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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...
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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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MOUNTAIN VIEWS: Connections in giving, taking life
I've never pictured myself as a hunter. I'm married to a man who hunts with a passion and I've supported him in that from the sidelines. Hunt after hunt he comes home with wild game which he processes and we very much enjoy eating. The female friends in my life who hunt don't have kids. They have a freedom which I have been curious of from afar. I see the photos, hear the stories and have recognized it wasn't my j...
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The Week in Words: Anything not work is play
The news last week was a series of contrasts, vacillating back and forth between the energy that comes with the first day of school, the fun of the state fair and rodeo, and the reflection on work, on our labor. Work and play. As Jack knows, a healthy helping of both keeps the doldrums away. Let’s begin with “school,” the English spelling of the Latin word “schola,” which, to no surprise, is a place for learning. ...
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Chiniak fire reaches 98 percent containment
Alaska Division of Forestry officials expect to see an end to the state’s firefighting effort in Chiniak on Friday, with help from rain predicted to continue through the week. “We’re hoping that’s going to finish it off,” said Patrick Quiner, ADF’s Kenai-Kodiak area representative. As of Monday, the fire was 98 percent contained within a 300-foot wide perimeter, incident commander Phil Blydenburgh of ADF said. “To...
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Troopers investigating burglary at gym
The Alaska State Troopers are investigating the theft of money and iPods and a break-in at a local gym last weekend, according to a trooper report. Troopers were notified by the owner of Kodiak Athletic Club shortly before 6 a.m. on Sept. 5 that someone had illegally entered the building. “Subsequent investigation revealed a man on a bicycle rode up to the building at about (3 a.m.), forced the door open, and stol...
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School Board supports reopening Danger Bay School
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education unanimously supported the reopening of Danger Bay School, a small rural school located at a logging camp on Afognak Island, for the 2015-2016 school year. According to KIBSD superintendent Stewart McDonald, the logging camp says enough students will enroll to meet the 10-student minimum required for a public school to open. Currently, 8 students are enro...
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Senior Life: September is Senior Center Month
Each September the National Council on Aging declares Senior Center Month and the Kodiak Senior Center always participates. This year’s theme is: “LIFE- Learning, Independence, Friends and Energy.” And you can find all that at the Kodiak Senior Center every month. This month Golden Tones are back practicing each Thursday at 1:30 p.m. The Whippersnappers have also returned to play music each Friday at 1 p.m. exerci...
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