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Kulluk not expected to return to Alaska in 2014
The drilling rig Kulluk, which ran aground on Sitkalidak Island in January, will not return to Alaska in 2014, Royal Dutch Shell officials announced last week. It’s not even clear if the Kulluk will ever return to the 49th state, Shell chief financial officer Henry Simon told reporters. "The Kulluk we do not expect, in fact we are not sure that we will necessarily bring the Kulluk back into operation," Simon said....
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Congressional bill would remove hurdle to barge dock
Alaska’s Congressional delegation is pushing an effort to allow the Coast Guard to lease its underwater and tidelands property for more than the five years allowed under existing law. If passed by Congress, the Federal Submerged Lands Transportation Development Act would have significant implications for the development of a barge dock at Shannon Point in Womens Bay. In March, Seattle-based Northland Services floa...
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Dreams of hydroelectricity
Wind turbines star in photographs, but it’s Terror Lake that does most of the heavy lifting in the road system’s power grid. Another Kodiak Island community has similar hydroelectric dreams. On Thursday, the Alaska Village Electrical Cooperative was expected to finalize its federal permit request to build a new $8.2 million hydroelectric power plant in Old Harbor. “You’ve got water, you’ve got minimal environmenta...
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Kodiak man appointed to Alaska Aerospace board
Gov. Sean Parnell has reappointed a Kodiak resident to the Alaska Aerospace Corporation board of directors. The board of directors oversees the Alaska Aerospace Corporation, which was established by the state to develop an aerospace industry in Alaska. Alaska Aerospace operates the Kodiak Launch Complex and works to play a lead role in space exploration and development of research. Thomas Walters of Kodiak was rea...
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Borough may seek more money for landfill
The Kodiak Island Borough may seek more money to pay for its ongoing landfill expansion project. In a work session Tuesday night, the borough assembly discussed seeking a $3.4 million “line of credit” from the state’s clean water loan fund. The new money may be required if bids for a water treatment plant at the landfill come in as high as expected. In May, the borough — guided by engineering firm CH2MHILL — expec...
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Two accused of robbing a man have charges dropped
The two people accused of robbing a man and stealing his pants in July had their robbery charges dropped. Cynthia Bean, 40, and Joseph Iannon Jr, 47, were accused of robbing a man of his pants and thousands of dollars in cash while he was sitting downtown near the Safeway liquor store. Bean faced charges of second-degree robbery, fourth-degree assault and third-degree theft, but her case was dismissed Oct. 23. Ian...
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Ouzinkie generator fire linked to negligence
A March generator fire at the City of Ouzinkie power plant has been linked to negligent operational procedures. The city’s main diesel generator caught fire March 21 and left the Spruce Island city without power for a day. At the time, Ouzinkie’s two backup generators were not working, but a mechanic was able to fly to the community of 168 people and restore power. Investigation revealed the fire caused around $4,...
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Unresolved search ends in Akhiok
The Alaska State Troopers have called off the search for a missing Akhiok man. Active searching has ended, troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said, and 20-year-old Brandon Phillips will go into the books as a missing person. “You can only search the same area so long with the same results,” Peters said. As many as 30 people searched for Phillips, who was last seen leaving Akhiok on an ATV Saturday evening. When he ...
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GED test deadline approaches
The deadline to complete the all five sections of the GED test is quickly approaching. Starting in 2014, students will have to complete a longer, more expensive and fully electronic GED test. While the official deadline set by the GED Testing Service is Dec. 31, Kodiak College’s deadline is Dec. 19 because the campus will close for the holidays. Kodiak College adult basic education coordinator Adelia Myrick said s...
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Kodiak named No. 3 fishing port in US
Kodiak is now the third-busiest fishing port in the country by weight of fish, according to the latest “Fisheries of the United States” report released Wednesday by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The report says 393 million pounds of seafood were landed in Kodiak during 2012, up from 372 million pounds in 2011. That puts Kodiak behind only Dutch Harbor and the main Gulf of Mexico fishing port in Louisiana,...
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