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Cyclical insect infestation returns to Kodiak’s south side
The Emerald Isle is looking a little brown these days. It’s not from the unusually dry and weather — insects have swarmed the south end of Kodiak Island and are eating the leaves from trees. Writing from Zachar Bay, where he is surveying the insect infestation, Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge biologist Bill Pyle said, “this event apparently encompasses tens of thousands of acres of mixed deciduous forest and woodl...
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KHS hoops wins summer tournament in Wash.
Kodiak High School’s boys basketball team ended its two-week run through Washington with a tournament title. The boys in blue captured the 13th annual Camp Classic Basketball Tournament in Liberty Lake, Wash., on Saturday. The team went 6-1 in the tournament that featured 26 elite teams from across the Northwest. “I was very, very happy with that,” Kodiak coach David Anderson said. The title made the plane rides b...
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US faces on IPHC to remain unchanged
The Obama administration has unilaterally extended the terms of the American commissioners to the International Pacific Halibut Commission. The regular terms of the US commissioners expired in March, and new commissioners should have been appointed by President Obama at that time. Instead, sitting commissioners Ralph Hoard, Phillip Lestenkof and Jim Balsinger received letters last month saying their terms have bee...
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Alaska State Troopers: Aug. 1
Wednesday, July 24 At 8:40 a.m., a 31-year-old Kodiak man told Alaska State Troopers he had been assaulted by a commercial fishing boat captain. The assault occurred approximately 24 hours earlier while the vessel was fishing near Old Harbor. The man was not seriously injured and the investigation is ongoing. Saturday, July 27 • At 11:12 a.m., Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident...
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Arts Council releases 2013-2014 schedule
The Kodiak Arts Council has released the schedule for the newest performing arts series, which includes musical performances, poetry, comedy and two local productions. Oliver said the schedule’s theme, “Art: the gold in your Life” was chosen to acknowledge the Arts Council’s 50th anniversary year, known as the golden year. The musical lineup features classical, jazz, swing, and guitar music. “We were aiming for di...
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Kodiak otter doing well at Sea Life center
A northern sea otter rescued from Kodiak is making himself at home at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, officials said. “We’ve had that critter for a while … he’s learning how to be a little teenager,” said Carole Tallman, senior marketing and sales manager of the center. The otter, named Nuka after a marine landmark in Seward, was rescued on June 1 in Kodiak. Wendy Close Eskew, owner of Kodiaks Wild Side!, had...
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South earns trip to Legion title game
The American Legion state championship game is set. South Anchorage eliminated Juneau, 5-0, in Tuesday’s consolation final at Mulchay Stadium in Anchorage to earn the right to face Chugiak in today’s championship game. The title match begins at 2 p.m., and if South wins, an “if necessary” game will be played at 6 p.m. Behind the pitching of Bryan Baker and the hitting of Matt Illalio, South knocked out Juneau in i...
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Dinner benefits Matautias
A dinner and silent auction to benefit the Matautia family is tonight at the Elks Club. The event is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the proceeds going to the Matautias, whose 14-year-old son, Rex, died July 23 in a drowning accident at Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park. Members of the Kodiak Little League and the Kodiak Football League will be serving the surf and turf dinner, while the silent auction will consis...
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Sweeping update to land use rules nears finish line
Its authors call it “often dull,” but a new draft of the borough’s zoning and land use rules will have implications for every homeowner and business in the Kodiak Island Borough. Last month, the borough’s Project Advisory Committee wrapped up three years of work drafting new land use rules. The rules have not been updated since the 1970s and are scheduled to get their first complete hearing in front of the plannin...
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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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