Fish Factor: Panel teaches Congress about fishing industry For the first time ever, seafood industry reps were invited to brief policy makers in Congress on jobs and economic opportunities. Last Thursday the group presented a panel discussion called “Seafood Jobs in America” to the Senate Oceans Caucus and an audience of 80 people. According to Seafood.com, it included representatives of 12 senators and even one from the White House, plus a large contingent from the envir...
Capitol Report: Education big end of session topic Hello again. The Capitol is a busy place as we work toward the April 15 adjournment. The session’s major issue, oil taxes, continues to be a major focus of our attention in the capitol. The Senate majority’s bill, SB 192, is currently being vetted by the Senate Finance Committee and should come before the full body in the very near future. Meanwhile, discussions continue on the Fiscal Year 2013 operating and capit...
Fogle, Barnett crowned Pentathlon champions Two weeks of shoveling, scraping and chiseling ice and snow of Joe Floyd Track and Field finally paid off for Kodiak Saturday afternoon.
Underneath an overcast sky and using only Lanes 5 and 6, Kodiak’s track and field team competed in the annual Blue/Gold and Invincible Pentathlon.
“I fell very fortunate,” said Kodiak coach Marcus Dunbar on getting to run Saturday. “The weather has been nice and cooperative and ...
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Garden Gate: Winter hard on Kodiak raspberries, Ariz. cactus After breakfast — cheese, cherry tomatoes, toasted bagel and coffee — Natasha and I loaded our camera bags and tripods into her white Subaru and drove east out of Tucson along Speedway Boulevard, a six-lane watering hole attracting all manner of Americana — Sparkle Laundries, Starbucks, gas stations, designer bakeries and dental offices — hoping for financial nourishment from resident and visiting suburbanites.
Public Safety Blotter: April 2 Monday,
• At 1:05 a.m. on Marine Way an officer found personal effects, mail, etc.
• At 1:12 a.m. on Center Avenue an intoxicated male pedestrian left for home on request.
• At 1:57 a.m. a 911 call was received about disorderly conduct on Larch Street. Parties separated on request,
• At 2:42 a.m. on Marine Way an officer found a small amount of money.
• At 10 a.m. someone reported a vehicle rolled into a ...
Grade-school students spend day in college On Friday 72 fifth and sixth graders from Kodiak went to college.
The students attended the annual “I’m Going to College” event at Kodiak College. The event is a statewide program that aims to show young students what college opportunities are available to them, and that college is something to plan for.
The event has been held in colleges around Alaska for the last nine years, and came to Kodiak four years ago.
Fishermen ask for Bristol Bay protection On Wednesday, Commercial Fishermen for Bristol Bay announced that 77 commercial fishing groups from across the U.S. joined together to send a letter to the Obama Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency to ask for protection of Bristol Bay and its fishing resources from Pebble Mine.
Fishermen across the state and in Kodiak would be economically hurt if anything were to happen to the salmon population...
Kodiak still shy of snow record As of 8 p.m. Sunday, Kodiak was exactly 11 inches away from its all-time snowiest winter.
According to records kept by the Kodiak office of the National Weather Service, the archipelago’s largest city has received 137.6 inches of snow this winter.
The all-time record is 148.6 inches, set in the winter of 2007-2008.
Though the last week of March has seen a significant warming trend, the record may be within reach. ...
Kodiakans turn out for KODIAK — Carrying umbrellas, banners and balloons, about 50 Kodiak residents marched through the rain Thursday afternoon, participating in the local edition of a statewide antiviolence campaign.
The campaign, called "Choose Respect," is intended to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault in order to encourage Alaskans to prevent some of the most common crimes in the state.
Kodiak's event was sponso...
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When bears call, Old Harbor stands by its electric fences KODIAK — Old Harbor has a bear problem, but it’s slowly improving.
In a brown bag lunch seminar on Thursday, Bobbi Anne Barnowsky, environmental coordinator for the Old Harbor Tribal Council, explained that Old Harbor has made great strides toward coexisting with the bears.
Speaking to about 20 people at the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Barnowsky described the bear challenges that Old Harbor fac...
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