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Ferries to continue regular service with budget passage
Normal ferry operations will continue past July 1 as a result of the Alaska legislature passing an operating budget, the Alaska Marine Highway announced in a release Friday. “AMHS apologizes to our loyal customers and the traveling public for the turmoil and confusion this budget uncertainty may have caused,” the release said. AMHS originally announced on June 1 that ferry operations would cease on July 1 if a bud...
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Troopers: Man entered USCG restricted area; gun, drugs found
The U.S. Coast Guard Military Police stopped a vehicle operating in a restricted area after which troopers found drugs and a gun in the vehicle and arrested the driver, a trooper report said Friday. The military police contacted the troopers on Thursday at 8:27 a.m. after stopping Larry Goss, 54, of Kodiak, who was “driving in a restricted area of the Kodiak Coast Guard Base Property,” according to the report. Tro...
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GARDEN GATE: When is the best time to water your plants?
Last week, the National Weather Service issued an advisory for Southcentral Alaska for unusually warm weather created by an intense high-pressure system, which the NWS says is now “firmly in control over much of the State.” The short and long-term forecast, leading into the longest day of the year, reads the same: Warm and dry. After months of dampness the heat comes as quite a shock for all creatures and plants, ...
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43,000 signatures gathered by anti-salmon setnet advocates
A one-handed clap best describes my reaction to the 43,000 signature dropped off by anti-salmon setnet advocates at the Division of Elections last week. It means enough signatures were gathered to include the question on the 2016 primary election ballot, and let Alaska voters decide whether to ban setnets at Cook Inlet, Mat-Su, Anchorage, Juneau, Valdez, Ketchikan, and any communities designated as “urban” and “no...
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57-hour commercial salmon fishing period opened in sections of Southwest Kodiak
There will be a 57-hour commercial salmon fishing period, from noon Monday, June 15 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 in the following areas: • The Inner and Outer Ayakulik sections of the Southwest Kodiak District. Waters will be open to the stream terminus of Ayakulik River. • The Outer Karluk Section of the Southwest Kodiak District. There will be a 24-hour extension to the current commercial salmon fishing period, ...
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Bryan Ferris retires after 25 years with the district
Bryan Ferris’ pants pocket has a bit more room in it these days. Ferris ended his six-year run as Kodiak High School’s activities director on Monday, and in doing so turned over his keys to the school. “It is a strange feeling going from a pack of 15 keys to two keys — one to my truck and one to my house,” said Ferris Wednesday afternoon. Ferris retired after 25 years working for the Kodiak Island Borough School D...
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Kodiak and Fairbanks newspapers for sale to 'the right buyer'
The Kodiak Daily Mirror and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner are being made available for sale, newspaper Chief Executive Officer William Dean Singleton has announced. The family trusts of Singleton and longtime friend and media partner Richard Scudder purchased the newspaper from C.W. Snedden in 1992. Scudder died in 2012, and Singleton retired in 2013. The two men founded MediaNews Group, which at its height owned...
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TAPESTRY: Kodiak is lucky – Every community should have an Edith Wiley
Editor's Note: Thanks, Edith Wiley,for sharing your story and your life with Kodiak! – Mike Rostad On a blustery January day in 1922, Frances Sherman, started to go into labor. Her husband, Bill Sherman, saddled up the horse and left the Nebraska homestead to fetch the doctor. As the time passed, Frances knew that she would give birth without any assistance. That baby was determined to come into the world. Frances...
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In the Courts: June 12
Emil W. Charliaga pleaded refusal of breath test. Charliaga was sentenced to 180 days in jail (177 suspended) and fined $4,000 ($2,500 suspended) and had his license revoked for 90 days and required to use an ignition interlock device for six months after regaining the license and ordered to comply with recommendations of alcohol/substance abuse screening and placed on probation for three years. Robin E. Chya plea...
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Public Safety Blotter: June 12
June 2 Around 12:46 a.m., police conducted two bar checks downtown. At 1:08 a.m., police conducted a security check on Marine Way. At 1:14 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. At 1:17 a.m., a man on Marine Way was cited for having an open container. At 1:50 a.m., police conducted a bar check downtown. At 2 a.m., police cited a driver on Rezanof Drive East for having no proof of insurance. At 2:54 a.m., a 9...
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