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Borough assembly turns down additional tourism funding
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly has turned down an $18,000 international marketing campaign by Discover Kodiak. The vote took place at the assembly’s Thursday night meeting, which included items from a canceled December meeting. The borough’s tourism agency planned to use borough funding to attend travel shows in Berlin, Chicago and Iceland in partnership with the Alaska Tourism Industry Association. The $18,00...
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Kodiak Shipyard reduces deficit in 2013
The Kodiak Shipyard has cut its operating deficit but is still running in the red, the Kodiak Port and Harbors advisory board learned Friday. The city-owned shipyard is now less than $100,000 in the red. In 2012, the shipyard had a $302,705 deficit between revenue and expenses, but thanks to a 20 percent rate increase last April, that number has shrunk to $93,748. According to city financial records, the shipyard ...
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Around Kodiak: Jan. 6
The Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center hosts a public session from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to listen to questions about cattle removal from Chirikof Island. Grazing is not authorized on the refuge and the cattle are damaging refuge natural resources. This is the first step in a public planning process to resolve the issue. Learn more about the issue and how to comment if you can't be there by calling ...
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Volunteers return from Philippine relief efforts
Last month, Kodiak resident Jun Belen was feeding kids at a school on the Philippine island of Leyte when he was struck by the kindness of one boy. At one of the schools where he cooked and distributed food, Belen saw a boy holding onto his plate of chicken and spaghetti, not eating it. He asked the boy why he wasn’t eating his food, and was touched by the response: “I was surprised when he said, ‘This is for my b...
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Kodiak girls claim back-to-back tournament titles
Not even Dimond could stall the Kodiak girls in their hunt for the Joe Floyd Tournament title. The Lynx gave it their best shot by running a stall offense, but the Bears found ways to score in a glacial 36-19 win during Saturday’s final game of the 47th Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketball Tournament at Kodiak High. The victory capped a three-day tournament that saw Kodiak thump Sitka (52-12) and West ...
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December wraps a dry year for Kodiak
Though Kodiak’s December weather was highlighted by a pair of snowstorms, the month was exceptionally dry for the island city. According to measurements taken by the National Weather Service at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport, Kodiak finished December with just 4.45 inches of precipitation, just over half of normal for the month. The tally doesn’t put Kodiak in the top 10 driest Decembers on record (just 0.58 in...
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Garden Gate: Seed catalogues are a cheerful sight
Have you seen the giant red tomato on the cover of Burpee’s 2014 seed catalog? Size matters. The world’s biggest beefsteak tomato is said to tip the scales at up to 3-plus pounds. It’s enough to pull you out of a bad-weather funk. Seed catalogs are arriving earlier this year, and with this soggy weather, they are a cheerful sight. Garden catalogs are great textbooks for increasing your garden knowledge, but they h...
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Fish Factor: New year brings new fishing seasons statewide
Salmon will always be the heart of Alaska’s fisheries. That’s why many people think of summer as “the fishing season.” But that’s not the case. Deep winter is when Alaska’s largest fisheries get under way each year. On Jan. 1, hundreds of boats with hook and line gear or big pots begin plying the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska for Pacific cod, rockfish and other groundfish. Then on Jan. 20 trawlers take to the seas...
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Kodiak girls overpower 3A Sitka
Kodiak’s girls played like the top 4A basketball team in the state Thursday against Sitka. The Bears scored 22 of the first 24 points and rolled to an easy 52-12 victory on the first night of the Joe Floyd/Era Aviation Winter Classic Basketball Tournament at Kodiak High School. Kodiak made a serious statement in its quest to win the school’s first back-to-back Floyd titles. During the first 41 years of the girls t...
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Afognak Native Corporation moves into new building
Employees of the Afognak Native Corporation have a new 10,000 square-foot home on Near Island. The Afognak Native Corporation, formed in 1971 under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, has 969 shareholders and is growing. The corporation’s board of directors had wanted a new Kodiak office building for a number of years, and that dream has finally become reality. Afognak’s construction subsidiary, Alutiiq LLC, ...
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