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‘Puppy season’ arrives at Kodak Animal Shelter
Old Harbor likes puppies a bit too much. Since January, three litters of puppies from Old Harbor have been dropped off at the Kodiak Animal Shelter, highlighting the peak of ‘puppy season’ at Kodiak’s sole animal shelter. “Old Harbor is our village of the year for puppies,” said shelter director Jean Lilly. Each year, spring and early summer in Kodiak bring a fresh batch of new puppies. They’re not always from Old...
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Kodiak man receives 28 months in prison for embezzlement scheme
A Kodiak man has been sentenced to 28 months in prison for his role in a scheme that embezzled almost $500,000 from Trident Seafoods. On Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler announced that U.S. District Court judge Ralph Beistline sentenced Jeremy Smith, 31, for two counts of wire fraud. Smith helped embezzle $128,400 from Trident Seafoods by cashing 16 fraudulent checks during the three-year scheme. He took a br...
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Coast Walk cleanup this weekend
It’s just a coincidence that Island Trails Network scheduled its Coast Walk cleanup campaign on World Oceans Day, but it’s a fitting time for an event that will drive Kodiak residents to pick up ocean-thrown trash. This Saturday and Sunday, people will head out road system beaches to clean. ITN has identified 81 stretches of coast that people or organizations can sign up to clean during this event. Tom Pogson, dir...
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School district hears results of walking and biking study
Kodiak’s kids are fat, and being driven to school isn’t helping matters. On Monday night, Michelle LeBeau, a consultant for the Island Trails Network, presented the results of 18 months of work with the Safe Routes to Schools program, an effort to get students to safely walk and bike to class. “A lot of kids aren't getting the recommended 60 minutes of activity per day,” LeBeau told the school board, and by biking...
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Ammo shortage puts crimp on organized shooting
On a perfect day for a rifle meet, Salonie Creek Rifle Range was surprisingly empty. With no wind ruffling the red range flags, the sole sounds were the crack of the gun and the soft “pat” as a bullet ripped through the target an instant later. Just three shooters turned out Saturday for the National Rifle Association high-power shooting contest. In years past, the event has collected dozens of marksmen eager to t...
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Tustumena's return delayed until late July
The clock said it was just before 1 a.m., but you couldn’t tell that by looking at the activity at City Pier 2. Early Monday morning, lines of cars spilled across the pier, backing up onto Rezanof Drive as tired drivers waited to file their vehicles aboard the ferry Kennicott. It’s a scene that’s likely to repeat for the next two months. On Tuesday afternoon, the Alaska Marine Highway System announced that the fer...
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North Pacific Council begins meeting in Juneau
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council begins its June meeting today in Juneau with eyes toward limiting the number of king salmon that end up in trawlers’ nets. The council is scheduled to take final action this week on a proposal to limit the number of king salmon that Gulf of Alaska trawlers can catch as bycatch in non-pollock fisheries. A 25,000-fish king salmon bycatch cap is already in place for the po...
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Alaska Airlines to introduce new plane to Kodiak next spring
Alaska Airlines will be presenting a new face to Kodiak next year. On Tuesday, the airline announced that it will introduce the Bombardier Q400 aircraft on one of two daily Anchorage-Kodiak flights that use Boeing 737s. The Q400 is a twin-turboprop 76-seat aircraft and will be operated by Alaska subsidiary Horizon Airlines. Alaska’s 737 Combi (half-cargo) aircraft that serve Kodiak have 72 passenger seats. A full-...
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State approves SEALs' land use request
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources has approved a request from the Naval Special Warfare center in Kodiak to conduct training missions on state land. In a letter dated Tuesday, natural resource manager Cliff Larson writes, “The Southcentral regional office of the division of mining, land and water has no objection to the Navy SEALs training activities … The activities fall within the category of generally ...
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Ferry system looks for interim replacement for Tustumena
As repairs to the Tustumena drag on, the Alaska Marine Highway System is looking for a Band-Aid to patch the hole in its service map. Late last month, the ferry system published a notice directed at boat operators across Alaska: If you have a boat that can carry at least three vehicles and six passengers, the marine highway wants to hear from you. The notice, formally known as a “request for information,” was insp...
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