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Fish Factor: Bristol Bay fishermen see price hike as catches fall
Fishermen are seeing a base price of $1.50/lb at the world’s biggest sockeye salmon fishermen at Bristol Bay, an increase of $0.50 higher per pound over the past two years. The final price will be even higher for many fishermen who will get an extra $0.15 for chilled fish and another nickel for bled. The price boost comes from a slightly lower catch than expected (15.5 million so far) — and big improvements in fis...
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Garden Gate: Fighting aphids in the summer of flowers
The summer of 2013 may go down as the summer of flowers. Warm, gentle weather has been kind to blossoms that in a normal year would be pelted and shaped by pounding rains and shredding breezes. Of course, August still looms before us, but it doesn’t take away all that we’ve enjoyed up to now. Take time this summer to visit and celebrate the splendid displays in your neighborhood, downtown and in front of office bu...
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Icebreaker Healy stops in Kodiak en route to Arctic
The uniform of the day is shorts, flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts. One day after arriving in Kodiak, the crew of the Coast Guard icebreaker Healy lost little time in enjoying Kodiak’s unusually warm and sunny weather. As they carried fishing poles and bicycles off the ship, they enjoyed one last bout of liberty before spending a season in the Arctic, said the ship’s marine science officer, Ensign Rebecca Follmer. “...
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Gun taken from man trying to board plane
Transportation Security Administration employees at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport seized a loaded gun from a Kodiak man flying to Anchorage on Wednesday morning. According to Alaska State Troopers, TSA employees were screening a carry-on backpack around 7:55 a.m. when they noticed a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun on the X-ray machine at the security checkpoint. The handgun had 16 rounds in the magazine but ...
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Injured teen dies from shooting
The 16-year-old who was shot Sunday night by another Kodiak teen has died from his injuries. The shooting occurred at a home the boy was visiting around 8:47 p.m. Sunday. The boy was taken to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center and later medevaced to Anchorage for treatment of a single shotgun wound. In a press release, Kodiak Police Department Lt. Ray Ellis said the boy succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday....
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Composting plant passes P&Z hurdle
The Kodiak Island Borough planning and zoning commission has signed off on plans for a permanent sewage composting plant at the borough landfill. A temporary composting plant has been operating at the landfill since last year, but the proposal before the commission was for a 55-year city lease of up to 3 acres of borough landfill property next to Monashka Bay Road. “It has to go somewhere,” said commissioner Jenni...
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Parnell joins Walmart kerfuffle
Gov. Sean Parnell has joined the outcry against Walmart after the nation’s largest retailer announced it will no longer sell Alaska salmon. In a letter to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. president and CEO Michael Duke, Parnell asks the company to reconsider its decision to only purchase salmon from sources certified by the London-based Marine Stewardship Council. “I encourage you to recognize that sustainable labeling has gr...
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John Richard Anthony
John Richard Anthony, Feb. 23, 1947 - July 15, 2013 Husband, father, fisherman, military veteran and a man that loved adventure, John Richard Anthony died at his home in Kodiak. Known as “Jaywah,” John was a native of Provincetown, Mass. He traveled to Kodiak, where he made his home and fished commercially for more than 30 years. John’s passion was searching for gold anywhere in the world. He had many chapters in ...
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Borough assembly kills smoking ban
The only surprise was the size of the majority. In a unanimous vote, a shorthanded Kodiak Island Borough assembly killed a proposed ban on public smoking in the Kodiak Island Borough. If the assembly had approved, voters would have had the final word on the fall municipal ballot. Instead, voters filled the assembly chambers to give the final word on Thursday night. "You want to stop smoking, you educate people, yo...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 19
Wednesday, July 17 • At 7:08 a.m., a corrections officer asked officers for assistance with an unruly inmate. It was provided. • At 9:25 a.m., a caller reported a vehicle was in the way. He called again to report it had been moved. • At 10:31 a.m., a caller reported two men were looking into vehicles. They were gone when officers arrived. • At 1:53 p.m., a caller reported hearing moaning noises coming from the pub...
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