectric power plant, Old Harbor is fast becoming the leader in green thinking on Kodiak Island. Last month, a team of inspectors from Anchorage-based Green Star Alaska flew in to Old Harbor on an inspection tour. Their mission: Put Old Harbor on the path to becoming the first certified green community in Alaska. “We wa...
Aug 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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