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June was second-hottest in 75 years
June 2013 will go into the record books as the second-warmest in 75 years and seventh-warmest all time, according to the National Weather Service. Altogether, Kodiak had an average June temperature of 53.8 degrees, more than 4 degrees above last year’s average. The monthly mark ties June 1924 as the seventh-warmest since recordkeeping began. The warmest June, according to records kept by the National Weather Servi...
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Accused drug dealer found with meth
A Kodiak man who pleaded guilty in March to dealing drugs was found in possession of methamphetamine last week, police say. Edwin Cagaoan, 48, was arraigned in Kodiak district court on June 27 on one count of fourth-degree possession of a controlled substance, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $10,000 fine. According to court documents, an officer picked up Cagaoan on June 26 to transpo...
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Old Harbor digs offer new clues into Kodiak’s past
A project building the future of air travel in Old Harbor has provided never-before-seen clues into Kodiak’s past. Archaeologists from the Alutiiq Museum have returned from six and a half weeks of work on a trio of sites demolished as part of a runway expansion project. Ahead of the bulldozers, the museum crew found artifacts dating as much as 7,200 years old, including remnants of what may be the oldest seal smok...
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Smoking ban passes first vote
With a 6-1 vote, the Kodiak Island Borough assembly pushed a controversial ban on public smoking past its first hurdle. Tuesday night's vote merely means the proposal will come back in two weeks for what undoubtedly will be a hotly contested second vote. If approved at that meeting, the ban would come before voters in the borough's October municipal election. While Tuesday night's vote has limited long-term meanin...
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KEA board authorizes $10 million for backup’s backup diesel
“Better safe than sorry” could be the motto of the Kodiak Electric Association. On Thursday, the electric cooperative’s board of directors unanimously voted to allow CEO Darron Scott to borrow up to $10 million to purchase a new 4.4 megawatt emergency diesel generator. The generator will act as a backup’s backup, supplying power in case the Terror Lake hydroelectric power plant goes down at the same time one of th...
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Liquor store planned for Olds River Inn
Fred and Mary Barber have announced plans for a new addition at the Olds River Inn — a liquor store. If the store’s license approved by the state’s Alcoholic Beverage Control board, it would be the first new liquor store to open on the Kodiak road system in more than a decade. “It's a perfect location for a package store out here,” Mary Barber said by phone. “We're hoping that we don't have any resistance over it....
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Two arrested for heroin, meth possession
Two people in Kodiak were arrested for possessing heroin, methamphetamine and other drugs. Amanda Lynch, 32, and Matthew Weber, 34, were arraigned in Kodiak Superior Court on Friday. Lynch and Weber each face three counts of fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance for allegedly possessing heroin, hydrocodone, and methamphetamine in an April 12 incident. The Kodiak Police Department was investigat...
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Salmon surge hits Dog Salmon, Saltery rivers
Fishermen in the Dog Salmon River and Saltery Cove will have a few more chances to score over the holiday weekend. On Tuesday, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game raised the sockeye salmon bag limit to 10 fish per day, 10 in possession. The revised limit, doubled from normal, begins Thursday. The increased limits are courtesy of a sockeye surge that has hit rivers across Kodiak. Sockeye limits were previously i...
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Alaska State Troopers get new sergeant in Kodiak
The Alaska State Troopers’ newest sergeant is a familiar face to Kodiak. On Monday, the Kodiak trooper post welcomed Sgt. Eric Olsen back to the department with a special ceremony and a new badge. “Today is one of the greatest days of my life,” Olsen said. Capt. Barry Wilson, commander of the trooper C detachment, which overseas the area from Kodiak to Kotzebue, traveled to Kodiak to preside over the promotion cer...
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Kodiak man faces felony assault for allegedly pointing a rifle at a woman
A Kodiak man has been accused of felony assault for allegedly pointing a rifle at a woman. George Timpke Jr., 46, was arraigned in Kodiak district court June 21 on charges of third-degree assault (a class C felony), no motor vehicle liability insurance and sixth-degree use or display of a controlled substance (a class B misdemeanor). According to court documents, the incident allegedly started around 7:15 p.m. Jun...
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