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City council approves fishery adviser
Kodiak is one step away from a new fisheries adviser. By unanimous vote at a special Tuesday night meeting, the Kodiak City Council approved lobbyist Heather McCarty of Juneau to be the joint Kodiak city and borough fishery adviser. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will have the final say on McCarty’s position at its Thursday night meeting. The position is a two-year contract to represent the city and borough at...
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KTUU offers GCI Channel 2 Olympics coverage
Anchorage TV station KTUU is offering its competitor GCI permission to rebroadcast two weeks of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics prime time coverage. The offer, announced by KTUU in a news release Friday, is the latest volley in a longstanding contract dispute between the two Alaska media giants. GCI didn’t immediately return phone calls from the Daily Mirror asking if the company would accept KTUU’s offer. The Olympics...
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NPFMC to discuss pot cod fishery
Freezing the historical record for the Kodiak-area pot cod fishery is up for discussion this week in Seattle. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has a discussion about the pot cod fleet on its agenda this week at its Seattle meeting, although it’s not scheduled to take any action at that meeting. The Kodiak-based United Fishermen’s Marketing Association, which represents pot cod fishermen among other gea...
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C.G. report shows increasing border violations
The US Coast Guard is reporting a surge in the number of foreign fishing vessels encroaching upon Alaska’s ocean borders. According to a report to be released at this week’s meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, the number of incursions increased 300 percent — from 10 to 30 — between 2012 and 2013. In 2011, only one vessel violated the boundary. America’s oceanic border runs 200 miles offshore, ...
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Rainiest, warmest January in years
Rain fell on Kodiak for 19 straight days, but as the calendar turned its page, the rain stopped. Twenty-five of Kodiak’s 31 January days had rain or snow, and 2014 will go into the history books with the third-wettest January in recorded history. According to National Weather Service records, only 2003, 1977 and 1985 had more than the 14.3 inches of precipitation that fell on Kodiak last month. The first of those ...
Feb 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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City, borough put adviser under a microscope
City and borough officials are taking a hard look at Heather McCarty as the next government fisheries analyst in Kodiak. Kodiak’s city and borough governments have been without a fisheries adviser since last year, when Denby Lloyd resigned. The search for Lloyd’s replacement has been a slow one, as the joint city-borough fisheries work group had to re-issue its search for an adviser late last year. The city counci...
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Alcohol forum shares stories of suffering, triumph
On Friday night, Kodiak parents and teens heard from speakers who are passionate about the risks of teenage drinking. Among them were a doctor, a district attorney, a two teenage youth court judges and a 28-year-old man who spoke in public for the first time about his experience going to jail at least 11 times for driving under the influence and driving with a revoked driver’s license. The event, titled “Teens and...
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Restitution, counseling ordered in $1,000 Kodiak domestic violence vandalism case
A Kodiak man was ordered last week to pay restitution and attend counseling for a domestic violence outburst that destroyed more than $1,000 in property including framed artwork a table and a front door. Brian A. Dougherty, 30, was sentenced Jan. 23 after pleading guilty to one count of fourth-degree misdemeanor criminal mischief. Dougherty was charged in Jan. 2013 after a woman reported Dougherty was damaging her...
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Minor earthquake felt in Kodiak
A Magnitude 4.0 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon about 37 miles northeast of Kodiak, according to U.S. Geological Survey preliminary data. The temblor was reported at 12:20 p.m. and was 28 miles below the surface of the ocean. The epicenter was near Marmot Island. It was felt in Kodiak. There were no immediate reports of damage. The quake was the first felt in Kodiak City since Dec. 7, when a 5.5 temblor w...
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At 30 percent mark, Kodiak High School project is on schedule
The man monitoring the Kodiak High School renovation project says construction is on budget and on time, but there are some signs of concern. "Completion for the project is still scheduled for Nov. 2015, and to date we have issued no change orders extending that deadline," said Bruce Walter of Wilson Engineering, which has been hired to oversee the project. Walter presented his report to the borough assembly durin...
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