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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...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bear shot on Selief may be injured coop raider
A rash of bear sightings over the weekend is making bear experts a little wary of a possible lone and increasingly brazen bear. Several sightings — quite possibly of the same bear — were reported on May 18. Police were called on four occasions. The first report, in the wee hours of the morning May 18, described a bear on Selief getting into garbage. Police were called and chased it off into the woods. Next, a bear...
May 20, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiakians deployed to Australia
Two Kodiakans are taking part in a space-tracking project in a place possibly even more far-flung than Alaska. Try far-western Australia. Master Sgt. John E. Swearingin and Tech Sgt. Abigail Olivares, both graduates of Kodiak High School, are part of a 34-person detachment from Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th wing sent to relocate 75 tons of space-surveillance equipment to Fort Holt, on the western tip of Austra...
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish group hears about CFA
The joint borough-city Fisheries Work Group heard about a rough draft proposal for a Community Fishing Association, a topic that may come before the North Pacific Fishery Management Council later this year. At a meeting chaired by borough assembly member Chris Lynch Monday morning, Theresa Peterson and Alexus Kwachka presented the proposal intended to help “build a construct that will protect the community into pe...
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Meeting on replacing Tustumena set for Wednesday
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities said it was scheduling a public meeting in Kodiak for its input on the Tustumena Replacement Reconnaissance Report later this month at meetings. The meeting is slotted for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the Kodiak Public Library multipurpose room. It will also be teleconferenced to Port Lions, Ouzinkie and Old Harbor. To participate by teleconference, dial 1-800...
May 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Waite criminal trial on hold until fall
Alaska Superior Court Judge Steve Cole delayed the criminal trial of Skyler Waite to make room for a late expert witness addition by the defense. Waite’s jury trial was scheduled to begin last week, but after the defense added a new expert witness, the judge allowed the case to be continued to Oct. 22. The Waite case, made famous by a viral YouTube video showing her arrest by Alaska State Troopers on April 29, 201...
May 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Records tumble in hot, dry spell
Kodiak broke another record high on Saturday with the possibility of a monthly dry record. But is that a harbinger or a mirror opposite of the forecast for later this week during CrabFest? “Yesterday (Saturday) was a big record — 77 degrees. The previous record was 68 in 2002,” said Craig Eckert, station chief for the National Weather Service in Kodiak. “The forecast high for today (Sunday), 70. So the forecasts a...
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Book donations from Murkowski hit Kodiak
Kodiak elementary students benefited from a National Book Week using substantial donations from U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Murkowski this week donated her 9,500th book to Alaskan schools, libraries, tribes and nonprofit agencies that request materials. Peterson Elementary School children made a large thank you card for the senator and sent her a photo of them displaying it with many of the books they received. “So ...
May 16, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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