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Feb 03 2014
Unalaska to Fight P/V Stimson Relocation PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 February 2014

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    Unalaska’s lobbyists will be gearing up for a fight to keep the State Trooper patrol vessel Stimson homeported there.
    At last week’s city council meeting, Unalaska City Manager Chris Hladick said the state wants to relocate the Stimson to Kodiak. He said it would save the state about half a million dollars as part of governor’s proposed budget for next year.
    But Hladick said it would be bad news for the Aleutians. As a result, he said the city’s legislators will be hearing from them.
    He said not having an enforcement vessel in Unalaska ”doesn’t sound like a really good idea whatsoever.” He added that Kodiak is a two-and-a-half day steam from Unalaska in the best of conditions.
     The Stimson currently patrols the Bering Sea fisheries and Western Alaska along with the P/V Woldstad, which is stationed in Kodiak.

Feb 03 2014
High School Renovation Project on Schedule PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 February 2014

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           It’s so far so good for the Kodiak High School renovation project. At least that’s the word from the construction manager Bruce Walter of Wilson Engineering. Walter provided an update to the borough assembly during its work session on Thursday, and said the project is about 30 percent complete.
            “We’ve contractually been into the contract 10 months and construction nine months, which puts us at 30 percent of a 32 month project. Completion for the project is still scheduled for November 2015 and to date we’ve issued no change orders extending that deadline.”
           In terms of finances, Walter said they are doing fairly well with the $62 million construction budget, and have only tapped into a small amount of the project’s $2.5 million contingency budget. 
           “To date we have awarded $152,000 in change orders, which represents .24 of the contract sum or 5.8 percent of our construction contingency. So contrary to what’s going around out there on the street, I think our budget and our contingency are doing quite well.”

          Walter said there are nine phases of the project, and five of those phases are currently underway. He said there have been a few hiccups along the way, including moisture issues with the basement locker room and the discovery that the entire gym floor had to be replaced, both of which prolonged completion dates. The gym has since been finished and use of the downstairs locker room was turned over to the high school today.

Jan 31 2014
Last Home Games for Bears vs. Moose PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 31 January 2014

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    It’s the last home-stand for the Kodiak High School boys basketball team this weekend, and the Bears will be hosting the Palmer Moose.
    With C-team, JV and varsity all playing there’ll be plenty of action starting this afternoon.
    The C-teams face off at 4 today, with the JB at 5:30. The varsity players hit the court at 7.
    On Saturday, the games start early with C-teams at noon, JV at 1:30 and the varsity at 3 p.m.
    Meanwhile, the red-hot and undefeated Lady Bears are on the road to Palmer to play the Lady Moose. It’s the last road series for Kodiak, who will close out the regular season here at home against Colony, fellow undefeated – at this point – Soldotna, and then Wasilla.
    The regions are in the first week of March, with the state tournament in the third.

Jan 31 2014
Borough, Council Consider New Fisheries Analyst PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 31 January 2014

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           The city and borough have been without a fisheries analyst for more than three months now, but that might be changing soon. Last night the city council and borough assembly sat down for a joint work session and discussed the potential hire of Heather McCarty from McCarty and Associates.
            McCarty comes from a broad background of fishing interests and experience, including commercial salmon fishing, aquaculture work and time as a lobbyist for the trawl industry. Her background in lobbying raised a few questions from members of the public last night, including former Assemblywoman Louise Stutes.
            “Heather McCarty is nothing short of a well-documented lobbyist for both the processors and the trawl industry. And to bring her onboard with the idea that she will be an impartial advisor for this community is absurd. Ask yourself, can this individual protect the interests of all fishing sectors?”
             Councilman Terry Haines said he shared some of those concerns about McCarty initially, but ultimately feels she is the best suited for the position. He said part of the criteria the city and borough looked for in hiring an advisor was experience with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, as well as Board of Fish and other fish governing bodies.  
           “And it’s very difficult for someone to be familiar with the council process and to be up with what the council is doing right now, without being currently engaged in the council process. And if you’re currently engaged in the council process, you’re probably doing it on behalf of someone.”

Jan 30 2014
The Alaska Fisheries Report PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 30 January 2014

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A red king crab caught in Russian waters was discovered  to be not so red.


Coming up this week: Walmart commits to Alaska salmon, Is trophy sportfishing responsible for the decline in abundance and size of Kenai River King Salm?, and don’t let Facebook scare your friends away from Alaska seafood. All that, and the coolest red king crab you'll ever see. We had help this week from KDLG’s Mike Mason in Dillingham.

Alaska Board of Fisheries

Fisheries Induced Genetic Selection video

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