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Our annual marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K race will be held October 11, 2014! You may now register and find more information at www.kmxt.org/run_the_rock. 
 
May 20 2014
Former Resident Edits King Crab Textbook
Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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           A former crab researcher and Kodiak resident just spent the past three-and-a-half years editing a reference book devoted to the biology and fisheries of king crab. Brad Stevens was in Kodiak visiting a few weeks ago and said the book is the first textbook to focus entirely on king crab.
          Stevens lived in Kodiak from the 1980s until 2006 when he and his family moved to the east coast. He currently works as a professor of environmental science at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Stevens has been researching crab around the world for more than three decades primarily the reproductive biology and aquaculture potential of the species.
          “And I had thought about putting some of this into a book at one point but when I worked for NOAA it would have been difficult for a number of reasons. One is I just really didn’t have time for it and I’m not sure that they would have considered it part of my job. Although we did do some publishing, this was a major undertaking.” 
           Stevens said it wasn’t until 2009, when he joined the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, that pursuing a reference book seemed feasible.  

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May 20 2014
Talk of the Rock: Brad Stevens Talks King Crab
Tuesday, 20 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.

 
May 20 2014
Assembly Approves Back Pay For Underpaid Staff
Tuesday, 20 May 2014

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           Last week the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly approved a pay increase for certain borough employees, in addition to retroactively paying them salary differences.
           The vote on the matter was a long time coming and the result of a employee classification and compensation study done by Fox Lawson and Associates last May. The assembly accepted the study at that time, but it took a full year to make its way back to the assembly for implementation.
           That delay wouldn’t be a big deal, except for the study found that certain borough employees were underpaid. In essence, that meant the borough was knowingly underpaying those staff members for a full year.
           That’s why the ordinance approved Thursday night included retro pay, which would offer the salary difference for those employees back to January 1, 2014. Borough Manager Bud Cassidy said the back pay isn’t a bonus – but rather the market wage that borough employees should have been paid.
            Karl Short, the finance director for the borough, said the January 1 date was a compromise struck during the assembly’s last meeting. Originally the thought was to pay the employees all the way to July 2013, when the study was accepted.      

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May 19 2014
Former Kodiak Crab Researcher on TOTR This Week
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
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.

 
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