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Kodiak fishermen switch from salmon to cod
Commercial salmon season is all but finished, but that only means a shift to cod for Kodiak fishermen. Saturday was the opening day for the Pacific Cod B season for trawl, pot and hook-and-line fishermen. Seventeen thousand metric tons of cod were available in the central Gulf of Alaska and another 8,410 tons in the western Gulf of Alaska, representing 40 percent of the annual cod allocation for the year. Accordin...
Sep 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Reports of mushy halibut rise again
Kodiak trails Homer by just 60,000 pounds in the annual competition to land the most halibut in Alaska, but both ports are facing the same problem — new reports of mushy halibut syndrome. The syndrome is named after its characteristic effects — halibut meat that appears jelly-like when raw and mushy or watery when cooked. The taste of the fish is usually unaffected, but its texture and appearance makes it unappeti...
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Art walk returns
The Kodiak Arts Council wants island residents to explore local artwork. To help people do that, the Arts Council and local businesses partnered to create the Labor Day Weekend Art and Culture Walk from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Arts Council visual arts coordinator Katie Helligso started the walk last year. She wanted to create an event similar to the First Friday walks that take place in other cities. “I thought somethi...
Aug 31, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak man accused of window breaking
A Kodiak man has been accused of breaking the window of the Marine Way Safeway liquor store and assaulting a harbormaster officer. Ryan Lucas, 26, faces charges of third-degree criminal mischief, a class C felony, and fourth-degree assault, a class A misdemeanor. The incident allegedly took place around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, when the harbormaster officer observed Lucas throw the Anchorage Daily News stand twice at th...
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Decisions looming for long-term care facility
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed the new long-term care facility project at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center during a Thursday night work session. Cheryl Brooking, the borough attorney, explained the issues and time frame for the project. “The project has a really tight construction time frame,” Brooking said. “It’s basically a year for building.” The goal is to have substantial completion of th...
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Alutiiq meeting gives chance to share work
The Alutiiq Museum recently added two significant pieces to its collection —a $10,000 fur parka made by Kodiak Island artist Lalla Williams and a $20,000 throwing board. The parka was purchased with funds from a Rasmuson Foundation grant and the throwing board was purchased with donations from Koniag, the Afognak Native Corporation, the Old Harbor Native Corporation and Leisnoi. The items were shown Monday to the ...
Aug 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ballot Measure 2 backers, opponents look to next Legislature
Following the defeat of Ballot Measure 2 in Tuesday’s primary election, backers and opponents of the measure expect the fate of an Alaska coastal zone management program to revert to the state Legislature. The measure sought to re-establish a coastal management program. Alaska had a program for decades, but it ended last year, after the Legislature and Gov. Sean Parnell failed to come to terms on its reauthorizati...
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Expect surprises at fair
The annual Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair returns this Labor Day weekend, and event planners say to expect some culinary surprises. “We have some traditional event food that the vendors usually prepare, but we’ve got a couple of surprises with our food vendors,” KRSF vice president Susan Killary said. The gates open at noon on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $11 for adults, $6 for youths under 12 and seniors over 60...
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Drummers return to state fair in Palmer
The Kodiak Island Drummers take their music to the Alaska State Fair this weekend. This will be the first time in seven years that the Kodiak Island Drummers have played at the state fair, although they have been asked to appear almost every year. The group has been unable to travel back due to finances, until now. “They don’t just ask any group to the state fair,” group leader Michael Daquioag said, “especially s...
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Kodiak voters take to the polls
The primary election in Kodiak got off to a slow start Tuesday morning despite all of the signs that were posted reminding people to vote. “Vote” signs were placed on the sides of the streets and on the voting station buildings. The voting station at Fishermen’s Hall didn’t have anyone waiting outside when the polls opened at 7 a.m., and the Bayside Fire Hall and Teen Center stations had similar experiences. “This...
Aug 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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