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Fish and Wildlife Service boat sinks in Kodiak harbor
The US Fish and Wildlife Service uses the research vessel Arlluk to get close to nature. Early Friday morning, the Arlluk got a little too close to nature after it sank at its moorings in St. Herman Harbor. According to the Kodiak harbormaster’s office, the 63-foot boat was discovered sunk about 3:30 a.m. No one was on board, and FWS spokesman Bruce Woods said the cause of the sinking was unknown. "At this point, ...
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Groundfish catch shares could cover whole Gulf
A proposed catch-share plan for trawl groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska will cover the entire Gulf, not just the central Gulf, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council decided Saturday. In a unanimous vote, council members agreed that changing the largest federal fishery in the central Gulf is impossible without affecting the western Gulf. Using a motion proposed by Alaska Department of Fish and Game commission...
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Prep hoops: Palmer sweeps Kodiak boys
Six games into the Northern Lights Conference schedule, Kodiak boys basketball coach David Anderson can’t believe his eyes.  After getting swept at Palmer on back-to-back nights, the Bears have fallen to 1-5 in the NLC, 9-9 overall.  Kodiak is tied with Kenai for last in the six-team conference. Palmer is second at 4-2.  “I would have never even thought we would have been in that position this year,” Anderson said...
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Small quake rattles Kodiak
Late sleepers were roused from their beds Sunday morning after a magnitude 3.8 earthquake shook the Kodiak road system at 10 a.m. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake was located about 3 miles north-northwest of Pasagshak, at a depth of 21.9 miles. Shaking was felt throughout the Kodiak archipelago, with residents posting on Facebook from as far away as Port Hobron, Larsen Bay and Ouzinkie. No damage...
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Fish Factor: Bill would make dumping sewage easier for cruise ships
Dilution is the solution for pollution sums up the Parnell Administration policy when it comes to cruise ship discharges in Alaska waters. A bill being moved quickly by state lawmakers will repeal a 2006 citizens’ initiative that requires cruise ships to meet Alaska water quality standards at the point of discharge, and instead create mixing zones for dumping sewage, hazardous chemicals and other wastes. Alaskans ...
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Borough assembly approves long-term hospital care facility
After a tidal wave of testimony and more than an hour of debate, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly approved construction of a new long-term care facility next to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. In three different 5-2 votes, the assembly acknowledged concerns with care facility's proposed lease and construction schedule but said those concerns are not enough to stop progress on what a majority saw as the ...
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Assembly votes against releasing confidential emails — read them here instead
There are no skeletons in this closet. On Thursday night, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly voted 5-2 against releasing eight confidential emails containing conversations between interim borough manager Bud Cassidy and borough attorney Cheryl Brooking about the hiring of borough assemblywoman Chris Lynch by the borough last summer. In January, assemblyman Mel Stephens asked the borough to waive that privilege and...
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Middle school volleyball
A Kodiak Christian School/St. Mary player hits the ball during the Kodiak Middle School volleyball tournament Tuesday at KMS. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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Parks and Rec: Feb. 8-Feb. 15
Feb.8-Feb. 15 BARANOF ICE RINK Stick and Puck is held Sunday, 9 to 11 a.m., and Monday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a time for all ages and competitive levels to hone their skills. No games allowed. Players can focus on game fundamentals without the pressure of game situations. Broomball is a game similar to ice hockey in which the players, not wearing skates, use “broom sticks” instead of hockey sticks to shoot a smal...
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Guest opinion: Final meeting in current building
To the editor: Kodiak Public Library Association will hold its annual meeting this Saturday. As has been the case for each of the last five years, this event gives us a moment to pause and reflect on what we’ve achieved, and to share that information with our members and supporters. Amazingly, this will be the last year we hold our annual meeting in the current library building. As your readers know, the new libra...
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