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FAA, Sun'aq reach deal on airport
The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak and FAA have resolved the biggest outstanding issue remaining before construction begins on new safety areas at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport. On Monday, FAA administrator Leslie Grey announced that the construction project will allocate $450,000 for a five-year study of the Buskin River area. The study will monitor any changes that arise in the environment after 17 acres of Chiniak ...
Sep 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Cutter Munro returns home after patrol
The Coast Guard cutter Munro has returned home to Kodiak after almost three months patrolling the deep-sea fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean. The 378-foot Munro was greeted by family and friends who held signs and balloons as the ship moored at Base Kodiak on Sunday afternoon. While underway, the Munro worked with the Chinese, Japanese and Russian coast guards that patrol waters more than 200 miles off the shor...
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Animal control contract almost ready
A five-year-old boy was found dead Sunday in Kotzebue, mauled to death by roaming stray dogs. While Kodiak doesn’t have the stray problem that Kotzebue has, one only has to look on Facebook to find regular posts about missing or found dogs. Most of these are beyond city limits, where there is no animal control officer. That situation may change next month as the Kodiak Island Borough assembly prepares to take up a...
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2 accused of drawing gun in dispute
Two Kodiak men are accused of threatening another man with a gun during a confrontation about a broken car mirror. Rusty Monte de Ramos, 23, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Sept. 12 for one count of third-degree assault (a class C felony). His brother, Randy Monte De Ramos, 27, was arraigned in district court the same day on one count of third-degree assault (a class C felony) and violation of custodian ...
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Olds River remains closed above road system
Fishing has opened above Kodiak’s road system in all but one river. The Olds River will remain closed to salmon fishing above the Chiniak Highway for the remainder of the year, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced last week. River fishing is typically restricted to waters between the highway and the ocean. The restriction allows salmon to lay their eggs without being disturbed by fishermen. After Sept....
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Chamber hires new economic development specialist
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce has hired a new economic development specialist to put together an economic development plan for Kodiak. Rebecca Skinner started in the position the first week of September. Trevor Brown, executive director of the Chamber, said Skinner is a good fit for the job because of her educational background and skill with the public. “I think she’s going to take a lot of the stuff we do to a ...
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New Kodiak postmaster a familiar face
Kodiak has a new postmaster, and she didn’t have to travel far to get here. Dawn Acosta has been named postmaster of the US Postal Service’s Kodiak office. She has been working in the Kodiak office as a supervisor since 2004, so it made sense for her to apply for the job after former postmaster William Kersch left for a post office in Puerto Rico earlier this summer. Acosta officially took over in August. Kersch a...
Sep 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alutiiq Museum completes 'Wild Foods' project
Have you ever wondered how to incorporate kelp into your cooking or make perok? The Alutiiq Museum’s new cookbook contains more than 50 recipes that focus on using wild foods found in Kodiak. The Alutiiq Museum unveiled The Wild Foods Cookbook” and DVD Friday during a potluck. More than 60 people turned out to the Koniag building to taste wild foods and view clips. “We’re very proud of this celebration of Kodiak w...
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Assembly warned of tighter state budget
Kodiak needs to prepare for tighter belts when it comes to state funding, Rep. Alan Austerman told the Kodiak Island Borough assembly Thursday night. “I expect somewhere in the neighborhood of a billion dollars is going to be cut from the budget this year,” said Kodiak’s representative to the Alaska House. Austerman’s comments came as the borough assembly discussed its legislative wish list for the coming session ...
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Womens Bay board revived
Winter is approaching, but a handful of Bell’s Flats residents aren’t getting ready for hibernation. They’re reviving a long-dormant community organization. On Saturday evening, 20 people gathered in Womens Bay Fire Hall to revive the Womens Bay Community Council. Seven people were chosen to serve as directors of the nonprofit corporation that represents Womens Bay on an unofficial basis. Interim chairman Dave Heu...
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