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Dry May causing capacity concerns for Monashka pump work shutdown
A dry May could put strains on city water capacity if water usage levels continue to be as high as they have been, the public works department warned the Kodiak City Council on May 20 Mark Kozak, the city’s public works director, told a council work session that above-average levels of water usage would strain Pillar Creek, the city’s secondary reservoir with the imminent work shutdown of Monashka Bay pump house h...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fair weather expected for CrabFest
Kodiak’s CrabFest will likely be greeted with fair skies, highs in the 50s, some clouds, low winds and few chances of rain. The official forecast calls for partly cloudy skies most days, with highs in the 50s, lows in the 40s at night. “I don’t see any rain. The closest thing we get to rain is Friday afternoon the southern half of the island has a chance of showers. It’s halfway decent weather,” said Craig Eckert,...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak red king crab successfully reared at hatchery for release experiments
Researchers from the Alaska King Crab Research, Rehabilitation and Biology program said on Tuesday they successfully reared red king crab larvae collected on Kodiak at the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish hatchery in Seward this spring. Those larvae could eventually be released in Kodiak waters if further experiments are successful. “The goals of the rearing season were to produce juveniles for out-planting research and to...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard: Boating deaths down in 2013
Boating fatalities are down nationwide, but alcohol and lack of life jackets remain the primary causes of recreational boating deaths. In a report issued as part of National Safe Boating Week, the U.S. Coast Guard reported that boating fatalities last year totaled 560 nationwide, the lowest number on record. Alcohol use was the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents and almost 77 percent of all fat...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Jig Seafoods ships first fish
The jig could be up for farmed fish if a group of Kodiak jig advocates have their way. But first, getting a few thousand pounds of fish off the line, packaged, shipped and put on the plates of discerning customers in Alaskan restaurants has been quite a doing — and all during the buildup to Kodiak’s salmon season. Kodiak Jig Seafoods shipped 1,500 pounds of Pacific cod and black rockfish to a couple different rest...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Land sale nets $894,000 at borough auction
A sale of Kodiak Island Borough land netted almost twice as much expected at a public outcry auction held Saturday. “We were pleasantly surprised,” borough manager Bud Cassidy said. Based on assessed values, borough officials set minimum bids totaling $483.000 for the eight residential-zoned lots in the sale. As of the last gavel blow, the borough had made $894,000. “I don’t think in our wildest dreams did we thin...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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KANA gets $384K in depression grant
Kodiak Area Native Association received $384,000 in grant funds to increase access to treatment for depression, U.S. Sen. Mark Begich's office said on Tuesday. The funds will be used to treat depression patients in Kodiak through a primary care setting by using a team approach, including a consulting psychiatrist and a depression care manager, which doubles the positive results of usual depression care. KANA was a...
May 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bear shot on Selief may be injured coop raider
A rash of bear sightings over the weekend is making bear experts a little wary of a possible lone and increasingly brazen bear. Several sightings — quite possibly of the same bear — were reported on May 18. Police were called on four occasions. The first report, in the wee hours of the morning May 18, described a bear on Selief getting into garbage. Police were called and chased it off into the woods. Next, a bear...
May 20, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiakians deployed to Australia
Two Kodiakans are taking part in a space-tracking project in a place possibly even more far-flung than Alaska. Try far-western Australia. Master Sgt. John E. Swearingin and Tech Sgt. Abigail Olivares, both graduates of Kodiak High School, are part of a 34-person detachment from Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th wing sent to relocate 75 tons of space-surveillance equipment to Fort Holt, on the western tip of Austra...
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Fish group hears about CFA
The joint borough-city Fisheries Work Group heard about a rough draft proposal for a Community Fishing Association, a topic that may come before the North Pacific Fishery Management Council later this year. At a meeting chaired by borough assembly member Chris Lynch Monday morning, Theresa Peterson and Alexus Kwachka presented the proposal intended to help “build a construct that will protect the community into pe...
May 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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