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Moderate fire danger in Kodiak
Kodiak might be drier than Phoenix, Arizona this month, but fire officials say the danger of wildfires is still on the moderate side. “The humidity’s still up,” said Bayside Fire Chief Bob Himes. “We’re still good.” Through the last day of the month, Kodiak has had just over 1 inch of rain, one-quarter its normal total for July. Across the rest of the state, similarly warm and dry conditions have led to widespread...
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Mahle earns all-state Legion accolades
For the second straight season, Kodiak’s Brandon Mahle was one of the top American Legion baseball pitchers in the state. Mahle, a hurler for the Kenai Post 20 Twins, was an Alaska Legion baseball Team of Excellence All-State selection. The team was announced last week before the start of the state tournament and was voted on by post managers and coaches. Mahle, a 2013 Kodiak High School graduate, was one of six p...
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Troopers arrest man for drug possession
A Kodiak man is accused of possessing more than 20 oxycodone pills. Brad Aga, 43, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court on Monday for one count of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance and two counts of violating conditions of release for a misdemeanor. Fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance is a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. Accor...
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Eliminating public input would be dangerous
Editor: I was intrigued by a recent letter which called for an elimination of public input at council meetings, apparently to prevent our councilmembers from flip-flopping. In this case, the flip-flopper was identified as Tuck Bonney. Call Mr. Bonney what you like, but I would much rather have him change his views in response to public feedback than to stubbornly cling to a position, no matter how ludicrous. Perha...
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Alaska Science Forum: Northwest passage traverses, winter and summer
A few months ago, I wrote about adventurer/permafrost scientist Kenji Yoshikawa’s attempt to drive a snowmachine 3,500 miles from Prudhoe Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. He planned to stop along the way to visit students in 13 villages. Near their schools, he wanted to drill holes in the ground and see how cold it is. In late April, after 43 days of travel, he and Ulli Neumann quietly executed that endeavor. From Deadh...
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Animal clinic bought by nationwide corporation
Kodiak Veterinary Clinic has a new corporate owner that will provide stability and new technology, its manager says. Dr. Jeff Johnson and Dr. Angie Johnson spent more than 20 years practicing veterinary medicine and owned the animal hospital for seven years. They retired in May and sold the practice to National Veterinary Associates, the largest private provider of veterinary care in the country, to ensure that Ko...
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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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