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Garbage-saavy Kodiakans seek a present solution for a future problem
On one side of a 35-degree gravel embankment is a towering pile of trash. On the other is a muddy pit. Together, these two spaces in the Kodiak Island Borough Landfill are the present and future of trash collection in Kodiak. The current landfill and its hill of gravel-covered garbage is 10 feet short of a regulatory cutoff height. The nearby pit, soon to be lined in plastic and piping, will serve Kodiak’s garbage...
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After four decades and two bottles of champagne, UAF’s boat launches in Wisconsin
MARINETTE, WIS. — Vera Alexander worried the champagne bottle wouldn’t break. The professor and dean emeritus of UAF’s School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (SFOS) served as a co-sponsor of the UAF research vessel Sikuliaq, which launched here on Saturday. That meant she was the one to give the ship’s blessing then crack a bottle of champagne against the bow. Rain alternately spit and fell in windy sheets at the ...
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Art therapy new to counseling center
Deborah Davis' office at the Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center looks like an art classroom. The shelves along one wall hold jars of colored pencils and markers, craft books and ribbons, and a quilt that reads "art is freedom" hangs on another wall. Davis uses the craft supplies with her patients in a new form of counseling called art therapy. Art therapy encourages expression through art, and helps break ...
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Fishing fatalities jump in 2011, but long-term trend is toward safety
When the fishing boat Kodiak Isle struck a rock last weekend, Jennifer Lincoln saw it as a victory. She wasn’t referring to the boat, now aground on Sitkinak Island and being salvaged. Instead, she was referring to the boat’s five-man crew, which safely abandoned ship and was rescued by the Coast Guard. “That’s a fantastic success story,” she said. “They used their gear, they called the Coast Guard, and they survi...
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Bering Sea crab season opens
Bering Sea crab season opened Monday, and as fishermen drop their pots for king crab, they’re fishing for a quota roughly the same as last year’s. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has set a Bristol Bay red king crab harvest of 7.85 million pounds, up slightly over last year’s quota of 7.834 million pounds. Those crab could fetch a good price, if the summer Norton Sound king crab fishery is any indication. Ac...
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City-owned boatyard rebranded as shipyard
The city-owned Kodiak Boatyard is now officially the Kodiak Shipyard. The name change comes after 10 years of planning, two years of construction and three years of operation. "The distinction between a boatyard and shipyard is hard to pin down, but after three years of operation it's obvious to me that our yard is in the shipyard class," said Kodiak Harbormaster Marty Owen in a release. Shipyard operations manage...
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CG inspection deadline today
The deadline for a mandatory Coast Guard safety inspection is today. Any fishing boat that uses federal waters — either for transit to Bristol Bay or for actual fishing — is required to undergo inspection. Inspections examine what the Coast Guard calls the “Big 8”: a working life raft, survival suits, rescue beacon, fire extinguishers, life rings, flooding alarms, stability instructions and safety drills. Inspecti...
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Borough picks new manager
Erick Strahl will be the next manager of the Kodiak Island borough. In its regularly scheduled work session, the borough assembly considered a draft version of its contract with the former Menominee, Mich. city manager, who is scheduled to start his job as the borough’s top unelected official on Jan. 15. The contract is not yet signed, but significant negotiations have concluded, and only moving expenses remain to...
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Library unveils handmade quilt
A new piece of artwork in the children's section of the A. Holmes Johnson Memorial Library encourages kids to read, dream and learn. On Saturday, the library unveiled the handmade quilt donated by the Kodiak Teachers Association. Last year the Kodiak Teachers Association approached librarian Ellie Werbe about doing a project for the library. Werbe suggested donating a piece of artwork, and the association came up ...
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Kodiak swimmers dominate Valley Invite
Kodiak’s swimming and diving teams lapped the field at the Valley Invitational on Saturday at Palmer High School. Kodiak’s girls won 11 of 12 events to win the team title with 114 points, 61 points ahead of runner-up Soldotna. Kodiak’s boys won eight events to collect the team title with 107 points, 50 points in front of runner-up Soldotna. Jori Lindquist, Tahna Lindquist and Ila Hughes each won two individual eve...
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