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Gov.'s NPFMC appointments confirmed
The U.S. Commerce Department announced on Monday the appointment of 19 new and returning members to the eight regional fishery management councils that partner with NOAA Fisheries to manage ocean fish stocks. These include the appointments of Michael “Buck” Laukitis of Homer and Theresa A. Peterson of Kodiak to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, which overseas Alaska’s federal waters. Alaska Gov. Bill W...
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Post 17 drops road opener after long journey
After an all-night ferry ride and a drive from Homer to Kenai, it was no surprise the Kodiak Post 17 came out flat against Kenai. The undefeated Twins posted seven runs — five unearned — in the opening inning and posted an 11-1 victory in an American Legion baseball league game Sunday at Coral Seymour Park in Kenai. Kodiak lost 11-0 in the nonleague nightcap. In the opener, Seth Rockenbach and Nevin Lee were the o...
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Outdoor Kodiak: A little tweaking adds relish to recipes
It’s that time of year again. Fresh fish in the house! We like fish a lot, to the point of eating it five or six days a week. As much as we fish however, we still don’t have fresh fish in the house every day. We enjoy a mix of fresh, fresh frozen, and prepared. We also like leftovers. Our secret is having a wealth of excellent recipes. Sure, we’ve tried recipes we didn’t particularly like, but over the years we’ve...
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Contracts bring library demolition, fire station expansion closer
The city is moving forward with plans to demolish the old library building on Mill Bay Road, with authorization of two agreements for preliminary services totaling $64,000. At Thursday’s regular meeting, the Kodiak City Council approved two contracts related to the demolition project, which paves the way for a new fire station on the city’s Mill Bay property. Under the first contract, Stantec Architecture Inc. wil...
Jun 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 35 35 recommendations | email to a friend
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Air Station Kodiak checks grounded tanker, medevacs mariner
A Kodiak Coast Guard Hercules airplane crew flew over a 599-foot tanker that ran aground in the Bering Sea. According to a Coast Guard release, the Champion Ebony, a double-hulled chemical tanker flagged in Norway, ran aground on Nunivak Island, a large island off the Western Alaska coast, Friday. “The crew of Champion Ebony was able to refloat the vessel and make way under its own power to deeper water at approxi...
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Thomet falls short of world games
Levi Thomet’s first race back in the states was a doozy. Unfortunately, the former Kodiak high school standout painstakingly missed earning a berth to the IAAF World Junior Championships by a blink of an eyelash. Thomet placed fourth in a loaded 10,000-meter field at Friday’s USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium in Clovis, California. His time of 30 minutes, 46.73 seconds ...
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Downtown farmers markets continues to grow
Six months after the Kodiak Strong Planning Day in December, a new farmers market downtown is up and growing. The idea started as an initiative to revive downtown Kodiak. “The thought behind having one in town is that we do have the Saturday market at the fairgrounds, but some people don’t want to drive out there, so having one in town is a bit more convenient,” said Julie Beehler, the market planner. “It also all...
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Harbor rate hike postponed, other fees go up
The Kodiak City Council voted to postpone increases in harbor use rates and fees, but moved forward on other rate hikes for several city services at Thursday’s regular meeting. Council member John Whiddon moved to postpone the vote on a resolution that would have implemented a 6 percent across-the-board increase on harbor rates and fees starting July 1. Whiddon said more time was needed for council to discuss alte...
Jun 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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City walks back harbor fee hike by two thirds
The Kodiak City Council rolled back plans to implement an 18.5 percent increase in harbor rates and fees in July, opting instead for a more palatable 6 percent increase. The change comes in response to council concern that the larger increase — after just one week between the vote and bills being mailed — would catch some boat owners with too little notice. Under the new proposal, moorage and other harbor rates wo...
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CG Exchanges drop some weapons after Orlando
All Coast Guard Exchange stores in the U.S., including Kodiak and Ketchikan, that sell firearms have stopped selling “assault-style” weapons. John Riley, chief operating officer for exchanges for the Coast Guard, said the recent Orlando, Florida, shooting on June 12, in which 49 were killed and more than that were injured, prompted the exchanges to stop carrying the weapons. “It was the tipping point,” Riley said ...
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