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Garden Gate: Damp weather arrives, brings gray mold
After two months of beautiful weather, we all wondered when the other shoe was going to fall. Sure enough, a strong, low-pressure system formed near Japan and roared over Kodiak Island, bringing wind, rain and fog. Meanwhile, while the gale was brewing, a sinister disease was lurking on tomato leaves, under flower buds and on ripening strawberries, waiting for the right conditions to make its move. And pounce it d...
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Salmon expected to blow by forecast
Alaska salmon catches are poised to blow past the pre-season forecast of 179 million fish due to a plug of pinks that is coming in stronger than expected. “We are going to be short on sockeyes by five million or so, and we’re probably not going to make the chum salmon numbers either. So we’ll have to go over with pinks, but at the rate things are going that is entirely possible,” said Geron Bruce, deputy director ...
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Kodiak rentals still state’s most expensive
It’s an honor Kodiak could do without. For another year, the Kodiak Island Borough has been named the most costly place in Alaska to rent a home or apartment. According to the annual Alaska Rental Market Survey, the median price to rent in the borough is $1,365. That figure, which includes utilities, is more than $200 higher than the state’s No. 2 most-costly location, the Municipality of Anchorage. Kodiak has a l...
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City council approves demolition of old police station
The old Kodiak police station is coming down. On Thursday night, the Kodiak City Council unanimously approved a $349,551 contract with Golden Alaska to demolish the old police station on Mill Bay Road. The station, built in the 1950s as part of a city government complex, was replaced in 2010 with the opening of the new midtown police station and has been vacant since. The contract also includes the demolition of a...
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ADF&G gets new area wildlife biologist
After a year and a half search, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has hired a new area wildlife biologist for Kodiak. Nate Svoboda arrived in Kodiak two and a half weeks ago and is occupying the position formerly held by Larry Van Daele. Van Daele was promoted to Fish and Game regional wildlife supervisor for southcentral Alaska last year, but will continue to work out of the Kodiak office and stay involved i...
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Tapestry: Laktonen’s Compass Rose will inspire library patrons
Kodiak-born artist Jerry Laktonen got a lot of help installing his work, Compass Rose, on the wall of the new Kodiak public library. Laktonen, who now lives in Granite Falls, Wash., drew from his seafaring experience as well as that of his Alutiiq ancestors in creating his own interpretation of the traditional compass figure that appears on maps and nautical charts. The art piece consists of three-dimensional obje...
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Around Kodiak: Aug. 9
The National Marine Fisheries Survey will present the preliminary results of its summer 2013 Gulf of Alaska acoustic trawl survey at 11 a.m. today in the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center. Topics will include pollock distribution and related research conducted on the survey. All are welcome to attend, and snacks will be provided. There is an open mic night for teens at Harborside Fly-By, 7-9 p.m. tonight. The annua...
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Man faces drug, gun charges
A 32-year-old convicted felon has been arrested and accused of possessing and dealing heroin. David Shoup, 32, was arraigned in Kodiak district court Aug. 3. Shoup is also accused of possessing methamphetamine and a concealed pistol. He faces charges of third-degree weapons misconduct, fourth-degree weapons misconduct, fifth-degree weapons misconduct, second-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance for m...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 9
Monday, Aug. 5 • At 2:16 a.m., a caller stated a woman was on her front porch knocking and ringing the bell. The woman refused to leave until officers asked her to. She left and was given a criminal trespass notice. • At 11:11 a.m., a woman was cited for no proof of insurance. • At 11:34 a.m., a resident complained that a trailer was parked so poorly that he has to drive into oncoming traffic to get into his drive...
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Coast Guard Blotter: Aug. 9
Aug. 2 Coast Guard Station Ketchikan boatcrews responded to two vessels in distress near Ketchikan Aug. 1 and 2. While conducting training in the Tongass Narrows, two Station Ketchikan 25-foot Response Boat-Small crews assisted the disabled Ketchikan Airport ferry Oral Freeman to the ferry's airport side terminal on Gravina Island Aug. 1. Also on Aug. 1, the station's 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew responded to a re...
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