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Economic hurdles may keep youths from fishing careers
Economic hurdles may keep youth from fishing careers By DREW HERMAN Mirror Writer In the course of conducting a decade of interviews in Alaska fishing communities, Courtney Carothers has often heard people refer to the "graying of the fleet" as it seems like fewer young people consider commercial fishing careers. "I think the general perception is there's a huge economic hurdle," she said. The question of how the ...
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Old Harbor youth star in PSA commercial
Old Harbor youth just shot a short film, “When I’m an Elder,” a public service announcement speaking out against domestic violence and sexual assault. The youth partnered with the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault and the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault to “create a better world for this and future generations,” a statement issued from the Old Harbor tribal administration said....
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
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City discusses possible sewer rate increase
A water and sewer expert proposed an across-the-board sewer rate increase for Kodiak City residents. Kurt Playstead, a water and sewer economist for C2HM Hill, told a Kodiak City Council work session on May 20 that a steady stream of rate increases totaling “roughly” 5 percent per year “with a little bit bigger bump in one year” would keep up with rising expenses and debt service levels. Kodiak ratepayers have not...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dry May causing capacity concerns for Monashka pump work shutdown
A dry May could put strains on city water capacity if water usage levels continue to be as high as they have been, the public works department warned the Kodiak City Council on May 20 Mark Kozak, the city’s public works director, told a council work session that above-average levels of water usage would strain Pillar Creek, the city’s secondary reservoir with the imminent work shutdown of Monashka Bay pump house h...
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Fair weather expected for CrabFest
Kodiak’s CrabFest will likely be greeted with fair skies, highs in the 50s, some clouds, low winds and few chances of rain. The official forecast calls for partly cloudy skies most days, with highs in the 50s, lows in the 40s at night. “I don’t see any rain. The closest thing we get to rain is Friday afternoon the southern half of the island has a chance of showers. It’s halfway decent weather,” said Craig Eckert,...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak red king crab successfully reared at hatchery for release experiments
Researchers from the Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology program said on Tuesday they successfully reared red king crab larvae collected on Kodiak at the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish hatchery in Seward this spring. Those larvae could eventually be released in Kodiak waters if further experiments are successful. “The goals of the rearing season were to produce juveniles for out-planting research and to...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard: Boating deaths down in 2013
Boating fatalities are down nationwide, but alcohol and lack of life jackets remain the primary causes of recreational boating deaths. In a report issued as part of National Safe Boating Week, the U.S. Coast Guard reported that boating fatalities last year totaled 560 nationwide, the lowest number on record. Alcohol use was the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents and almost 77 percent of all fat...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Jig Seafoods ships first fish
The jig could be up for farmed fish if a group of Kodiak jig advocates have their way. But first, getting a few thousand pounds of fish off the line, packaged, shipped and put on the plates of discerning customers in Alaskan restaurants has been quite a doing — and all during the buildup to Kodiak’s salmon season. Kodiak Jig Seafoods shipped 1,500 pounds of Pacific cod and black rockfish to a couple different rest...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Land sale nets $894,000 at borough auction
A sale of Kodiak Island Borough land netted almost twice as much expected at a public outcry auction held Saturday. “We were pleasantly surprised,” borough manager Bud Cassidy said. Based on assessed values, borough officials set minimum bids totaling $483.000 for the eight residential-zoned lots in the sale. As of the last gavel blow, the borough had made $894,000. “I don’t think in our wildest dreams did we thin...
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KANA gets $384K in depression grant
Kodiak Area Native Association received $384,000 in grant funds to increase access to treatment for depression, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich's office said on Tuesday. The funds will be used to treat depression patients in Kodiak through a primary care setting by using a team approach, including a consulting psychiatrist and a depression care manager, which doubles the positive results of usual depression care. KANA was a...
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