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Murkowski not committed to GOP candidate
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said she has not settled on a candidate to support in the upcoming presidential election and left open the possibility that she could cast her vote across party lines. “I’m being very ecumenical in all this,” Murkowski said during an interview after she spoke at a ComFish trade show forum, Thursday in Kodiak. Listing a series of issues including military base realignment and federal ...
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Stutes OK with election challenge
Rep. Louise Stutes says a challenge for her position in the Alaska State House of Representatives will be good for Kodiak and for District 32. “That’s good for the community. A choice is good,” Stutes said. “I feel like I’ve worked hard and done a good job ... I’ve tried to be communicative. If I’m not doing a good job, the people will replace me, but I think that it’s always good to give voters a choice.” Duncan ...
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Navy reps explain GOA training
Representatives from the U.S. Navy presented at ComFish about training in the Gulf of Alaska and tried to assuage concerns over last year’s training. The Northern Edge training occurs every two years, said Alex Stone, who does environmental planning for the Navy, with the next one planned for early May 2017. Last year, fishermen and community members raised concerns that the training, including the use of sonar an...
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Study looks at loans to halt ‘graying of the fleet’
Young fishermen face challenges entering the fishing industry; that was the topic at the first forum during ComFish 2016. “Over the decades that we’ve all been here, some of us, we’ve seen and experienced a lot of changes, and it’s important to understand the trend and use our collective island experience to chart the course for our future and identify the challenges and work toward finding solutions,” said Theres...
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Inclining for race cars
They may have looked like a fishing boat, a palette of watercolor paints and even Perry the Platypus, but such disguises did not slow down the tiny wooden cars that raced down a ramp taller than some of the cars’ makers. In all, 44 small wooden cars took part in the AWANA Grand Prix at Kodiak Bible Chapel Wednesday evening. Children and adults joined in the fun. Kids from kindergarten through second grade did not ...
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Man drowns in Dog Bay
A man drowned in St. Herman Harbor Monday night or Tuesday morning. Joseph Pitka, also known as Joseph Brummel, 48, drowned in what appears to be an accident, according to Kodiak Police Department chief Ronda Wallace. “There is no indication of foul play,” she said. “Everything that we have investigated at this point leads to an accident, like maybe he fell overboard.” Pitka is from California and was a crewmember...
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Zero tolerance for marijuana on Coast Guard bases
Voters legalized marijuana in Alaska in 2014, but the substance remains illegal federally and the military has a zero tolerance policy for use by service members. Capt. Jeffrey Westling, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Kodiak, said active duty and reserve and civilian employees can’t use or possess any controlled substances, including marijuana, wherever they are. “It’s a condition of employment, if you wil...
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Week in Words: Patriots, tribes bringing it home
Over the past week, news stories about the sovereignty and dignity of native tribes, nations, and their citizens have made headlines. This week, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that tribes have authority over child support orders, and that a state has an obligation to enforce those orders. (The Parnell administration tried to weasel the state out of that responsibility.) And the McGill family saga recently reached ...
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Students renovate dumpsters
Kodiak High School welding and art students turned regular dumpsters into bear resistant ones and decorated them with bear aware messaging. Nate Svoboda, area wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, approached the Kodiak Brown Bear Trust, Alaska Waste and Kodiak High School with the idea. He said other communities have done similar things. “It’s a community issue and so I thought it’d be mo...
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School board budget
The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education got an update on their budget at Monday’s meeting. Business manager Sandy Daws said the budget advisory committee meeting has held five meetings so far, and they plan to deliver recommendations to the board at the April 4 work session. Individual departments looked at up to a 10 percent cut in their budget, not including personnel and benefits, Daws said...
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