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Week in Words: Old right angle becomes new normal
We are increasingly being resigned to what is called “the new normal.” Mass shootings (unrelated to organized crime and gang activity) are now, as pundits say, “normal.” Gun violence is normal: More Americans have died as a result of domestic gun violence since the 1960s than have died in war since the War for Independence. What is “normal”? Today, “normal” means “typical” or “common.” The word came to English in ...
Jun 16, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mooring rates could rise very soon
The Kodiak City Council will consider a rate increase for city harbor mooring after a cost analysis and rate study presented at a work session recommended the change. A council-commissioned study by consultant firm Northern Economics recommended moorage rate increases to cover the operating, maintenance and capital costs of city harbors expected over the next 50 years.  Under the recommended plan, all mooring rate...
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Healthy Kodiak: Support facing fear helps kids grow strong
Summer vacation is finally here! Kids are everywhere enjoying the great weather and myriad activities Kodiak has to offer. Summer is a great time to reconnect with our kids and get to know their personalities and form relationships with them that will influence them for the rest of their lives. Today I want to share about what kids need, and how we as adults and parents can help them grow up to be healthy, well-ad...
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard lifts sick man from cargo vessel
The Coast Guard flew hundreds of miles south to remove a man from a ship and take him to Cold Bay for a medevac flight. The crew of an MH-60 Jayhawk flew to about 230 miles from Cold Bay to the Matson vessel Maunawili. The Coast Guard had been notified that a 20-year-old Maine Maritime Academy cadet had pneumonia and respiratory complications. The 712-foot ship had to drive toward Kodiak to get in range. An HC-130...
Jun 15, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 32 32 recommendations | email to a friend
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Council rejects owner onboard rule for bycatch shares
Monday afternoon during the ongoing North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Kodiak, council members took up motions on the alternatives, purpose and goals regarding Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch. Before the motions, the council heard testimony at length. Chairman Dan Hull and member and ADF&G commissioner Sam Cotten spoke highly of the testimony, calling it “very good” and “civil dialogue.” While speaki...
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Films by local youth to screen Wednesday
Participants in a Baranov Museum student film program are hard at work making last-minute edits to documentaries on Kodiak’s fishing industry ahead of their premier this week. Students of the museum’s Summer Youth Film and History Intensive, a two-week filmmaking program for sixth- through 12th-graders, will showcase their work at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kodiak Public Library. This year’s films highlight the histo...
Jun 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough considers handing nonprofit decisions to local foundation
After a couple years of trying different methods of administering nonprofit funding, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly is looking into anew tactic – handing the process over to the Kodiak Community Foundation. Borough manager Michael Powers said staff has not yet met with the foundation to discuss it, they plan to meet this week, but has exchanged emails and phone calls. He also said the foundation doesn’t have a...
Jun 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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City to raise water rates
The Kodiak City Council voted to raise water rates for some commercial and industrial customers after a water rate study indicated that current rates would not allow for future capital improvements. The study found “rate increases or adjustments to the projected costs will be necessary” to generate the needed revenue for the expected $32.2 million for capital projects through fiscal year 2021. These projects inclu...
Jun 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Museum seeks volunteers
The Baranov Museum is seeking a few good volunteers. The museum will hold a training event Saturday for anyone with an interest in being a volunteer or docent. The event is geared toward “anyone who’s interested in volunteering but hasn’t quite worked up maybe the courage to ask us about it, and also for those people who’ve expressed an interest but feel like they’re unprepared,” said Tiffany Brunson, the museum’s...
Jun 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Advisory Panel talks alt. 3
Thursday, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Advisory Panel began talking Gulf of Alaska trawl bycatch, a hot topic recently. NPFMC has three alternatives, four including the always included “no action,” and staff members discussed alternative three, fishing cooperatives with allocated prohibited species catch One of seemingly the more confusing elements for the AP was the dependency process. Under alt...
Jun 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
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