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Baranov Museum unveils plan for new exhibits
The Baranov Museum may soon host a fur warehouse, a 19th century dining room and a room wrecked by the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake. Those concepts are all part of a new design whose details were released this week by the museum, which is planning a major renovation of its exhibits. “Kodiak’s an international crossroads, and especially this building has been the heart of Kodiak’s history for 200 years,” said Tiffan...
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Groundfish quota growth not as big as expected
Sunday brings the start of the Pollock B season, a multimillion-dollar effort by Kodiak’s fishermen and processors. Newly modified catch quotas mean that effort will be slightly smaller than expected. Last week, the National Marine Fisheries Service decreased the 2013 Gulf of Alaska pollock catch by almost 4,300 tons. The Pacific Cod quota declined almost 7,700 tons, or 11 percent. While the 2013 quotas declined, ...
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KHS graduate spends ‘gap year’ on service
When Myoyeon Yu graduated from Kodiak High School last year, she decided she wasn’t ready for college. Instead, Yu took a gap year to join a leadership service program where she performed three weeks of international community service, and worked on strengthening her values and beliefs. Generation Peace Academy is a yearlong leadership service program associated with the Unification Church that aims to help young ...
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City foots bill to clean mysterious fuel spill
A mysterious fuel spill on Selief Lane has engineers puzzled and is racking up a bill for the city of Kodiak. On Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council approved $25,000 to clean up the spill, which has spread across a city-owned lot behind the 1200 block of Selief Lane. “We’re trying to backtrack the source,” said Ryan Sharratt, the environmental consultant hired to clean the spill and find its origin. The spill ...
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Man gets four years in jail for fraud
A man will spend four years in jail for his involvement in a scheme to defraud five or more people in Kodiak. Logan Mosquito, 22, was sentenced to seven years in jail with three years suspended for pleading guilty to one count of attempting to defraud five or more victims, a class B felony. Mosquito faced four additional counts of second-degree theft and three counts of issuing a bad check, but those charges were ...
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Fisheries group discusses group’s scope
It was back to the basics for the Kodiak city and borough fisheries work group on Monday morning as they discussed creating a joint resolution to document the group’s authority and scope. The group already has a list of 10 objectives but wants to determine where it will go next in terms of developing consensus, the role of public comment and how the group wants to be involved with policy development. City councilm...
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Whalefest draws closer
Spectators crowded the Kodiak waterfront last week to catch a glimpse of a pair of orcas accompanied by a calf. The first significant whale sighting of the year means Kodiak’s annual spring cetacean celebration — Kodiak Whale Fest — isn’t far away, and the event’s new logo is making a splash. Designed by retired Kodiak High School biology teacher Stacy Studebaker, the logo shows a pod of gray whales emblazoned wit...
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Kodiak Middle School team takes state in Battle of the Books
A team of Kodiak sixth-graders just won the right to say they’re the best readers in the state. Kodiak Middle School’s team won the Battle of the Books competition held last week. Battle of the Books, hosted by the Alaska Association of School Librarians, is a statewide competition that measures how much students read and tests them to see how much they retain. Battle of the Books first started in Alaska when a Ch...
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KEA picks contractor for dam turbine
NAES Power Contractors Inc. of Issaquah, Wash. will do the heavy lifting this summer as Kodiak Electric Association adds a third turbine to the Terror Lake hydroelectric plant. KEA CEO Darron Scott announced the contract with NAES at the February meeting of KEA’s board of directors, which took place Thursday afternoon. NAES is one of the nation’s biggest energy industry contractors and has worked on projects rangi...
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Groups appeal to borough assembly for money
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly heard funding requests from the Alutiiq Museum and Discover Kodiak in a Thursday night work session. Alutiiq Museum executive director Sven Haakanson approached the assembly to request matching grant funds to replace the heating ventilation and cooling (HVAC) system, which controls the humidity and environment in the museum and is a key tool for preserving artifacts. “Our HVAC sy...
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