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Pink salmon is dominating Kodiak’s commercial catch this year, with 7.1 million pinks harvested as of Wednesday out of the total of 8.3 million fish netted.  

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If anyone needs anything at the aviation unit of United States Coast Guard Base Kodiak, it likely goes across the desk of Petty Officer Third Class Karlee Issacs. As a storekeeper, she’s responsible for procuring anything anyone needs, from airplane parts to the hundreds of blue pens her co-…

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Capt. Edward Hernaez’s oldest brother joined the Coast Guard, and his other older brother went to West Point, so it might have been inevitable he would join the military too. His family didn’t have much military history, but his oldest brother started the trend. 

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Leanna Harrington hoped to open Three Sisters Coffee Shop last fall, but got put off by bad weather and other logistics. 

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For the first time in recent memory, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed sport fishing for sockeye salmon in the Saltery River drainage, one of the largest sport fisheries on Kodiak Island. 

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California-based launch vehicle company Astra scrubbed its first attempt to send a rocket into orbit this week from Kodiak because of a boat that was “wandering into a keep-out area,” said the company's representatives. 

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August will be just a little bit colder this year in Kodiak. The Lions Club announced Wednesday that Warm August Nights is canceled. 

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A man was attacked by a bear on Pillar Mountain Sunday morning, sustaining injuries that required emergency transport to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center.

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Anyone can go to a zoo or an aquarium, but Alaska offers something that can’t be seen or done just anywhere — the chance to see huge brown bears in the wild.   

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Barring any last-minute congressional dealmaking, pandemic-related unemployment benefits and a federal eviction moratorium will expire today. 

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Incumbent Rep. Louise Stutes (R-Kodiak), who is running unopposed for Kodiak’s house seat in the Legislature, said the elections are not about party affiliations or personal opinions — they are about what is right for the people.

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The Kodiak Island Brewing Company, Kodiak’s only microbrewery and tasting room, could soon reopen after four months of continuing to do slow business filling the to-go orders that have trickled since their tasting room closed.  

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Prep sports has returned to The Rock. 

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The Kodiak Emergency Operations Center announced Wednesday that they had confirmed two more cases of COVID-19 on Kodiak. The pair of positive test results brings Kodiak’s total number of cases to 19. 

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One of Kodiak’s most used and best loved trails will be getting a facelift over the next few years. Island Trails Network will be rehabilitating Saltery Cove Trail after the borough assembly awarded the nonprofit a contract to do the work at the July 16 assembly meeting. 

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A 40-year old woman was medevaced off the slopes of Mount Kashevaroff after her all-terrain vehicle flipped over and landed on top of her on Monday evening.

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Kodiak’s salmon season started slowly with a poor early sockeye run, but pink salmon are starting to arrive in higher numbers in certain areas of the island. 

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As a track and field coach, Ashley Mortenson felt the sadness of the prep sports spring season shutting down in March. As a cross country coach, she is feeling the excitement of prep sports — in some capacity — returning after months of being on hiatus because of COVID-19. 

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Public health officials announced on Tuesday that Kodiak has had its 17th case of COVID-19, according to a press release from the Kodiak Area Emergency Services Organization.

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The Kodiak Police Department is looking to become accredited after a recent presidential executive order limited access to grant funding to accredited law enforcement agencies. 

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No Kodiak summer would be complete without frequent reports of dumpster dives and vehicle break-ins by bears, but this year such activity has been more sparse, possibly due to the distribution of bear-proof roll carts. 

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When students head back to classrooms in one form or another this fall, one of Kodiak’s schools will remain empty. St. Mary’s Catholic School announced last Friday that it was suspending operations for the 2020-2021 school year. School leaders hope it can reopen next fall. 

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Just one day after another Alaskan death was linked to COVID-19, the state sailed past its previous daily case record to report 231 new cases on Sunday among 186 state residents and 45 nonresidents.

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As an 11-member committee continues to discuss the possibility of consolidating Kodiak’s city and borough governments, the Kodiak City Council weighed in with some doubts about the plan at a work session on Tuesday.

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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has decreased bag limits for sockeye salmon in the Saltery River drainage for anglers to two per day and two in possession from Saturday to Dec. 31, according to a department press release. 

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During the 2018 Pacific cod disaster, Kodiak skipper Eddie Perez lost 30-40% of his annual income because of a shortened fishing season. This would have meant dire consequences for him if it weren’t for the successful salmon season later that year. 

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On a blustery afternoon at Bear Valley Golf Course, Jeffery Garcia watched his tee shot on the par 3, second hole slice through the breeze. 

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A tsunami warning triggered by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake caused many Kodiak locals to seek safety on higher ground late Tuesday night in fear of destructive ocean waves that never arrived. The warning was cancelled later that night, with no reported injuries or damage.

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Three seats on the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly, two seats on the Kodiak City Council and two seats on the Kodiak Island Borough School District Board of Education will be on the ballot on Oct. 6.