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Warning issued about Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in Kodiak
With minus tides coming up over the Fourth of July weekend, Alaska Sea Grant would like to remind the Kodiak community that Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning remains a serious risk in personally harvested shellfish, including all bivalves and the gut content of crab. We advise residents to not eat personally harvested clams and mussels and to properly section and clean crab before cooking. For more information call Ju...
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Emergency planning committee talks past and future projects
Kodiak’s Local Emergency Planning Committee met this week to discuss past successful educational projects and future plans. Jack Maker, assistant planner for the Kodiak Island Borough, said an emergency booth was set up at Crab Festival again, but it didn’t quite live up to the 2014 booth when the borough brought in a machine that simulated an earthquake. “I think the biggest lesson learned was that we need to hav...
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Troopers arrest wanted Kodiak man
A Kodiak man wanted for allegedly failing to comply with court order to complete community work service was arrested Wednesday, a trooper report said. Robert Furrow, 35, initially refused to identify himself after state troopers made contact with him to verify a report of a wanted person being sighted on Benny Benson Drive. “AST was able to obtain additional resources to positively identify Furrow and he was place...
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Assembly, council consider loosening regulations
The Kodiak Island Borough and Kodiak City Council discussed options Tuesday for helping Jackson Mobile Home Park residences when they have to move out next spring. Community Development Department director Bob Pederson gave some new information about dealing with movable and unmovable homes. Regarding disposal of mobile homes, Pederson said burning would only be allowed with a permit from the Department of Environ...
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Underwear thief gets 90 days in jail
Judge says he hopes the penalty will ‘scare the bejesus’ out of Cornelio
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Invasive species week is ending, but stay aware, experts say
Invasive Species Awareness Week ends on Saturday, but the Kodiak Soil and Water Conservation District is continuing efforts to keep track of and control the spread of invasive species in Kodiak. Orange hawkweed is the most widespread problem, Brown said, and it’s the most visible around town. The orange flowering plant can be seen along Rezanof Drive and in other areas. Blythe Brown, KSWCD’s programs coordinator, ...
Jun 26, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak resident completes 80-day spring course
Lander, Wyo.— Daniel Zimmer, 19, of Kodiak, Alaska, recently completed a Wilderness Medicine and Rescue Semester traveling in the Rocky Mountains with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Zimmer and his coursemates began their semester with wilderness emergency medical technician training. This section lasted four weeks and combined urban EMT training with a wilderness first responder course. The trainin...
Jun 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Net pens rearing coho in Boy Scout Lake
The three net pens floating in Boy Scout Lake are home to baby coho, often referred to as silver, salmon for the next year. The Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association uses the net pens to house the fish as they grow before they will be used to stock streams on the road system, said KRAA’s executive director Tina Fairbanks. The net pens currently in Boy Scout Lake popped up about two weeks ago for the first time i...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Monashka Creek, Monashka Bay closed to sport fishing for king salmon
The entire Monashka Creek drainage and the waters of Monashka Bay shoreward of a straight line extending from Miller Point to Termination Point are closed to sport fishing for king salmon effective 12:01 a.m., Thursday, June 25, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said in a news release. The closure prohibits all sport fishing, including catch-and-release fishing for king salmon. King salmon may not be possesse...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Dealing with fight-or-flight nervous system
In my line of work as a physical therapist, I work with people whose bodies and brains think a bear is chasing them. Quite literally. No, they don't come into me with sweat pouring down their face in frenzy. It’s subtler than that. It’s the fight-or-flight nervous system response gone bananas and not turning off when it should. This presents as a series of bodily reactions that typically occur under duress. We all...
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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