Fun run kicks off Fourth of July Seward might have the famed Mount Marathon race, but Kodiak is not to be outdone on the Fourth of July.
The July Fourth 10K Run and Walk begins 10 a.m. outside the entrance to the Coast Guard base and ends in the Food for Less parking lot.
Kodiak Parks and Recreation director Ian Fulp said Monday the race started in 1980. However, race results were not printing in the Kodiak Daily Mirror until 1987.
Fulp said a...
Jig cod B season wraps up As salmon season continues, another small-boat fishery has come to an end.
On Friday, the National Marine Fisheries service closed the Pacific cod B season for jig fishermen in waters around Kodiak.
One hundred seventy-one metric tons of cod were available to jig fishermen under a season that opened June 10. An additional 256 tons were available under an A season that opened Jan. 1.
This is the first year that se...
Two and a half months after murders, a new boss at
Coast Guard Communication Station Kodiak With a speech referring to April’s tragedy, Coast Guard Cmdr. Peter Van Ness said farewell to the Emerald Isle during a change of command ceremony Friday.
He was relieved by Lt. Cmdr. Paul Salerno, who arrived from the Coast Guard Electronic System Support Unit in Boston.
Van Ness, who finished his three-year tour in Kodiak, is leaving two and a half months after the murders of Petty Officer 1st Class James Hopkin...
Pillar Mountain wind turbine project still on course The project to put three new wind turbines atop Pillar Mountain remains on schedule, Kodiak Electric Association CEO Darron Scott said Thursday.
His remarks came during the monthly meeting of the electric cooperative’s board of directors.
“Everything is still on track for a late fall startup,” he said.
Contractors have completed an extension of Pillar Mountain Road and have dug three pits for the foundations of th...
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Transport bill, student loan help approved in Washington In the final major Congressional moves expected before this fall’s elections, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives approved a major transportation funding bill and an interest break for student loan holders.
On Friday, the House voted 373-52 and the Senate 74-19 in favor of the transportation bill, which also included the student loan break.
All three members of Alaska’s congressional delegation voted for...
Seahawks entertain Kodiak youth Seattle Seahawks quarterback Josh Portis pointed one direction; Dustin Swearingin went another direction.
The two laughed and smiled.
Swearingin corrected his path, scrambled to his right and fired a bullet into the waiting hands of Seattle defensive line coach Todd Wash.
“That’s how it’s done,” Portis said to Swearingin as he finished the drill.
Swearingin wasn’t awestruck by learning from an NFL player; the 1...
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No fireworks, but Fourth festivities on tap for Kodiak, Chiniak By NICOLE KLAUSS
Kodiak won’t have any official fireworks for the Fourth of July this year, but the celebrations will go on.
City manager Aimée Kniaziowski said fireworks were not even in the city council’s budget discussion this year.
Kodiak had no fireworks last year after its long-time pyrotechnicians retired.
“They handled all the ordering, shipping and laying out,” Kniaziowski said. “None of ou...
Fish Factor: Research details fish bycatch; Alaska ranks second A first-ever accounting of bycatch in U.S. fisheries has been achieved by federal scientists in a user-friendly report that aims to set a baseline for the accidental takes of fish, marine mammals, seabirds and other creatures by fishing gear.
The National Bycatch Report, based primarily on 2005 data, shows fish landings and estimated bycatch ratios of nearly 400 types of sea creatures by gear type and region. It ...
Smooth pavement a treat to use
To the editor:
Driving out Rezanof Drive to the north, as Marian and I do for our thrice-weekly fitness program at the Kodiak Athletic Club, we were acutely aware that it had become one of our holiest roads. One morning we encountered double traffic fines notices that told us it was finally being repaired, and we found we would have to wait for an escort on our usual route. To avoid this, we circumvented Rezanof, ...
New group to research Aleutian crab Kodiak-based fisheries adviser Denby Lloyd is adding a new group to his portfolio. On Saturday, the golden king crab fleet announced the creation of the Aleutian King Crab Research Foundation. Lloyd will be the group’s science adviser.
The foundation’s purpose is to increase understanding of the golden king crab stock, found in the Aleutians and harvested by fewer than 10 boats per year.
“More information should r...