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FISH FACTOR: Chinook salmon becomes casualty of budget issues
By LAINE WELCH One of the casualties of this year’s budget cuts was funds for a program aimed at discovering why Alaska’s Chinook salmon stocks have been declining since 2007. A five year, $30 million Chinook Salmon Research Initiative launched in 2013 included more than 100 researchers focused o...
Aug 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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NOAA declares whale deaths an unusual mortality event
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has declared the deaths of 30 whales in the western Gulf of Alaska an Unusual Mortality Event. More than half of the whales were found floating around the Kodiak Archipelago beginning in May. “(The declaration of a UME) brings with it some acces...
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P&Z approves permit for out-of-bounds quarry
After an hour and a half of public comment, the Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit for part of the quarry at St. Herman Harbor on Near Island. The City of Kodiak failed to obtain the required permit when it began that part of the excavation five...
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AAC, Garvey Spacecraft deliver first rocket motor to Kodiak
Alaska Aerospace Corporation has achieved “an important milestone” in its collaborative venture with an aerospace company that focuses on the development of advanced space technologies and launch vehicle systems, a company news release said. AAC’s long-term strategic goal in its venture with Garv...
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Looking at the world of words in the world of news
In town, the news word of the week is “burglar.” A slate of home robberies, punctuated by the break-in at Wild Traders and theft of 17 guns, brings this English word to the front pages. “Burglar,” first noted around the 1540s, is a shortened form of the word “burglator,” a hybrid Anglo-Latin noun...
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PIGSKIN PICKS: Little guys take it to the big guys
I should hand over pigskin prognostications to new Kodiak High football coach Bill McGuire. He nailed Soldotna’s victory over South, and I didn’t. Cookies for McGuire. In one of the most hyped high school games in state history, Soldotna extended its state-best winning streak to 30 games with a 2...
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Cross country preview: Boys stocked for another title run, Bigley leads girls
When standout runner Levi Thomet left the island this summer, Richie McKinney turned to Marcus Dunbar and told him that it is time for the current crop of Kodiak runners to make a bit of history of their own. “I go, that is very well put Richie,” said Dunbar, Kodiak High School’s veteran cross co...
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P&Z approves mobile home park's expansion, code changes
The Kodiak Island Borough Planning and Zoning Commission approved the expansion of Rasmussen’s Mobile Home Park and code changes to relax laws surrounding mobile home parks. The Rasmussen’s park administrators applied for a conditional use permit to allow 29 additional spaces on two lots adjacent...
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