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USFWS boat likely unsalvagable
ANCHORAGE (AP) — A federal research vessel that sank while docked in St. Herman Harbor likely will not be repaired because of the high expense, a spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday. The 63-foot Arlluk, used by two Alaska Peninsula national wildlife refuges, sank last week while tied up in St. Herman’s Harbor. The vessel was floated after less than 24 hours and towed to a boat yard, but sa...
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Kodiak College steps beyond bilingual with new five-language signage
Kodiak College is making its campus more inclusive by installing multilingual signs on its buildings. The effort is part of the $1.4 million Alutiiq Studies and Student Support Project, which required the college to add signs in Alutiiq. "There was interest in making the whole campus more culturally friendly to Native students, but also to students and community members who speak other languages and are from other...
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12-year-old hit by truck, is recovering
A 12-year-old boy is recovering at home after a truck hit him while he was trying to cross the street on Friday. Police and emergency responders received a report that a truck hit a boy near McDonald’s around 6:30 p.m. Friday. Based on preliminary information, the boy “ran into the side of the truck as he was running across the street, outside of a crosswalk,” Kodiak Police Chief T.C. Kamai wrote in an email on Sa...
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Fish and Wildlife Service boat sinks in Kodiak harbor
The US Fish and Wildlife Service uses the research vessel Arlluk to get close to nature. Early Friday morning, the Arlluk got a little too close to nature after it sank at its moorings in St. Herman Harbor. According to the Kodiak harbormaster’s office, the 63-foot boat was discovered sunk about 3:30 a.m. No one was on board, and FWS spokesman Bruce Woods said the cause of the sinking was unknown. "At this point, ...
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Groundfish catch shares could cover whole Gulf
A proposed catch-share plan for trawl groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska will cover the entire Gulf, not just the central Gulf, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council decided Saturday. In a unanimous vote, council members agreed that changing the largest federal fishery in the central Gulf is impossible without affecting the western Gulf. Using a motion proposed by Alaska Department of Fish and Game commission...
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Small quake rattles Kodiak
Late sleepers were roused from their beds Sunday morning after a magnitude 3.8 earthquake shook the Kodiak road system at 10 a.m. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was located about 3 miles north-northwest of Pasagshak, at a depth of 21.9 miles. Shaking was felt throughout the Kodiak archipelago, with residents posting on Facebook from as far away as Port Hobron, Larsen Bay and Ouzinkie. No damage...
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Borough assembly approves long-term hospital care facility
After a tidal wave of testimony and more than an hour of debate, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved construction of a new long-term care facility next to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. In three different 5-2 votes, the assembly acknowledged concerns with care facility's proposed lease and construction schedule but said those concerns are not enough to stop progress on what a majority saw as the ...
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Assembly votes against releasing confidential emails — read them here instead
There are no skeletons in this closet. On Thursday night, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly voted 5-2 against releasing eight confidential emails containing conversations between interim borough manager Bud Cassidy and borough attorney Cheryl Brooking about the hiring of borough assemblywoman Chris Lynch by the borough last summer. In January, assemblyman Mel Stephens asked the borough to waive that privilege and...
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New public radio station coming this fall
This fall, a new radio station will begin broadcasting in Kodiak, but one important question remains to be answered: What will the station broadcast? On Thursday, public radio station KMXT-FM launched an online listener survey asking Kodiak residents what they’d like to hear when KODK-FM 90.7 begins broadcasting. “Right now, we've got the grant for equipment and all that kind of stuff that goes with it,” said Meri...
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Burglar steals $300 from business
A burglar stole around $300 in cash from Honda Marine Sales and Service, during the seventh reported business break-in since the start of 2013. The business discovered the cash missing before opening on Tuesday morning and reported it to the Kodiak Police Department, which determined the burglar broke a window and entered the building. KPD said there is no suspect at this time. The business did not have security c...
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