Public Safety Blotter: June 22 Monday, June 18
• At 8:15 a.m. a phone call was received from someone reporting her residence and vehicle were egged again on Ismailov Street. No known damages.
• At 9:09 a.m. a phone call was received reporting a possible abandoned vehicle on Hillside Drive. CSO will check back on it June 19.
• At 9:26 a.m. there was a loose dog on Hillside Drive. It was impounded.
•At 10:03 a.m. a credit card was found on Von Sc...
Another Day in Paradise: The longest day of the year We have now passed another summer solstice. The longest day of the year is behind us and the days begin to draw shorter again, even if it is by mere seconds each day. I remember growing up as a kid and hearing the adults talk about the shortest day of the year in the winter and the longest day of the year in the summer. I always thought that they must have it backwards.
The longest day of the year to me at that ti...
Murkowski proposes road access to mines JUNEAU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski has introduced legislation that would allow road access to two potential mines in southeast Alaska.
Murkowski said the Niblack and Bokan Mountain mines, if opened and developed, would provide stable, well-paying jobs for hundreds of people, but those people need to get to the mines.
There are currently no roads to either site. Murkowski said that means workers would either ha...
Begich, Murkowski split on farm bill JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska’s U.S. senators have split on a vote reauthorizing a federal farm bill. Sen. Mark Begich voting for the bill, Sen. Lisa Murkowski against.
Begich, in a statement, saidthe five-year, half-trillion-dollar bill would provide federal assistance to fishermen devastated by natural disasters, create jobs in rural America, fund food stamps and cut many direct farm subsidies.
Murkowski said the bill co...
Goodbye to bear PORTAGE (AP) — A memorial has been held for Shaggy.
She’s the 2-year-old bear that escaped her enclosure at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and was found shot to death in Portage last week.
Some of Shaggy’s cremated remains were spread Wednesday in the enclosure she shared with another cub that also was orphaned on Kodiak Island. almost two years ago.
Reelin’ it in Jhon Jhon and Ila Abad fish on the same pole Saturday, at the Buskin River during a family outing.
A fish flops at the feet of Cisco Penamora Saturday, at the Buskin River. The fish, which was snagged, was safely released back into the river.
Kodiak fisherman Jeff Murray pulls in a sockeye salmon Saturday, in the Buskin River.
P&Z approves tower for school turbine In a Wednesday night meeting the Kodiak Island Borough planning and zoning commission decided to allow Kodiak High School to install a 55-foot residential-scale wind turbine as part of the Wind for Schools project.
“It’s a model that could be used to support curriculum in the high school,” community development associate planner Duane Dvorak told the commission. “It has to be within 300 feet of the school to quali...
Coffee with a Ranger returns The Kodiak Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is offering opportunities to learn from rangers this summer.
The two free summer programs allow Kodiakans to enjoy a cup of coffee with a ranger or take to the trails to learn something new.
“I hope that folks who live in town or are visiting have a chance to learn something new or expand upon knowledge already,” refuge manager Ava Kahn said. “I’m hoping that folks have a ...
Kodiak's finest Liam Center fields a ground ball from his knees during a Kodiak Little League Major All-Stars practice Wednesday evening at Dark Lake Field. The 10-player team is preparing for July’s all-star tournament.The rest of the team includes Mitchell Kane, Shaun Walton, Louis Rocheleau, Hannah Davis, Hallah Jantz, Josh Smith, Josh Pickens, Dustin Swearingin and Luke James.(Derek Clarkston photo)
LegHead report goes viral A new resource for understanding the Alaska Legislature is coming from a source 650 miles away from the state capital.
Kodiak’s Maggie Wall, creator of the daily LegHead (pronounced ledge-head) radio report has launched www.leghed.com, a portal for tools intended to help Alaskans get to know the issues being debated by legislators.
Wall is no stranger to the inner workings of state politics. Before she launched th...
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