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Local candidate preview:Rebecca Skinner
Kodiak Island Borough Assembly candidate Rebecca Skinner said she believes in the public process, public involvement and transparency, and is concerned about the borough “living beyond its means.” “My last job before I returned to Kodiak, I worked for a company that was also facing shrinking budgets,” Skinner said. “So I feel like I have a lot of experience in making very thoughtful strategic decisions about inves...
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Local candidate preview: Randall Bishop
City Council member Randall Bishop is running for a second term, and some of his important issues are economic development and maintaining infrastructure. Bishop said the council played a big role in creating infrastructure for the city. “The council are the go to people to create things and make things happen,” Bishop said. He mentioned the high cost of living and said, “For us, the city plays a very valuable rol...
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LeDoux will not disappoint
To the Editor, I am excited to see so many competent candidates for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly and am confident a strong assembly will be the end result. Although I have never before written a letter of support for any candidate, I feel compelled to do so now. I want to urge voters to seriously consider Larry LeDoux for the assembly. I have known Larry for over 20 years, during many of which I had the good...
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Trawl fleet should clean up their mess
Letter to the Editor, For years we've been told that the massive waste of halibut, crab, king salmon, small cod and pollock is an unavoidable consequence of trawling. During the February 1997 meeting of the NPFMC a representative from the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans described how they reduced halibut bycatch mortality from 2,000,000 pounds to under 300,000 pounds in one year without sacrificing a s...
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Kaplan brings a balance to the assembly
To the Editor, I recommend that we all vote for David Kaplan for the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. He brings a balance to the assembly by working hard to improve the impact of proposed policies on each person in the subgroups of the Kodiak Island community including village residents, processor families, our school age young people, educators, senior citizens, business people, Coast Guard families, and members o...
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'Harmful fish management makes no sense'
To the Editor, Starting Oct. 6, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council meets in Anchorage on the continuing dispute of Gulf of Alaska Trawl Bycatch Management. Trawlers want to privatize public groundfish resources, because it means they could collect quota lease fees of up to 70 percent without working aboard the boats where the quotas are caught. That just takes money from captains and crewmen who might sp...
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Guest Opinion: CFA's not good for Kodiak
The Kodiak Fisheries Work Group recently drafted a letter representing the views of the "community" to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council supporting the formation of groups called Community Fishing Associations and giving quota share allocations to these groups. As someone who has fished out of Kodiak for 25 years, lived in Kodiak for 21 years and raised a family here, I do not support this. Community Fi...
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Around Kodiak: Oct. 3
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer Boating Skills & Seamanship 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 8-Dec. 17 Experienced instructors and subject matter experts cover all the basics needed to operate a boat safely in Alaska. Topics include selecting and equipping your boat, trailering, rules of the road, navigation, power systems, communications, emergencies, weather, and lines and knots. The class will meet at the Ko...
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In the Courts: Oct. 3
Cindy A Williams pleaded guilty to theft in the second degree. Williams was sentenced to 48 months in jail (46.5 suspended) and ordered to pay restitution and placed on probation for five years. Craig D Newbill pleaded guilty to promoting contraband in the first degree, controlled substance. Newbill was sentenced to 24 months in jail (20 suspended) and fined $10,000 ($8,500 suspended) and ordered to pay restitutio...
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Ti Kenese fished with the best
As Ti Kenese talks about fishing, he sounds like a seasoned skipper who gets nostalgic for the bygone era when the profession was more exciting and rewarding. “I did it all,” he said. He fished blue, brown and red crab, baradai, opilio in waters off the Aleutian, Pribilov and St. Matthew Islands; he fished with the Russians in joint ventures at Kamchatka. He rolled with the rogue waves on highliner boats commanded...
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