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Capitol Report: July 15
Hello! So far it’s been a busy summer, complimented with great weather and a strong salmon run. I hope you are all having an excellent summer also. Here are tidbits of what my office has been working on since session got out. I appreciate you taking the time to read this and encourage any of you that want to address upcoming legislative issues to call my office and set up an appointment before winter sets in and t...
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73 degrees and skiing in sunshine
On a day when temperatures topped 70 degrees and Kodiakans crowded Mill Bay Beach, Steve Wielebski grabbed his skis. Snow is a distant memory at sea level, but look up at Kodiak’s hills and mountains, and you’ll see splashes of white. While Kodiak isn’t the backcountry skiing Mecca that Valdez or the Alaska Range are, it has plenty of hills and mountains that keep their snow through most of the summer. “This is th...
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Harbor dredging begins next week
Access to Kodiak’s harbors will be limited to one lane of traffic as a project to deepen the harbor channels begins next week. Starting Monday, Western Marine Construction Inc. will begin deepening the mouth of the St. Paul Harbor. Kodiak harbormaster Marty Owen said he has been trying to get the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to approve the dredging for years because large boats scrape the bottom during low tide. T...
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Legion team sets sail for two-week trip
With the sound of construction crews digging up the Baranof Field outfield Thursday morning, Kodiak’s American Legion A baseball team spent its last practice of the season fielding groundballs on the adjacent football field. It’s a sacrifice the team will gladly take since next season it will be playing on an all-synthetic turf field. First, though, Kodiak must get through a lengthy road trip that will conclude it...
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Assemblyman drops support for smoking ban
A proposed public smoking ban for the Kodiak Island Borough appears all but dead after one of its principal backers dropped his support. On Thursday night, assemblyman Tuck Bonney said he will no longer support a proposal to put a boroughwide smoking ban on the fall municipal ballot. "I've had an interesting week on this one, and I'm going to withdraw my support," he said during a borough work session. "I've recei...
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Trans-Arctic shipping is decades away, experts say
Alaskan businessmen are hoping that ocean shippers will follow the 50th state’s motto, but a new article in the latest edition of the US Naval Institute’s journal, Proceedings, says North to the Future is a long way off for shipping. Stephen Carmel, a senior vice president for Maersk Line, the world’s largest ocean shipping company, writes that even though Arctic ice is receding, “it is important to get past the h...
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Just Take a Trawler and Processor Lobbyist’s Advice
As reported about Monday’s fishery working group meeting, anthropologist Courtney Carothers’ preliminary survey findings showed 77 percent of respondents believing fish privatizations lead to a downturn of the local economy. The National Academy of Science’s study does not support a finding that fisheries would be better managed if they were private rather than public resources. What saturated the results was a wi...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 12
Wednesday, July 10 • At 12:08 a.m., an officer investigated a suspicious vehicle. It was just men fixing a vehicle. • At 5:35 a.m., an officer removed a dead rabbit from the roadway. • At 9:25 a.m., a citizen requested a cat trap. • At 9:31 a.m., a caller reported his ATVs were vandalized. They were probably damaged from a brick found underneath them. • At 12:46 p.m., a 911 caller reported a vehicle was speeding t...
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People shouldn't complain about rent
To the Editor: On the Hotline, Monday, people were griping about their rent being raised in apartments. The owners of the apartments have to pay each renter’s sewer, water, garbage, electric, insurance, high property taxes, heat, city 7 percent sales tax, repairs and cleaning, just like rental houses pay on each tenant. Some of these people are earning high retirement income and they can afford to own their own pl...
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Around Kodiak: July 12
The Tee Off For Kids golf tournament begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Bear Valley Golf Club. The tournament, sponsored by the Kodiak High School Booster Club, benefits athletics programs at the high school. An NRA high-power rifle match will take place at Salonie Creek Rifle Range beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Alutiiq Museum is making ciitaq, an Alutiiq treat made from crushed berries, milk and sugar for its s...
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