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Winter weather to return to Kodiak
Winter weather will make a return appearance this Friday in Kodiak, predicts the National Weather Service. During what’s been one of the Emerald Isle’s warmest winters on record, no measurable, more than .1 inches, snowfall has fallen at Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak since Jan. 13. That’s expected to change Friday when Kodiak weather station manager Craig Eckert expects between 4 and 6 inches of snow will fall. "...
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Coast Guard: better detection caused foreign incursion spike
This year’s spike in foreign fishing incursions is based on better detection, not increased foreign fishing activity, says deputy chief of enforcement for the Coast Guard’s 17th District. In 2013 the Coast Guard documented 30 incursions into U.S. waters by foreign vessels in the Alaska area. More than half were by one South Korean trawler. The number is up from 10 total incursions in 2012. Both years are well beyo...
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Selief Lane playground vandalized
Kodiak Police are investigating the vandalism of two playground slides vandalized at the Selief playground. A citizen reported damage to the City of Kodiak play structure on Selief Lane Monday afternoon, City Parks and Recreation Director Charlie Powers said. It’s hard to tell when the damage occurred, he said. One piece of heavy plastic on a slide atop a three-level play structure was broken. There was a burn mar...
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City council approves fishery adviser
Kodiak is one step away from a new fisheries adviser. By unanimous vote at a special Tuesday night meeting, the Kodiak City Council approved lobbyist Heather McCarty of Juneau to be the joint Kodiak city and borough fishery adviser. The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly will have the final say on McCarty’s position at its Thursday night meeting. The position is a two-year contract to represent the city and borough at...
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KTUU offers GCI Channel 2 Olympics coverage
Anchorage TV station KTUU is offering its competitor GCI permission to rebroadcast two weeks of Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics prime time coverage. The offer, announced by KTUU in a news release Friday, is the latest volley in a longstanding contract dispute between the two Alaska media giants. GCI didn’t immediately return phone calls from the Daily Mirror asking if the company would accept KTUU’s offer. The Olympics...
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NPFMC to discuss pot cod fishery
Freezing the historical record for the Kodiak-area pot cod fishery is up for discussion this week in Seattle. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has a discussion about the pot cod fleet on its agenda this week at its Seattle meeting, although it’s not scheduled to take any action at that meeting. The Kodiak-based United Fishermen’s Marketing Association, which represents pot cod fishermen among other gea...
Feb 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
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C.G. report shows increasing border violations
The US Coast Guard is reporting a surge in the number of foreign fishing vessels encroaching upon Alaska’s ocean borders. According to a report to be released at this week’s meeting of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, the number of incursions increased 300 percent — from 10 to 30 — between 2012 and 2013. In 2011, only one vessel violated the boundary. America’s oceanic border runs 200 miles offshore, ...
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Rainiest, warmest January in years
Rain fell on Kodiak for 19 straight days, but as the calendar turned its page, the rain stopped. Twenty-five of Kodiak’s 31 January days had rain or snow, and 2014 will go into the history books with the third-wettest January in recorded history. According to National Weather Service records, only 2003, 1977 and 1985 had more than the 14.3 inches of precipitation that fell on Kodiak last month. The first of those ...
Feb 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
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City, borough put adviser under a microscope
City and borough officials are taking a hard look at Heather McCarty as the next government fisheries analyst in Kodiak. Kodiak’s city and borough governments have been without a fisheries adviser since last year, when Denby Lloyd resigned. The search for Lloyd’s replacement has been a slow one, as the joint city-borough fisheries work group had to re-issue its search for an adviser late last year. The city counci...
Feb 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alcohol forum shares stories of suffering, triumph
On Friday night, Kodiak parents and teens heard from speakers who are passionate about the risks of teenage drinking. Among them were a doctor, a district attorney, a two teenage youth court judges and a 28-year-old man who spoke in public for the first time about his experience going to jail at least 11 times for driving under the influence and driving with a revoked driver’s license. The event, titled “Teens and...
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