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UAF, state take fresh look at tsunami danger
All of Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport could flood in a large tsunami, according to preliminary data on tsunami inundation zones presented to local government officials and emergency responders on Thursday. The University of Alaska Fairbanks and the State of Alaska are developing new guidelines as well for harbors and waterways in coastal communities. A UAF researcher and representatives from the National Weathe...
Jul 08, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bear sightings down despite nearby encounters
Two bears are believed to be behind recent sightings in populated areas, according to a local wildlife biologist. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has received recent observation reports from the Monashka and Womens Bay areas, said Nathan Svoboda, an area wildlife biologist for the agency. He believes one bear is likely behind the Monashka reports and another behind the reports from Womens Bay, including at ...
Jul 07, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
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Berry-licious year follows warm spell
Berries are coming out considerably earlier than normal, and Kodiak’s back-to-back warm years have something to do with it. Bill Pyle, supervisory biologist with the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, said the refuge is conducting a survey of berry sites to track the early fruit. “We have cameras in different places of Kodiak Island operated this year and last year to track the progression of growth of a few importa...
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Week in Words: Colonies formed United States of Vespuccia
This week we celebrated the anniversary of the day that the original thirteen colonies declared independence from England. It’s more of an existential birthday, though. The U.S. didn’t achieve true political independence until the Treaty of Paris, signed on Sept. 3, 1783. Kind of like how we celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25, but Jesus was probably born in springtime. But it’s all semantics, right? The point is that ...
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Nonprofits, KIB face ‘domino effect’ in social services
As local nonprofit organizations face budget uncertainty, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly prepares to trim its budget further. The assembly hasn’t yet determined how to divide funding, but the nonprofit allocation was reduced 40 percent. For the Kodiak Womens Resource and Crisis Center, a 40 percent cut to their funding, the $60,000 received last year, would likely mean the loss of a staff member. A large cut w...
Jul 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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City union petition filed for fall ballot
A group of city employees filed an application Tuesday to place unionization on the municipal ballot. If the city clerk certifies the application, the option to reverse the exemption from the State of Alaska Public Employment Relations Act will go before voters in the city’s Oct. 4 election as Proposition 1. PERA asserts the rights of collective bargaining for the state, borough and municipal employees. The city a...
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Fake IRS scam targets Kodiak phone numbers
The Kodiak Police Department is warning citizens about a phone scam in which callers impersonate the Internal Revenue Service to get money. Lt. DJ Clumpner at KPD said the department gets around two calls per month from people who received the scam calls. “The main thing for folks to know is the IRS will never call over the phone without sending a bill or notice through the mail first,” Clumpner said. “If someone ...
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Learning laid-back traveltude
I’ve always considered myself a pretty laid-back person, but, in my year in Kodiak, I have noticed that Alaskans take laid-back to another level. I realized this before I even made it to the state. I was driving through North Dakota in the second day of my trip to Kodiak, when I received a call to inform me that the ferry I had booked from Homer to Kodiak was canceled for maintenance. Calling home, the responses t...
Jul 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly assesses nonprofit funding after giant cut
After a 40 percent reduction from last year in nonprofit funding, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed how to give out the limited funding at its Thursday work session. The assembly’s budgeted amount dropped from $390,000 to $234,000 this year. The borough has not sent out applications, and the discussion largely centered on ways to allocate funding to the applicants that received money last year. Last yea...
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Pasagshak closure
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game issued the following announcements on Thursday. Effective 12:01 a.m., Saturday the Pasagshak River drainage is closed to sport fishing for sockeye salmon. The escapement goal for sockeye salmon into the Pasagshak River drainage is 3,000 fish. As of June 29, the weir count was 373 sockeye salmon. Based on historical run timing, the department is projecting that the escapement ...
Jul 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
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