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Residents balk at city's plan for composting waste
Opposition to the city's plan for composting waste continued to grow Thursday night as more city and borough residents asked the city council to pick an alternative. "I would just plead with you to reconsider what you're doing," said Middle Bay rancher Marilyn Guilmet, who raises sheep near the property that will soon house a plant processing the leavings of the city's water treatment plant. Other neighbors added ...
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Sen. Stevens joins new Senate Republican majority
Sen. Gary Stevens has joined the new Alaska Senate Republican majority. On Thursday afternoon, the coalition announced in a press release that Stevens will serve as chairman of the Senate education committee after becoming the 12th member of the Republican majority. A few hours later, the majority added Sitka Republican Bert Stedman for its 13th member. In Tuesday’s election, Alaska voters picked 13 Republicans — ...
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Alyeska's Vessel of Opportunity program recognized in Kodiak
Fishermen involved in Alyeska's Vessel of Opportunity program were recognized for their commitment to safety during a reception in Kodiak on Monday night. The Vessel of Opportunity program, run by Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, provides oil spill training to fishermen in different coastal cities so they can respond if a large oil spill occurs. The entire program received Alyeska's President’s Safety Award for t...
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Kodiak's Tanner crab harvest lowest since 2008
Kodiak’s Tanner crab harvest will be the lowest since 2008, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Thursday. The harvest limit for the Kodiak area Tanner harvest has been set at 660,000 pounds divided between two regions. That amount is the lowest since 2008, when the harvest was set at 400,000 pounds. Shellfish management biologist Mark Stichert said surveys indicated crab from the huge mid-decade surge...
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AAUW Christmas bazaar bigger than ever
Kodiak’s largest Christmas bazaar returns for its 41st edition this weekend, and it promises to be bigger than ever, thanks to an overflow bazaar happening at the same time. Eighty booths selling everything from jam to picture frames will fill Kodiak High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the annual production of the American Association of University Women. If that isn’t enough, an overflow bazaar will op...
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City Council expected to postpone vote on proposed bike trail
No solution is likely tonight as the Kodiak City Council votes on a proposal to advance a proposed bike and hike trail to Deadman’s Curve. In a Tuesday work session, city manager Aimee Kniaziowski said the city has received no response from the state department of transportation on questions that caused the council to postpone a vote last month. “I did not hear back from DOT,” she said. That simple statement was e...
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Borough meets in two work sessions tonight
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly meets for a pair of work sessions tonight that will include a first look at the next school district budget and a first discussion of changes to the borough’s bidding and disclosure rules. The first work session begins at 6:30 p.m. and is a joint gathering of the assembly and the school board. The two bodies will kick off the monthslong process of drafting a budget for the school...
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Koniag Inc. purchases Anderson Construction
Koniag Inc. has announced the purchase of Anderson Construction, one of Kodiak's best-known construction companies. The acquisition ties in with Koniag's plans to invest a handful of core industries, a strategy announced during the corporation's annual meeting on Oct. 6. "We see this as a growth opportunity for our company in the marine construction arena," said Jim Erickson, executive vice president and chief fin...
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Red Cross will not close Kodiak office
Kodiak’s Red Cross office will not close after all. Last week, the Alaska chapter announced that Kodiak’s 67-year-old organization would be dissolved amid a search for ways to cut costs. While CPR and first aid training would continue with volunteers, the Red Cross planned to lay off its sole paid Kodiak employee and shutter its office next to the new Kodiak Public Library. On Wednesday, Red Cross spokeswoman Laur...
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As final election results roll in, Stevens is out as Senate President
The final results came late, but they didn’t change the conclusion: Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Alan Austerman are headed back to Juneau to represent Kodiak. When the legislative session opens in January, however, they will see a very different Alaska Legislature. On Wednesday, Republicans announced they had enough seats for an outright majority in the Alaska Senate. The announcement was the death knell for the bip...
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