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Unusually large number of kings caught by Kodiak fishermen
In the wake of king salmon sportfishing closures across the state, fishermen are asking a simple question: Where are the king salmon? Judging from the latest commercial salmon harvest figures, Kodiak fishermen have an equally simple answer: In the ocean. Through Sunday, Kodiak commercial fishermen have pulled in more than 31,000 king salmon, or 150 percent of what the Alaska Department of Fish and Game had forecas...
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Kodiak bedbug cases on the rise
They’re small but quite literally can be a pain in the rear end. Bed bugs have returned to Alaska, and they’re a growing problem in Kodiak, according to the island’s sole licensed pest control expert, Robert “B.J.” Johnson. “It's not rampant, it's not like a tidal wave of bedbugs, but it is on the increase,” he said. Johnson, who has worked in Kodiak pest control for the past 16 years, said bedbugs started showing...
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4-H holds annual horse show
Nineteen Kodiak riders showed their skills at the annual 4-H horse show Saturday and Sunday at the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds. The show, judged by Kodiak 4-H alumna Carrie O’Day, measured participants on the Danish system. Instead of competing against each other, riders were asked to reach a “standard of perfection.” Events included Hunt Seat (English riding) and Stock Seat (Western riding). In Equitation, a rider ...
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Former Alaska Aerospace employee sentenced
A former Alaska Aerospace Corporation employee has been sentenced to two years of probation and a $5,000 for violating conflict of interest laws. According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler's office, U.S. District Court judge Sharon Gleason sentenced Jodi Ann Andres, 48, of Anchorage on July 22. U.S. Attorney Retta-Rae Randall prosecuted the case and presented information in court that revealed ...
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Man faces burglary charge for kicking in door
A Kodiak man is accused of breaking into a trailer and demanding money. Ronald Singleton, 60, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court July 24 on charges of first-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief, first-degree criminal trespass, and two counts of disorderly conduct. First-degree burglary is a class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. According to court documents, the incident took place ...
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Seventh annual relay held at Woody Way Field
On Friday and Saturday, more than 200 people on 24 teams showed up at Woody Way Field to participate in Kodiak’s seventh annual Relay for Life. This year Kodiakans raised more than $47,600, donated before and during the 24-hour event, for the American Cancer Society. The first Relay for Life event was held in 1985, and the event is now held in more than 5,200 communities in 20 countries every year. At Woody Way Fi...
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Foggy future for Kennicott and Tustumena
On Saturday, the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry Kennicott dropped its mooring lines and disappeared into the fog off City Pier 2. For the ferry system, the fog is metaphorical as well as physical. Communities across southwest Alaska spent the weekend trying to discern their uncertain future after the ferry system announced that the Tustumena, the main ferry serving southwest Alaska, will remain in dry dock ind...
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City council confirms 7 percent sales tax
The Kodiak City Council has voted to erase the sunset date for a portion of the city’s 7 percent sales tax. On Thursday night, the council voted unanimously to delete a portion of city code that called for the tax to drop from 7 percent to 5 percent on Jan. 1, 2014. The tax drop was included in a 2003 ordinance that allocated portions of the sales tax to particular enterprise funds within the city budget. “The 200...
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Soil and water district working to remove Bohemian knotweed
The Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District is working to remove Bohemian knotweed, an invasive species, from Kodiak Island. Last week, the soil and water district partnered with the Alaska Plant Materials Center in Palmer for a large invasive plant and erosion prevention project on Natalia Way. The Bohemian knotweed is a cross between Japanese knotweed and giant knotweed and has a hollow stem with leaves that...
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No damage reported after Friday's quake
No damage has been reported from a mild earthquake felt in Kodiak just after noon Friday. According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake was centered in Marmot Bay, 30 miles northeast of Kodiak city. The magnitude 4.3 temblor struck at 12:37 p.m. and was felt across the road system. Shaking was equivalent to a hard door slam or a large truck driving by, according to those who felt it. The quake was the firs...
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