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Davidson seeks reelection
Charles Davidson has served on the Kodiak City Council for more than two decades. He is up for reelection for another three-year term, and it is those years of experience that Davidson feels make him the right candidate for the job. “I’m running again because I want to see completion of the major projects — the pumphouse at Monashka Bay and the dock,” Davidson said. “I feel I have the experience and the insight fr...
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Discovery Channel puts Kodiak welders in the spotlight
A new Discovery Channel show will follow in the wake of “Deadliest Catch” and “Coast Guard Alaska” as it trails Kodiak workers on the job. The Discovery Channel’s three-episode “Alaskan Steel Men” premieres Friday night and highlights the welding work of Kodiak-based Quality Marine of Alaska. The show was produced by Lizard Trading Company, a non-fiction TV production company based in California. Dennis Butts and ...
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Board of Fish sets Kodiak agenda
Alaskans have 367 ideas to improve the state’s fisheries. Over the next year, the Alaska Board of Fish will decide if any of them are good ideas. This week, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game released the proposal book for the six board meetings scheduled between October 2013 and March 2014. The meetings will be critical to Kodiak’s state waters fisheries, and the proposal book reflects that. Of the 367 propos...
Aug 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 195 195 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dillingham fisherman appointed to board of fish
Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed Dillingham fisherman Fritz Johnson to the Alaska Board of Fisheries seat left vacant by the resignation of Bill Brown. Brown, a Juneau reel repairman, resigned in January from the state board that governs fisheries. He told KTOO-FM at the time that “personal reasons” and “personalities” played into his decision. Gov. Parnell previously chose King Salmon setnet fisherman Vince Webste...
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US faces on IPHC to remain unchanged
The Obama administration has unilaterally extended the terms of the American commissioners to the International Pacific Halibut Commission. The regular terms of the US commissioners expired in March, and new commissioners should have been appointed by President Obama at that time. Instead, sitting commissioners Ralph Hoard, Phillip Lestenkof and Jim Balsinger received letters last month saying their terms have bee...
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State ends subsidized rabies treatment
Two months after a pair of rabid wolves were found in Interior Alaska, the state of Alaska has announced plans to end a subsidized treatment plan for rabies infections. In an email released this week, the state’s section of epidemiology announced that beginning Jan. 1, it will no longer give away “rabies post-expsure prophylaxis,” the medicine used to treat people exposed to rabies. “For decades, the state has jus...
Jul 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 211 211 recommendations | email to a friend
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Study: Kodiak cost of living on the rise, data indicates housing prices to blame
The state’s annual survey of Alaska’s cost of living has discovered what’s obvious to anyone who lives in Kodiak: It’s getting more expensive to live here. According to data collected by the Council for Community and Economic Research and published in this month’s issue of Alaska Trends Magazine, Kodiak is only slightly less expensive than Fairbanks. On a point-based scale using 100 as the national average, Kodiak...
Jul 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 237 237 recommendations | email to a friend
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Feds pay millions to settle Narrow Cape crash
According to recently released documents, the federal National Nuclear Security Administration paid more than $4.2 million to settle lawsuits stemming from a February 2006 drunken driving accident at Narrow Cape. According to the documents, which were obtained by KRQE-TV in Albuquerque, N.M., the accident was one of several committed by Sandia National Laboratory employees in the past several years. Sandia, locate...
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Duncan Fields reappointed to NPFMC
Kodiak resident and longtime fisherman Duncan Fields has been reappointed to fill a three-year term on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. On Thursday, the U.S. Commerce Department announced that 20 new and returning members had been appointed to eight regional fishery management councils in the U.S. The councils partner with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to manage ocean fish stoc...
Jun 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 272 272 recommendations | email to a friend
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Frankenfish labeling amendment passes Senate committee
A close vote in the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday means the federal government is one step closer to requiring the labeling of genetically modified salmon. An amendment to the federal farm bill, introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, passed in a 15-14 vote. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, also co-sponsored and voted in support of the amendment. “Quite honestly we’re messing with Mother Nature ...
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