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Fresh out of college, Sarah Culbertson boarded a one-way flight from Virginia to join her sister, who was working as a park ranger in Kodiak. Culbertson had just graduated from college with a degree in graphic design. Unsure of her future, she secured a job designing ads for the Kodiak Daily…

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Tracy Chandler, mother of three and a Kodiak local has owned fitness studio A Balanced Approach since 2016, taking it over from the previous owner. 

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Ana Fangonilo came to Kodiak from the Philippines when she was 18. Her parents were already in Kodiak, and her dad convinced her to leave her home in the Philippines, where she had begun her college education to become a nurse. Her dad said that if she came, more opportunities awaited her. H…

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Orion’s Mountain Sports owner Sharon Wielebski moved to Kodiak for adventure 35 years ago, and turned her passion for the outdoors into a business that she owns with her husband, Steve. 

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With sea surface temperature rising, and no sign of a return to previous temperatures, the long-term fate of Kodiak’s fisheries is unknown, according to a fisheries researcher with the University of Fairbanks. 

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As hunting and fishing seasons wind down, and bear activity becomes more frequent, Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials warn residents to not leave game hanging in garages and to clean their gear well. 

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We stood silently, peering through strands of golden grass. Over the breeze and the sound of light rain, we could hear him: A large bear was crunching through the grass just a few feet away from us. Occasionally, we could see his fierce gaze through the blades. He seemed to acknowledge our p…

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The Kodiak Island Borough School District is recruiting students for the Migrant Education Program, a federal grant program that serves students who participate — or whose parents participate — in subsistence fishing, commercial fishing and farming. 

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After months of preparation, an expanded food bank will open next week at the Salvation Army, located at 1855 Mission Road, replacing the food bank at the Kodiak Baptist Mission, which closed its doors permanently last week.

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Following a donation of more than 6,000 pounds of silver salmon from the Kodiak Seiners Association to Kodiak’s public schools and Head Start program, the Kodiak Island Borough School District hosted a taste test of different recipes Monday. 

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October not only marks the 15-year anniversary but also a new beginning for the Kodiak Community Health Center with a new way of providing health care to patients. 

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The city began work on the pre-design phase of the new fire station Tuesday with an Anchorage-based architecture firm. 

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly addressed school bond debt reimbursement during their Thursday work session. It was the first of what Mayor Dan Rohrer promised would be many discussions on the topic after Gov. Mike Dunleavy slashed state reimbursement funds by half for this fiscal year, l…

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Enthusiasm about this year’s municipal elections was so low that one of the candidates did not vote, having forgotten to go to the polls on Oct. 1. 

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A 26-year-old Larsen Bay resident was killed in an all-terrain vehicle collision early Wednesday morning, according to Alaska State Troopers. 

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October is fire safety awareness month. Bayside Volunteer Fire Department is hosting an open house on Saturday, featuring display booths and live fire safety demonstrations. The demonstrations will include lighting a Christmas tree on fire and placing a frozen turkey in a deep fryer, which c…

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Kodiak bears are learning to break into unlocked vehicles by opening the doors with their teeth, according to Alaska Wildlife Troopers.

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A Kodiak man who was wanted for two warrants led authorities on a high-speed chase Wednesday night, according to Alaska State Troopers. 

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A local  man who allegedly stole a car and was found in possession of drugs faces multiple charges, according to a court affidavit. 

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The Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education highlighted the growing career and technical education program at the Kodiak High School during the board’s work session Monday.

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An Anchorage federal jury has convicted James Michael Wells for the April 2012 killings of two men at a Coast Guard communications station on Kodiak.

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Following a five-month relocation to Anchorage, Carrie Morton of Residential Mortgage, LLC has returned to reopen the company’s Kodiak branch. 

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As part of a statewide book tour, a teen fiction author gave a talk Tuesday to showcase her new book about Alaska Native civil rights activist Elizabeth Peratrovich, one of the only biographies written about her for teenagers. 

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An Anchorage federal jury has convicted James Michael Wells for the April 2012 killings of one Coast Guard member and another who had retired from the service.

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Earlier this month, Gov. Mike Dunleavy proclaimed October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Alaska. Last week, Borough Mayor Dan Rohrer issued a similar proclamation for Kodiak. According to the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center, domestic violence is a critical concern affecting t…

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During a joint city and borough Kodiak Fisheries Work Group meeting on Sept. 26, attendees addressed the 2018 Pacific Cod disaster relief and potential changes to the observer program.

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ANCHORAGE — An Anchorage federal jury heard closing arguments Monday in the trial of a Kodiak man accused of killing two coworkers at a Coast Guard communications station seven years ago.

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The Alutiiq Museum is launching its Alutiiq Arts Advocacy project following an award of $18,589 from the Alaska Community Foundation’s Alaska Native Social Justice Fund, according to an Alutiiq Museum press release. 

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This year, during the fishery’s second largest harvest on record, Bristol Bay commercial fishermen hit another historic number: the 2 billionth sockeye salmon caught by commercial fishermen since record-keeping began in the late 1800s. 

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted to increase the allowable size of Accessory Dwelling Units during Thursday’s regular meeting, following a lively public hearing that included testimony from more than 20 Kodiak residents.

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The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted at its regular Thursday meeting to amend the borough’s Comprehensive Plan to include the city of Kodiak Near Island Development Plan.

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Spruce Cape Homes, a $7.5 million affordable housing development, is now on the market. Thirty housing units are available in a multi-family rental housing project at 529 Carroll Way, the corner of Sharatin Road and Carroll Way.

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At a Tuesday work session, the city manager announced Kodiak can only collect online sales tax from purchases received within city boundaries. 

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For Deborah Palileo Bitanga and Deneila Beltran, moving from the Philippines to Kodiak has provided a wealth of opportunities. Both used their graduation from Kodiak High School to jumpstart a college education. Both now work for the Kodiak Island Borough School District as bilingual classro…

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Kodiak fishery advocates voiced concerns about potential threats to the Kodiak commercial salmon fishery during a Fisheries Work Group meeting on Sept. 26.  

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Alaska Wildlife Troopers shot and killed a bear on Tuesday night on Hillside Drive at the base of Pillar Mountain following reports of bear activity to multiple law enforcement agencies. 

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Closing arguments are scheduled to begin in Anchorage federal court Monday in the second trial of a Kodiak man charged with killing two Coast Guard coworkers in 2012.

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GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling weapons and targeting Supreme Court justices, prominent Democrats and TV journalists pleaded guilty Thursday to gun and drug charges.

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The Consolidation Committee voted unanimously to eliminate second-class borough as an option for the type of consolidated government during its meeting on Monday.

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The Kodiak City Council discussed annexation to expand the city’s boundaries and a need for public feedback on the issue at a work session on Sept. 24. 

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Kodiak’s red sea cucumber season is slated to open today at 9 a.m. for a 48-hour period if the weather permits, according to a news release published by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.