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Alaska Science Forum: Moose hard to locate on Tanana River
LOWER TANANA RIVER — On a day like this 121 years ago, a hungry U.S. Army explorer passed here at the mouth of Fish Creek, where clear water collides with the cloudy Tanana. Henry Allen did not stop to fish. He had food, and further exploration, on his mind as he and his party paddled by in a skin boat. We have stopped our canoes, squirted on insect repellant and cast lures hoping for pike or especially sheefish, ...
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Middle School students survey, blast to success
Two teams of Kodiak Middle School students built rockets and conducted a recycling survey in a science and engineering contest, and one team will have their project competing at a regional tournament. Under the direction of eighth-grade teacher Kathryn Simms, the “Bottle Bill Bros” and the “Rocket Launchers” placed first and second, respectively, in the statewide ecybermission competition, a U.S. Army Educational ...
May 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 111 111 recommendations | email to a friend
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Groups seek to cut in salmon bycatch
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Tribal organizations and fishing groups in Alaska are urging federal fishery managers to drastically reduce the number of king salmon allowed to be inadvertently caught by commercial pollock trawlers each year. The coalition wants the allowable caps of chinook salmon cut by 60 percent in western Alaska rivers during times of weak runs. The groups say scores of Alaska Native subsistence fis...
Apr 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 123 123 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stevens re-elected to State Senate, Stutes and McCune close
Republican Sen. Gary Stevens was re-elected to serve Senate District P in the Alaska state legislature, while the race between Republican Louise Stutes and Democrat Jerry McCune for House District 32 was too close to call. Stevens has represented the Kodiak area in the senate since 2003, serving in the House before that from 2001 to 2003. “Well, I’m feeling really good,” Stevens said around 11:30 p.m. on election ...
Nov 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 140 140 recommendations | email to a friend
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Military begins to collect rocket debris
Kodiak residents can expect more explosions related to the failed launch of an extremely fast experimental weapon Monday, but officials said they would keep people well away from the action. A military explosives disposal team has been working on the state-owned Kodiak Launch Complex at Narrow Cape to collect and destroy solid rocket fuel left over from the launch Monday that ended in an explosion when an operator...
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 154 154 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parnell, Walker, Mallot debate fisheries
Gov. Sean Parnell, independent candidate Bill Walker and Democrat Byron Mallott garnered boos and applause from the crowd of 70 at a gubernatorial fisheries debate held Thursday at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Bycatch reduction featured prominently in questions from the media panel and audience. The panelists were Laine Welch of "Fish Radio" and "Fish Factor" and Margie Bauman of the Cordova Times and Fisherme...
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 152 152 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska oil tax referendum too close to call
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voters rejecting a referendum to repeal Alaska's revised oil tax system were prevailing with a narrow lead in late returns Tuesday night but the outcome remained too close to call. "We knew this would be very tight," said former state Rep. Andrew Halcro, president of the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, who appeared in debates urging Alaskans to vote no on Ballot Measure No. 1. Polling from ...
Aug 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 150 150 recommendations | email to a friend
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Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama. But Tuesday's primary produced a GOP nominee who can appeal to key constituents, such as one of Alaska's biggest voting blocs: military personnel. Newly-nominated GOP challenger Dan Sullivan, Alaska's former attorney general and a Marine lieutenant colonel, pos...
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Second round of hatchery-raised crab ready for Kodiak waters
In 2006 when scientists dove into the watery world of raising red king crabs in a hatchery, there were lots of unknowns. Would it work? Can you grow red kings in a hatchery? Can you ship those juvenile crabs to other maritime cities and release them into the ocean? Would they even survive transport and release? In 2013, science got its answer: Yes, you can. That was the year researchers released 13,000 juvenile re...
Aug 01, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 155 155 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dan Sullivan visits Kodiak, talks up August primary
U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan visited Kodiak Thursday on the campaign trail, trying to drum up votes for the upcoming primary election. While in Kodiak, Sullivan visited the Kodiak Senior Center, answered questions, and spoke about what he feels are Alaska’s issues. From the clapping, nods and smiles, it appeared as if most of the people at the Senior Center agreed with Sullivan. He emphasized leaving a bette...
Aug 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 159 159 recommendations | email to a friend
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