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Thruster trouble delays Tustumena
The ferry Tustumena will be delayed arriving in Kodiak today after an electrical issue affected the ship’s bow thruster, the Alaska Marine Highway System said Thursday afternoon. The Tustumena’s propulsion system, including its bow thruster, was one of the things overhauled during the ship’s 11-month dry dock stay. It was not immediately clear if Thursday’s problems were related to shakedown issues after the stay....
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AAUW bazaar moves downtown
The largest holiday bazaar in Kodiak is moving downtown this year. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) bazaar, which is regularly held at Kodiak High School, had to be moved due to the ongoing high school construction project. Organizers initially received an announcement that the bazaar would be held at three separate locations downtown, but after a close review, organizers decided on one location...
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Pair of hunting bills compete in Congress
A pair proposals to support hunting and fishing interests are working their way through Congress. On Thursday, Sen. Mark Begich announced his support of the Sportsmen's and Public Outdoor Recreation Traditions (SPORT) bill, which would create electronic versions of duck hunting stamps and open federal public lands to target ranges. Earlier this year, Sen. Lisa Murkowski threw her support behind the Recreational Fi...
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Seafood institute attracts up-and-comers in processing industry
Martin Wagner doesn’t enjoy eating seafood. It’s an odd admission from someone at the Alaska Seafood Processing Leadership Institute. For a week, 15 up-and-coming seafood processing managers have met at the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center for in-depth lessons in management and leadership. After the weeklong Kodiak session, attendees will attend four days of leadership training in Anchorage and a trip to t...
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Kodiak water system tops in state
Kodiak has the best water system of any rural community in Alaska, according to the Alaska Rural Water Association. Kodiak was the recipient of the “Water System of the Year” award at ARWA’s annual conference, held last week in Anchorage. Nominations are submitted by ARWA staff, who travel across the state, helping rural communities throughout the year. Kodiak’s award was for systems that serve communities of 1,00...
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Coast Guard failed to meet more than half its performance goals last year
The Coast Guard failed to meet 12 of 23 mission goals last year, according to a report card graded by the Department of Homeland Security. The report card, published by DHS’ inspector general, says that nationwide, the Coast Guard fell short when it comes to key missions like interdicting cocaine traffic or having rescuers reach an accident scene quickly. The report, which covers the period between Oct. 1, 2011 an...
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Teaching vessel may get hand from ADF&G
The K-Hi-C has taken Kodiak High School students to sea for 40 years. Now, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game would like to renovate the 42-year-old fishing vessel — at no cost to the Kodiak Island Borough School District. “It’s an awesome thing,” said teacher Jane Eisemann, who has been using the K-Hi-C as a floating classroom for 17 years. Eisemann teaches basic seamanship, maritime science, and wilderness s...
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Data shows October far warmer than normal
October’s warm weather was “astounding” in its stretch across Alaska, according to the Alaska Climate Research center, which released its data for the month on Tuesday. Locally, the abnormally warm weather forestalled the season’s first snowfall at sea level. While snow was visible Tuesday above 2,000 feet, none has been measured at Benny Benson State Airport, Kodiak’s official measuring point. In a normal year, K...
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Disovery Channel announces new Kodiak-based reality show
Get ready to see more of Kodiak Island on TV. On Tuesday, a Discovery Channel spokeswoman confirmed the network and production company Orion Entertainment are filming here for “Kodiak,” a four-part series set to air in 2014. “We are currently in production, and we just started filming this week,” wrote Discovery spokeswoman Kate Aconfora in an email. According to information released by Discovery and confirmed by ...
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Kodiak toppled as top halibut port in Alaska
Kodiak will not take Alaska’s halibut title for a second year. With 97 percent of the halibut quota in the central Gulf used, Homer has landed 4.39 million pounds of halibut to Kodiak’s 3.38 million. The halibut season ends Nov. 7, and just under 339,000 pounds of halibut quota remains in the central Gulf of Alaska. Statewide, 20.53 million pounds of the state’s 21.81 million-pound quota have been taken. After Hom...
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