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Sea Stories: Commercial Fishing Safety Regulations and the 1985 Sinking of the Western Sea
For thousands of years mariners set off on their voyages trusting in their knowledge of the sea, the seaworthiness of their vessels, the gods and luck, to come home safely. And for thousands of years, when their luck ran out, mariners usually died. For sailors and their families this was part of their bargain with the sea for providing them a living. Until the 1700s, even as shipbuilding technology made huge advan...
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Council passes nonprofit funding change
The Kodiak City Council has approved a resolution that changes a funding requirement for nonprofits. The council decided it was unfair to existing nonprofits. The ordinance removed the cap that restricted nonprofits from receiving more than a 10 percent increase over their previous grant. With this requirement, nonprofits that had never applied before could potentially apply for the full amount available, while a ...
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Council advances FY16 budget
The Kodiak City Council advanced their fiscal year 2016 budget to second reading and public hearing at the next meeting during their Thursday meeting. City manager Aimée Kniaziowski said her budget has an eight percent decrease from the previous year's budget. Overall city revenues and expenses planned for the next year, not including capital projects, is $38 million, Kniaziowski said. Last year's budget was $41.5...
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Kodiak fishermen, tribal leaders protest Alaska military plans
Carrying signs and placards opposing planned military exercises in the Gulf of Alaska, commercial fishermen and tribal leaders staged their protest by lining up more than 20 boats and skiffs in front of the city dock Saturday. Spectators crowded the docks at Pier 2 and several kayakers also joined the protest. Boats and spectators carried signs with slogans such as, “Our livelihood is not a game” and “No war games...
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Jackson’s trailer park resident arrested on domestic disturbance charges
A 68-year-old Jackson’s Trailer Park resident was arrested and taken to jail after she allegedly assaulted a family member, the Alaska State Troopers said. Hazel Malutin was arrested after troopers responded to the report of a domestic disturbance on Turner Lane at about 3:18 p.m. Wednesday, a trooper report said. Malutin was transported to the Kodiak City Jail where she was remanded on one count of assault in the...
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Tustumena passengers report stolen wallets, cash
Two passengers aboard the M/V Tustumena on Wednesday reported that their wallets and cash has been stolen from their purses while they were asleep in the forward observation deck of the ferry, the Alaska State Trooper said. The M/V Tustumena had left Homer and sailed to Kodiak through the night. Troopers received a call about the theft at around 2:12 a.m. The trooper report said a case worth about $700 was stolen ...
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Missing Trident worker found dead at Akutan
The body of a 30-year-old woman who worked for Trident Seafoods was found in Akutan a day after a village public safety officer reported her missing, the Alaska State Troopers said. No foul play was suspected, a trooper report said. Yuliana Zazueca, of Bakersfield, California, was reported missing on May 26 after she failed to report for work for her scheduled shift at Trident Seafoods. Trident employees and repre...
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Borough talks more plans with Jacksons
Kodiak Island Borough staff will be contacting the state of Alaska regarding potentially declaring an emergency about Kodiak residents who may become homeless when Jackson Mobile Home Park closes in May 2016. During the assembly’s work session on Thursday, assembly member Larry LeDoux pushed for the borough to hire a person to coordinate efforts to find a solution for the residents of Jacksons and potentially havi...
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Baranov Museum to record history of Kodiak’s West Side
During the next few months, the Baranov Museum will be documenting Kodiak’s history on the west side of the island through its new project, West Side Stories. The museum’s curator of collections, Anjuli Grantham, will travel throughout the West Side of the island with a photographer during summer to document the lives of the setnetters who live and work there. The idea for the project came from Grantham, who spent...
May 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Officials: Expect more Kodiak construction this summer
The end of spring means the beginning of construction season in Alaska. But for Kodiak’s city and borough officials, four words define the season: roadwork and pothole repair. Within the city, Manager Aimée Kniaziowski said officials intend to continue rehabilitation efforts on Mill Bay Road, which is showing extreme wear and tear. Last summer, the city repaired the areas with the worst issues, milling down the hu...
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