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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Grantham finalist for ArtPlace fund
Kodiakan Anjuli Grantham is a finalist for ArtPlace America’s 2016 National Creative Placemaking Fund, according to a Tuesday announcement from ArtPlace. The program is considering 80 projects for a total of $10.5 million. ArtPlace reviewed 1,361 applications. Grantham proposed working with a multidisciplinary team of artists and community partners to reconsider a portion of Kodiak as an industrial arts district t...
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Alutiiq Museum buys 11 paintings
With a $10,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation the Alutiiq Museum has purchased painting by two Alaskan artists, according to a release from the museum. They are “St. Katherine of Karluk,” an oil on canvas by Linda Infante Lyons of Anchorage, and “Kodiak Wildflower Suite,” by Cathy Lee Cordy of Kodiak, a series of paintings featuring Kodiak’s flowering plants. Both purchases are recent creations by Native artis...
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Jackson residents’ day in court
The first eviction hearing for Jackson Mobile Home Park tenants following the May 2 move-out deadline was held May 18, and five more took place Wednesday. The new owners of the property allege nonpayment of rent in three of the cases and cite change in land use for the other three. The land beneath the homes of Jackson was purchased last year and in late May 2015 tenants received notices to quit. About 300 people ...
Jun 09, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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KPD: $70K drug bust at Buskin
The Kodiak Police Department seized $70,000 worth of drugs and arrested and charged a California woman with three felony drug counts in an ongoing investigation, according to a KPD release. Priscilla Ramirez, 27, of Stockton, California, was charged with misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree and two counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree. According to t...
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