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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. ...
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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...
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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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