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Fire departments prepare for Fire Prevention Week
This week is National Fire Prevention Week, and local fire departments are working to promote fire safety by holding open houses. The week was set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and is part of October Fire Prevention Month. The NFPA proclaimed the week’s theme to be preventing kitchen fires. According to the NFPA, the kitchen is the leading area of origin for house fires with most kitchen fire...
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CHARR convention and auction in Kodiak raised $24,000 for Pioneers
Alaska CHARR, the Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant and Retailers Association, held its annual convention in Kodiak last week and raised more than $24,000 for the Pioneers of Alaska at a charity auction. Alaska CHARR has eight affiliates including Kodiak, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, the Kenai Peninsula and Sitka. Its convention rotates each year to a different location. The last time the CHARR convention was...
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NPFMC demands action on tendering
The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council is acting to fix a hole in the new federal fisheries observer program. On Thursday, the council asked the National Marine Fisheries Service to amend its observer program by stepping up observation of tendering vessels. In initial reports, the council was told that the new observer program does not effectively monitor fishing vessels that deliver to at-sea tenders inst...
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Trident to buy Kodiak Plaza complex
Trident Seafoods is planning to buy the Kodiak Plaza complex in downtown Kodiak. The complex, located at 305 Center Street, is within two blocks of Trident’s Star of Kodiak plant on Marine Way. Trident Seafoods spokesperson Joe Plesha told the Daily Mirror that Trident has not finalized its purchase. “They are in the process of acquiring that place,” he said. “It’s not final yet. I think it’s going to be relativel...
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Borough assembly approves legislative wish list
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved its legislative wish list Thursday night, setting a new wastewater treatment plant at the borough landfill as its top priority. The wish list, formally known as the Capital Improvement Projects Priority List, lets the Alaska Legislature and Gov. Sean Parnell know what the borough's priorities are when it comes to the state budget. While the assembly reached consensus on ...
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Baranov Museum acquires 1888 map of Alaska
The Baranov Museum recently added a rare 125-year-old map of the Alaska Commercial Company’s trading districts to its collections. Museum executive director Tiffany Brunson said the map is significant because Kodiak served as the headquarters for the Alaska Commercial Company for many years. The company provided people in Kodiak and other parts of rural Alaska with access to items like mail, canned food and clothi...
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Coast Guard fisheries patrols dwindle amid budget cuts
The Coast Guard continues to search for the missing and save the drowning, but according to the service’s own accounting, fisheries patrols are being sacrificed to make that happen despite budget cuts. Each year since 2009, the number of at-sea safety boardings has dropped in Alaska waters. The amount of C-130 flight time devoted to fisheries patrols has declined every year since 2011, and the number of major cutt...
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Long-vacant airport terminal gets new tenant
After 18 years, the old MarkAir building at Benny Benson State Airport has a new tenant. By the end of the month, the Navigator Lounge will open in the old green building that once housed a vibrant regional airline. “The reason we’re doing this is convenience,” said Patricia Altmeter, co-owner of the new business with George Gatter. “Kodiak has a lot of delayed flights, and there’s just not a lot of room in that (...
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Troopers search for vehicle arsonist
Alaska State Troopers are searching for the person responsible for setting a vehicle on fire and abandoning it on a beach near Spruce Cape. According to a trooper dispatch report, Alaska State Troopers responded to a vehicle fire around 3:42 a.m., on Sept. 25. The vehicle had been pushed off a cliff onto a beach near the Spruce Cape helipad, Alaska State Troopers Sgt. Eric Olsen said. It was fully engulfed in flam...
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City releases latest sales tax revenue figures
One year after the city of Kodiak implemented a 7 percent sales tax, city revenue is only slightly less than pre-increase forecasts. According to reports from the city’s finance office, the city of Kodiak is collecting almost $450,000 more on average each quarter when compared with 2012. The city increased its sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent starting on Oct. 1, 2012, and this week the city released revenue d...
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