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May 19 2014
Former Kodiak Crab Researcher on TOTR This Week PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 May 2014

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           The Kodiak Crab Fest kicks off on Thursday and on this week’s Talk of the Rock we’re going to hear a little bit about the science behind the crustaceans that inspired the annual festival.
           Brad Stevens was a long-time crab researcher here in Kodiak before he moved to the East Coast in 2006. Stevens returned to Kodiak a few weeks ago for work, and to share his recent project – a reference book devoted to the biology and fisheries of king crab.
           “It’s the first textbook devoted entirely to the subject of king crabs.”   
           Stevens will discuss his motivation behind compiling and editing the dense volume, which is titled King Crabs of the World: Biology and Fisheries Management. He said he wanted to make sure important research done over the past three decades was available in one text.
            “A lot of the people that studied king crabs have retired and or died and there’s a lot of knowledge there that was going to be lost. So I tried to get as many of those people involved in this project as I could. There are 23 co-authors in the book.”
             Tune in to KMXT’s Talk of the Rock Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. to hear more from Stevens, both on his king crab reference book and his past work here in Kodiak, as well as research he is currently doing at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. 

 
May 19 2014
Monashka Lot Proves Most Popular in Land Auction PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 May 2014

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    The Kodiak Island Borough has nearly a million more dollars in the bank today, after a wildly successful land auction over the weekend. According to Borough Manager Bud Cassidy, all but two lots attracted more than the minimum bid, and netted the borough $894,000. One lot in particular, according to Cassidy, generated the most interest:
    “The Monashka piece was about a five acre chunk and the minimum bid was $90,000, and it sold for $390,000. A fair amount of bidding – pretty spirited – went on. It went back and forth 59 times and was finally sold to a guy named Dave Townsend.”
    The two lots in Chiniak sold for their minimum price, $40,000 and $50,000 respectively. The five lots in Bell’s Flats all sold for more than the minimum asking price. Cassidy says the strong response was positive sign.
     “I think this interest showed us that not just the borough, but the city, Native corporations – there’s a number of private land owners as well that own a fair amount of property in town and this should wake everyone up to make them understand there really is some pent up demand in the community.”
    He said the borough is preparing more properties for sale, and the next batch should be closer to town:
    “We’re working on our budget right now, and in that budget is some money is to put in some improvements for some of the lots we’re trying to sell next. And we’re talking about more urban lots over by KANA Fields and there’s really a need to sit down with both the Parks and Rec Department of the city and borough to discuss a few issues, because that’s where the KANA baseball fields and football, soccer fields are located.”
    Cassidy said land sales with the regularity of those in the past are getting more difficult to organize, as most of the remaining land currently has poor access and is far from city utilities.

 
May 19 2014
Alaska Dems Set Platform in Nome PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 May 2014

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    The Alaska Democratic Party ended its weekend convention in Nome Sunday with resolutions on issues ranging from Alaska Native rights to same-sex marriage, and came away with a full lineup of candidates for key November races. KNOM’s Matthew Smith reports.

 
May 19 2014
Powers to Leave Parks and Rec Position PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 May 2014

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           The second parks and recreation director in the city of Kodiak’s history is stepping down at the end of the month. Charlie Powers held the position for a little over a year and will be moving off island later this summer. Powers and his family have lived in Kodiak for more than 20 years and first came to the island as teachers in the village of Old Harbor. 
           “That was fun we were out there about seven years and taught school and owned a lodge and commercial fished and it’s where our boys were born and raised so Old Harbor is near and dear to our hearts. And then we moved off island actually for about five years, to the valley. And we missed Kodiak so much so we had to come out, so we came back in 2007 and rebounded with the island and it’s been wonderful.” 
             Before being hired as the city’s parks and rec director, Powers was the vice president of corporate affairs for Koniag, Inc. He said the company did a bit of downsizing and the timing worked out well for him to join the parks and rec department when long time director Ian Fulp retired.
             Powers said some of his goals when he took the position were to keep the city’s outstanding projects on track and see many of them through completion. 

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May 19 2014
Kodiak 2nd and 5th at Track & Field Regions PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 19 May 2014

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    Despite a dominant performance in the distance races and relays, the Kodiak High School boys still came up short in their quest for a ninth straight Region III track and field title. Colony’s 152 points edged Kodiak’s 143 for the championship.
    Kodiak’s Kordell Pillans won two individual titles, placing first in the shot put with a throw just a half-inch short of 50 feet and a discus toss over 128 feet. Kodiak’s Levi Thomet won the 1,600 and 3,200 meter races, and was second to teammate Levi Fried in the 800. The Bears also swept all four relays, the 400, 800, 1,600 and 3,200.
    The Kodiak girls were fifth overall with 40 points, while Colony took the region title with 173.
    We’ve got full results after the jump.
 

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