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Election 2012: Pier project vies for ballot attention
Candidates aren't the only items on Tuesday’s ballot. Kodiak's Pier 3 project depends on the passing of Bonding Proposition A, which asks voters to decide if the state should issue general obligation bonds for state transportation projects. Projects include harbor upgrades, dock replacements, and road and rail extensions. If approved, Kodiak will receive $15 million to complete the funding for the Pier 3 replaceme...
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Salmon value highest since 1995
Kodiak salmon fishermen brought in the most valuable catch in almost two decades this year, according to new figures from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Area management biologist James Jackson revealed the new figures Friday during a meeting of the Kodiak Regional Planning Team, a multiagency group that coordinates salmon research and hatchery work in the Kodiak archipelago. The news wasn’t all positive, ...
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Lynch voted borough's deputy presiding officer
Kodiak Island Borough Assemblywoman Chris Lynch was voted the No. 2 official on the assembly during a Thursday meeting, just weeks after a contract dispute that involved her employment by the borough. In a 4-3 vote, Lynch was approved as the borough’s deputy presiding officer, defeating Louise Stutes. The deputy’s role is akin to that of vice president; Lynch will sit in for Mayor Jerome Selby if he is absent from...
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Chefs in training visit Kodiak
Their instruments come in tailored black cases, and each day their work goes on display before hundreds of people. These aren’t musicians, they’re chefs. Or, at least, they soon will be. For the past three months, the Kodiak Inn has hosted three students from the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute as they complete externships, the final step before each receives an associate degree from the institute. Sara Webster, E...
Nov 02, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sen. Gary Stevens faces a challenge from Henrichs
In Tuesday’s election, incumbent Sen. Gary Stevens faces a challenge from Robert Henrichs of Cordova to represent Senate District R, which includes Kodiak. Due to recent redistricting, Senate District R now stretches over Cordova, Dillingham and other areas farther north. Henrichs said he jumped into the election because of the redistricting. "I decided to run because we were in a new district," he said. "I looked...
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Unger Koniag's new chairman of the board
The Koniag Inc. board of directors has named director Ron Unger as the company’s new chairman of the board. Unger was selected in a vote of the directors after the corporation’s annual meeting last month, but the news was only announced Thursday. Unger, who has served on the Koniag board of directors since 2004, replaces Chris Johnson, who had the role since 2003. “It’s an honor to be selected by my fellow board m...
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Kodiak man bitten by bear
A Kodiak man who was bitten on his foot by a bear survived the incident by playing dead. The man was walking a friend's dog in the area between Swampy Acres and Lake Catherine on Tuesday afternoon when he stumbled upon a sow and two cubs 20 feet ahead of him. The man’s identity could not be confirmed by press time. "It sounded like initially the bear started going the other direction, but the dog decided it wanted...
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Coast survey ship finishes Alaska mission
The season for oceanic surveying has ended, and a just-completed mission by the NOAA ship Rainier means new charts of the north coast of Kodiak will soon be available for mariners. NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey has been working for the past several years to update charts throughout Alaska and the Arctic, and this summer’s mission by the Rainier is only the latest in a campaign expected to last years. Cmdr. Rick Br...
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Women's Show back for another year
At the 2012 Kodiak Women's Show, you can get a massage, learn fitness tips, watch a fashion show, shop for gifts and spend the day with dozens of other Kodiak women. The show, in its second year, features businesses owned and operated by women or services that are for women. Event organizer Melody Vahl said the 2011 event was such a huge success that she decided to hold it again. "I was pleased because over 600 pe...
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Election 2012:Austerman runs unopposed for fifth House term
Rep. Alan Austerman will face little opposition in the Nov. 6 election, as he is the only candidate running to represent House District 35. Unless a write-in candidate overtakes him, he'll serve as representative for the newly expanded district that includes Kodiak and Cordova. Austerman hasn't done much campaigning, but he has made trips to Cordova and Whittier to meet the people that are new to his district. Kod...
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