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Poems installed at Fort Abercrombie
Two poems written by locals were installed on plaques at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park on Saturday, two of the last poems in a three-year program to place 11 poems in seven state parks across Alaska. The Abercrombie poems were written by Leslie Leyland Fields and Fred Stager. Accompanying the poem on the plaques were photographs by local photographers Corey Pederson and Stacey Studebaker. The first part o...
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Common murres dying off in ‘unusual year’
Enjoying idyllic weather on the Labor Day holiday, Hal Long paddled his kayak out onto Monashka Bay Sept. 7 and saw some white objects floating off the south shore. “I thought they were floats at first,” Long said. But a closer look showed he had found about a dozen dead common murres, birds that spend most of their lives at sea. Long’s discovery was not unique. The Homer News reported Aug. 27 that dead murres hav...
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City celebrates 75 years
Kodiakans turned out Saturday to celebrate 75 years since the City of Kodiak was officially incorporated. The celebration drew on the many facets of Kodiak’s diverse community with the lighting of a ceremonial Alutiiq lamp at the beginning, the presentation of the colors and a finale by the U.S. Coast Guard, and performances by Alutiiq, Filipino-American and Samoan dancers. After eating a potluck lunch while liste...
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Assembly hears about holding conservation easement on popular hiking area
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly received a short presentation about possibly holding a conservation easement of Termination Point and Long Island at their Thursday work session. Phil Shephard, the executive director of the Great Land Trust, said his organization ranks areas of land that could be purchased with mitigation funds from things like construction projects or oil spills and then approaches the owners o...
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Council supports subsistence act, raises port fees
The Kodiak City Council supported the Subsistence Access Management Act currently making its way through the U.S. Congress and passed a resolution changing the port tariff at their Thursday meeting. The council delayed the resolution in support of the Subsistence Management Act at two previous meetings after concerns were raised by Kodiak residents over losing local control. If passed, the act would require an act...
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75 years since Kodiak incorporation
Today marks 75 years since the City of Kodiak was incorporated, and the city has a celebration planned for tomorrow commemorating Sept. 11, 1940. In 1940, the citizens took on the effort to become incorporated, which required a petition and then a vote. District court judge Simon Hellenthal signed the final order declaring the “Town of Kodiak” as a municipal corporation on Sept. 11, 1940. Before the declaration, m...
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Fish Work Group approves letter, considers comments for NPFMC
The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group chose to send a modified letter to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council regarding bycatch reduction and consider at their next meeting including comments from the Wednesday discussion forum on the issue. In late August, the City of Kodiak and Kodiak Island Borough agreed to send a joint letter to NPFMC about an environmental impact statement for bycatch management options....
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Fish Work Group discusses bycatch, hears comments at forum
A dozen panelists joined the Kodiak Fisheries Work Group on Wednesday for a forum with stakeholders on bycatch in the Gulf of Alaska. FWG co-chair John Whiddon said the group is not necessarily trying to come up with a consensus, but come to a better understanding of the issues and represent the entire Kodiak community. Much of the discussion centered on allocation of the targeted or bycatch species, and among the...
Sep 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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City council begins studying possible marijuana rules
Because of a travel problem, a representative of the city’s law firm could not attend Wednesday’s Kodiak City Council work session as planned to give a presentation about marijuana and regulations for its use. Marijuana use by adults became legal in Alaska in February, and detailed regulations are evolving at state and local levels. Council members want to study questions regarding marijuana-derived products, publ...
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Troopers: drunk man crashes his vehicle, reports it stolen
A Kodiak man allegedly crashed his pickup while intoxicated and then told the Alaska State Troopers it had been stolen, according to a trooper report. Tyrone Walker, 38, reported to the troopers on Sunday shortly before 11 p.m. that his truck had been taken from his Gull Drive residence, according to the report. “At approximately the same time,” the troopers received a report that a vehicle was in a ditch after ha...
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