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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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Man faces burglary charge for kicking in door
A Kodiak man is accused of breaking into a trailer and demanding money. Ronald Singleton, 60, was arraigned in Kodiak District Court July 24 on charges of first-degree burglary, fourth-degree criminal mischief, first-degree criminal trespass, and two counts of disorderly conduct. First-degree burglary is a class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. According to court documents, the incident took place ...
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Sharing good news
To the Editor: So often when we pick up any newspaper, much of what we read is sad or bad news. I would like to share some good news! Recently, I contacted Kodiak Rental Center to rent a 50-foot manlift to change out the line on the flagpole at our church. In short order, Jamey and crew delivered the manlift. Upon seeing what we were about to do, Jamey offered to have his man go up and switch the line for us. They...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 30
Tuesday, July 23 • At 2:13 p.m., a person was remanded by the court and lodged at the Kodiak Jail. • At 4:42 p.m., a 911 caller reported a stolen vehicle. The report was unfounded. • At 6:36 p.m., a caller reported a theft of a tea set. It is under investigation. • At 10:30 p.m., a man reported his wallet was stolen at a bar. The wallet was recovered, and the suspect was identified, but the victim declined to pros...
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Outdoor Kodiak: Fly fishing for Dollies
There’s just too much to do in August. Pinks line beaches and deer season is opening. Meanwhile the offshore fishing is really turned on. Ptarmigan season opens later in the month, while the chum salmon and silver salmon should also be appearing along the beaches. I’m not going to make your life any easier, however! August is also prime time for one of my favorite all time pursuits. Dry fly fishing for Dolly Varde...
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