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Council accepts security grant
The city of Kodiak will receive funding from the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans’ Affairs’ Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for upgrades to the Emergency Operations Center. An after-action report completed following the Chiniak wildfire found the EOC is lacking equipment necessary to allow successful transfers of information to and from field operations, according to city manager A...
Sep 26, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly approves letter asking for a landing requirement
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved sending a letter asking for the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council to include community protections in potential Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch management. Assembly member Rebecca Skinner, who sits on the borough and city of Kodiak’s Fisheries Work Group, said at a Thursday special meeting of the assembly that the letter is intended to be a joint one with the city ...
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Panel project would grace mall wall
The Kodiak man responsible for bringing vintage salmon label trash cans to Kodiak is now seeking approval for his next vision for beautifying the downtown area — interpretive panels highlighting the history of Kodiak Island canneries. Bruce Schactler and local historian Anjuli Grantham have been working on research and design for three 5-by-10 foot panels for possible display on the outside wall of the downtown Sa...
Sep 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly candidates on budget, land use, tourism
Voters have a choice this fall with three candidates running for two available Kodiak Island Borough Assembly seats. The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce will present a local candidates forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, also broadcast on KMXT at 100.1 FM. The election is on Oct. 4 with polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Scott Smiley A retired university professor and former Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center director, Scott ...
Sep 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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City firearm rule passes first reading
The Kodiak City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to ban the discharge of firearms “and other dangerous weapons” within city limits, including Near Island and portions of Pillar Mountain, at their regular meeting Thursday. The proposed ordinance’s definition of “dangerous weapons” includes bows and BB, pellet and paintball guns. The ordinance states the “definition specifically does not include ch...
Sep 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak area commercial openings
STAFF REPORT The Alaska Department of Fish and Game made the following announcement on Tuesday. There will be a 54-hour commercial salmon fishing period from noon Thursday, Sept. 22, to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 in the following areas: • The Uyak Bay, Zachar Bay, Spiridon Bay, Inner Uganik Bay, Terror Bay, Kizhuyak Bay, Sharatin Bay, and Anton Larsen Bay sections of the Northwest Kodiak District; • The Humpy-Deadm...
Sep 23, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Specifics of harbor rate hike under review by PHAB
The Ports and Harbors Advisory Board will review options for harbor rate increases at a Friday meeting at the request of the Kodiak City Council, PHAB chair Nick Szabo told council members at a Tuesday work session. As some sectors of the fishing fleet face low prices on fish or historically low harvests, the city’s harbor fund faces a $1.4 million deficit in fiscal year 2017. The city council has been considering...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Galley Tables to kick off at new venue
The fourth season of the story-telling series Galley Tables kicks off in a new venue aimed at fitting in growing crowds. “We went with the Harbor Convention Center as the venue for all performances, which is new and comes after a series of test runs at different locations around town last year,” said event co-founder Brianna Gibbs. “We’re excited to be there, and I think it will be a great venue.” The change comes...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Words:
I received a special request this week to research a word: “clap. My kids and I attended the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy concert this Sunday (sponsored by Kodiak Arts Council), and it was spectacular. It was loud. Raucous. Jaw-dropping at the level of talent these musicians have. And after every set, and during every song, what did we do? We clapped. Some danced. And they were amazing. But for those of us who are short i...
Sep 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weather sensor back on line after vandalism
A repaired weather station in Kodiak is back on line after being vandalized last spring. The weather station on Gull Island in Chiniak Bay at one end of the St. Herman Harbor breakwater provides weather information to boaters. “It’s all real-time weather data useful to mariners and tied into the NOAA weather system, so they’re getting local real-time weather in as many places as they can,” said city of Kodiak harb...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
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