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Fish waste totes removed due to improper use
People using the public use stations in St. Herman Harbor and at the Kodiak Harbor Spit to filet fish will have to find a new place to deposit the carcasses and guts because the totes that used to be there for fish waste disposal have been removed due to improper dumping. The stations provided a filet area, the totes, and water free of charge for public use. Signs on the totes warned that they were only for fish w...
Sep 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Span Alaska buys Pacific Alaska Freightways
Freight company Span Alaska Transportation has purchased Pacific Alaska Freightways, according to a release from the companies. According to the release, “Customers of both companies will have access to expanded service offerings, as well as faster and more direct service to more locations.” Both companies previously served Kodiak as well as the rest of Alaska with shipping services and connected Alaska cities to ...
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School to ask for proposals for K-Hi-C repairs
The Kodiak Island Borough School District’s boat used in marine classes needs some fixing, and the KIBSD Board of Education recently approved the issuance of a request for proposals for fixing the 42-foot fiberglass fishing vessel. Alaska Marine Surveyors in an April survey recommended that the K-Hi-C get a repairs within one year for deterioration of the deck due to stress cracks allowing water in that then freez...
Sep 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Presentation on food security
A food systems analyst is giving a presentation tonight on food security in Alaska. “I will be telling stories from around the state of people I interviewed of the key insights that they gave me about what successes they’ve had in raising food for Alaskan residents, what obstacles they’ve encountered, and suggestions they have for what would make this a better system,” said Ken Meter, the president of Crossroads R...
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Learn and live the Girl Scout motto
It was a sunny Saturday morning and the girl scouts climbed out of their family cars ready for an adventure. They each had their own backpack which held a water bottle, sack lunch and jacket-all the makings needed for a good Kodiak adventure. Our troop was finishing up hikes working towards the Girl Scout Kodiak Hiker badge. On this September fall day, the troop was heading up Kasheverof mountain. One scout carrie...
Sep 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Week in Words: Disporting by the port
It’s autumn now, and with the changing of the leaves and the sinister glare of termination dust creeping down the mountain peaks, comes the fanfare and delight of sports. We watch Serena Williams attempt a grand slam, the pennant races in Major League Baseball and, of course, the new NFL season. Locally, we’ve seen some great sports stories come through the news: high school football wins, cross country and volley...
Sep 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Low water keeps silvers from heading upstream
Silver salmon trying to get upstream to spawn are running into problems with low water in rivers, but the local Alaska Department of Fish and Game office thinks Kodiak will see rain before they need to spawn. Little rain means both water and oxygen levels in rivers are low, said Tyler Polum, the assistant area manager in the sport fish division for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “Typically by this point, ...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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KPD issues statement on Sept. 16 incident
DAILY MIRROR STAFF On Wednesday, Sept. 16, an incident occured during a police response on Steller Way in Kodiak that has generated concern among community members. According to a statement from the Kodiak Police Department issued Monday, in answer to a 911 call on Sept. 16 at about 5 p.m., KPD officers went to Steller Way where they encountered an unnamed man who had apparently caused the 911 caller to suspect at...
Sep 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Answers sought after violent encounter with police
Neighbors on the narrow, little-traveled street off Rezanof Drive know Nick Pletnikoff well, and are used to seeing him make a daily visit to the mailboxes. On Wednesday of last week he stepped out of his house at about 5 p.m. as usual, but was away long enough to make his mother, Judy Pletnikoff, check on him. “He was just gone a couple minutes,” she said. “It never takes him that long to check the mail.” She cam...
Sep 22, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 25 25 recommendations | email to a friend
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College doing well despite budget cuts
When more than $26 million was cut from the University of Alaska budget by the Alaska legislature last spring, Kodiak College’s reduction was $141,900. But the college was able to reduce their budget without affecting class offerings or cutting personnel, said director Alan Fugleberg. In fact, the college is doing great, he said, with increased offerings in maritime trades classes expected, and enrollment ahead of...
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