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One of Friday’s two positive COVID-19 cases in Kodiak was a Coast Guard service member. The patient had traveled from out-of-state to Kodiak and was required to be tested prior to entering Alaska. The patient is currently in quarantine. 

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The CEO of Kodiak Island Providence Medical Center, Kodiak’s only hospital, has announced plans to resign.

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Alaska health officials reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday — 21 state residents and four nonresidents.

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The 62nd Kodiak Crab Festival will feature a different format than usual this year, as health experts continue to raise concerns about large gatherings in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Andrew Macinko, 26, has been charged with felony driving under the influence, misdemeanor  driving with a revoked license and two counts of violating conditions of release. 

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The City Council made the preservation of historic buildings a priority when they voted to establish a Historic Preservation Commission at a regular meeting on Thursday. 

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The 34th Kodiak Chamber of Commerce Community Clean Up Day took place on Saturday, with participants stopping by the Kodiak High School parking lot to pick up trash bags and choose an area in the community to help clean. By 10 a.m., about 600 bags had been handed out to volunteers, according…

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The clean up event that drew 500 to 1,000 volunteers last year is back again as Kodiak’s 34th annual Community Clean Up Day takes place this Saturday. 

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On a brush-covered bluff overlooking Womens Bay sit the remnants of a small Alutiiq summer house dating back more than 1,000 years, where a family would have harvested salmon during late summer and early fall. 

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The federal government has changed the Paycheck Protection Program to allow more flexibility for fishermen to apply, according to a statement released Thursday. 

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City staff is looking for outside help to analyze the benefits and feasibility of annexing, or increasing, the boundaries to the north and south of the current city limits. 

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Blooming in a yard near you: Lucky for local gardeners, blue poppies, also known as Tibetan or Himalayan poppies, find Kodiak’s temperate rainforest climate to their liking. While not a “true” poppy, blue poppies are the envy of gardeners around the world.

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The Kodiak Island School District was awarded over half a million dollars from the state to increase broadband access in Kodiak’s villages, as schools turn toward social distance learning amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

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On a crisp Tuesday morning in late June, around 25 children who had gathered outside the Kodiak Public Library whispered with excitement as local bee expert Judi Kidder displayed plastic tubes containing honeybee drones. 

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Fishing was slow Friday afternoon at the mouth of the Buskin River, so Dave Horne was content on pulling his net out of the water and taking his boat home. 

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Kodiak resident Lindsey Gibbs was on a typical outing on Near Island when she and three of her children spotted a bright yellow plastic box fastened to a tree.

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The Kodiak City Council and Kodiak Island Borough Assembly passed resolutions last week increasing various fees and tariffs. This was the first time in 14 years that many of the borough fees were raised.  

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To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, passengers boarding the ferries Kennicott, Tustumena and Matanuska must provide a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours before boarding, according to an Alaska Marine Highway System release issued Sunday night. 

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Bed and breakfasts make most of their income in the summer, housing tourists who come to Kodiak to fish, hunt, kayak, hike and enjoy nature. 

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The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education voted last week to pass the school’s fiscal 2021 budget, which cut several positions after the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly slashed their financial contribution to the district by over $1 million. 

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Kodiak reported its seventh confirmed positive COVID-19 case Friday evening, a nonresident believed to be travel related, according to a press release from the Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization.

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With jury trials in Alaska suspended until September, the Cobban family will have to continue waiting in limbo until their family members who disappeared on the F/V Scandies Rose are officially declared dead. 

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Kodiak Island is slated to be the launchpad for tourism-oriented space-balloon rides, according to a press release by the Alaska Aerospace Corporation. 

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Ten days before his retirement from the United States Coast Guard, Capt. Jeffrey Good was one of the kids, blending in with a group of baseball players practicing on a rare comfortable June night at Baranof Field that didn’t require long sleeves.

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly began discussions on lifting the ban on the sale of marijuana edibles in the borough at a work session last week. 

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Fishermen mend nets at St. Paul Harbor on Saturday as salmon season gears up. While Kodiak’s season is off to a slow start, economists say that on average, only 10% of the annual harvest occurs in May and June. Harvests typically climb sharply in early July.

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The Alaska Aerospace Corporation has entered a memorandum of understanding with Camden County, Georgia — soon to be the site of a new spaceport complex — to work cooperatively on establishing common operating environments for launch operators who wish to reach both polar and equatorial orbits.

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The Kodiak City Council OK’d the fiscal 2021 budget at a regular meeting on Thursday. 

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BearTown Market will soon bring handcrafted goods from local artists to customers by offering a monthly subscription box. 

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A parade of 50 motorized vehicles and two bicycles drove past the home of Margaret Hall on Monday to wish her a happy 101st birthday. Visitors included several musicians, who performed “Happy Birthday to You” on a variety of instruments outside Hall’s house, as well as the St. Innocent’s Aca…

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Kodiak’s 2020 commercial salmon season is off to a slow start, with many areas still not open to fishing, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

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Robert Lachowsky and Richard Austerman, both members of the Kodiak American Legion Post 17, spent Flag Day respectfully burning 162 American flags that were no longer serviceable. The Legion collected flags throughout the year to burn on Sunday. June 14 is the anniversary of the Flag Resolut…

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The Kodiak Animal Shelter is currently at its lowest number of furry residents for at least the past five years, as their last dog, Callie, awaits adoption. Shelter manager Gene Turman said they tend to see increased interest in adoptions during the spring and summer seasons. 

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A subsidiary of Afognak Native Corporation has agreed to pay over $1.25 million in victim compensation to the General Services Administration after an investigation revealed a fraud in the company. 

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Kodiak health officials announced Thursday that the island’s third confirmed positive COVID-19 case was not travel-related as previously thought.