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Mine foes look to build local support
The latest film to be shown at the Kodiak Public Library is one opposed to the possible Chuitna River coal mine on the west side of Cook Inlet. “We want to be reaching out to as many Alaskans as possible about the proposed mine project and it’s impact on Kodiak,” said Kristen Collins with the Alaska Center for the Environment, which brought the film to Kodiak. After the film showing, the room was opened up for que...
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Week in Words: Cousin in Dallas survives tragic ‘war zone’
I was one of many Americans who stayed up late last Thursday night as details of the Dallas shooting poured into Twitter. Normally, I have the discipline to turn off media during late-night Lower 48 crises, but I have some strong ties to Dallas. I lived there for several years, my brother lives there, along with many old friends, and my cousin is an officer with the Dallas Police Department. My cousin, who was inv...
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‘Bandit range’ cleanup with eye to future
Members of the local Boy Scout troop picked up bag after bag of bottles, shell casings and pieces of trash Tuesday, cleaning up the Monashka Bay “bandit range.” Until their effort, the unsanctioned shooting range was littered with trash. “There are thousands of spent cartridges, plus people take thing out there to set up homemade targets — bottles, cans — and shoot and then just leave it there,” said Kodiak Island...
Jul 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Court finds for new land owners in trailer park evictions
The Alaska state court has ruled in favor of Jackson Mobile Home Park in three eviction proceedings and scheduled evidentiary hearings in two others. Judge Steve Cole ordered a second hearing for two Jackson residents who received eviction notices citing a change in land use. Attorney Jill Wittenbrader made several arguments on behalf of her clients, tenants Judi Kidder and David Masinter, including that the evict...
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ALASKA SCIENCE FORUM: Sheefish: a shiny surprise on Interior river
ZITZIANA RIVER — Fishing at the spot where this long, squiggly stream mixes with a floury channel of the Tanana River, Alison Beamer feels a thump. Line squeals from her spinning reel as a creature as long as her arm flashes beneath the surface. After a few runs east and west, the fish tires, becoming still beneath the clear surface. Beamer’s canoe-mate Jason Clark nets and dispatches the fish. He then threads it ...
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Healthy Kodiak: Fiber in fight against diverticular disease
Camping is a popular pastime here in Kodiak in the summer. I was amazed at the number of people who were out over the Fourth of July weekend in campers, tents and trailers to enjoy the beauty of our island. I suspect it is difficult to eat a healthy diet while camping, and most of us do not eat very healthy even when we are not camping. One part of a healthy diet that most Americans are deficient in is fiber. Fibe...
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Trends: Kodiak cost of living still high
Kodiak’s cost of living remains high but lower in some areas, according to the 2016 annual cost of living issue of the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s publication “Trends.” The Council for Community and Economic Research surveys 250 cities, but just four in Alaska – Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and Kodiak, all of which are above average for costs with Kodiak the highest of the four. On a lis...
Jul 12, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
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City nonprofit cap higher, requests down
The Kodiak City Council will discuss nonprofit funding and sales tax exemptions at tonight’s work session. This year, the city’s cap for nonprofit grants exceeds the amount requested from area nonprofits. According to meeting packet materials, the ceiling for nonprofit funding from the city will increase over last year. Per city code, up to 1 percent of budgeted general fund revenues may be granted to nonprofits. ...
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Petitions for KIB candidacy available
People interested in running for borough elected office can get candidacy petitions and begin seeking signatures. According to an announcement from the Kodiak Island Borough, petitions can be picked up at the clerk’s office in the borough building or downloaded from the borough’s website, kodiakak.us. The mayor’s seat, currently filled by Jerrol Friend, and two assembly seats, currently held by Frank Peterson and ...
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SEA STORIES: Missing brothers turn up dead in Uganik
June of 1988 was warm and dry, and prices for salmon were at atmospheric levels — $2.40 per pound for sockeye — which would never be seen again. For most setnet fishermen in Uganik Bay, on the west side of Kodiak Island, it was a good year to be there. At Noisy Island setnet site on Uganik Island, salmon permit holder Danny Nickerson, 42, from Bothell, Washington, was working with his brother Robbie, 36, and a Kod...
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