KDM editorial: DNR's new program raises price of guiding Fishery catch share programs have gutted the number of boats on Kodiak's waterfront, and the state of Alaska is about to do the same thing to commercial hunting.
House Bill 158, under consideration by the Alaska Legislature, would allow the Department of Natural Resources to implement a program that limits the number of hunting guides on state land. In effect, if not name, it's catch shares ashore.
DNR is acting w...
Alutiiq Word of the Week: March 22 Kuicaaq : Waterfall
Olga Bay-mi kuicaaq et’uq egkum akiani. : In Olga Bay there is a waterfall across from Egkuq.
Kodiak’s rugged topography and its wet weather combine to create many small waterfalls. Heavy rains saturate the ground, providing runoff for streams that spill down mountainsides and plummet over cliffs. Some waterfalls are seasonal, fed by spring rains and melting snow, while others drain steep slop...
Around Kodiak: March 22 The will be a meeting of the Kodiak Regional Planning Team at 9 a.m. today in the Alaska Department of Fish & Game upstairs conference room (351 Research Court, Near Island). This meeting is open to the public with the purpose to address regional salmon issues and concerns. For additional information, contact Tina Fairbanks at the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association, 486-6555.
The Kodiak Saturday Market take...
Coast Guard Blotter: March 22 March 15
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Kodiak medevaced a 35-year-old crewman who was exhibiting symptoms of hypothermia from the 58-foot Kodiak-based fishing vessel Stella in Shelikof Strait March 15.
He was safely delivered to emergency medical personnel at Air Station Kodiak for further transport to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. The crewman fell overboard from the Stel...
Another Day in Paradise: Keeping a schedule I loved the commercial thirty years ago for Dunkin Donuts. “Time to make the donuts” was the slogan repeated throughout. Their basic thought was, you get them fresh no matter when you come in.
I’m not entirely sure whether I liked the commercial because of their idea, or whether it was because I really liked their donuts.
Life operates on a schedule for me. Sometimes I lose track of what that schedule is supposed...
Akhiok still searching for fixes to water and sewer woes When people in Akhiok want a glass of water, it’s not as simple as turning on the faucet and filling a glass.
Akhiok’s water treatment system doesn’t meet any of the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory drinking water requirements, which means filling a glass involves a trip to the stove or a flight to Kodiak for bottled water.
“People are upset with it,” said Dan McCoy, vice-mayor of Akhiok and superviso...
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Glen Allen Neel Glen Allen Neel, a sweet, loving, artistic soul, left us Jan. 31, 2013. Glen Allen Neel was born Aug. 2, 1930 in Kamas, Utah to John and Mary Elizabeth Turnbow Neel.
He loved his Navy career of 20 years. He was in both Hawaii and Alaska when they were granted statehood. Glen was an avid fisherman and fly-tier, snowmachiner and motorcycle enthusiast.
He was a past Master Mason, Shriner, Yorkrite. He was also a li...
Sportfish hatchery looking to expand The Pillar Creek fish hatchery plans to expand, but first it needs to downsize.
On Wednesday night, the Kodiak Island Borough’s planning and zoning commission recommended approval of a land swap between the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association and the Kodiak Island Borough.
Under the terms of the swap, KRAA — acting as an agent for the state-owned hatchery — will give up 19 acres of property to gain 2.61 acres ...
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Kodiak stumbles in state opener Kodiak was hoping for a chance to pull some upsets at the 4A girls state basketball tournament; it wasn’t anticipating being the one upended.
That was the case early Thursday morning when No. 6 Lathrop overpowered No. 3 Kodiak, 56-42, in an opening-round game at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.
Kodiak, the runner-up team in the Northern Lights Conference, started Thursday’s 8 a.m. game with a 20-7 record and looking...
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Playbook: March 22 Today
Girls basketball: Kodiak vs. West Valley at the 4A state tournament at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage, 8 a.m.
Saturday, March 23
Girls basketball: Kodiak at the 4A state tournament at Sullivan Arena in Anchorage.