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SEA STORIES: The once-great Kodiak shrimp fishery
Almost forgotten now, 30 years after it ended, a mighty shrimp fishery once thrived around Kodiak and down the Alaska Peninsula. From a modest harvest of 31,000 pounds in 1958, to a peak of 122 million pounds in 1973, to the last deliveries in 1986, the fishery followed the classic bell curve of a boom and bust resource. But unlike some other once-healthy fisheries, most observers believe the shrimp fishery died, ...
May 10, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS sweeps design contest
Kodiak High School students swept the top three positions at the 51st Alaska Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2016 Frank Maier High School Design Competition. Senior Josh Morin claimed first prize, with junior Timothy Bohac taking second and sophomore Sandra Dorado coming in third. Senior Leslie Ann Gali and junior Brittany Armada took two of the competition’s four honorable mention prizes. “(KHS h...
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Assembly postpones engineering exemption again
For the second time, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly postponed an ordinance to remove engineering requirements for one- and two-family homes. The assembly originally postponed the ordinance in February to give the Joint Building Code Review Committee time to take a look at potential changes. “It went to the committee on review of building codes, and they basically came back and they recommended no changes, not ...
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11 named to local pot board
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved the mayoral appointments of 11 members to a new marijuana task force at Thursday’s meeting. Mayor Jerrol Friend appointed Dan Rohrer and Dennis Symmons to assembly member seats, Laura Arboleda and Randy Bishop to Kodiak City Council member seats, Jonathan Strong to the medical professional seat, Detective Michael Sortor to a law enforcement seat, Janeise Stevens to a ret...
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Eponymous bear inspires SUV
Czech automaker Škoda announced its latest offering on Friday, a seven-seat SUV called the “Kodiaq,” meant to invoke the power of the Kodiak brown bear. Sharp-eyed locals might have wondered about a few appearances of the alternate spelling last month, as a 10-member crew from the Czech Republic filmed a few scenes for a promotional video connected with the SUV’s rollout. Signs at Pier 3 and on the Chiniak Highway...
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KoC holds diploma distribution day
Today, Kodiak will celebrate its newest graduates. In all, there were 64 graduates of various programs at Kodiak College this academic year. This includes students who have earned undergraduate degrees, completed the General Educational Development test, completed the certified nursing assistant program, or completed the medical assistant workforce development program. The ceremony will also have “guest graduates”...
May 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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Assembly OKs deal for Chiniak trees with A-1 Timber
Logs will fall in Chiniak this summer. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted unanimously on Thursday to approve the salvage sale of borough-owned timber burned in the fall 2015 Twin Creeks Fire to A-1 Timber Consultants. Many Chiniak residents have spoken against the contract, worrying they will see problems with slash piles, fallen trees near property and on roads, gravel pits and logging truck noise. The asse...
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Homeport after 150 years
The Alutiiq Museum celebrates the grand opening of its new Qayat exhibit on Alutiiq maritime traditions Friday during the First Friday Art Walk. A rare Alutiiq kayak from the 1860s that is covered and tied traditionally is the focal point of the exhibit, with a variety of complementary artifacts to highlight how the kayak was made, and how it would have been used and maintained. A colorful hunting visor sits along...
May 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
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Unusual death rate not seen in local otters
In late summer and fall of 2015, the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward broke records for the number of calls about stranded sea otters, mostly from the Katchemak Bay area, but the deaths and strandings didn’t extend to Kodiak. “A lot of it is probably due to the fact that they have a good population out and about on beaches to see them there,” said Derek Woodie, ACS mammal curator “They could be in other areas of th...
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McDonald among finalists for education commissioner
JUNEAU (AP) — Interim state education commissioner Susan McCauley is among the finalists for the commissioner’s post. The other finalists, announced by the state board of education Wednesday, are Michael Johnson, Stewart McDonald and Robert Boyle. Johnson is superintendent of the Copper River School District. McDonald is superintendent of the Kodiak Island Borough School District. Boyle is superintendent of the Ke...
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