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School board OKs hiring of eighth-grade teacher
The Kodiak Island Borough school board met for a brief special meeting Monday night for a regularly scheduled work session. During the meeting, the school board voted unanimously to hire Lindsey Cassidy as an eighth-grade English teacher at Kodiak Middle School. Cassidy is a 2002 graduate of Kodiak High School. She taught at Kodiak High School during the 2010-2011 school year before teaching in Portland, Ore., for...
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2 small fires give Kodiak firefighters a busy weekend
Area fire departments had a busy Saturday as two small fires damaged homes on different ends of Kodiak. The first occurred shortly after midnight Saturday morning when Bayside Fire Department responded to a fire in Jackson Mobile Home Park. When firefighters arrived, they found a fire outside a home at the intersection of Jackson Lane and Metrokin Way. Bayside Fire Chief Bob Himes said firefighters extinguished th...
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U.S. Navy searches for blast from the past under Kodiak waters
Seventy years ago this week, the front page of the Kodiak Daily Mirror proclaimed in large letters the latest updates on the ongoing American offensive against the Japanese in the Aleutians. In small print at the bottom of the front page was an apology, explaining that the issue was delayed because military censors required the paper to pull a story from the front page. This month, the U.S. Navy is beginning a pro...
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Corps dredging Kodiak harbors next year
The Army Corps of Engineers wasn’t after oil when it drilled into the seafloor at the mouth of St. Paul Harbor this spring. What the Corps found, however, is news almost as good. Next summer, instead of deepening the harbor mouth through blasting, the Corps will be able to simply dig its way to depth. “From our drilling this spring, we have concluded that the rock is fractured enough that it can be removed without...
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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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