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Kodiak Tags going into sixth year
Kodiak Tags has been helping reunite pets and their owners for six years. Kodiak’s only dog tag engraving business is owned and operated by Nick Pletnikoff. He’s been running the part-time business since it started and said he enjoys engraving pet tags. “It’s a fun business,” Pletnikoff said. Kodiak Tags is the only tag business on the island, and is use by the Humane Society of Kodiak animal shelter and the Kodia...
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Alaska Science Forum: Billions of bodies on the move
CREAMER’S FIELD, FAIRBANKS — “As this bird takes off, think about how they have to fly thousands and thousands of miles,” Tricia Blake said to 21 first-graders sitting on wooden benches surrounded by birch and balsam poplar trees. The biologist and educator then placed a ruby-crowned kinglet in the flat palm of a six-year old boy. The thumb-size songbird was probably born in northern Alaska this spring. During the...
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FAA, Sun'aq reach deal on airport
The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak and FAA have resolved the biggest outstanding issue remaining before construction begins on new safety areas at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport. On Monday, FAA administrator Leslie Grey announced that the construction project will allocate $450,000 for a five-year study of the Buskin River area. The study will monitor any changes that arise in the environment after 17 acres of Chiniak ...
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Alumni update: Sabado posts season-best 9 kills in win
Maureen Sabado had a busy two days in California. Sabado knocked down 23 kills and recorded 5 digs in four matches for the University of Alaska Anchorage volleyball team on Friday and Saturday. She tallied a season-high nine kills — one shy of her career-high — in a five-set victory over Cal Poly-Pomona Friday morning. UAA went on to lose its next three matches against Cal State-San Bernardino, Cal State-Dominguez...
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Cutter Munro returns home after patrol
The Coast Guard cutter Munro has returned home to Kodiak after almost three months patrolling the deep-sea fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean. The 378-foot Munro was greeted by family and friends who held signs and balloons as the ship moored at Base Kodiak on Sunday afternoon. While underway, the Munro worked with the Chinese, Japanese and Russian coast guards that patrol waters more than 200 miles off the shor...
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Animal control contract almost ready
A five-year-old boy was found dead Sunday in Kotzebue, mauled to death by roaming stray dogs. While Kodiak doesn’t have the stray problem that Kotzebue has, one only has to look on Facebook to find regular posts about missing or found dogs. Most of these are beyond city limits, where there is no animal control officer. That situation may change next month as the Kodiak Island Borough assembly prepares to take up a...
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2 accused of drawing gun in dispute
Two Kodiak men are accused of threatening another man with a gun during a confrontation about a broken car mirror. Rusty Monte de Ramos, 23, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Sept. 12 for one count of third-degree assault (a class C felony). His brother, Randy Monte De Ramos, 27, was arraigned in district court the same day on one count of third-degree assault (a class C felony) and violation of custodian ...
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Olds River remains closed above road system
Fishing has opened above Kodiak’s road system in all but one river. The Olds River will remain closed to salmon fishing above the Chiniak Highway for the remainder of the year, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced last week. River fishing is typically restricted to waters between the highway and the ocean. The restriction allows salmon to lay their eggs without being disturbed by fishermen. After Sept....
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Chamber hires new economic development specialist
The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce has hired a new economic development specialist to put together an economic development plan for Kodiak. Rebecca Skinner started in the position the first week of September. Trevor Brown, executive director of the Chamber, said Skinner is a good fit for the job because of her educational background and skill with the public. “I think she’s going to take a lot of the stuff we do to a ...
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Kodiak football drops from rankings
A two-game losing streak has dropped Kodiak out of the Alaska Sports Broadcasting football rankings. Kodiak was ranked fifth last week, but fell out of this week’s medium-small school rankings after a 63-0 loss at top-ranked Soldotna,. The Stars scored nine touchdowns and amassed 462 yards of total offense to further cement themselves as the top team in the medium-school classification, a spot they have held since...
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