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Dr. Mel LeVan, principal of Kodiak High School and longtime math and science teacher, announced that he will be retiring at the end of the school year, culminating a long career with the Kodiak Island Borough School District. 

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One cold, bright and sunny Thursday, Brett Olson layered on clothes and headed out to Lilly Lake with his fishing gear to try his luck at catching a fat rainbow trout. 

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Just two days after a problem bear was shot near the dumpster on Selief Lane, another problem bear was shot in the same location Tuesday evening. 

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The Alaska Department of Transportation released its draft summer ferry schedule, reducing the M/V Tustamena’s trips to Dutch Harbor and the M/V Kennicott’s stops in Kodiak.

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Astra Space Inc., a privately owned launch company, received authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration earlier this month to conduct rocket launches from Pacific Spaceport Complex — Alaska, located in Kodiak. 

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A male bear deemed to be a problem was killed near a dumpster located on Selief Lane on Sunday night by a Department of Fish and Game employee, according to Area Wildlife Biologist Nate Svoboda. 

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According to a recently published report, the number of jobs in the Kodiak seafood industry is on the decline. The industry contributed 5,800 full-time jobs in the Kodiak region in the 2017-2018 period.

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Facing life in prison for the 2012 killings of two coworkers at the Coast Guard communication station in Kodiak, James Michael Wells filed an appeal to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday.

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An independent review has found evidence of sexual misconduct by 14 Catholic Church employees of the Anchorage Archdiocese, one of them a former lay employee at Kodiak’s St. Mary’s Church. 

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy last week announced the Alaska Reads Act, legislation to create a comprehensive statewide K-3 program designed to improve reading outcomes. The Alaska Reads Act is focused on enhancing interventions for struggling readers and offering targeted school-improvement in the sta…

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Many Kodiak salmon fishermen are questioning the future after the Alaska Board of Fisheries voted Wednesday to severely limit where and when they can fish. 

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• Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of an assault on Balika Lane on Jan. 11 around 8 p.m. Investigation revealed a juvenile was assaulted by three other juveniles who fled the scene. The suspects were described as wearing all dark clothing and wearing “Purge” masks. Footprints in t…

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An initiative meant to increase taxation on oil companies in Alaska passed an early milestone this week. According to a news release from the Alaska Fair Share initiative, volunteers collected more than 43,000 signatures across the state in support of putting the initiative on the ballot, co…

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After a late start due to gale warnings, Kodiak’s tanner crab season opened at noon Thursday with 50 boats participating, despite the low guideline harvest limits established by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. 

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A new report examining ways to overhaul the Alaska Marine Highway System recommends transforming the ferry system into two public corporations, leaving a four-month gap in ferry service to Kodiak.

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We all know the feeling when our phone falls to the ground or suddenly stops working. It’s enough to turn a good day into a bad one. But local computer repairman Dave Winters cherishes the ability to improve the lives of his customers by repairing their devices.

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Men from Turkey, England, Hawaii, and Finland walk into a room and pick up their instruments. No, this is not the beginning of a joke, but the beginning of the International Guitar Night, set to hit the Kodiak stage today.

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Just one day after the fishing vessel Scandies Rose sank, the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association had a surge in participants for its safety training on Friday and Saturday, according to the instructor. 

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A new pain clinic at the Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center aims to help patients address chronic pain, with the hope of reducing the number of instances Kodiak residents are forced to leave the island in search of medical treatment.

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The M/V Tustumena is docked in Kodiak Saturday afternoon.  The ferry departed Saturday evening, marking the last Alaska Marine Highway sailing to and from The Rock until late April.

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly decided to postpone the introduction of an ordinance that would enable borough code enforcement after discussing the ordinance for more than two hours during a work session on Thursday.

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• Adam Borton, 44, and Steven Branson, 55, both of Kodiak, were contacted by Alaska Wildlife Troopers on Dec. 31 at St. Paul Harbor. Both had hunted multiple deer. Borton had failed to validate his deer harvest ticket before leaving the kill site. Further investigation showed that Branson ha…

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Waves filled the life raft with chest-deep water, and at times threatened to flip it. The light atop a canopy was supposed to help rescuers spot them in the night, but it had gone out.

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A fire in a home on Hemlock Street was extinguished early Thursday morning thanks to a quick response from Kodiak City Fire Department and Bayside Volunteer Fire Department.

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The Kodiak Island Borough School District recently received a $1.3 million five-year grant to support student literacy improvement in rural schools. According to district administrators, the grant will support instruction in both English and Alutiiq.  

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The last year of the decade marked the seventh consecutive year of population decline for Kodiak, with a loss of 98 residents between July 2018 and July 2019, according to a recently published population estimate by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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Kodiak has seen a record-breaking streak of cold days, with record-low temperatures measured on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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BREMERTON  — Dan Mattsen went to bed Dec. 31 with his fishing boat, the Amatuli, finally snug in port in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, after a three-day trip through difficult seas. He wished a happy new year to his wife back home in Bremerton, then retired to his cabin.

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The court set a status hearing for the trial of Matthew Bowe on July 13, with a potential trial date for the beginning of September, during a status hearing Tuesday afternoon.  

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Proposals submitted to the Alaska Board of Fisheries to change Kodiak salmon management plans could mean a loss of millions of dollars to fishermen and the Kodiak Island Borough, according to a report from the Kodiak Salmon Work Group. 

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James Michael Wells, 68, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason to serve life in federal prison for the April 2012 murders of two Coast Guard employees, Electrician’s Mate First Class James Hopkins and retired Chief Boatswain’s Mate Richard Belisle, according to a new…

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Despite the full-year closure of the yelloweye and demersal rockfish in Southeast Alaska due to declining populations, Kodiak’s sportfish and commercial rockfish fisheries are still open.