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Tustumena expected to return to Kodiak today
If all goes as planned, the Tustumena will arrive at City Pier 1 this afternoon. On Thursday, Alaska Department of Transportation spokesperson Jeremy Woodrow said the likelihood that the ferry will be in Kodiak looked good. “We are optimistic that it will be sailing,” he said in a message. “We haven’t sent out any formal release in case something does come up because there have been a lot of unexpected events with...
Oct 21, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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State keeps Kodiak in subsistence zone
The Alaska boards of fish and game have rejected a proposal to make Kodiak a non-subsistence hunting and fishing area. The proposal, brought by a Fairbanks man, was turned down by a 1-11 margin during a joint meeting of the fish and game boards in Anchorage. One member of the two boards was absent, and another member abstained from the vote. Allen Barrette, a member of the Fairbanks fish and game advisory board, b...
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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Planning and zoning approves plans for two warehouses
The Kodiak Island Borough’s planning and zoning commission has approved a permit and variance that will allow Kodiak two lot owners to build warehouses on their Von Scheele Way properties. The commission approved a conditional use permit to Sam Rohrer for his property at the corner of Selief Lane and Von Scheele Way. The permit allows him to build a warehouse on the property for his business, Kodiak Lawn Care and ...
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Borough assembly says farewell to mayor Jerome Selby after 35 years of service
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and a crowd of well-wishers said farewell to borough mayor Jerome Selby on Thursday night as he ended almost 25 years of service to the Kodiak Island Borough. "I wish you all well to serve the people of the Kodiak Island borough, and remember, we are here to serve and not to be served," Selby told incoming Mayor Jerrol Friend and new assemblyman Frank Peterson Jr. after summarizi...
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Woman receives two years in forgery case
A Kodiak woman accused of stealing more than $46,000 by writing forged checks has been sentenced to two years in prison for second-degree theft. Maria Drinkwine, 46, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree theft, a class C felony, on Sept. 18. She was sentenced to 60 months in prison (36 months suspended) and was fined $10,000 ($10,000 suspended). Drinkwine was also ordered to pay restitution to the man she s...
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ADF&G cancels Tanner crab season
There will be no Kodiak Tanner crab season this year. Citing low levels of harvestable crab, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game formally canceled the Tanner crab fisheries in the Kodiak, Chignik and South Peninsula districts for the first time since 2000. “We’ve seen a decline in legal-sized male crab, which is what the (quotas) are based off of,” said shellfish management biologist Mark Stichert. While Kodiak...
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
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KTUU and GCI temporarily resolve dispute
The deadline came, but the shutdown didn’t. This shutdown didn’t come from Washington, D.C., but from Anchorage, where NBC affiliate KTUU-TV and GCI have been locked in negotiations over carriage fees. Earlier this month, GCI threatened to stop broadcasting KTUU to Kodiak and eight other rural locations after midnight Wednesday morning. Both sides were prepared to stop broadcasting, but shortly after 1 a.m. Monday...
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Coast Guard sends helicopter to Cold Bay for winter
The Coast Guard is ready, even if the crab fishing fleet isn’t. On Monday, Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak sent an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter and crew to Cold Bay to help area fishermen with emergency situations this winter. The Coast Guard uses forward operating locations to allow for faster response times to mariners in distress. Kodiak crews were deployed to Cordova and the Arctic over the summer during the busy f...
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State sues federal government to open refuges
The state of Alaska has sued the federal government to open Alaska’s wildlife refuges to hunters, fishermen and tourists. On Wednesday, state attorney general Michael Geraghty followed up on a promise by Gov. Sean Parnell: If the Department of the Interior didn’t reopen Alaskan refuges by the end of business Tuesday, the state would act. They didn’t, and the state did. Under 1980’s Alaska National Interest Lands C...
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Trees come down as city cemetery grows
On a grave decorated with flowers and a single pink flamingo, there was a small plaque: “Where gardens grow, God walks.” Until Monday, that grave and plaque were shaded by towering green spruce trees. No more. Tree-cutters have brought down most of the trees that dominated the northern half of the Kodiak City Cemetery, an effort that comes as the city of Kodiak attempts to open more space for graves on Hospital Hi...
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