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Halibut catch limits cut
The International Pacific Halibut Commission has cut halibut quotas for fishermen across the North Pacific Ocean, but not as much as feared by fishermen. On Friday, the IPHC voted 5-1 in favor of 2013 quotas 7 percent less than last year’s. The decrease is much less than the 30 percent cut many had been expecting at the start of the meeting. “We want to get down and be conservative, but we also want to respect tha...
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Blizzard watch for Kodiak
Kodiakans enjoying this winter’s mild conditions could be in for a shock today. Late Sunday, the National Weather Service forecasting office in Anchorage issued a blizzard watch, effective this morning. A watch only means that blizzard conditions are possible, not that they will happen. According to the weather service forecast, snow is expected to begin sometime this morning and thicken throughout the day before ...
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Crime Stoppers tips double in two years
The Kodiak Police Department is looking more and more to the public for help solving cases in Kodiak. Tips to the department have doubled since the crime-fighting group Kodiak Crime Stoppers began allowing anonymous tips by text two years ago. The TipSoft service was introduced at the start of 2011 to revive participation in the Crime Stoppers program, and it’s been helping, said Lt. Kyle Valerio, former Kodiak Po...
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Kodiak man accused of dealing meth
A 42-year-old Kodiak man is facing a felony drug charge for allegedly attempting to distribute methamphetamine. Brad Aga was arraigned in Kodiak district court on Jan. 19 for one count of third-degree drugs misconduct, a class B felony, punishable by up to ten years in jail. According to court documents, a police officer served a search warrant to Aga on Jan. 18. As the officer searched Aga, he found a red metal c...
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Men plead guilty in cannery vandalism
The two men who caused $20,000 in damage to the Icicle Seafoods cannery in Larsen Bay have been ordered to repay the damage and will serve time in jail. According to court documents, Derick Hochmuth, 19, will spend 10 days in jail, while Pete Muller Jr., 19, will spend 90 days in jail. The charges stem from an incident that took place at the Icicle Seafoods cannery between 10 p.m. Sept. 13 and 8 a.m. Sept. 14. Hoc...
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Contractors tour Kodiak High School
The average Kodiak High School class noticeably lacks gray hair and beards. That’s probably why the group of men wandering the halls Thursday got more than their share of second glances from students walking from class to class. On Thursday, contractors bidding on the Kodiak High School expansion and renovation project got their first organized tour of the existing high school following a meeting with Tony Yorba, ...
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Jack and Lee lakes area is topic at trails summit
Trail users in Kodiak came together on Tuesday night to participate in the second trails summit with the Kodiak Island Borough Parks and Recreation Committee. The goal for the twice-annual trails summit is to identify problems with a specific trail and get feedback from different trail user groups. The committee will use this information to create management objectives for the trail. “The committee is going around...
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Kodiak Community Foundation forms
A new foundation in Kodiak will soon begin raising money to promote local nonprofits. On Tuesday the Alaska Community Foundation, a statewide philanthropy platform, announced the formation of the Kodiak Community Foundation, one of four new groups created across the state. The Kodiak Community Foundation is an umbrella group that will obtain donations from community members and businesses to create an endowment fu...
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Public outcry deters change to city records policy
Faced with an outpouring of public opposition, the Kodiak City Council postponed its vote on an ordinance that would change the city code's definition of a public record. While the city clerk's office said the ordinance changed only the language of the code and not its meaning, that interpretation was challenged by a handful of city and borough residents who said the vote could be used as a tool to deny informatio...
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Diesel days numbered in new KEA report
Last year was a banner year for the Kodiak Electric Association as it sold the most electricity in its 71-year history while slashing fuel costs by two-thirds. KEA CEO Darron Scott presented the electrical cooperative’s preliminary 2012 figures Thursday afternoon during a meeting of the co-op’s board of directors. “Things are good for the year, and we’ll be going through an audit the next couple of weeks,” he told...
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