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What? Again?
To the Editor: The cattle have been on Chirikof Island since 1888! We fought the battle over Chirikof Island cattle with the Alaska Maritime Refuge in 2002. A petition was signed by hundreds of people in Kodiak, Resolution No. 18-2002 was passed by the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, and then-governor Frank Murkowski requested the removal of the cattle be stopped. Our Congressional delegation was also not in agree...
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Feet on the ground right after Alaska’s big one
On March 27, 1964, California geologist George Plafker was attending a research conference in Seattle when news came of a big earthquake in Alaska. “It was almost quitting time for the day at the meeting when some guys came back from the Space Needle and said they felt rocking,” Plafker said recently at his office in Menlo Park, California. “We said, ‘That’s a serious earthquake.’” It was, of course, the second-st...
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Playbook: Jan. 15
Thursday, Jan. 16 Boys basketball: Kodiak vs. Monroe at the Joe T. Classic at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, 6 p.m. Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. Monroe at the Joe T. Classic at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, 4:30 p.m. Wrestling: Kodiak vs. Eagle River, 1 p.m.; Bartlett, 6 p.m.; West Anchorage, 7:30 p.m. at Kodiak High School. Saturday, Jan. 11 Boys basketball: Kodiak at Anchorage Christian School. Varsity, 6...
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GCI moves to new location
Cable provider GCI has moved its Kodiak office to a new location with more windows and space, and it will soon have new hours. The office is in the former Blockbuster building next to Safeway. GCI started remodeling the building Oct. 1 by putting in new walls, adding a break room and kitchen and making the retail space more open. “We had some architects in Anchorage design a store, both the retail store front and ...
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Jailbreak: Old police station demolished after 60 years
Last week, an excavator ripped through the walls of the old Kodiak Police Department station on Mill Bay Road. A few walls of the station still stand, but they too, will soon be torn down and thrown away along with the piles of debris from the demolition. The building represents a part of Kodiak’s history, but most people who spent time in the building are glad to see it go. Darrylynn Ford, assistant to the police...
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Review finds Pier 3 project on budget
The city’s $33.7 million project to rebuild Pier 3 is on budget, the man in charge of the effort says. Project manager Roe Sturgulewski, hired from management firm ARCADIS, said by phone Monday that an independent financial review of the project found it on budget despite concerns last year that the city might have to scale back its plans in order to stay on course. “We did have a fellow look at the schedule and b...
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Kodiak girls improves to 8-0 with wins over Service and ACS
In a battle of top-ranked girls basketball teams, Kodiak proved it deserves its No. 1 ranking. The Bears rode a 17-5 first quarter to a 55-45 win over Anchorage Christian School Saturday in Anchorage. Kodiak is the top 4A team in the state, while ACS is the top 3A team in the Alaska Basketball Coaches Association rankings. “We struggled a little bit, but they are a good ball club, 3A or 4A,” Kodiak coach Amy Fogle...
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International Pacific Halibut Commission meeting starts in Seattle
The International Pacific Halibut Commission has begun its annual quota-setting meeting in Seattle. The joint American-Canadian body is expected to approve 2014 halibut catch limits on Friday, the final day of the meeting. For fishermen, the forecast is grim. IPHC scientists have suggested cutting 2013’s coastwide catch by 21 percent in 2014. During the IPHC’s preliminary meeting in December, fishery scientists re...
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Alutiiq leaders say language decline is slowing
Leaders of the Alutiiq language revitalization effort say their efforts are paying off as the number of Alutiiq language speakers in Kodiak is on the rise. The Alutiiq language was used by Kodiak Natives for centuries before Western contact but declined in use during the modern era. “We’re not growing as many young fluent speakers — babies and elementary students— yet, but we are growing the next teachers,” Alutii...
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Fish Factor: Walmart looks at Alaska salmon
Walmart representatives were in Juneau last week to learn more about Alaska’s salmon fisheries and make sure management is up to snuff with the company’s sustainability criteria. Last year, Alaska’s salmon industry opted out of the high-priced certifying program Walmart uses as its seafood purchasing standard and adopted the UN-sanctioned Responsible Fisheries Management certification. Labels are small on a can bu...
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