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State starts path to new Tusty
The Alaska Marine Highway System has begun looking for a consultant to design the ferry that will replace the Tustumena. The estimated cost of a ship to replace the 49-year-old Tustumena is between $175 million and $210 million. While getting a replacement for the Tustumena is a priority, AMHS will not be rushing the design process. It is estimated that the design of the new ferry will take around 18 months. “The ...
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ITN and volunteers clean up Tugidak Island
Island Trails Network staff and volunteers have returned from Tugidak Island after removing thousands of pounds of marine debris from four and a half miles of beach. The goal of the two-year Tugidak Island cleanup project is to remove 40,000 to 80,000 pounds of marine debris from an 11-mile beach on the south side of the island, which is located at the southern end of the Kodiak archipelago. The final weight of th...
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Borough mayor announces another Tustumena delay
Same refrain, different day. On Thursday night, borough Mayor Jerome Selby revealed the state ferry Tustumena will remain in dry dock through at least mid-October, marking yet another delay in the return of Kodiak's principal ferry. "We will continue to have service from the Kennicott," Selby said to assuage concerns that Kodiak will lose all connections to the mainland. Selby's announcement followed an email from...
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Flu shots available in Kodiak
Alaska’s flu season doesn’t peak until December, but the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services is beginning its flu drive early. Flu shots must be given before the flu starts spreading, and on Thursday the state Section of Epidemiology released its vaccine recommendations for this flu season. Vaccination is recommended for all Alaskans six months and older. Thirteen different flu vaccines are available o...
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City Council meets behind closed doors to talk taxes
The Kodiak City Council spent almost 30 minutes Thursday night behind closed doors as it discussed the revelation that city sales taxes are being levied on cable TV, telephone and Internet services used by borough residents beyond city limits. City attorney Thomas Klinkner participated in the closed-door meeting by telephone, but City manager Aimee Kniaziowski declined to discuss the conversation. The city council...
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Compost pile turns into heap of trouble
Clarification Additional context has been added to a quotation from Lori Aldrich of the DEC. Forester Peter Olsen knows the rules. One he overlooked has given new ammunition to opponents of the city’s plans to compost sewage sludge at the Kodiak Island Borough landfill. Olsen is head of Quayanna Development Corporation, the contractor hired by the city to run its composting operation. This summer, Olsen brought hi...
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Legislators ask for input to name ADF&G building
Kodiak’s state legislators are asking the public’s help to name the new Alaska Department of Fish and Game building on Near Island. Rep. Alan Austerman and Sen. Gary Stevens have collaborated to create a survey to gather community feedback on what the building should be named. “We know that some of you have deep connections to previous Fish and Game employees that you would like to commemorate, and this is a perfe...
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Council will discuss tax issue
The Kodiak City Council will gather at 7 p.m. tonight for a special meeting, but the public likely won’t be able to hear much of the discussion. The sole item on the city council’s agenda is a private session with city attorney Thomas Klinkner, who will call in by phone. The private meeting will be used to discuss the recent revelation that the city has been charging sales tax on telephone, Internet and cable TV s...
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Man severely injured in bar assault
A well-known Kodiak man is in Anchorage’s Providence hospital today after severe injuries suffered in an incident near the Village Bar early Sunday. Police responded to the downtown mall about 4:30 a.m. and discovered Danny Unruh, a radio producer and weekend host of KVOK-FM’s Hotline show, with a shattered femur, dislocated shoulder and facial injuries. Unruh’s friends said several men beat Unruh and left him on ...
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Salmon season officially passes record
ANCHORAGE (AP) — The commercial salmon catch in Alaska reached a record 260 million for the 2013 season as of last week, up from 221 million in 2005, officials said. During the last week of August, commercial fishermen netted about 24 million salmon, according to a state Fish and Game Department estimate. Much of this year's catch came from Southeast Alaska, with 98.4 million salmon, most of them pinks, the Alaska...
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