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Judge rules for feds in rockfish lawsuit
The National Marine Fisheries Service has prevailed in a legal challenge of its new program regulating rockfish catches in the Gulf of Alaska. On Monday, Judge Marsha Pechman of the U.S. district court for Western Washington ruled that the fisheries service was correct when it included a provision to allow fishermen to deliver catches to different processing plants within Kodiak city limits. The provision was a si...
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Composting plant comment period extended
Kodiak residents now have until Jan. 18 to offer comments on a proposed composting plant in Middle Bay. The comment period on the state permit for the plant was to expire Monday, but objectors said a Dec. 3 expiration date did not give residents time to read and analyze plans. Judi Kidder, who has organized opposition to the Middle Bay plant, said documents indicate the city of Kodiak and Quayanna Development Corp...
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Light display is back and even bigger
Last year, Andy Crawley’s Christmas wonderland backed up traffic for weeks on Otmeloi Way. This year, he’s doing it again — even bigger. After researching synchronized light technology online, Crawley built Kodiak’s most elaborate Christmas light display, and people couldn't get enough of it. "The cars were lined up back down to Rezanof Drive," Crawley said. "There's people who sit out here for hours. All summer l...
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Improvements coming to Chiniak Highway next summer
The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will straighten a treacherous half-mile portion of the Chiniak Highway next summer for almost $4.3 million. It’s not the only major road project DOT has in the works for Kodiak, however. On Friday, DOT awarded the project’s contract to Twin Peaks Construction Inc. of Anchor Point. Twin Peaks beat local contractor Brechan Enterprises and two other compan...
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Mild earthquake rocks Kodiak
Lost sleep is believed to be the only casualty from a mild earthquake that rocked Kodiak at 11 p.m. Friday night. The quake, a magnitude 5.3 shaker, was centered on the south shore of the Alaska Peninsula, 69 miles due north of Larsen Bay and 70 miles northwest of Kodiak city. Shaking was felt throughout southcentral Alaska, including Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula. Reaction was strongest in the Kodiak archipel...
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PKICC offering new type of group therapy
Providence Kodiak Island Counseling Center is offering a new type of group therapy for people who need to change their behavior. Moral reconation therapy, MRT, is a program that works to help people develop moral reasoning and decision-making skills. "We know that people's moral development is very sequential, and that most people get to a conventional level," said Sandra Collins-Jackson, a licensed professional c...
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Mild earthquake jostles Kodiak; no tsunami danger
A magnitude 5.6 earthquake rattled Kodiak at 11 p.m. Friday night, shaking buildings and startling residents but causing no damage. The Palmer-based Alaska Tsunami Warning Center issued a statement two minutes after the tremor, declaring it posed no tsunami danger. According the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake was centered 66 miles below the coast of the Alaska Peninsula, almost 61 miles due north of Larsen...
Nov 30, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Digital projection and 3D coming to Kodiak
Kodiak’s two movie theaters are dismantling their 35mm film projectors to make way for new digital projector systems and high-definition movies. Kodiak is one of the last corners of the country to join a worldwide shift toward the new technology, which came about when production companies announced they would no longer be producing movies on 35mm film, the format used by filmmakers for 120 years. Multiplexes acros...
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No fast permit for compost plant
The DEC official in charge of certifying Kodiak’s new composting plant said on Thursday that the certification process likely will not have a quick end. On Thursday, Lori Aldrich of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation concluded a two-day trip to Kodiak that included extensive meetings with borough and city officials as well as a tour of the 5-acre parcel in Middle Bay that has been leased for the c...
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KEA sets policy for people selling power back to grid
Kodiakans with home wind generators can now make a little more money by powering their neighbors. Kodiak Electric Association recently made changes to its net metering program, which allows homeowners generating excess electricity to sell it back to the KEA grid. The changes will go into effect on Jan. 1. "We just revamped this to match what the state had done in the last couple of years," said KEA CEO Darron Scot...
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