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Kodiak man accused of pointing a gun at people and shooting at an unoccupied vehicle
A Kodiak man is accused of pointing a gun at two people and shooting an unoccupied vehicle. Marcus Goelz, 30, faces one count of third-degree assault (a class C felony), two counts of fourth-degree weapons misconduct (class A misdemeanors) and one count of fourth-degree criminal mischief for property damage (a class A misdemeanor). According to court documents, a fight occurred at the Fir Terrace Apartments just a...
Mar 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Akhiok still searching for fixes to water and sewer woes
When people in Akhiok want a glass of water, it’s not as simple as turning on the faucet and filling a glass. Akhiok’s water treatment system doesn’t meet any of the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory drinking water requirements, which means filling a glass involves a trip to the stove or a flight to Kodiak for bottled water. “People are upset with it,” said Dan McCoy, vice-mayor of Akhiok and supervisor...
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Sportfish hatchery looking to expand
The Pillar Creek fish hatchery plans to expand, but first it needs to downsize. On Wednesday night, the Kodiak Island Borough’s planning and zoning commission recommended approval of a land swap between the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association and the Kodiak Island Borough. Under the terms of the swap, KRAA — acting as an agent for the state-owned hatchery — will give up 19 acres of property to gain 2.61 acres ...
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Woman unveils yearlong art project
If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, a stitch a day yields a whole basket full of work. On Wednesday, Bells Flats resident Natalie Trenery unveiled the product of almost two years as she showed off her Round-A-Day project. Each day for 365 consecutive days, Trenery embroidered a small pattern with her two hands. Many Kodiakans enjoy working with their hands, but few have the consistent dedication on display in...
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman accused of stabbing man with scalpel after verbal fight
A Kodiak woman is accused of stabbing a man with a scalpel after an argument. Chandra Wenrich, 24, faces one count of first-degree assault for domestic violence, a class A felony. According to court documents, a woman reported Saturday night that a man in a Spruce Cape Road home had a cut on his neck. The man had a three-inch to four-inch cut on his neck, and was transported to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Cen...
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Frankenfish labeling amendment fails
In a 73-26 vote, the U.S. Senate approved a budget measure to avoid a government shutdown on March 27. The measure, which now goes to the House of Representatives for final approval, includes $5 million for improvements to the Coast Guard’s forward operating base in Cold Bay and $1.1 million for a Coast Guard refueling station on Sitkinak Island. In a blow to Alaska fishermen, the Senate voted to cut off debate be...
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Assembly will go along with school board on KHS project
The Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project may yet include some discarded options -- but if it does, it will not be anytime soon. In its Tuesday night work session, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly debated the merits of including some dropped project options using a $7.5 million grant from the 2011 Alaska Legislature for the vocational education portion of the project. "At this point, it's the prero...
Mar 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Board of Game changes goat rules
The Alaska Board of Game has approved a plan to reduce the number of mountain goats in southwest Alaska but stopped short of adopting all goat-hunting measures proposed by Kodiak hunters. The Board of Game took up the three Kodiak proposals Monday as part of a scheduled three-day meeting that has stretched to five days. At the meeting in Kenai, Alaska Department of Fish and Game regional supervisor Larry Van Daele...
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Congress advances on Frankenfish labeling issue
A new charge by Alaska’s Congressional delegation is the best hope yet for fishermen looking for restrictions on genetically modified salmon. On Monday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Mark Begich announced their intention to amend the Senate’s continuing resolution budget bill to include a measure requiring “clear and unquestionable” labeling of genetically engineered salmon sold to the public. The continuing resolu...
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Gov. nominated Kodiakan to fish council
Gov. Sean Parnell has nominated Kodiak resident and council member Duncan Fields to fill another three-year term on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. The nomination will go forward to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce for final approval, which is expected to occur this summer. To hold a seat on the council, interested parties were required to submit their names and letters of support from people in the ...
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