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State ramps up campaign against ocean-borne invasive species
Most Alaskans have their eyes peeled for tsunami debris from Japan, but a handful of scientists are on the lookout for other things that might be lurking in the water. On Saturday, Julie Matweyou, marine advisory program agent in Kodiak, filled in about a dozen Kodiakans about the dangers of invasive species that might be floating with the garbage from Japan. “At tis time, most of the agencies are worried about th...
Jul 16, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak brewery starts first batch in new store
The scent of barley, hops and yeast is again in the air as Kodiak Island Brewing Company brews the first batch of beer in its new location. The company hasn’t been able to brew beer for about two weeks because most of its equipment has been moved to the new facility in the former Cy’s Sporting Goods building on Mill Bay Road. “We knew there was going to be a lapse in production,” brewing company owner Ben Millstei...
Jul 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Experts: Kodiak ammonia safe
Following last weekend’s ammonia leak in Dutch Harbor, safety officials say Kodiak is prepared if a similar incident happens locally. Although Kodiak’s harbor does not host large processing ships like the one that leaked in Dutch Harbor, the city still contains large amounts of ammonia. According to the EPA’s risk management database, Kodiak has the largest concentration of ammonia-using facilities in Alaska. Six ...
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Kodiak's Sun’aq Tribe to ask for Coast Guard land
On Wednesday, the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak unveiled a long-term plan to take over surplus land from Coast Guard Base Kodiak. In a meeting with the Kodiak Daily Mirror, Sun’aq CEO Robert Polasky, natural resources director Rick Rowland, consultant Tim Richardson and board member Iver Malutin said the plan is a way to restore traditional food-gathering land and open opportunities for economic development. “We’ve never...
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Small blast planned near Kodiak High School this afternoon
Anderson Construction will perform a small excavation blast near Kodiak High School this afternoon. According to Mike Anderson, owner of Anderson Construction, the blast is a small one between the high school and the borough building intended to crack rock for a rerouted water main. “It’ll probably be late (this) afternoon, but certainly before 6 p.m.,” he said. The public is asked to avoid the area during blastin...
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Artists wanted for new Kodiak library project
Kodiak artists are again being asked to show off their talents. This week, the city of Kodiak opened the door for artists to submit proposals for art to be installed in the new Kodiak Public Library. Proposals are due by 4:30 p.m. Aug. 10. The city has budgeted $76,000 for art, and the proposal that opened this week has slots for five pieces worth about half that amount, $37,500. The remaining budget will be spent...
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Alaska Lt. Gov. rained out, but meet goes on
Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell was rained out, but the show went on anyway. Kodiakans and other Alaskans gave testimony at a three-hour public hearing about a ballot measure to reintroduce a coastal management program in Alaska. About 30 people attended Thursday’s meeting at the Kodiak High School commons to listen to Treadwell and the pro and con sides of the measure. Treadwell had planned to attend the meeting in perso...
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Kodiak City Council keeps projects rolling
Mayor Pat Branson called it “a good news night.” It was as good a term as any for an evening in which the Kodiak City Council formally accepted more than $20 million from the state and kept the ball rolling on two major construction projects. The council approved new spending on the Baranof Park improvements project and the new Kodiak Public Library in separate votes, then accepted $18.1 million to build a new cit...
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Coast Guard Base Kodiak gets new commanding officer
Capt. Karl Moore retired after 24 years of service with the Coast Guard, during a change of command ceremony Wednesday. He was relieved by Capt. Jerald Woloszynski, who arrived from Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Moore served as commander of Coast Guard Base Kodiak from June 2009. During his time in Kodiak he saw the base through a process that consolidated many of the units here. He created strong c...
Jul 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Getting to know Capt. Woloszynski
Now that Coast Guard Capt. Jerald “Jerry” Woloszynski has taken command of Coast Guard Base Kodiak, he has a new goal: breaking his 148-pound personal halibut record. Fishing is just one of the activities Woloszynski plans to take advantage of while serving his three-year tour on the Emerald Isle. “I want to get back to the outdoors,” he said. He also plans to introduce his wife Keri and 4-year-old twins, Samantha...
Jul 12, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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