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Work group decides on bycatch program issues
Last Friday, the Kodiak fisheries work group decided on what to include in a letter to send to the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council regarding trawl bycatch reduction. Right now, NMPFC is working on researching ways to reduce bycatch through a cooperative management program. The council asked for Kodiak's input on aspects of the program, and the work group has been discussing what would go in a letter to ...
Sep 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Marine debris from Tugidak
Kodiak’s Island Trails Network and volunteers have spent 60 days over the last two summers cleaning up 16 miles of beaches on Tugidak Island, off the southern-most point of Kodiak Island. All the debris is kept at a fenced-in site on Coast Guard property a couple miles out on Anton Larsen Bay Road while ITN works on getting it disposed of. There are dozens of bags along with piles of debris like crab pots, tires, ...
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Local candidates to debate
The candidates for the city council, the borough assembly and the school board will debate on Tuesday, giving voters a chance to learn about them before heading to the polls on Oct. 7. All of the assembly and council candidates are planning to attend, but two of the three school board candidates have said they may not make it, said Chamber of Commerce director Trevor Brown. The borough assembly candidates are incu...
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Austerman expresses concerns on funding for new launch pad
Kodiakans can weigh in on plans for a new launch pad at Narrow Cape in an open house set for 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Best Western Kodiak Inn. The public meeting will address a Federal Aviation Administration draft environmental assessment for a proposed third launch pad intended for medium-lift rockets, at the Kodiak Launch Complex operated by the state-owned Alaska Aerospace Corp. An AAC aerospace eng...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak hospital gets health award
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center recently received a Quality Achievement Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health, a quality improvement organization. “The awards recognize Alaska hospitals for their dedication to ensuring that patients receive high quality care in seven national quality project areas,” according to a statement from Mountain-Pacific. The seven areas make up a score called the appropriate ...
Sep 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Borough rescinds decorum ordinance, talks fees
The Kodiak Island Borough unanimously voted to rescind the decorum ordinance passed and postponed accepting the annual review of the borough’s schedule of fees at a regular meeting Thursday night. The decorum ordinance received little assembly member comment. Assembly member Carol Austerman said she felt people had taken it the wrong way. “I sincerely hope that in the future that comments made in the borough assem...
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Mission Road closure, power outage due to failed cable
The Mission Road closure this morning was due to repairing part of an underground cable that failed last week, according to a Kodiak Electric Association report. The torn up road is the result of a failed electric cable that caused a power outage in downtown Kodiak in the wee hours of September 11, the report said. The areas that lost power regained it again about four hours later after KEA rerouted power. This we...
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Truck hits bear
A Kodiak driver hit a bear on East Rezanof Drive late Wednesday night. An Alaska State Trooper report stated that a driver in a 1994 Peterbilt truck and trailer, a large commercial vehicle, hit the bear around 11 p.m. on Sept. 17. The driver was not injured, but the bear reportedly was. “We actually went to go look for it this morning when it became daylight when it was safer for us to do so,” said trooper spokesm...
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Rehabbed harbor seal released in Kodiak
A harbor seal pup found wounded on a beach near Kodiak in June was released at Mayflower Beach in Kalsin Bay on Wednesday. Personnel from the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, which rehabilitates injured marine mammals, brought the seal to Kodiak in a kennel. When the seal was released on the beach, he quickly waddled down to the water and swam away. He returned to the water’s edge for a minute before swimming away...
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harbor Advisory Board considers security cameras
The Harbor Advisory Board met Wednesday, and discussed security cameras due to a recent rise in crime in the harbor area. “There seems to have been a rash of crimes in the harbor that got the attention of some boat owners,” said harbormaster Lon White. “A couple (people) came today and spoke and asked that we consider camera surveillance which we have discussed in the past.” Boats have been broken into in the harb...
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