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Deadman's Curve bike path leads state transportation funding list
KODIAK — Advocates for a pedestrian and bike path running along Rezanof Drive from Pier 2 to Deadman’s Curve hope wide local support for the project will translate into an outpouring of public comment as the proposed pathway is reviewed in state transportation plans. The new 10-foot wide pathway is being considered in a draft of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which encompasses road, ferry...
Sep 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Offshore gale keeps sailors ashore in Kodiak
KODIAK — If it happened in the Atlantic Ocean, they’d call it a hurricane. Kodiak just calls it Monday. A strong weekend storm lashed the Gulf of Alaska and Kodiak Island during the last half of the long Labor Day weekend, penning the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Kennicott in port and leaving fishermen cursing the skies. “There’s a gale right there off the coast,” said Rich Courtney with the National Weather Servic...
Sep 06, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Halibut limits are hot issue at meeting of Alaska House fisheries committee
KODIAK — The Alaska House of Representatives Fisheries Committee held a special meeting Thursday in Anchorage to address the new catch sharing plan proposed by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The proposal has drawn heated comments from charter fishermen, who protest that it will limit charters to just one halibut per day. In exchange, commercial fisheries quotas could be transferred to charter fishermen who...
Sep 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sen. Lisa Murkowski adds man with Kodiak connection to her Washington, D.C. staff
KODIAK — Sen. Lisa Murkowski has added a man with a Kodiak connection to her Washington, D.C., staff. Coast Guard Lt. Warren Wright, a former member of Air Station Kodiak, has been selected as the senator’s Coast Guard fellow, a member of the military assigned to cover issues related to his branch. “The Coast Guard fellow program is a partnership between the service that the senator makes ample use of in terms of ...
Aug 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Proposed Kodiak term limit law follows same path as troubled Kenai Peninsula regulation
KODIAK — Kodiak voters in this year’s municipal election will be asked if they want to limit the number of years elected officials can serve in the borough. While the question is relatively straightforward, its implications might not be, and at least one Alaska borough has already found it could result in costly legal battles. In October 2007, Kenai Peninsula Borough voters approved a measure limiting borough asse...
Aug 31, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Missing expectations, Kodiak's pink salmon fishery sends ripples across the island
KODIAK — It’s been a rough season. Pink salmon, Kodiak’s most abundant commercial fish, were fewer in number and more varied in location than preseason forecasts expected, sending ripples throughout the island’s economy. With the pink season all but over, processors, workers, business owners and the rest of the island’s residents are left shaking their heads at what seemed like a promising year. Before the first p...
Aug 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federal cod season opens Thursday in Gulf of Alaska
KODIAK — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced that the federal Pacific cod season will open on schedule at noon Thursday, Sept. 1. The state-waters Pacific cod season in the Chignik management area will operate at the same time as the federal season in the central Gulf of Alaska. Vessel operators participating in the Chignik cod season must deliver their catch before beginning the federal fishing. ...
Aug 30, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report: Kodiak less violent than state norm
KODIAK — A new report from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services shows Kodiak Island trails much of the state in deaths caused by violence. According to the report, the Gulf Coast region, which includes Kodiak, the Kenai Peninsula and the Prince William Sound region, registered 31.9 violent deaths per 100,000 people from 2003 to 2008, the most recent figures available. Though fewer than 100,000 peopl...
Aug 29, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Next Kodiak rocket launch is Sept. 27
KODIAK — The next satellite to take off from the Kodiak Launch Complex will fly on Sept. 27, the Alaska Aerospace Corporation board of directors learned Thursday. The board held its quarterly meeting at the launch complex Thursday morning, and the upcoming flight was a hot topic of discussion, along with tentative plans for annual fall launches and an update on a construction project at the complex. The satellite ...
Aug 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Summer is travel season for Kodiak's state legislators
KODIAK — With the Alaska Legislature in recess, summer means travel for state legislators, and Kodiak’s delegation is no different. Rep. Alan Austerman and Sen. Gary Stevens have each been racking up airline miles by attending conferences and meetings in Alaska and Outside. Stevens begins a tour of Norway with nine other legislators this weekend, part of a policy tour he said is important to stay educated on strat...
Aug 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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