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Registering boats with DMV

Registering boats with DMV

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A well-intended new Alaska law has gone awry from a botched rollout that has turned thousands of Alaska fishing vessel, tender, barge and sport fish operators into lawbreakers.

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  • Soldier found dead in Fort Wainwright barracks

    Soldier found dead in Fort Wainwright barracks

    The soldier was found in his own room by a fellow soldier at about 8 p.m., according to Army spokesman John Pennell.

  • Law enforcers team up to tackle drug dealers

    KODIAK — Following a major drug bust in early June, four locals were indicted on federal drug distribution and conspiracy charges in a US District Court on Tuesday. Alexander Ancheta, Christian Penamora, Joan Sison and Joseph Ramos were all indicted on charges of conspiring to sell more than 500 grams of methamphetamine between December and June.

  • Doug Dawson

    Doug Dawson

    Memorial services for long-time Kodiak resident Doug Dawson will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Community Baptist Church, with a repast following in the church basement.

  • Humpy harvest already outweighs sockeye catch

    Humpy harvest already outweighs sockeye catch

    KODIAK — While Kodiak’s sockeye salmon harvest has been slow, fishermen have encountered a surprise appearance in the water: humpies. Of the roughly 150,000 salmon caught as of Wednesday, 91,000 were pink salmon and just 37,000 were reds. 

  • Kodiak farm starts producing Alaska’s only Grade-A goat dairy

    Kodiak farm starts producing Alaska’s only Grade-A goat dairy

    Kodiak receives the majority of its food by barge. However, this month, the Baptist Mission Heritage Farm started producing the only Grade-A goat dairy in Alaska, having recently acquired the certification necessary to sell its product commercially.

  • Following lawsuit, City of Kodiak amends discrimination code

    Following lawsuit, City of Kodiak amends discrimination code

    KODIAK — The City of Kodiak is in the process of updating its Personnel Rules and Regulations to include language relating to nondiscrimination of employees, following a legal settlement with former Kodiak police officer Michael Chiesa. 

  • Food bank’s future in limbo: Baptist Mission negotiating transfer to Salvation Army

    Food bank’s future in limbo: Baptist Mission negotiating transfer to Salvation Army

    KODIAK — The Kodiak Baptist Mission is expecting to close its food bank in the coming months, while the Salvation Army is hoping to open an expanded food bank to take its place. 

  • Sting  operation results in large drug bust

    Sting operation results in large drug bust

    Two men have been charged with multiple drug distribution felonies after they were the subject of a multi-agency sting operation. Court documents state that Joseph Ramos, 24, and Alexander Ancheta, 62, were both arrested following an investigation that involved undercover officers purchasing methamphetamine from the pair, as well as a number of others yet to be charged, at a house on Thorsheim Street.

  • Wanted: Reports of invasive species on Kodiak

    Wanted: Reports of invasive species on Kodiak

    KODIAK — Kodiak is under attack by foreign invaders –– and they may be in your backyard, hiding in plain sight. If your garden is heavily populated by oversized daisies or small, bright orange flowers, now is the time to speak out. 

  • Spruce Tips: Local brewer uses local flora sourced by locals

    Spruce Tips: Local brewer uses local flora sourced by locals

    KODIAK — Kodiak Island Brewing Company published a post on its social media feed on May 29.

The Good, the Bad, and the Slugly

The Good, the Bad, and the Slugly

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KODIAK — Marty picked rhubarb the other day and carried the tote full of trimmed stalks to the front door. “The plants are really healthy and …

We should all be like ‘Mother Hall’

We should all be like ‘Mother Hall’

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KODIAK — “We all should be like Margaret Hall,” Pat Branson told the crowd attending Margaret’s 100th birthday party Saturday at the Afognak b…

A sleepless walk under the midnight sun

A sleepless walk under the midnight sun

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KODIAK — On a Saturday morning near summer solstice, nine people stood on a smoothed pile of gravel at Mile 5 of the Dalton Highway. A man tal…

Alutiiq Word of the Week: Qukami qik’rtat

Alutiiq Word of the Week: Qukami qik’rtat

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Qukami qik’rtat

Never weary of doing good

Never weary of doing good

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KODIAK — Galatians 6:9 – “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Teams clean up Shuyak beaches

Teams clean up Shuyak beaches

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KODIAK — Sunshine, hot summer temperatures, blue skies, calm water-these are not usually terms to describe our Kodiak Archipel! Yet, the ten d…

Fine tuning for king salmon

Fine tuning for king salmon

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I confess that I’m fascinated with king salmon, and it’s not just their potential for large size. They’re different than other salmon in many …

So, who is mother nature?

So, who is mother nature?

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KODIAK — I stood on the lawn near the compost bins and faced a group of summer school students. They were on a field trip from Main Elementary…

Keeping tabs on Alaska fisheries

Keeping tabs on Alaska fisheries

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KODIAK — Salmon dominates the summer fishing headlines, but it’s among many other fisheries going on throughout the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea.

Monitoring a mystery bird in Yakutat

Monitoring a mystery bird in Yakutat

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YAKUTAT — On sandy barrier islands between mountains and the sea, two different birds that look alike lay their eggs side-by-side. Biologists …

‘Church can heal divisions,’ Christian Scientists say at annual meeting

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KODIAK — People from all walks of life, whether religious or not, are interested in the faiths and values of others in their communities. Chri…

Thoughts for Father’s Day

Thoughts for Father’s Day

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KODIAK — Mark 10:42-45 (NIV): “Jesus called them together and said, ‘You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it ov…

There’s no ‘I’ at the table

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KODIAK — To help figure just what in the world we are going to do with the Permanent Fund Dividend this year, and perhaps for years to come, t…

Tis the season for Searun Dolly Varden

Tis the season for Searun Dolly Varden

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I always look forward to red salmon season. But not only for the salmon!

Alutiiq Word of the Week: Arnaq

Alutiiq Word of the Week: Arnaq

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Arnaq

Senior center switching things up for summer

Senior center switching things up for summer

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KODIAK — Summer is here, and we have some changes with activities at the center and some new ones for you to enjoy as well. 

The red salmon have arrived

The red salmon have arrived

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KODIAK — It’s that time of year!

What would you tell a beginner gardener?

What would you tell a beginner gardener?

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KODIAK — Michael Jordan knows a thing or two about winning and losing. “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career,” he says. “I’ve lost a…

Mariculture making waves in Alaska

Mariculture making waves in Alaska

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KODIAK — More Alaskans are turning to seaweed farming as the state’s fledgling mariculture industry expands to more regions. Shellfish growers…