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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 | 30 30 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 | 39 39 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 | 37 37 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 | 40 40 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 | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fresh perspective vs. experience
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education will welcome one new face after the Oct. 4 municipal election, as Rick Kniaziowski has decided not to run for re-election. Candidates Kelly Bell and Julie Hill are vying for that space on the board, and they will meet Thursday to answer questions on their visions for the school district. The public is encouraged to attend. The candidate forum is sponsore...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sleeping giant: abdominal aortic aneurysms
What do Conway Twitty, Albert Einstein and George C. Scott have in common? They were all famous people. They all died from ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms. Abdominal aortic aneurysms don’t just kill the rich and famous. They are quite common, potentially deadly, and could be growing in any of us. What are abdominal aortic aneurysms? They are a weakening and enlargement of the largest blood vessel in the abdome...
Sep 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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FERRY DELAYED
The ferry Tustumena sailings to Seldovia are canceled for today, Tuesday Sept. 20, due to severe weather, according to an announcement from the Alaska Marine Highway System. The ferry will sail the following revised schedule. Wednesday, Sept. 21: 7 a.m. depart Homer 6 p.m. arrive Kodiak 7:30 p.m. depart Kodiak Thursday, Sept. 22: 1 p.m. arrive Chignik 2 p.m. depart Chignik 11:15 p.m. arrive Sand Point (on schedule...
Sep 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Recreating an authentic Aulitiiq angyaaq
A community project in Akhiok completed in December has offered researchers new insight into angyaaq-making techniques. A presentation by a project leader was held at the Kodiak Public Library Thursday as part of the Alutiiq Museum’s fall lecture series. An angyaaq is a large, open boat that Kodiak Island’s Sugpiaq people likely used for transportation until the early 1800s. Sven Haakansan, Thursday’s lecturer, sa...
Sep 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend
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City has some extra for nonprofits
The Kodiak City Council agenda for Tuesday’s work session includers harbor rate increases, Near Island development, interpretive panels for downtown beautification and funding for an Alaska Marine Highway System study. The meeting will start with the council’s review of Near Island development plans created by DOWL engineering firm. Michelle Ritter of DOWL gave a presentation on the plans at a work session last mo...
Sep 19, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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