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Woman unveils yearlong art project
If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, a stitch a day yields a whole basket full of work. On Wednesday, Bells Flats resident Natalie Trenery unveiled the product of almost two years as she showed off her Round-A-Day project. Each day for 365 consecutive days, Trenery embroidered a small pattern with her two hands. Many Kodiakans enjoy working with their hands, but few have the consistent dedication on display in...
Mar 21, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman accused of stabbing man with scalpel after verbal fight
A Kodiak woman is accused of stabbing a man with a scalpel after an argument. Chandra Wenrich, 24, faces one count of first-degree assault for domestic violence, a class A felony. According to court documents, a woman reported Saturday night that a man in a Spruce Cape Road home had a cut on his neck. The man had a three-inch to four-inch cut on his neck, and was transported to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Cen...
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Frankenfish labeling amendment fails
In a 73-26 vote, the U.S. Senate approved a budget measure to avoid a government shutdown on March 27. The measure, which now goes to the House of Representatives for final approval, includes $5 million for improvements to the Coast Guard’s forward operating base in Cold Bay and $1.1 million for a Coast Guard refueling station on Sitkinak Island. In a blow to Alaska fishermen, the Senate voted to cut off debate be...
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Assembly will go along with school board on KHS project
The Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project may yet include some discarded options -- but if it does, it will not be anytime soon. In its Tuesday night work session, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly debated the merits of including some dropped project options using a $7.5 million grant from the 2011 Alaska Legislature for the vocational education portion of the project. "At this point, it's the prero...
Mar 20, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Board of Game changes goat rules
The Alaska Board of Game has approved a plan to reduce the number of mountain goats in southwest Alaska but stopped short of adopting all goat-hunting measures proposed by Kodiak hunters. The Board of Game took up the three Kodiak proposals Monday as part of a scheduled three-day meeting that has stretched to five days. At the meeting in Kenai, Alaska Department of Fish and Game regional supervisor Larry Van Daele...
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Congress advances on Frankenfish labeling issue
A new charge by Alaska’s Congressional delegation is the best hope yet for fishermen looking for restrictions on genetically modified salmon. On Monday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Mark Begich announced their intention to amend the Senate’s continuing resolution budget bill to include a measure requiring “clear and unquestionable” labeling of genetically engineered salmon sold to the public. The continuing resolu...
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Gov. nominated Kodiakan to fish council
Gov. Sean Parnell has nominated Kodiak resident and council member Duncan Fields to fill another three-year term on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. The nomination will go forward to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce for final approval, which is expected to occur this summer. To hold a seat on the council, interested parties were required to submit their names and letters of support from people in the ...
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Kodiak High School renovation project passes school board
The Kodiak High School renovation and expansion project passed a major hurdle Monday night as the Kodiak school board approved a $62.3 million construction bid from Watterson Construction. Watterson was the lowest bidder when construction bids were opened March 6, but even Watterson's bid came in above expectations. After the bid opening, the Kodiak Island Borough's engineering and facilities department analyzed t...
Mar 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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After grounding, workers say they’re stranded
Jesus Escalera, Mario Escalera and Zach Todd are homeless, broke and have been wearing the same clothes for three days. The three men flew up from Washington last week to work as processors on the Pacific Producer, which ran aground on Friday and left them adrift with no money and no place to go. A good Samaritan boat, the fishing vessel Christy, took 10 Pacific Producer crewmen back to Kodiak after the ship ran a...
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Police make meth bust
A Kodiak man is facing serious drug charges after police discovered more than three ounces of methamphetamine, an ounce of heroin, marijuana and prescription drugs in his possession on Saturday. Steve Nault, 58, faces charges of second-degree drugs misconduct (a class A felony), third-degree drugs misconduct (a class B felony), fourth-degree drugs misconduct (a class C felony), and misconduct involving weapons (a ...
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