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Girls learn about science
The Girl Scouts of Alaska hosted the Kodiak Women of Science and Technology day on Saturday to excite young women about careers in science and technology. Girl Scouts of Alaska Kodiak member service specialist Roslyn Lack said the event was held to introduce girls to science fields. “This event is to raise awareness of STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” Lack said. “It’s so girls can s...
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Man accused of making fake ammonia leak report
A Kodiak man is accused of terroristic threatening after he allegedly reported a fake ammonia leak in St. Herman's Harbor last week. Kenneth Bowles, 34, was arraigned Jan. 22 in Kodiak district court on one count of second-degree terroristic threatening, a class C felony punishable by up to five years in jail and a $50,000 fine. According to court documents, the incident occurred Jan. 21 when the Kodiak Police Dep...
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Subsistence board defers Kodiak item
After intense opposition by subsistence fishermen across Kodiak, the state’s federal subsistence board has deferred a chance to change crab subsistence rules. The vote came last week during the annual meeting of the state’s federal subsistence board, which regulates subsistence hunting and fishing on federal land and water in Alaska. According to meeting records, the rule change would have brought federal subsiste...
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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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