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Gulf pollock quota vaults upward in 2014
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council is giving Kodiak fishermen an early Christmas present. At the council's December meeting, which ended Monday in Anchorage, councilors approved a 52,000 metric ton increase in the pollock quota for the Gulf of Alaska. The 2014 pollock quota for much of the Gulf will 162,351 metric tons, compared to 110,272 metric tons this year. The news out of the NPFMC isn't all good f...
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School board approves money for computers and iPads
The Kodiak Island Borough school board has approved half a million dollars for new Apple computers and iPads. The $506,483 approved by the board during a Monday meeting will replace 325 iPads and 352 MacBook Pros owned by the school district. The district had budged $500,000 in the fiscal year 2014 general fund for the replacement of aged instructional devices. At that time, the school board requested the district...
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Snow crab fishery starts early
The Bering Sea snow crab fishery is off to an early start, in hopes of avoiding sea ice up north. “Usually nobody goes fishing until after Christmas. The bulk of the activity usually picks up in January,” said Heather Fitch of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Unalaska. As of Monday, only “a little bit” of crab had been landed, but more was expected soon, she said. With crabbers already on the fishing grou...
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Woman accused of repeated felony stalking
A Kodiak woman convicted last year of felony stalking and theft now faces new charges. Karen Young, 47, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Friday on one count of first-degree stalking, a class C felony. She also faces two misdemeanor charges for violating a domestic violence protective order and unlawful contact. Last year, Young pleaded guilty to second-degree theft and second-degree stalking for harassing...
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Borough assembly takes steps to increase rural representation
The Kodiak Island Borough assembly is planning to step up its rural outreach. In an effort to better represent borough residents living away from the Kodiak road system, borough assemblymen Frank Peterson and Aaron Griffin are backing a proposal that would have each of the assembly’s seven members travel to remote communities twice per year. The trips would include overnight stays and would be paid for by the Kodi...
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Koniag picks new CEO
Koniag Inc. has named Elizabeth Perry, formerly of SWCA Environmental Consultants, its new CEO. The Native corporation for the Kodiak archipelago has been led by board chairman Ron Unger and interim president Tom Panamaroff since March, when President/CEO Will Anderson resigned amid dismal financial news. Koniag posted a $5.9 million loss in fiscal year 2013, which ended March 31. According to Koniag’s annual repo...
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Man accused of hitting pregnant woman in face
A Kodiak man is facing a felony assault charge for allegedly hitting a pregnant woman in the face. Nick Malutin, 38, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Friday on one count of third-degree domestic violence assault, a class C felony. According to court documents, Alaska State Troopers were notified that a caller had reported a possible domestic violence incident on Wednesday between Malutin and a pregnant 21...
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Fisheries group broadens search for analyst
The city and borough fisheries work group will continue operating without a fisheries expert until it finds a qualified candidate. In a Monday morning meeting, the city and borough fisheries work group decided to reissue a request for proposals (RFP) instead of hiring one of the three candidates who submitted applications. The search for a new analyst began in early November after Denby Lloyd resigned and accepted...
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Two men found guilty of violent Chignik attack
Two commercial fishermen have been convicted of kidnapping, assault, burglary and criminal mischief following a weeklong jury trial in Naknek. Daniel Whittington, 22, and Lloyd Davis Jr., 38, were two of the three perpetrators of a 2011 attack on an 18-year-old in Chignik Bay. A third man, 36-year-old Jordan Christopher, faces a separate trial after failing to appear for the first day of the trial that convicted W...
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Bid opening is optimistic sign for landfill project
The final phase of the new Kodiak Island Borough landfill is sliding into place. On Wednesday, the borough opened bids for construction of a water treatment plant at the landfill. The treatment plant is the third and final phase of landfill construction, and the bid opening brought a rare bit of good news for the multimillion-dollar project. The low bidder, ASRC SKW Eskimos Inc., submitted a $9.327 million proposa...
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