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DOT seeks public comment on two road projects
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is holding two public meetings for proposed road projects in Kodiak. DOT&PF is planning to fix erosion along the Chiniak Highway from mile 19 to mile 43. “The project proposes to stabilize various sections of the Chiniak Highway and adjacent embankments where erosion is threatening the safety and structure of the roadway,” according to a public notice f...
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Wandersee ends first season with UAA with title game loss
A spirited late-game rally was not enough to propel the University of Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball team to the program’s first national title. Trailing Lubbock Christian University by 14 points in the fourth quarter, the Seawolves trimmed the deficit to four with just over a minute left but couldn’t pull any closer in what turned out to be a 78-73 loss in the NCAA Division II national championship game, Mon...
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OUTDOOR KODIAK: Not too early to track down Dollies in lakes
A long, warm winter has left the lakes and rivers mostly ice-free. Several folks have asked me when the Dollies will start running into rivers on their way to the sea. I’m betting that’s still close to a month off. The run will start once the water temperatures rise enough to trigger them, but no time soon. Does that mean you have to wait another month for Dolly fishing? If the lakes are free of ice, there’s no re...
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Kodiak Island Births: April 5
Maryn Saunders Korrow was born at 7:52 p.m. on March 19, 2016, to Kate Korrow and Kim Saunders. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 22 inches long. Her parents are originally from Baltimore, Maryland, and Kodiak and now live in Kodiak. The baby’s mothers work for the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Also welcoming her to the family are Jillian Dorner, 9, and Tanner Dorner, 5. Grandparents are Jane and Bil...
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Fried collects 1,500 win
Kodiak’s Levi Fried had a career day on the track Saturday at the Tom Benich Classic in Greeley, Colorado. The Black Hills State University freshman breezed to victory in the men’s 1,500-meter run with a personal-best time of 4 minutes, 2.86 seconds, nearly five seconds quicker than his previous best mark. The 2015 Kodiak High School graduate and school record-holder in the 800 was two seconds faster than the runn...
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Public Safety Blotter: April 5
March 17 At 12:31 a.m., a person reported seeing a man walking in the 300 block of Polar Avenue carrying a large flat screen TV. Police patrolled the area and found no man or TV. At 2:18 a.m., police warned a driver in the Stellar Way and East Rezanof Drive area for a headlight equipment issue. At 8:36 a.m., a person reported someone broke into his vehicle the previous night in the 1100 block of Madsen Avenue and ...
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CAPITOL REPORT: Something everyone can hate
Hello again. Less than two weeks remain until the Legislature’s scheduled adjournment on Sunday, April 17, and there is, as always during this time of year, a great deal happening in the Capitol building. Of course, the major item still unresolved is the fiscal year 2017 operating budget. We are awaiting the appointment of a budget conference committee consisting of three members from each legislative body. This c...
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Sullivan: Wait for new icebreaker too long
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, said 10 years is too long to wait for a new icebreaker in the Arctic. As melting sea ice has opened up new pathways in the Arctic, many countries have sought to develop new strategies and amp up investments for commerce and national defense. This includes the acquisition of icebreakers, ships used to break ice and create pathways for other vessels. The United States has two active...
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Assembly talks Chiniak logging, GSA lease
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly moved forward with hiring a consultant to work out a possible logging contract for burned trees in Chiniak, and discussed a superseding lease with the General Services Administration for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's use of the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center on Near Island. At the Thursday work session, the assembly heard from NorthWind Forest Consultant...
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Knapp: New revenue pressures will impact fisheries
As legislators seek to solve the state’s financial troubles, economics professor Gunnar Knapp says fishermen need to keep an eye on what’s happening at the state level. Knapp, director and professor of economics at University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research, presented at ComFish Friday about the state’s fiscal situation and the implications for fisheries. “There’s definitely pressur...
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