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Sullivan: Wait for new icebreaker too long
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, said 10 years is too long to wait for a new icebreaker in the Arctic. As melting sea ice has opened up new pathways in the Arctic, many countries have sought to develop new strategies and amp up investments for commerce and national defense. This includes the acquisition of icebreakers, ships used to break ice and create pathways for other vessels. The United States has two active...
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Knapp: New revenue pressures will impact fisheries
As legislators seek to solve the state’s financial troubles, economics professor Gunnar Knapp says fishermen need to keep an eye on what’s happening at the state level. Knapp, director and professor of economics at University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research, presented at ComFish Friday about the state’s fiscal situation and the implications for fisheries. “There’s definitely pressur...
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Assembly talks Chiniak logging, GSA lease
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly moved forward with hiring a consultant to work out a possible logging contract for burned trees in Chiniak, and discussed a superseding lease with the General Services Administration for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's use of the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center on Near Island. At the Thursday work session, the assembly heard from NorthWind Forest Consultant...
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Murkowski campaign responds
Steve Wackowski, campaign manager for Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s re-election bid, submitted the following statement in an email to the Kodiak Daily Mirror on Friday (capitalizations as in original): “Let me be crystal clear, I just spoke with the Senator and she stated that regardless of who the nominees are she will not vote for or support a democratic candidate for President.”
Apr 01, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Murkowski not committed to GOP candidate
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she has not settled on a candidate to support in the upcoming presidential election and left open the possibility that she could cast her vote across party lines. “I’m being very ecumenical in all this,” Murkowski said during an interview after she spoke at a ComFish trade show forum, Thursday in Kodiak. Listing a series of issues including military base realignment and federal ...
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Stutes OK with election challenge
Rep. Louise Stutes says a challenge for her position in the Alaska State House of Representatives will be good for Kodiak and for District 32. “That’s good for the community. A choice is good,” Stutes said. “I feel like I’ve worked hard and done a good job ... I’ve tried to be communicative. If I’m not doing a good job, the people will replace me, but I think that it’s always good to give voters a choice.” Duncan ...
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Navy reps explain GOA training
Representatives from the U.S. Navy presented at ComFish about training in the Gulf of Alaska and tried to assuage concerns over last year’s training. The Northern Edge training occurs every two years, said Alex Stone, who does environmental planning for the Navy, with the next one planned for early May 2017. Last year, fishermen and community members raised concerns that the training, including the use of sonar an...
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Study looks at loans to halt ‘graying of the fleet’
Young fishermen face challenges entering the fishing industry; that was the topic at the first forum during ComFish 2016. “Over the decades that we’ve all been here, some of us, we’ve seen and experienced a lot of changes, and it’s important to understand the trend and use our collective island experience to chart the course for our future and identify the challenges and work toward finding solutions,” said Theres...
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Inclining for race cars
They may have looked like a fishing boat, a palette of watercolor paints and even Perry the Platypus, but such disguises did not slow down the tiny wooden cars that raced down a ramp taller than some of the cars’ makers. In all, 44 small wooden cars took part in the AWANA Grand Prix at Kodiak Bible Chapel Wednesday evening. Children and adults joined in the fun. Kids from kindergarten through second grade did not ...
Mar 31, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Man drowns in Dog Bay
A man drowned in St. Herman Harbor Monday night or Tuesday morning. Joseph Pitka, also known as Joseph Brummel, 48, drowned in what appears to be an accident, according to Kodiak Police Department chief Ronda Wallace. “There is no indication of foul play,” she said. “Everything that we have investigated at this point leads to an accident, like maybe he fell overboard.” Pitka is from California and was a crewmember...
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