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Advisory Panel talks alt. 3
Thursday, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Advisory Panel began talking Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch, a hot topic recently. NPFMC has three alternatives, four including the always included “no action,” and staff members discussed alternative three, fishing cooperatives with allocated prohibited species catch One of seemingly the more confusing elements for the AP was the dependency process. Under alt...
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Alutiiq Museum buys 11 paintings
With a $10,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation the Alutiiq Museum has purchased painting by two Alaskan artists, according to a release from the museum. They are “St. Katherine of Karluk,” an oil on canvas by Linda Infante Lyons of Anchorage, and “Kodiak Wildflower Suite,” by Cathy Lee Cordy of Kodiak, a series of paintings featuring Kodiak’s flowering plants. Both purchases are recent creations by Native artis...
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Grantham finalist for ArtPlace fund
Kodiakan Anjuli Grantham is a finalist for ArtPlace America’s 2016 National Creative Placemaking Fund, according to a Tuesday announcement from ArtPlace. The program is considering 80 projects for a total of $10.5 million. ArtPlace reviewed 1,361 applications. Grantham proposed working with a multidisciplinary team of artists and community partners to reconsider a portion of Kodiak as an industrial arts district t...
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Jackson residents’ day in court
The first eviction hearing for Jackson Mobile Home Park tenants following the May 2 move-out deadline was held May 18, and five more took place Wednesday. The new owners of the property allege nonpayment of rent in three of the cases and cite change in land use for the other three. The land beneath the homes of Jackson was purchased last year and in late May 2015 tenants received notices to quit. About 300 people ...
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KPD: $70K drug bust at Buskin
The Kodiak Police Department seized $70,000 worth of drugs and arrested and charged a California woman with three felony drug counts in an ongoing investigation, according to a KPD release. Priscilla Ramirez, 27, of Stockton, California, was charged with misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree and two counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree. According to t...
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AMHS seeks repair info for Tusty cracks
The Tustumena continues to show its age. The State of Alaska is seeking a structural analysis of cracking that has plagued the ferry Tustumena for almost a decade, and could affect winter trips. For eight to nine years, the Alaska Marine Highway System has managed repeated cracking at welds in structural members under the main deck, the deck above the car deck, according to Jeremy Woodrow, Department of Transporta...
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CG AirSta Kodiak crews conduct rescue in Arctic
JUNEAU — The Coast Guard rescued six hunters from two 22-foot skiffs approximately four miles north of Singeak early Wednesday morning, according to a Coast Guard news release. An Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted three boaters from one skiff cut off from open water by ice. The aircrew then picked up the other three hunters from land and transported them to Shishmaref, approximately 122 mile...
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Tahna Lindquist misses cut time
Former Kodiak High School swimming standout Tahna Lindquist fell short of netting a US Olympic Trial qualifying time at the Speedo Grand Challenge at the end of May in California. Lindquist, who recently finished her freshman year at the University of Hawaii, won the 200-meter backstroke C final with a time of 2 minutes, 19.21 seconds — 3.38 seconds shy of the US Olympic Trials qualifying time. Lindquist, 19, adva...
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Week in Words: Paterno, Starr and the shame of violence
Trigger warning: The column this week discusses words that may be of sensitive nature to some readers. When my daughters head off to college in a few years, they’ll have a chance at a solid education, at developing meaningful relationships with professionals in their fields, and at experiences that I didn’t have when I was in college. They’ll also have a 10 percent chance of being sexually assaulted. If they stay ...
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Following the footsteps of a saint
A Russian film crew arrived in Kodiak Saturday to document the life of St. Herman and his time in the Kodiak archipelago. Mikhail Malakhov leads the team that includes his two sons, Michael and Alex, and cameraman Alexandr Breev. They are joined by businessman Igor Koskin and his family. The group hails from the Ryazan territory of Russia, where St. Herman was born around 1750. The elder Malakhov is chairman of th...
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