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Assembly to talk bears tonight
Last fall, the city of Kodiak endured the busiest urban bear season in recent memory. This year, the Kodiak Island Borough, Kodiak Unified Bear Subcommittee and other local groups are trying to head off bear problems before they begin. The borough assembly will discuss bear prevention efforts at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the borough conference room on Mill Bay Road. The bear discussion will take place as part of a regu...
Aug 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old Harbor gets new store
Old Harbor has some changes in store. On Saturday, Kodiak’s largest rural community will hold the grand opening of the Nuniaq Food Market. The grand opening marks the restoration of the town store, which closed a year ago following a string of break-ins and vandalism. “There is a need for a store here in the community,” said Old Harbor tribal council vice president Melissa Berns. “The cost of importing goods from ...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mercury levels in fish increase when fish feed in deep water
A new study from the University of Hawaii at Manoa says mercury levels within fish rise the deeper the fish feed. The results may have implications for Alaska’s deepwater trawl and longline fisheries. "The implication is that predictions for increased mercury in deeper water will result in higher levels in fish," said Joel Blum of the University of Michigan, the lead author of the study, in a statement. "If we're ...
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Man accused of assault
A Kodiak man is accused of assaulting a family member and possessing a firearm while intoxicated. Ryan Yovino, 24, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Tuesday on charges of fourth-degree weapon misconduct (a misdemeanor) and third-degree assault (a class C felony). The assault charge is punishable by up to five years in jail and a maximum $10,000 fine upon conviction. Alaska State Troopers responded to a rep...
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A1 asks for state timber sale near Sac River
Logging company A1 Timber Consultants Inc. has asked the state of Alaska to open timber sales on state-owned land near the Sacramento river. The request became public after three A-1 Timber employees and one employee of Leisnoi Inc. traveled to the state board of forestry meeting held this month in Soldotna. A recording of the meeting was not publicly available, but the meeting’s minutes state that A1 “would like ...
Aug 27, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard rescues Tuxedni crewman
Sometimes even the rescuers need rescuing. On Monday, the Coast Guard medevaced a 44-year-old woman from the fishing tender Tuxedni as it sailed near Sitka. In June, the crew of the 103-foot Trident Seafoods tender was honored with the Coast Guard’s Gold Lifesaving Medal for its actions on Jan. 25, 2012. During a storm in Alitak Bay, the Tuxedni responded to the sinking of the fishing vessel Heritage and pulled it...
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Court rules on dispute over trees
The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled on a 2008 case involving a tree-cutting dispute between two Monashka Bay homeowners. In a Friday decision, the supreme court ruled Joel and Darlene Wiersum were responsible for clear-cutting a hillside owned by Paul Harder. The court threw out $161,000 in jury-awarded damages and ordered a new trial to decide the proper amount. According to court documents, the case began in 2005...
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Wounded warriors visit Kodiak
Last week, the Wounded Warrior Project brought 12 wounded soldiers to Kodiak Island to go fishing, see the sights and participate in a healing process. The Wounded Warrior Project is an organization that takes military veterans injured after Sept. 11, and works to help them heal and assist each other. For some, their wounds are physical; others live with invisible injuries from combat-related stress. For the past ...
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Kodiak student progress to be measured under new system
Three schools in the Kodiak Island Borough School District have received the highest rating under the Alaska’s new accountability system for public schools. Chiniak, Peterson and North Star schools received a five-star rating under the Alaska State Performance Index (APSI), which was adopted by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development in June 2013. The state board obtained a federal waiver from pro...
Aug 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Military History Museum unveils 3D model of gun
The Kodiak Military History Museum recently unveiled a three-dimensional model of the biggest guns that ever defended the Emerald Isle. Chuck Meitle of Corvallis, Ore., created and donated a model of the Mark VI, Modification 3A2 8-inch gun, which was found in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park during World War II. Parts of the gun can still be found near the museum and throughout the park. On Saturday, the mu...
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