School reconfiguration is not on the table for the upcoming school year, said Kodiak Island Borough School District Superintendent Larry LeDoux to a packed room of parents and community members, following a board of education discussion and public hearing on the topic.

In 1974, as discussed in last month’s column, Alaska began limiting the number of salmon fishermen in 19 salmon fisheries, from Southeast to Norton Sound. The Limited Entry program was created to address rising numbers of fishermen and dismal salmon runs, which were making it increasingly hard for fishermen to make a living, especially in rural communities with few other jobs. 

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Kodiak’s second marijuana retail store, The Dejavu Cannabis Company, opened Nov. 23 for its soft opening and had its grand opening the following Wednesday. 

One of Kodiak’s smaller fish processors won a $375,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation to expand facilities to double its fish processing capacity. 

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