When the weather is beautiful, make sure you pack your camera, as well as food and water for whatever adventure you set out on.
Slipping and sliding into the summer.
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.
In this austere budget environment, and after intense scrutiny, the legislature passed a budget that includes a reasonable $5 million general fund reduction for the University of Alaska. In the next few days, the governor will decide whether the state will continue its investment in the university--allowing Alaskans of all ages to carry on, uninterrupted, with their vocational, continuing, or higher education—or veto a large portion of the UA budget.
Kodiak’s Trevor Dunbar just missed a top 10 finish at the B.A.A. 10K Sunday in Boston.
Kodiak Community Health Center has found a new executive director. In a news release, KCHC announced that Carol Austerman, who previously worked as the center’s compliance and regulatory director, has been working in the position since June 16.
With a $1,850 grant from Museums Alaska, the Alutiiq Museum will purchase two works of art by Kodiak residents Hanna Sholl and Stacy Studebaker for its permanent collection.
KODIAK — After a long winter and wet spring here on Kodiak, warm sunny weather can create a problem. Should you face up to your accumulation of outdoor chores or should you play?
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted to raise the fee for solid waste disposal at a regular meeting Thursday, effective July 1. The fee for waste collection has increased from $355 per ton to $365 per ton for many categories of waste, including commercial garbage, construction/demolition debris, fishing gear and residential waste that exceeds the daily allotment of 260 pounds.
Councilmember Jerry Cleworth clarified that though it was possible that removing the cap would raise the mill rate, it was also possible for it to go down.
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.
The soldier was found in his own room by a fellow soldier at about 8 p.m., according to Army spokesman John Pennell.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KODIAK — Kodiak Island Brewing Company published a post on its social media feed on May 29.