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Coast Guard Blotter: June 17
June 10 • The Coast Guard is partnering with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association to offer commercial fishing vessel safety exams in Bristol Bay communities through June 20. Examiners arrived in Dillingham, King Salmon/Naknek and Egegik last week. Fishermen can sign up for an exam by calling Coast Guard Sector Anchorage, at 907-538-4103, or by speaking directly ...
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Borough takes up road, legal contracts
A pair of service contracts weighed down the schedule of the Kodiak Island Borough assembly Thursday night. The assembly spent almost three hours considering a new contract for legal services and one for road repair and maintenance in Service Area No. 1, northeast of city limits. For the past three years, the city’s attorney has been Cheryl Brooking of Anchorage’s Wohlforth, Johnson, Brecht, Cartledge & Brooking l...
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Around Kodiak: June 17
Parents, staff and community members are invited to a No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Schoolwide Team meeting at 4 p.m. Monday in the school district’s Central Services Conference Room. If you have any questions, contact Steve Doerksen at 481-6208. The Kodiak Island Borough school board meets at 7 p.m. tonight in the borough assembly chambers for a regular meeting. The public is invited to attend.
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Fish Factor: Halibut tracking back to square one
It’s back to the drawing board for electronic tags designed to tell us more about where halibut travel. The internal tags, which were deployed in 30 halibut two years ago, were the first to test designs incorporating smartphone technology to track the migrations of fish. The tags record magnetic field strength on three axes and have accelerometers and pitch and roll detectors, explained Tim Loher, a biologist with...
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Begich amendment proposes new route for temporary foreign seafood workers to enter Alaska
Sen. Mark Begich has announced his support of a new immigration proposal that could bring up to 5,000 temporary foreign seafood workers to Alaska each summer. On Thursday, Begich announced a proposed amendment that would reserve “W”-class visas specifically for Alaska seafood industry use. The W-class visa is intended for “the admission of nonimmigrant aliens,” according to the massive immigration reform bill intr...
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Community health clinic opens new dental branch
The Kodiak Community Health Center’s new dental clinic saw its first patient on Monday. The dental clinic, located in the same building as the health center attached to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center, aims to provide affordable dental care to all people in the community, while targeting the poor, underserved and uninsured. Analyzing a study conducted five years ago, the health center found a huge need for...
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City Council approves 6 percent cut in FY14 budget
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the city’s FY14 budget on Thursday night, approving a fiscal note that calls for a 6 percent cut in overall spending. While the $37 million budget is smaller than one approved last year, savings were balanced by rising costs, city manager Aimee Kniaziowski said. “The city, like everyone in the community, continues to face rising costs.” The city is expected to have the ...
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Kodiak man accused of rape now faces sexual assault charges for a second case
A Kodiak man accused of raping a woman at the Buskin River State Recreation Site last year now faces charges in a second sexual assault case. Robert Zoellner Jr., 33, was arraigned Tuesday in superior court at the Nesbett Courthouse in Anchorage for three counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree sexual assault. His bail was set at $150,000 and a court-approved third-party custodian. Acc...
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City Council approves 6 percent cut in FY14 budget
The Kodiak City Council unanimously approved the city’s FY14 budget on Thursday night, approving a fiscal note that calls for a 6 percent cut in overall spending. While the $37 million budget is smaller than one approved last year, savings were balanced by rising costs, city manager Aimee Kniaziowski said. “The city, like everyone in the community, continues to face rising costs.” The city is expected to have the ...
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Tapestry: Norton was processing ‘laureate’ of the fishing industry
The salmon are in and the fishermen are out. When returning salmon are caught by hard-working gillnetters and seiners, cannery crews are hard at work as well. Even though their jobs don’t seem as robust and invigorating as the fish catchers’, the cannery workers nevertheless live an unpredictable summer as they fall lock step with the rhythm of the fleet. What would the industry do without them? Hats off to the ca...
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