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Local publishes book on history of AK canneries

Local publishes book on history of AK canneries

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Kodiakan Anjuli Grantham has published her first book, “Tin Can Country: Historic Canneries of Southeast Alaska,” which documents nearly 150 years of salmon processing in Alaska. 

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Felony charges in two incidents at Creamer's Field

    Felony charges in two incidents at Creamer's Field

    A popular College Road waterfowl refuge and nature area has been the scene of two violent incidents in the last week, according to Fairbanks police.

  • Dodie Mae Heitman

    Dodie Mae Heitman

    Oct. 30, 1936 – May 25, 2019

KCHC names  executive director

KCHC names executive director

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Kodiak Community Health Center has found a new executive director. In a news release, KCHC announced that Carol Austerman, who previously work…

Works by Sholl, Studebaker added to Alutiiq Museum

Works by Sholl, Studebaker added to Alutiiq Museum

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With a $1,850 grant from Museums Alaska, the Alutiiq Museum will purchase two works of art by Kodiak residents Hanna Sholl and Stacy Studebake…

Borough passes fee hike for solid waste collection

Borough passes fee hike for solid waste collection

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted to raise the fee for solid waste disposal at a regular meeting Thursday, effective July 1. The fee fo…

Borough passes nonprofit funding budget

Borough passes nonprofit funding budget

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KODIAK — The Kodiak Island Borough’s nonprofit funding budget for the 2020 fiscal year passed at the borough assembly’s regular meeting on Thu…

Law enforcers team up to tackle drug dealers

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KODIAK — Following a major drug bust in early June, four locals were indicted on federal drug distribution and conspiracy charges in a US Dist…

MeLanie Hurst: Finding heaven with a pastry bag

MeLanie Hurst: Finding heaven with a pastry bag

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KODIAK — MeLanie Hurst raised her right hand and it became visible — her cake decorating injury. Yes, you read that right. A cake decorating injury. 

Unsung heroes of the Sitka spruce forest

Unsung heroes of the Sitka spruce forest

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KODIAK — The Sitka Spruce forests of Kodiak Island are some of the only pure stands of Sitka Spruce trees found in the world. When entering th…

KIB, ITN tag team Termination Point Trail

KIB, ITN tag team Termination Point Trail

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KODIAK — Termination Point Trail boasts three additional bridges and three additional boardwalks, thanks to a new partnership between the Kodi…

Spruce Tips: Local brewer uses local flora sourced by locals

Spruce Tips: Local brewer uses local flora sourced by locals

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

Humpy harvest already outweighs sockeye catch

Humpy harvest already outweighs sockeye catch

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KODIAK — While Kodiak’s sockeye salmon harvest has been slow, fishermen have encountered a surprise appearance in the water: humpies. Of the r…

Following lawsuit, City of Kodiak amends discrimination code

Following lawsuit, City of Kodiak amends discrimination code

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KODIAK — The City of Kodiak is in the process of updating its Personnel Rules and Regulations to include language relating to nondiscriminatio…

By the numbers: Sexual assault, domestic violence in February, March, April

By the numbers: Sexual assault, domestic violence in February, March, April

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KODIAK — A total of 44 individuals sought help at the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center after experiencing situations involving sexual…

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

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

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Kodiak receives the majority of its food by barge. However, this month, the Baptist Mission Heritage Farm started producing the only Grade-A g…

Big whales eat tiny fish at hatchery buffets

Big whales eat tiny fish at hatchery buffets

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KODIAK — At the Hidden Falls Hatchery in Chatham Strait, three whales have tapped into a yearly all-you-can-eat buffet. The whales have learne…

Special session update, ready for round 2

Special session update, ready for round 2

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KODIAK — Now that the first special session is in the books, I wanted to update you on some of what happened in the final week, as well as wha…

Wanted: Reports of invasive species on Kodiak

Wanted: Reports of invasive species on Kodiak

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KODIAK — Kodiak is under attack by foreign invaders –– and they may be in your backyard, hiding in plain sight. If your garden is heavily popu…

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

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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 ex…

Tidepool Event Today at Ft. Abercrombie State Park

Tidepool Event Today at Ft. Abercrombie State Park

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KODIAK — Kodiak island tide pools teem with a variety of sea life one only expects to see at an aquarium. Bright red starfish live among hidde…

Nonprofit funding on chopping block

Nonprofit funding on chopping block

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KODIAK — Local nonprofits may face funding cuts from the Kodiak Island Borough for the 2020 fiscal year. Though cuts may be necessary due to a…