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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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Volunteers wanted to taste-test cold-smoked salmon in Kodiak
KODIAK — An experiment conducted in the name of combating a food-borne illness in cold-smoked salmon seeks 200 volunteers to try a few pieces of sockeye salmon and tell researchers how they taste. The taste test will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. The food tasting experiment comes after two years of research by graduate student Naim Montazeri at the Fisheries Industrial...
Aug 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Coast Guard Blotter — Aug. 26
The Coast Guard Blotter is produced as a weekly service by Coast Guard 17th District public affairs staff. Aug. 21 • Sector Anchorage watchstanders received notification that the 38-foot pleasure craft Wild Thing was adrift near the Homer Spit with three people onboard. A Homer Auxiliary boat crew launched and towed the vessel and crew safely back to Homer. Aug. 22 • Sector Anchorage watchstanders received an unco...
Aug 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak Jehovah's Witnesses head to Anchorage for convention
Jehovah’s Witnesses from across the far north will begin gathering in Anchorage today for their annual convention. For the past several weeks, congregations across Alaska, including the one in Kodiak, have been inviting people to the free convention at Sullivan Arena. Spokesman Benjamin Schiller said the Kodiak congregation has about 40-50 people, “and they usually all come. It’s always fun to see friends like the...
Aug 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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New Salvation Army leaders named for Alaska
George and Jeanne Baker have been named the new chiefs of the Salvation Army in Alaska. The Majors Baker have been transferred to Alaska from the Army’s Intermountain Division, headquartered in Denver. Before serving in Denver for five years, they lived in southern California and served as pastors in Hawaii, Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming. Both are veterans of the U.S. Navy. The Salvation Army operates ministries i...
Aug 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak's Alaska Waste manager reacts to company's sale
KODIAK — Alaska Waste’s Kodiak site manager Rick Vahl hasn’t had long to digest the news that the company he works for has been bought by Waste Connections, but from what he has learned about the buyer, the acquisition could be good for Kodiak. “If you were going to forecast the next five years, what needs to get accomplished here in Kodiak — our resources, our expertise, weren’t quite there,” Vahl said. “When we ...
Aug 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Department of Fish and Game discovers 'stealth' crab rule for guides
KODIAK — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is reminding fishing guides about a new regulation passed last winter, but not listed online or anywhere in print. “It’s kind of a stealth regulation right now. The public can’t find it,” said fisheries biologist Matt Miller. According to the regulation, lodge or guide employees are no longer allowed to give clients king crab or tanner crab caught with personal-use o...
Aug 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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