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An ample buffet of freshwater food, brought on by climate change, is altering the life history of one of the world’s most important salmon species.Sockeye salmon in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region are skipping an entire year in freshwater because climate change has produced more favorable condit…

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As the State Legislature continues to debate the operating budget in a special session that began May 16, Senator Gary Stevens (R-Kodiak) stopped by the Kodiak Daily Mirror to provide an update on where lawmakers stand on next year’s Permanent Fund Dividend and where a battle with Governor M…

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Volunteers from the Kodiak Borough Educators Association tugged on their gloves and boots, rolled up their sleeves and picked up 24 bags of trash on Rezanof Drive on Saturday, according to North Star Elementary second grade teacher Kathy Simpler.

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The Coast Guard Auxiliary Kodiak Flotilla handed out awards to dozens of children Monday night in a packed Kodiak Island Borough School District board room for its “Kids Don’t Float” poster contest.

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The rides for the Kodiak Crab Festival are still on schedule — as long as the M/V Tustumena completes its annual maintenance cycle and returns to service on May 17.

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When it reopens following an extensive renovation of its permanent exhibit space on May 4, the Baranov Museum will have a new name that better reflects its mission, according to a news release from the Kodiak Historical Society. 

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Five young people from Kodiak’s 4‑H Club traveled to Washington D.C. in early April for the 4-H National Conference. As well as giving presentations on issues of national significance, such as energy policies and dating violence, the teenagers also had an opportunity to meet the Alaskan dele…

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Six Bristol Bay fishermen have filed a lawsuit against the Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association, claiming that it is misusing funds. The fishermen allege that BBRSDA’s use of funds to support Pebble Mine opposition advocacy projects does not fall within the parameters of the …

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The Coast Guard disciplined 16 service members, most of whom were assigned to various Coast Guard units in Kodiak, for wrongful use of controlled substances and other related misconduct at nonjudicial punishment proceedings on Thursday and Friday.

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The City of Kodiak is not ruling out the possibility of collecting tax from residents who live outside of its jurisdiction. However, Kodiak City Council has still not made any firm decisions on how to deal with its new authority to collect sales tax for online purchases, as it is still weigh…

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Port Lions community members gathered at the local school for a traditional candle lighting ceremony to kick off Culture Week, an observation of Native culture, on Monday.

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The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak has put in a formal request to the City of Kodiak to add more city-owned roads to its road inventory. The Sun’aq Tribe is looking to bolster its collection, so it can apply for transportation grants from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to conduct road improvements.

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Fifty years ago, Kodiak College was launched as an effort to bring higher education options to the Emerald Island’s residents. 

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A lawsuit filed by Pacific Seafood Group to halt the sale of the Global Seafoods North America processing facility to Silver Bay Seafoods has been dropped after a settlement was agreed to by all parties. According to court documents filed on March 8, both Pacific and Global agreed to have th…

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Between 2015-2018, roughly three dozen Quilts of Valor were produced locally by members of the Kodiak Bear Paw Quilters Guild and presented to veterans on the Emerald Isle. Following the departure of a key KBPQG member from the island in 2018, the practice was temporarily put on hold. But no…

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A House Finance Committee amendment to its proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget to stop school construction bond debt reimbursement may end up costing the Kodiak Island Borough a hefty sum.

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Alaska Aerospace Corporation interim CEO Mark Lester acknowledged during an update at ComFish Alaska 2019 on Friday that there is a lot of contention in Kodiak over launches at the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska on Narrow Cape.

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The arrival of spring in Kodiak means more light, warmer days — and increased bear activity, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist John Crye.

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On a recent Tuesday evening, Andie Wall, an environmental technician for the Kodiak Area Native Program, was collecting shellfish on Mission Beach. After she and a volunteer half filled a bucket with butter clams, the pair trudged through tide pools to collect their next target: blue mussels…

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Rachel Baker, one of the state’s two deputy commissioners for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, gave a brief presentation on the administration’s fishery policies and positions as part of ComFish Alaska 2019 Thursday afternoon. During the session, which was titled “Dunleavy Administrat…

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A large contingent of fishers opposed to the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay made up the majority of attendees in the Harbor Room at the Best Western Kodiak Inn on Thursday to hear an update from a Sen. Lisa Murkowski representative for ComFish Alaska 2019. 

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The Kodiak City Council came to a consensus to move forward with land-use plan for Near Island involving minimal future development at a council work session Tuesday. 

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A community-wide Town Hall Meeting to discuss Governor Mike Dunleavy’s proposed state budget for the fiscal year 2020 will take place from 3-5 p.m Saturday at the Afognak Building, 300 Alimaq Drive, on Near Island. The public is encouraged to attend to provide testimony either in support or …

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In Alaska, poor weather causes delays to flights with such regularly that it’s a fundamental consideration when planning any trip. The cause of a delay to a Ravn Alaska flight earlier this month, however, was patently unexpected.

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U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK), who was slated to appear at Comfish to give a legislative update, will no longer be visiting Kodiak this weekend due to a death in the family. 

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly paved the way for the possible paving of a mile of Otmeloi Way, a state-owned road, following a robust discussion and approval of a resolution.

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A Kodiak man who pled guilty to assault charges in a 2011 attempted murder trial is among six people who have been charged in federal court for their alleged roles in a white supremacist gang-related racketeering enterprise involving narcotics distribution, firearms trafficking and acts of v…

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Military representatives gave a presentation on the 2019 Northern Edge training exercises during a Kodiak City Council work session Tuesday in an attempt to quell public concern over the impacts of the military activity to ecosystems in the Gulf of Alaska.

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A 48-year-old Larsen Bay man, Brad Aga, was arrested on Monday following a hit-and-run incident near Island Air at the Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport.

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At its Statewide Finfish meeting earlier this month, the Alaska Board of Fisheries voted down three proposals that stood to affect Kodiak fisheries. Chief among them was Proposal 171, which would have changed the criteria that are used to decide allocation for different user groups. The prop…

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The board for Fire Protection Area No. 1 decided to push a major renovation project for the Bayside Volunteer Fire Department station off by a year following a robust discussion Tuesday night.

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Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak’s new HC-130J was used in its first search and rescue mission Tuesday night when an aircrew medevaced a 21-year-old male from Adak to Cold Bay, according to a Coast Guard news release.

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Residents of Kodiak’s rural communities are in Kodiak this week for a two-day agriculture training event, which kicked off Thursday and continues today. 

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Miss Linda will be coming home from Anchorage in a few months, according to Fire Protection Area 1 board member Mike Dolph.

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The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is still reporting no indications that the recent fuel spill caused any damage to wildlife in and around the Buskin River, as of Wednesday. As clean-up efforts continue, spill responders are now focusing on long term tasks, like how to disp…

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the way for genetically engineered salmon to hit the domestic seafood market on March 8 by removing a 2016 import alert that prevented the product from entering the country. The decision allows the first ever animal with altered genes to be sold …

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Kodiak High School senior Rafael Bitanga earned a $20,000 college scholarship for any school from Coca-Cola. He was one of 150 students to receive it from a pool of about 90,000 applicants.

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Seven volunteer firefighters were sworn in at Bayside Volunteer Fire Department Monday night by Bayside Chief Howard Rue.

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Bayside Volunteer Fire Department responded to its third fire in seven days early Tuesday morning. Bayside Engine 10 was first to respond to chimney fire in the log-cabin style home on Pruitt Lane at around 3:30 a.m, Bayside Fire Chief Howard Rue said.

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A total of 43 individuals sought help at the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center after experiencing situations involving sexual assault or domestic violence in January, according to KWRCC staff. Of these individuals, two were seeking help after a sexual assault, two after incidents of …

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St. Herman Harbor was the focus of discussion at a Ports and Harbor Advisory Board meeting Tuesday. The board raised various concerns, including the security of vessels docked there and damage caused by electrolysis.