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Playbook: Aug. 30
Friday, Sept. 2 Cross country: Kodiak at the ACS Class Races in Anchorage. Football: Kodiak vs. Palmer at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 6 p.m. Swimming: Kodiak vs. Soldotna at the Kodiak Community Swimming Pool, 5:30 p.m. Volleyball: Kodiak at Colony. Saturday, Sept. 3 Cross country: Kodiak at the Palmer Invitational. Football: Kodiak junior varsity vs. Palmer at Joe Floyd Track and Field, 10 a.m. Swimming: Kodiak vs...
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City to vote on ballot information
The Kodiak City Council will hold a final vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would allow “without limitation information that may influence the outcome of the election” in information campaigns about ballot measures. The Oct. 4 municipal election includes votes on city employee unionization and the idea of consolidating local governments. According to packet documents, the city allocates funds each year to provide ...
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Kodiak remains perfect with 56-32 win over Homer
In a span of five minutes, Shaun Walton turned a tight game into a romp. The junior scored three times — twice on interceptions — in the second half that pushed Kodiak to a 56-32 nonconference football victory over Homer Friday at Joe Floyd Track and Field. The win gave the Bears their first 3-0 start since 2008, the last year the team made an appearance in a state championship game. With five games left, Kodiak h...
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KIB interested in conservation easements
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly discussed how to fund nonprofits and received an update on potential conservation easements at their Thursday work session. In a brief update, Austin Quinn-Davidson from the Great Land Trust spoke about proposed conservation easements on Leisnoi-owned land on Long Island and at Termination Point. The Great Land Trust proposes buying conservation easements with Exxon Valdez Oil Sp...
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Public Safety Blotter: Aug. 29
July 21 At 3 a.m., police gave a man in the 3400 block of Rezanof Drive a no camping warning. At 8 a.m., police received a report of a loose dog in the 100 block of East Rezanof Drive. Police were unable to locate it. Police received a report of a neighboring residence with junk overflowing on the sidewalk on 17th Avenue. Patrolling officers spoke to the owner who was cleaning and clearing out the mess and would b...
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Fish Factor: Labeling law loophole leaves crab out
Wheels are already in motion to provide two measures of relief for Alaska’s pink salmon industry, which is reeling from the lowest harvest since the late 1970s. Rep. Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, began the process last week to have the Walker Administration declare the pink salmon season a disaster, which would allow access to federal relief funds. Pinks are Alaska’s highest volume salmon fishery and hundreds of fisher...
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KHS XC 10th at Bartlett
Both Kodiak’s boys and girls cross country teams finished 10th at the Bartlett State Preview Saturday in Anchorage. Keith Osowski paced the boys with a seventh-place finish, while Honey Rose Macatuno was the top girls' finisher in 23rd. Osowski covered the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 36 seconds. He finished 21 seconds back of winner Gus Schumacher of Service. Finn Walker of West was second in 16:07 and Trace...
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Powers: KIB needs plans, review of organization
After three months with the Kodiak Island Borough, new manager Michael Powers is calling for some changes and new directions for the borough and praises borough staff and the community for its diversity. In a three-page 90-day report, Powers calls for expanded recycling, short- and long-term goal planning, a borough facilities plan, more interaction with villages, more training and a review of borough organization...
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Hepatitis C back on the rise
As Alaska communities struggle to combat a growing heroin epidemic, reported cases of hepatitis C are increasing in the state, particularly among young adults, according to an epidemiology bulletin from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. In the Kodiak Island Borough, the number of new reported cases fell from 22 in 2011 to nine in 2012, but has slowly increased since, with 12 in 2013, 15 in 2014 ...
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Alaska carbon credit market grows
In 2006, the 8,200 acres of the Afognak Forest Carbon Project became the first forest carbon credit program in Alaska. Now, proponents of carbon credit programs like the one on Afognak are trying to expand Alaska’s forest carbon credit supply to take advantage of new customers and give private landowners, particularly Native villages and Native corporations, monetary incentive to keep trees standing. The Climate T...
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