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Data shows October far warmer than normal
October’s warm weather was “astounding” in its stretch across Alaska, according to the Alaska Climate Research center, which released its data for the month on Tuesday. Locally, the abnormally warm weather forestalled the season’s first snowfall at sea level. While snow was visible Tuesday above 2,000 feet, none has been measured at Benny Benson State Airport, Kodiak’s official measuring point. In a normal year, K...
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Disovery Channel announces new Kodiak-based reality show
Get ready to see more of Kodiak Island on TV. On Tuesday, a Discovery Channel spokeswoman confirmed the network and production company Orion Entertainment are filming here for “Kodiak,” a four-part series set to air in 2014. “We are currently in production, and we just started filming this week,” wrote Discovery spokeswoman Kate Aconfora in an email. According to information released by Discovery and confirmed by ...
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Kodiak toppled as top halibut port in Alaska
Kodiak will not take Alaska’s halibut title for a second year. With 97 percent of the halibut quota in the central Gulf used, Homer has landed 4.39 million pounds of halibut to Kodiak’s 3.38 million. The halibut season ends Nov. 7, and just under 339,000 pounds of halibut quota remains in the central Gulf of Alaska. Statewide, 20.53 million pounds of the state’s 21.81 million-pound quota have been taken. After Hom...
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Filmmaker writes book about Kodiak Island
Swedish filmmaker Stefan Quinth has released a book that he claims is the largest book about Kodiak Island. His new book, “Kodiak, Alaska: The Island of the Great Bear” was released in English this month and will be available for purchase at various locations around town. The 270-page, 18-chapter book includes photos, interviews and stories about Kodiak Island, its people and the bears. The book covers the history...
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Fisheries work group keeps advisory committee
After listening to public comments, the city and borough fisheries work group has decided that more advice is better, at least for now. The work group met to discuss on Monday morning to discuss dissolving the Kodiak Fisheries Advisory Committee, a suggestion brought up at the October meeting by the committee chairman Trevor Brown. KFAC was established in 2007 to provide recommendations to the Kodiak City Council ...
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KTUU still negotiating with GCI, but deadline is Friday
Consider it a stay of execution, not a pardon. Last month, cable provider GCI and NBC affiliate KTUU-TV in Anchorage reached an 11th hour deal to keep KTUU on the air for GCI customers. That deal expires Friday, meaning NBC broadcasts could soon end in Kodiak. The two sides are deadlocked in negotiations over carriage fees, the amount of money KTUU can charge GCI to carry its signal. KTUU does not charge any fee r...
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Kodiak Library has a new director
The first thing that struck Katie Baxter about the new Kodiak Public Library was that it was a community effort. “I could tell immediately it’s a wonderful facility that has the support of the community,” she said. “It’s a very positive energy that seeps through every nook and cranny.” Baxter is the new executive director of the Kodiak library. She arrived in Kodiak Oct. 18, the day the library closed to prepare f...
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Grant gives medical coding students access to distant labs
A new project at Kodiak College is allowing students to use laboratories around the world without leaving the island. The Consortium for Healthcare Education Online (CHEO) project allows colleges to develop distance-delivered certificate programs in the health care field. Kodiak College was recently awarded around a $500,000 Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the...
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Kulluk not expected to return to Alaska in 2014
The drilling rig Kulluk, which ran aground on Sitkalidak Island in January, will not return to Alaska in 2014, Royal Dutch Shell officials announced last week. It’s not even clear if the Kulluk will ever return to the 49th state, Shell chief financial officer Henry Simon told reporters. "The Kulluk we do not expect, in fact we are not sure that we will necessarily bring the Kulluk back into operation," Simon said....
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Congressional bill would remove hurdle to barge dock
Alaska’s Congressional delegation is pushing an effort to allow the Coast Guard to lease its underwater and tidelands property for more than the five years allowed under existing law. If passed by Congress, the Federal Submerged Lands Transportation Development Act would have significant implications for the development of a barge dock at Shannon Point in Womens Bay. In March, Seattle-based Northland Services floa...
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