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Site of composting plant could become RV park instead
What’s good for a composting plant seems to be just fine for an RV park, too. On Wednesday night, the Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission approved landowner Bill Wren’s plan for a small RV park on a 5-acre plot not far from the American River’s mouth. The plot is the same one being leased for a plant to convert sewage waste and logging scraps into garden compost, and Wren said his initial intentio...
Nov 23, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Old Harbor hosts recycled art contest
Old Harbor celebrated the start of its glass recycling program last weekend with its second annual recycled art contest. The contest attracted 38 people who entered 37 pieces of artwork created solely with discarded materials. The number of entries was almost double last year’s inaugural contest. “It was great to see the quality of the art take a step up this year, making the event even more competitive,” wrote Bo...
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Wanted Kodiak man found by KPD
A man sought by Kodiak police on suspicion of drugs trafficking has been arrested. Sabino Abrego, 28, was arrested at a Selief Lane home on Tuesday, one day after the Kodiak Police Department issued a public call for help. Abrego was charged with multiple felony counts of drugs misconduct in September but evaded police after a warrant was issued for his arrest. Police turned to the public for help, and the appeal ...
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Fishermen worried about uncertainty of new observer program
Correction: The name of Jeff Stephan, director of the United Fishermen’s Marketing Association, was misspelled in an early version of this story. The National Marine Fisheries Service has finalized the rules for its new shipboard observer program, but with less than two months before the program begins, NMFS still hasn’t revealed how it will implement the program. That uncertainty worries small-boat fishermen whos...
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Ahead of vote, borough advances with long-term care facility
As Kodiakans head out to do their Christmas shopping, the Kodiak Island Borough is considering a gift to Kodiak’s future senior citizens. Five days before Christmas, the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will vote on whether or not to approve a 22-bed, $16.5 million long-term care facility next to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. The facility is a nursing home in all but name, though it could be used by someo...
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Bear attempts to raid Kodiak Food Bank
Foiled from raiding a dumpster, a cocky bear took a swipe at the grand prize Monday as it attempted to raid the Kodiak Baptist Mission Food Bank. Trevor Jones, executive director of the Baptist mission, said the bear only succeeded in smashing a window but couldn’t squeeze through the small opening. “He didn't go in; we suspect all the noise scared him, and thank God, because I can't even imagine what would have h...
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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KIBSD to focus on improving math performance
The Kodiak Island Borough School District will focus on improving students’ math performance under a new strategic plan accepted Monday by the Kodiak school board. The strategic plan, drafted for the 2013-14 school year, calls for the school district to increase math training opportunities for teachers and add advanced classes for students from sixth grade through 12th grade. Advanced course offerings would rise b...
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Winter’s first blow: up to 8 inches of snow
Kodiak's first major snowstorm blew in on Sunday night and left up to 8 inches of snow on Kodiak’s streets. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning from 9 p.m. Sunday to 7 a.m. Monday. According to the National Weather Service in Kodiak, areas around Kodiak received between 3 and 8 inches of snow during that time frame. "Spotter reports from around town have been 6 to 8 inches,” said Craig Eckert, s...
Nov 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Police ask for public’s help finding drugs suspect
The Kodiak Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding a suspect linked to an alleged drug trafficking operation. On Monday morning, KPD announced through Facebook and the Nixle messaging service that it is actively searching for 28-year-old Sabino Abrego, who KPD characterized as a “wanted person.” The Kodiak Police Department does not typically ask the public for help finding suspects, but in a pho...
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Oral arguments begins in rockfish lawsuit
The legal definition of “fishing” likely will decide an ongoing court case about the National Marine Fisheries’ Service’s new rockfish program. The rockfish program sets individual quotas for Pacific Ocean Perch as well as rockfish. More than 10,000 metric tons of perch flow across Kodiak docks each year, a catch worth millions of dollars to fishermen and processors. When the rockfish program was implemented this ...
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