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King salmon enhancement project keeps rivers stocked
This year’s first official entry in the Kodiak King Salmon Derby from the American River weighed in Tuesday at 18 pounds, as anglers take advantage of a king salmon enhancement project on the Kodiak road system. “The program has been about 11 years in development,” Alaska Department of Fish and Game area sport fish biologist Donn Tracy said. ADF&G contracted with the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association (KRAA) ...
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Locke: Alaska fish remain unaffected by Japan disaster
Just before attending Kodiak’s commercial fishing trade show, ComFish, in April, Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, addressed prominent members of the Obama Administration enlisting aid to counter some public perception and media reports that Alaska seafood could be affected by the radiation from the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. “As seafood is a global commodity and Alaska fish are exported worldwide, ensuri...
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Keeping Kodiak manicured
Sam Rohrer used to be that neighbor. You know, the neighbor who never keeps up with their yard work. “My first house on Selief, I never mowed the lawn once,” he said. “It was so funny. All my neighbors had these beautiful manicured lawns and I always called my house the ‘Little House on the Prairie.”’ Times have changed for Rohrer. He not only takes care of his lawn, but many others, too, as owner of Kodiak Lawn C...
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Newest work on oldest building
Restoration carpenter Don Corwin of Skagway tidies the 167 glass panes on the enclosed porch of the Baranov Museum in Kodiak, Tuesday. The building dates to 1807 and is the oldest Western-style structure in Alaska. “This has been one of the greatest projects I’ve ever worked on,” said Corwin, who has put several summers into restoration at the museum. (Drew Herman photo)
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Fun on the Fourth
Picnic-goers help themselves to potato salad at the Kodiak American Legion Fourth of July picnic on Monday. (Derek Clarkston photo)
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Petition begins for KIB two-term limit
The Kodiak Island Borough clerk’s office has certified a citizen’s initiative petition that will begin collecting signatures today to place a two-term limit on the borough mayor and members of the borough assembly, as well as on those elected to the Kodiak Island Borough School District board of education. After serving two consecutive terms, these elected officials would need to wait six years before they could s...
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Troopers to take loose animal calls
As of today, the City of Kodiak will no longer provide animal control services outside city limits. Borough residents can contact Alaska State Troopers to report animal cruelty, neglect, aggressive animals, dog bites and barking dogs, according to a release from the Kodiak Police Department. Previously the Kodiak Island Borough contributed $80,000 per year toward the city’s expenses for employing an animal control...
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Borough reviews nonprofits
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly had the opportunity to review annual funding for area nonprofits Thursday, with more than $350,000 to distribute among 29 community organizations. Unfortunately, requests outstripped funding by about $50,000, leaving some worthy causes without support from borough funding this year. Nonprofit leaders attended the assembly meeting to highlight the good they do in the community and...
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No city firework display
No city-sponsored fireworks display will light Kodiak’s overnight twilight this July Fourth. The city of Kodiak decided in April not to seek replacements for Kodiakan pyrotechnicians Mark and Diana Holt, who staged the show for 22 years, but can not do it anymore. The sale or discharge of fireworks is not permitted within city limits without permission of the fire chief. Earlier this year the Kodiak Island Borough...
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Ferry to Ouzinkie? Maybe
It may be one of those situations — If you build it, they will come. Improvements scheduled for the dock in Ouzinkie mean the Spruce Island village will likely be added as a stop for the Tustumena as the ferry travels between Port Lions and Kodiak. The citizen board that advises the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) heard about the Ouzinkie project when its members met in Kodiak Tuesday as part of an outreach ef...
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