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More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says. Ocean water becomes more acidic when it absorbs carbon dioxide released by human sources, such as the burning of fossil fuels. Increased ocean acidification could harm important Alaska commercial and ...
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Borough rejects call for decorum ordinance repeal
The Kodiak Island Borough has rejected a request for a referendum seeking to overturn the borough’s public decorum ordinance. Had it been approved, the referendum would have appeared on the Oct. 7 municipal election ballot and given voters the opportunity to repeal ordinance FY2014-20, commonly known as the decorum ordinance. The ordinance, which the borough adopted on July 3, states public meetings shall be condu...
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Public Safety Blotter: July 29
At 7:04 a.m., officers ticket a man for speeding on Ismailov Street. At 8:21 a.m., officers conducted a welfare check at a Birch Avenue address. At 8:22 a.m., officers stepped up patrols along Marine Way after a pedestrian complained of speeding vehicles, saying he was almost struck by a car while crossing in the crosswalk. From 10:34 to 10:46 a.m., Community Police volunteers patrolled Near Island. At 10:37 a.m.,...
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Gearing up for your opening day hunt
The buck appeared slowly from the dense willows. First an ear and a horn, then an eye, and finally its head and neck. I had frozen mid-step the instant I saw it, one foot in the air and my balance wavering. We stared at each other for a few moments then I slowly started lowering my foot. That little movement was too much. The buck whirled and dove out of sight before my foot reached the road. Road? Oh, I should ha...
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To the Editor: Yes for Austerman
To the Editor: Yes for Austerman Carol Austerman is an advocate for public education. Of the three Republican candidates running in the primary, I believe she is the strongest advocate. Ms. Austerman has worked closely with our school district and understands what it takes to successfully educate all Alaskan students Ms. Austerman has asked the school district the difficult questions about the district budget. She...
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Kodiak Island Births: July 29
• Colby James Peterson was born June 17, 2014, at 6:22 a.m. to Janell Shanagin and Fernando Peterson of Ouzinkie. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 21 inches long. Also welcoming him to the family are McKayla, Logan, Gavin and Jazmin Peterson. • Iris Penelope Gandel was born July 22, 2014, at 6:17 a.m. to Matt and Melissa Gandel of Kodiak, who are originally from New York and Oklahoma. She weighed 7 pou...
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Kodiak’s road to Invite win looking steeper
The pitching of Ketchikan's Colton Paulson knocked Kodiak to the losers' bracket of the Horizon Lines Invitational Sunday in Anchorage. Paulson struck out 15 in eight innings as the Kings topped the Islanders, 7-4, in an American Legion winners' bracket baseball game at Bartlett High School. All is not lost for Kodiak, the tournament's top seed, but the road to the title got a lot tougher. Post 17 must win five st...
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KIRA holds motocross, raffles dirt bike
Dust, exhaust, the smell of burgers and flying dirt bikes filled the air at the Kodiak Island Racing Association’s motocross on Saturday. KIRA holds events almost weekly throughout the summer. Saturday’s motocross was the fifth one this year, and there are still four more to go as well as one more mudbog and family night. There were several races using both the small pit bikes and larger dirt bikes. The bikers acc...
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Relay meets fundraising goal
Relay for Life kicked off with good weather and well over 100 people showing up at the beginning of Friday’s festivities at Woody Way Field. The annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society started off with chairwoman Kathie Morin saying they had raised $35,000 of the $50,000 goal so far, and she hoped the rest would be made before the 24 hours was up. They made it. Morin said the final amount raised at the e...
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City fire department shows off new $450,000 engine
Deputy Fire Chief Jim Mullican showed off Kodiak’s new fire engine to the city council after Thursday’s meeting. With this new engine, the city is back to having two engines and a ladder truck. The city sold one of its old engines in October 2012, Mullican said. Since then, they’ve only had one engine, which led to problems when that engine needed maintenance or repairs. The ladder truck is unable to go certain pl...
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