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Coast Walk yields positive results
Forty-eight beaches on the Kodiak Island road system have been cleaned of garbage this summer as part of the Coast Walk summer cleanup campaign. Earlier this summer Island Trails Network identified 81 beaches on the road system as targets for the cleanup, which was funded by the Alaska Marine Stewardship Foundation. The goal of Coast Walk was to create public awareness of marine debris and to get beaches cleaned. ...
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Study probes for details of link between bears and salmon
Everyone knows bears love salmon. That’s just about all we know. “Salmon are really critical to bears, but there’s a lot about the interaction we don’t know,” said researcher Will Deacy. “It’s more complicated than it first looks.” Deacy is lead researcher on a group studying the tie between Kodiak bears and the salmon they eat. Since May, he and a team of volunteers and helpers have been monitoring cameras set up...
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Stats show demand for animal help
Kodiak Police Department collars its fair share of criminals. As it turns out, it also collars its fair share of canines. And cats. According to statistics furnished by the police department, almost one in every 25 calls that comes into the department is an animal control call. Of the department’s 12,449 calls for service in fiscal year 2013 (July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013), 468 were specifically animal-related. St...
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Cruise ship season wraps up
The last cruise ship of the season is scheduled to visit Kodiak today, signaling the end of Kodiak’s tourism season. Kodiak had seven cruise ships on the schedule for 2013, down from 13 in 2012 and 15 in 2011. “We saw a little over 4,000 (passengers),” Discover Kodiak executive director Chastity Starrett said. “That does not include crew.” Starrett estimated the total number of cruisers who visited Kodiak — includ...
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Kodiak fishing vessel caught fire in Seattle
The 167-foot fishing vessel Bristol Leader caught fire Tuesday morning in Seattle, the Associated Press has reported. According to the Seattle Fire Department, smoke was reported coming from the ship’s galley about 3 a.m. All 24 people aboard the ship, which is homeported in Kodiak, escaped without injury. Fire department spokesman Kyle Moore told the Associated Press that firefighters controlled the fire at Pier ...
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FAA, Sun'aq reach deal on airport
The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak and FAA have resolved the biggest outstanding issue remaining before construction begins on new safety areas at Kodiak Benny Benson State Airport. On Monday, FAA administrator Leslie Grey announced that the construction project will allocate $450,000 for a five-year study of the Buskin River area. The study will monitor any changes that arise in the environment after 17 acres of Chiniak ...
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Cutter Munro returns home after patrol
The Coast Guard cutter Munro has returned home to Kodiak after almost three months patrolling the deep-sea fisheries of the North Pacific Ocean. The 378-foot Munro was greeted by family and friends who held signs and balloons as the ship moored at Base Kodiak on Sunday afternoon. While underway, the Munro worked with the Chinese, Japanese and Russian coast guards that patrol waters more than 200 miles off the shor...
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Animal control contract almost ready
A five-year-old boy was found dead Sunday in Kotzebue, mauled to death by roaming stray dogs. While Kodiak doesn’t have the stray problem that Kotzebue has, one only has to look on Facebook to find regular posts about missing or found dogs. Most of these are beyond city limits, where there is no animal control officer. That situation may change next month as the Kodiak Island Borough assembly prepares to take up a...
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2 accused of drawing gun in dispute
Two Kodiak men are accused of threatening another man with a gun during a confrontation about a broken car mirror. Rusty Monte de Ramos, 23, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Sept. 12 for one count of third-degree assault (a class C felony). His brother, Randy Monte De Ramos, 27, was arraigned in district court the same day on one count of third-degree assault (a class C felony) and violation of custodian ...
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Olds River remains closed above road system
Fishing has opened above Kodiak’s road system in all but one river. The Olds River will remain closed to salmon fishing above the Chiniak Highway for the remainder of the year, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced last week. River fishing is typically restricted to waters between the highway and the ocean. The restriction allows salmon to lay their eggs without being disturbed by fishermen. After Sept....
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