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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...
Aug 02, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 221 221 recommendations | email to a friend
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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 ...
Jun 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 284 284 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak's burger is third-most expensive in country
Juneau is not a cheap place to live. The price of gasoline has shot up since the beginning of May, and the affordability of housing in Alaska’s capital city has always been a hot-button issue. But one website is positing a new way to look at the cost of living. And by that measure, Juneau is the most expensive city in the United States — if you have a hankering for fast food. Juneau clocks in as the city with the ...
May 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 260 260 recommendations | email to a friend
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Russian bombers near Aleutians
A pair of Russian strategic bombers conducted flights near the Aleutian Islands last week, causing the Air Force to scramble F-22 fighters. According to the Washington Free Beacon, which first reported on the incident, two H-model Bear bombers were intercepted as they entered the Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone, an area of radar-monitored space extending 200 miles from Alaska’s coast. The bombers turned aro...
May 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 190 190 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fishing boat under tow rams Canadian Navy frigate
A Bering Sea factory trawler violently rammed a Canadian Navy frigate in Esquimalt, British Columbia on Tuesday, injuring six people. According to reports from the Victoria Times-Colonist newspaper, the 272-foot American Dynasty broke away from two tugboats as it was being pulled into a graving dock for refit. A video posted on YouTube by a bystander shows the American Dynasty moving rapidly toward the frigate Win...
Apr 25, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 163 163 recommendations | email to a friend
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