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Replacement landing craft arrives in port
A new U.S. Army landing craft will soon carry away the supplies left when another landing craft grounded on Humpback Rock. The landing craft Malvern Hill left Tacoma, Wash., June 29 and arrived in Kodiak late last week, according to information released Monday by the 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, which operates the Malvern Hill. On June 8, the landing craft Monterrey, bound for Bethel, struck Humpback R...
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Kodiak city, borough will take stand on fish bycatch
Kodiak’s city and borough fisheries subcommittee plans to create a list of issues to address when the North Pacific Fishery Management Council next takes up prohibited species catch. At its October meeting, NPFMC plans to consider a program to manage prohibited species catch, provide incentives to minimize bycatch, and create vessel-level accountability for the Central Gulf of Alaska trawl groundfish fishery. A do...
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Biologists declare a red alert on Kodiak's Dog Salmon River
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has issued a red alert for the Dog Salmon River. The river at the far southwest end of Kodiak Island is flowing with red salmon, and in response, biologists have raised the limit on sportfish catches to 10 per day. By Sunday, the sockeye count on the river had surpassed 110,000 fish. That’s almost precisely where the run was last year at this time, but well ahead of the 2010 ...
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Horizon Lines gets new CEO
The operator of City Pier 3 has a new CEO. Sam Woodward has been named the new leader of Horizon Lines, which operates Kodiak’s primary cargo pier. Woodward replaces Stephen Fraser, who has served as Horizon’s interim CEO since March 2011, when Chuck Raymond retired the same day Horizon agreed to plead guilty to violating federal antitrust laws on its Puerto Rican shipping routes. “We are delighted that Sam has ch...
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Kings captured
Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Tyler Polum loaded a king salmon into a container held by Kate Kimmel July 3 at a fish trap on Monashka Creek. King salmon caught in the trap are used for breeding purposes in the hatchery project run by the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association. After capture, the fish are kept in tanks until harvested for their eggs and milt.
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Agreement reached in Kodiak school district labor talks
The Kodiak Island Borough School District has reached a tentative two-year agreement with its second-largest collective bargaining group. Details of the agreement between the district and the Kodiak Island Educational Support Association, which represents about 200 non-teachers, are being kept confidential until KIESA members have been informed of the details by mail, said KIESA spokeswoman Linda McCool. “A tentat...
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Alutiiq Museum will spruce up exhibits
A $5,514 grant from the Alaska State Museum Grant-in-Aid program will allow the Alutiiq Museum to revamp two exhibits in upcoming months. Once per year the Alaska State Museum awards grants for projects that improve museum services. For fiscal year 2013, the museum awarded 23 grants totaling $105,600. The Baranov Museum was awarded $9,000 for permanent exhibit development, and the Kodiak Maritime Museum was awarde...
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Artists invited to put color in new Kodiak High School
If you know your way around a paintbrush, welding torch or potting wheel, the Kodiak High School’s 1 percent for art committee wants to hear from you. Until July 23, the Alaska Council on the Arts is accepting applications from artists interested in contributing work to decorate the new Kodiak High School. Under state law, 1 percent of the budget from state-funded projects must be reserved for artwork, meaning $59...
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Kodiak hospital, others gear up for campaign to fight fat
Like the rest of the country, Kodiak has a big, fat problem. In 2010, 63.2 percent of Kodiak Island residents were overweight or obese, according to the Alaska Center for Health Data and Statistics. That number is slightly under the 64.3 percent statewide rate. “We’re definitely on par with national rates,” Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center dietician Heather Preece said. Local educators and health care provi...
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Kodiak Borough Assembly reverses on aid to nonprofit groups
Swayed by the pleas of soft-voiced Girl Scouts and boisterous baseball players, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly cut its planned contribution to the borough’s homeless shelter to restore funding to the Kodiak Girl Scouts and Kodiak Little League. The assembly voted unanimously to reinstate $4,500 in funding for Little League and $1,000 for Girl Scouts, then voted 6-1, assembly member Mel Stephens opposed, to giv...
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