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USFWS will try again to remove Chirikof cattle
The USFWS is looking for a few cowboys. Some hunters might do. So could a savvy rancher or butcher — anything, really. As the Fish and Wildlife Service prepares for another attempt to remove cattle from Chirikof and Wosnesenski islands, it’s asking for the public’s ideas. The cattle were brought to the remote islands by ranchers, but the ranches are gone and the cattle have turned feral. “On these two islands, the...
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Gardeners make case for community plot
Kodiak's gardeners made their case for a community garden on Tuesday night as they asked the Kodiak City Council for use of a plot of land on Larch Street. While the council was receptive to the proposal, they and Mayor Pat Branson said details including liability and insurance need to be worked out before the garden is approved. Presenting the request was Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District manager Joe Di...
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PHAB talks transient float replacement
Kodiak’s channel transient float on Near Island Channel is more than 60 years old and needs to be replaced. The Kodiak ports and harbor advisory board discussed the issue during a Tuesday meeting. “It’s amazing how long it’s held up, but it’s going to need to be replaced,” shipyard operations manager Lon White said. Harbormaster Marty Owen said the replacement project could be eligible for partial funding through ...
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Sun’aq appoints new officers
On Sunday, the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak appointed new officers and board members during its annual meeting at the Sun’aq Tribal Center. Two three-year seats were up for election with four people vying to fill them. Frank Peterson and Sophie Frets took the most votes and were elected to the Sun’aq Tribal Council. Peterson received 97 votes and Frets received 93 votes. The Sun’aq Tribe has more than 1,600 members. Peo...
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New Kodiak Public Library opens to acclaim
“I think it’s congratulations to just about everybody here,” Kodiak Public Library Association treasurer Erin Harrington said. By the end of the evening, everyone believed it. In a ceremony short in length but long on thanks and praise, the city of Kodiak opened the doors of its new public library to the general public. The building replaces the A. Holmes Johnson Public Library, an aging structure built in the yea...
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Light show back for third year
If you’re in need of a little holiday joy, head over to Otmeloi Way to check out Kodiak’s biggest Christmas light display. Kodiak resident Andy Crawley has continued his spectacular Christmas lights tradition, which is now on display every night until the holiday. This is Crawley’s third year putting on the show, which has consistently backed up traffic on Otmeloi Way for the last two holiday seasons. He held his ...
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Coast Guard sends helicopter to Cold Bay for snow crab season
Members of Air Station Kodiak just returned from Cold Bay, where they stood by to help ailing mariners during the red king crab fishery season. Now they’re back in the small Alaska Peninsula town to help with the snow crab season. On Saturday, Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak sent an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew to the forward operating location in Cold Bay to stand by for fishermen in Southwest Alaska during the w...
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Board of Fisheries changes little in Chignik
The Alaska Board of Fisheries is making few changes in Chignik-area fisheries after a two-day meeting in Anchorage. Only two of eight proposals submitted by Chignik fishermen were approved by the seven-member fish board last week. The accepted proposals determine when a seine has stopped fishing and allow fishery managers flexibility when deciding whether to open the Chignik River commercial salmon fishery. The se...
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Assembly approves raise for SAB No. 1 chairman
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has approved a $1,200 raise in the stipend paid to the Service Area No. 1 chairman. In a 4-3 vote Thursday evening, the assembly approved paying chairman Scott Arndt $400 per month, up from $300 per month. The suggestion for the raise came from the Service Area No. 1 board, which voted unanimously in favor of the proposal. “If the board doesn’t feel it’s out of line, I don’t feel...
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KTUU-GCI dispute deepens
There’s even more static in Alaska’s cable TV picture. On Saturday, the dispute between cable provider GCI and broadcaster KTUU-TV deepened as GCI cut KTUU broadcasts to Juneau, Sitka and other Southeast Alaska locations. Southeast is the latest casualty in a fee battle that has already blocked KTUU from 7,000 GCI customers in Kodiak and other rural Alaska locations. KTUU and GCI appeared near a deal on Nov. 22, b...
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